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#yosemite, Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project Update 9/12/14

They are working on two sections between Crane Flat and White Wolf with possible 30 min delays. Once released you will be in a long line of traffic going 30 to 35mph, speed limit is 45mph, so it takes a lot longer to drive from say White Wolf to Tuolumne.

The construction project at Tioga Pass is now finished and there are no more delays!!!!
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Tioga Road Update NO. 5
Starting Monday morning, August 18th, the contractor crews are moving back to day-time delays on the Tioga Road Rehabilitation Project. For the next week the crews plan to have time delays from 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday thru Friday. The crews are again trying the day-time work in hopes that the traffic volumes have decreased due to the large number of schools starting next week. However, if the traffic volumes are still high and severely limiting progress, then crews will again go back to night time delays. Therefore, I would plan on 30-minute delays during the day and 1-hour delays during the night. These traffic delays are occurring between Crane Flat and White Wolf (the western 15 miles of the Tioga Road).

#yosemite, MEADOW FIRE INFORMATION Update #5 Release for Saturday, September 13, 2014

MEADOW FIRE INFORMATION
Update #5
Release for Saturday, September 13, 2014/Time: 8:00 AM

Incident Statics
Acres Burned: 4,960 Structures Threatened: 0
Containment: 50% Structures Damaged: 0
Fire Start Date: July 19, 2014 Injuries: 1
Fire Discovered: 8/15/14 Total Personnel: 570
Fire Cause: Lightning Cost to date: $3.3 million
Est. Containment: 9/21/14

#yosemite, Meadow Fire Update 9/12/14

MEADOW FIRE INFORMATION Update #4    Release for Friday, September 12, 2014/Time: 8:00 AM

Acres Burned: 4,933 Structures Threatened: 0
Containment: 50% Structures Damaged: 0
Fire Start Date: July 19, 2014 Injuries: 0
Fire Discovered: 8/15/14 Total Personnel: 570
Fire Cause: Lightning Cost to date: $2.58 million
Est. Containment: 9/21/14

Summary

  • The Fire is located within the designated wilderness of the Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County and is currently within Little Yosemite Valley between Half Dome and Mount Starr King on both sides of the Merced River.

  • The fire spread significantly due to a wind event which occurred on September 7, 2014.

  • In Yosemite National Park, fire managers operate within the federal guidelines to keep fires burning long enough to determine the threat or benefit the fire may or may not have on the parks ecology. Most fires within the Yosemite National Park naturally burn themselves out. Only a small number of fires show potential for large fire growth and fire suppression action is needed to mitigate the threat to resources. Fire is an important component to the health of the parks sensitive ecology.

  • Recreation and businesses remain open in the Yosemite National Park except trail areas listed below.

Fire Update

  • Firefighter and public safety remains the highest priority. Fire crews are being sensitive to environmental and cultural resources in and around the fire area.

  • Last night’s infrared flight shows a few acres growth in the fire to the southwest, but otherwise there was minimal perimeter growth. Intense heat still remains along the east flank. There is still isolated heat sources scattered throughout the fire.

  • Due to the extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible terrain, some fire crews are being flown into the area by helicopter. Air resources, including eight helicopters are being utilized along the fire-line to slow the forward progress of the fire and to cool down hot spots. Due to the potential fire growth and extensive amount of work which remains, a high commitment of resources will be required.

  • Fire crews are using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (M.I.S.T). Fire crews are confining and containing the naturally caused fire by utilizing natural barriers such as, rock to rock, rock to domes, decomposed granite (DG) to sparse fuels. Crews are working hard to maintain natural habitat in the wilderness and working diligently to limit the foot print the suppression effort may cause.

  • The fire continues to burn through popular hiking areas in Yosemite National Park and trail closures still remain in effect.

  • Smoke from the Meadows Fire will continue to impact visitors, campers and employees overnight and in the early morning hours in Yosemite Valley.

  • Fires can produce heavy smoke that blows down into Yosemite Valley. Be prepared for smoke in the unhealthy AQI range normally worse in the mornings with some clearing in the afternoon hours.

  • Information for schools can be found on this site and links to current air quality updates for this incident will be posted on the California Smoke Information blog.

Trail Closures

By order of the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1):

Echo Creek Drainage to Little Yosemite Valley
Sunrise Creek Drainage to Little Yosemite Valley
Merced River Corridor to Merced Lake Ranger Station
Nevada Falls east through Little Yosemite Valley along the Merced River
Sunrise Trail to Clouds Rest from Tenaya Lake

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, September 12, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 97.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 96.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

El Portal
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 99.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 60.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 99.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 96.

Wawona
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 95. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 52.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Bridalveil Creek Campground Re-Open To Public
Loop-A of the Bridalveil Creek Campground will re-open for public use today (a total of 34 sites will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis). Fire crews will continue to use the back portion of the campground as a fire camp. The campground will close for the season (as previously scheduled) on September 22 at noon. (M. Carter)
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Gas Unavailable - Gas Station Testing Schedule
The following gas station will be undergoing testing and certification. Gas will be unavailable at the following location during these times:
Friday, September 12th - El Portal Chevron - 9am - 11am (W. Kearns)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, September 11, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, September 11, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 96. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 58.
Friday: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 97.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 96.

El Portal
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 97.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 63.
Friday: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 98.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 97.

Wawona
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 95. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Clear, with a low around 54.
Friday: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 96.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 96.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 36.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Human Resources Office Closed
The HR office will be closed today for an offsite Sierra Network SHRO meeting. We will be open and available to assist you with your human resources needs Monday through Wednesday and Friday this week. (C. Crum)
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Yosemite Theater Special Live Show Tonight
Meet Galen Clark, Yosemite’s First Guardian starring Pete Devine, resident naturalist for Yosemite Conservancy. Lets pack the house for Pete’s debut at Yosemite Theater, all employees and volunteers get free admission. Doors open 6:45, show time 7pm, see you there! (C. Botell)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 54. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 95. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 96. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 97. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 50. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 96. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 54. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 95. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 59. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 96. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 97. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 50. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 96. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Low around 56. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Low around 57. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Low around 61. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 95. Low around 62.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 53. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Low around 54. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Low around 56. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Low around 40.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 74. Low around 41.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Fire in Little Yosemite Valley
Management of the Meadow Fire was assumed by the South Central Sierra Inter-agency Incident Management Team on Monday, September 8 at 6 PM. Firefighters have achieved 5% containment along the western perimeter, near Little Yosemite Valley. It is approximately 2,585 acres in size, although that may change today. Over 100 firefighters are on scene, including water dropping helicopters. The fire is within designated Wilderness and firefighters are implementing Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST).

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, September 8, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, September 8, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Low around 52.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Low around 53. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

El Portal
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87. Low around 59.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88. Low around 60. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph at night.

Wawona
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Low around 57.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Low around 57.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph becoming north northeast 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Low around 47.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Low around 48.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, September 5, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, September 5, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 91. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 87. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 51.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 90. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 38.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

34th Annual Tioga Pass Run
The Tioga Pass Run is a non-profit run/walk sporting event held for the past 34 years on the second Sunday in September. This year the falls on Sunday, September 7. The run is 12.4 miles long, starting outside the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining and ending just east of the Tioga Pass east entrance to Yosemite National Park. Event participants will run/walk along the shoulder of Highway 395 to Utility Road to Highway W120.

Please help spread the word about the run. Drivers must stay alert to runners and walkers along the narrow shoulder of Highway W120 as they arrive/depart through the east entrance to Yosemite National Park. (T. McLaughlin)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, September 4, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, September 4, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 88. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 62. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East northeast wind around 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 56. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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