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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday February 10th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday February 10th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Sunny. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet...53 to 63 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...28 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday February 9th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday February 9th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: SSunny. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 64 to 74 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday February 8th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday February 8th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Sunny...breezy. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 40 mph. Over higher elevations...east winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...29 to 39 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...54 to 64 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday February 4th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday February 4th, 2016
 
WEATHER
 
Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet. 
 
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 29 to 39 at 5000 feet...22 to 32 at 8000 feet. 
 
Saturday: Sunny. Highs 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. 
 
Saturday Night: Clear. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet. 
 
Sunday: Sunny. Highs 61 to 71 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet. 
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday February 4th, 2016

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Thursday February 4th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 54 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 26 to 34 at 5000 feet...17 to 27 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 48 to 58 at 5000 feet...37 to 47 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Not as cold. Highs 40 to 50 at 5000 feet...32 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of rain in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Snow level 5500 feet. Lows 25 to 33 at 5000 feet...15 to 23 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 54 at 5000 feet...33 to 41 at 8000 feet.
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
 
Mariposa Grove Project
Site clearing will resume near South Entrance for approved components of Mariposa Grove project. Incense-cedar logs for Mariposa Grove benches and poles for Wahoga Village will be salvaged ahead of tree removal. Activity will continue as conditions and mitigations allow through March.  (B. Mattos)
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February 1 Snow Survey Results
Park Staff have completed the February 1 snow surveys.  The water content of the snowpack in the Tuolumne drainage is 132% of average; in the Merced drainage it is 105% of average. There is approximately 5 times as much water on the park's snow courses as there was last year at this time.  (M. Fincher)
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Thank You Rob And Welcome Back Lisa
Rob Wissinger has returned to Glacier NP and Lisa Hendy is back from her detail at Big Bend as of 2/3/16.  Welcome back Lisa and Thank you Rob for coming out to Yose this winter!  (C. Ronay)
 
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RECENT NEWS
 
CIS Training Opportunity for Project Developers February 25
What is the Capital Investment Strategy (CIS)?
CIS is a service-wide initiative that provides park managers tools to identify and commit to long-term life cycle maintenance strategies that are consistent with budgetary constraints and resource limitations. At the same time, CIS allows discretionary authority to prioritize assets based on their intrinsic value to their respective park units. 
 
Can you benefit from CIS training?
Any park employee who submits funding request packages for facility-related projects (or who wants to learn how) is welcome to attend. Projects exhibiting high CIS scores will compete better for supplemental program funding, and CIS training will help project managers to develop and initiate projects that align with NPS goals. 
 
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Large Break Room (in El Portal)
Cost: Free
 
Contact Miranda Challeen (209-379-1059) or Laura Zisa (209-379-1428) with questions or to request a copy of the training agenda.  (M. Challeen)
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Job Announcement: Seasonal Sales Information Assistant with Yosemite Conservancy
Multiple openings for seasonal, full time work based in Yosemite National Park . Seasonal Sales Information Assistants are responsible for orienting visitors to Yosemite National Park and connecting them with informative and enriching books, maps, and other merchandise. Visit http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org/employment for full job description and application form. Send applications to kmanion@yosemiteconservancy.com by February 13, 2016.  (A. Ripple)
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For All FBMS Users
If you have registered for FBMS training in DOI Learn (including the Brown Bag sessions)  please attend the training OR drop the course in advance to allow those who may be on a waiting list to attend.  (L. Schafer)
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Private Rental
Newer built 2,350 SF home with wrap around porch on 5 acres, 3 Bed/2.5 bath plus office located in Midpines.  $1,400 a month + same deposit.  Animals considered with additional deposit, no smokers.  Call 209-628-3237 or email Jess9Crow@gmail.com if interested.  (J. Crow)
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Yosemite National Park Child Care Center Hiring Lead Teacher at Valley Location

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic teacher to join our team educating Yosemite's youth! Qualified applicants will have a current teaching credential, be familiar with preschool and early child development practices, and ready to explore creative educational methods. Benefits include paid sick and vacation leave, views of Yosemite Falls while working, and engaging with some of the most fun, imaginative kids on the planet! This position comes with housing. For a full job description, questions, or to submit a resume, please contact Renee Santiago by email:  ynpchildcare@gmail.com or phone: (209) 372-4819. Thank you! (R. Santiago)
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EPTS Coming Attractions
March 1 – Jonathan Byers - “Pretending to be Alaskans on The Kenai" 
April 5 – Mara Dale, Hugh Sakols & Dave Dahler – “2 Months in the Yosemite Wilderness”  (P. Amstutz)
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Yosemite Renaissance 31 Reception February 26
Mark your calendars for the opening of Yosemite Renaissance 31!  Everyone is invited to celebrate the arts of Yosemite at the reception on Friday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pmat the Yosemite Museum.  This year's exhibit includes 53 artworks in a variety of media, selected from a record number of entries.  Refreshments will be served and awards will be announced.  The exhibit will run from February 27 through May 1 in the NPS Museum Gallery in Yosemite Valley.  (B. Beroza)
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Special Spectacular Sal's This Thursday
Sal's night at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal sponsored by the Yosemite Employee Association (YEA) is seldom soporific. However, this Thursday, February 4, 2016 is slated to surprise even the most supercilious spectator. To dispense with the suspense: Sal's this week will feature live music from none other than the splendidly sonorous Jonathan McEuen! We shade you not! Please join YEA for yet another scintillating evening under the stars.  (A. Davis)
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Yosemite Forum Tuesday, February 9
"The camping trip that changed America: Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir in Yosemite" by Chris Epting
In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt embarked on his first visit to California.  Before leaving, he reached out to naturalist John Muir with a special favor: to act as the president’s tour guide in Yosemite.  Join author Chris Epting for a presentation on how that fateful three-day trip helped to shape the destiny of Yosemite and the National Park system.
 
The Forum will take place Tuesday, February 9, from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium.  Please contact Ami Knighten at 379-1301 for additional information.  (G. Stock)
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Farewell to Mike Wichmann Thursday
Please join the Project Management Division as they say farewell to longtime Yosemite employee, Mike Wichmann. Mike has accepted a position as a Project Manager at the NPS Denver Service Center in Lakewood, CO. The gathering will take place at the Project Management Office in El Portal on Thursday, February 4th at 3:00 p.m.   Appetizers and beverages provided. (J. Chavez)
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Yosemite National Park Receives Funding for Restoration of Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias - Press Release
Funding Provided Through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program
 
The National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $1,165,000 for the Restoration of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at Yosemite National Park. This funding augments other National Park Service funds and a Yosemite Conservancy donation of $20,000,000 to make the restoration project possible. This landmark restoration of the Mariposa Grove is currently in progress and expected to be completed in the spring of 2017. The Mariposa Grove is Yosemite’s largest grove of Giant Sequoias and this legacy project will protect the trees, improve habitat, and greatly improve the visitor experience.
 
The additional funding is provided through the National Park Service’s Centennial Challenge Program, which leverages partnerships and connections with communities to improve visitor services, support outreach to new audiences, and reinvigorate national parks. Congress provided $15 million for the Centennial Challenge projects, which will be matched by almost $33 million from more than 90 park partners. The 69 projects total almost $48 million and are located at 63 parks in 38 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
“As the National Park Service enters its centennial year in 2016, Congress and generous partners across the country are making exceptional investments to improve park facilities, enhance their accessibility, and help more visitors – especially young people – discover our nation’s inspiring places and stories,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
 
“The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias were included in the original Yosemite Grant in 1864 and are truly the seeds of the National Park idea,” stated Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent. “This restoration project will benefit both the Giant Sequoias and the over four million visitors to the park each year.”
 
“It’s a remarkable project that will better protect the towering sequoias while allowing visitors to enjoy one of the world’s great natural wonders in a more tranquil, cathedral-like, setting,” said Yosemite Conservancy President Frank Dean.
 
Yosemite National Park began work on the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project on June 30, 2014, the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. The objectives of the restoration project include restoring giant sequoia and associated wetland habitat, restoring natural hydrology, and building accessible trails through the grove to allow for improved access without impacting the sequoia trees and other sensitive areas. Other components of the project include construction of a transit hub at the South Entrance of the park, adding shuttle service between the South Entrance and the Lower Grove, and establishing a new pedestrian trail between the South Entrance and the Lower Grove area.  (A. Mayer)
 

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
 
Forestry Tree Work
The forestry crew has suspended tree work in the valley for now. The crew will be working in the El Portal housing areas, starting in old El Portal. Work in El Portal is expected to continue thru mid-February.  For tree concerns contact 379-1968.  (C. Castro)
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Emergency Services Complex Rehabilitation
Construction began on the ESC/SAR Cache Monday, Nov 9th with anticipated completion in the fall of 2016.  Currently, the project includes only the main building and the small shed (Buildings 530 and 532), but it is expected that the Garage/Training Room (Building 529) will be added to the project within the next few months.  Until Building 529 is added to the project the Training Room is still available for use, although phone and internet service are no longer available in that building.  (K. White)
 
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ACTING DESIGNATIONS
 
Deron Mills will be the acting Chief of Fire and Aviation Management until June 20th.  He can be reached at 375-9541.
 
John Coleman will be acting Branch Chief for Buildings and Grounds until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1140.
 
Gary Wuchner will be acting Lands Officer until further notice.  He can be reached at 375-0459.
 
Kevin Keheley will be acting Branch Chief for Roads and Trails until further notice. He can be reached at 379-1169.
 
Alison Colwell will be acting Park Botanist until further notice. She can be reached at 379-3295.
 
Ruth Middlecamp will be acting Chief of Special Park Uses until further notice. She can be reached at 379-1851.
 
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Yosemite Snow Survey results 2/1/2016

The February 1 snow survey results are in! The Tuolumne drainage is about 125% of average while the Merced drainage is about 105% of average for this time of year.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday February 1st, 2016

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WEATHER
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Windy. Highs 33 to 41 at 5000 feet...20 to 28 at 8000 feet. North winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 60 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 19 to 27 at 5000 feet...6 to 16 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 43 at 5000 feet...23 to 31 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday January 29th, 2016

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Friday January 29th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Rain...snow near the crest. Very windy. Snow accumulation up to 9 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 65 mph...west 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 90 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Near the crest...snow...rain...snow after midnight. Very windy. Snow accumulation up to 18 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 33 to 41 at 5000 feet...24 to 32 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 65 mph... Southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 80 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Snow...rain...windy. Snow accumulation up to 10 inches. Snow level 7000 feet. Highs 39 to 49 at 5000 feet... 31 to 36 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 60 mph. Over higher elevations...west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 75 mph.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday January 28th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Parkhorse tail falls, fire fall, firefall
Thursday January 28th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy...a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight. Near the crest...partly cloudy...a 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Over higher elevations...west winds around 25 mph after midnight...gusts up to 40 mph after midnight. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 32 to 40 at 5000 feet...24 to 32 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain...a 50 percent chance of snow near the crest. Very windy. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...west winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph in the morning increasing to 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 80 mph in the afternoon.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday January 27th, 2016

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Wednesday January 27th, 2016

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...41 to 51 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 29 to 37 at 5000 feet...21 to 31 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Lightroom Workshop/Fundraiser with Renowned Photographer Michael Frye
On February 27, 2016, renowned landscape photographer, Michael Frye, will be offering a Lightroom workshop in Yosemite Valley, the proceeds of which will benefit the Yosemite Renaissance arts programs and the Mariposa County Arts Council.

Lightroom has rapidly become the software tool of choice for many photographers because it’s simple, yet powerful – easy to use, but sophisticated enough to get great results with almost any image. In this class I'll introduce you to the essentials of Lightroom, then help you dive into this program’s most sophisticated features. You’ll learn how to process images from beginning to end, using Lightroom to amplify and express your original vision for the photograph. This workshop is hands-on and is much less expensive than taking a community college course. The workshop will also benefit the Yosemite Renaissance arts programs and the Mariposa County Arts Council.

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday January 26th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park tuolumne meadows, yosemite
Tuesday January 26th, 2016
 
WEATHER
Today: Sunny. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 28 to 38 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet.
 
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, January 25, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Parkbadger pass, yosemite
Monday, January 25, 2016
 
 
WEATHER
 

 

Today: Sunny. Highs 44 to 54 at 5000 feet...33 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 24 to 32 at 5000 feet...15 to 25 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet... 39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
 

 

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Yosemite - New Spring 1/21/16

Yosemite - New Spring 1/21/16

With the drought I have been watching a lot of the Yosemite springs dry up. I thought I would never see Fern Spring dry up but it did in the fall of 2015 and it is still hard to tell if it has come back or if it is just full of runoff.

This here is a new spring that i have never seen and it comes right out of the hillside by the JCT of Hwy 120 and 140. It started up a couple of weeks ago and has been pumping out tons of water. What is strange is the small creek right next to it is dry.

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