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Yosemite Valley Dogwoods and the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.

Yosemite Valley Dogwoods and the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. El Capitan is seen in the background. The dogwoods, Merced River and waterfalls are really liking all the recent rain. Looks like it will be staying green with the waterfalls flowing longer this year!

Yosemite Valley Dogwoods and the Merced River in Yosemite Valley.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, May 15, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, May 15, 2015

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Winter Weather Advisory for snow...which is in effect until 8 pm PDT this evening.
* Hazard Type...Snow.
* Snow Accumulations...1 to 3 inches.
* Timing...Additional moderate snow showers will develop through early this evening.
* Impacts...Biggest concern will be for Highway 120 over Tioga Pass and travelers using this highway. Also for Highway 41 in Yosemite Park...and Highway 168 near Huntington Lake. Backcountry campers and hikers will experience winter-like conditions.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, May 14, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, May 14, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today
Snow showers likely and chance of showers in the morning...then snow showers with possible showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 45 to 55 at 5000 feet... 31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Tonight
Showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then snow showers likely and chance of showers after midnight. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 34 to 40 at 5000 feet...22 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Friday
Snow showers likely in the morning...then snow showers likely with possible showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 45 to 55 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 33 to 39 at 5000 feet... 21 to 29 at 8000 feet. West winds around 25 mph in the evening.
Saturday
Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Not as cool. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 38 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Temporarily Close at 8:00 P.M 5/13/15

Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park to Temporarily Close at 8:00 P.M. This Evening

Rain and Snow predicted this evening through tomorrow

 

The Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8:00 P.M.  tonight, May 13, 2015. This is due to a significant storm predicted for the area that will potentially produce several inches of new snow at higher elevations.

 Both roads will remain temporarily closed until conditions permit safe travel. There is no estimated time for the roads to reopen.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Breezy. Lows 37 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 33 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the evening.
Tomorrow: Snow showers likely and chance of showers in the morning...then snow showers with possible thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...chance of snow showers in the morning...then snow showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 46 to 56 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Don't forget Sal's is this Thursday May 14
The Clark Community Hall in El Portal is where it's at: Sal's taco truck, beverages served by the Yosemite Employee Association, and your convivial community. Please join the fun on Thursday night! (A. Davis)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 58 to 68 at 5000 feet... 43 to 53 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 45 at 5000 feet...26 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

El portal Town Planning Meeting Today
On Tuesday May 12, 2015 the El Portal will meet at the El Portal Branch Library at 7 pm. All are welcome. Issues that will be addressed are El Portal town plan, sewer pipe project for El Portal, updates on lease/permit updates, and water conservation needs and measures. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance participate in this meeting, contact the Planning Department at 209-966 5151. (M. Ross)
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Yosemite Forum Today
"The West Without Water: What past droughts, floods, and other climatic clues tell us about the future" by Dr. Lynn Ingram of the University of California, Berkeley.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, May 11, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, May 11, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 66 to 76 at 5000 feet... 49 to 59 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 40 to 48 at 5000 feet... 29 to 37 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs 58 to 68 at 5000 feet... 43 to 53 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph over higher elevations.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Photoshoot Volunteers still needed, May 18-19
Love Yosemite? This coming week, we invite you to spend a fun day with Yosemite Conservancy and help us promote our work in support of the park. Join our photo sessions in Yosemite, May 18-19. We are looking for active hikers and outdoorsy folks in a variety of ages and backgrounds, including children and seniors, to include on our website and in printed materials. We offer a small stipend and reimbursement of the park entrance fee (if needed).

Photo Session Schedule
Monday, 5/18 – Tenaya Lake & Tuolumne Area
Tuesday, 5/19 – Yosemite Valley

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, May 8, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, May 8, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Snow showers likely and chance of showers in the morning...then snow showers...showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow showers likely in the morning...then snow showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...north winds around 25 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 10 inches. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet...35 to 45 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers after midnight. Near the crest...snow showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then chance of snow showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 36 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning... Then chance of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Not as cool. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 60 to 70 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Over higher elevations...gusts up to 45 mph in the evening. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 37 to 44 at 5000 feet...24 to 32 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Snow showers in the morning...then snow showers... Showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow showers in the morning...then snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 48 to 58 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower Peak Tonight
The shower runs from April 19th to May 28th, with its peak tonight (about 55 meteors per hour) on May 6th. (K. Oppen)
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Prosecutors Drop Criminal Case Against Hunter Accused of Starting Huge Yosemite fire
U.S. News & World Report-May 1, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Criminal charges were dropped against a bow hunter accused of starting one of California's largest wildfires, a blaze that burned parts of Yosemite National Park, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, May 7, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Snow showers likely and chance of showers in the morning...then snow showers with possible thunderstorms and showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow showers likely in the morning...then snow showers and chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet...34 to 44 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Snow showers...showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then snow showers likely after midnight. Near the crest...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Snow level 6000 feet. Lows 34 to 40 at 5000 feet...21 to 29 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.
Tomorrow: Chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of showers...snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow showers likely in the morning... Then chance of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 15 inches. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet... 35 to 45 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 74 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest...chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight...chance of precipitation 40 percent. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 39 to 47 at 5000 feet...28 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Cinco de Mayo Lunch and Raffle Fundraiser Today
Please come out to the Yosemite Valley School's traditional Cinco de Mayo lunch and raffle fundraiser on Tuesday May 5th from 11:30 to 1:30. It will be held near the Visitor Center on the Village Mall. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children. The lunch menu will be: chicken fajitas or veggie burrito (includes grilled onions and peppers, refried beans, Spanish rice, salsa, guacamole & sour cream) plus a cookie and a drink. There will also be entertainment provided by local Yosemite Valley School students and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds going towards providing necessary school staffing for next year. Thank you to Delaware North P&R @ Yosemite for generously donating. (H. Foster)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, May 4, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, May 4, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy in the morning. A 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...thunderstorms and snow showers likely in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...51 to 61 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy...a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Near the crest...mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 43 to 51 at 5000 feet...33 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny...slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Near the crest...mostly cloudy in the morning...then a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 75 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Tuolumne Wilderness/Visitor Center Open
The Tuolumne Meadows Wilderness Center will be open daily from 8:30 am to 4 pm and will be acting as the Visitor Center as well. Stop in for general park information, wilderness permits, bear canister rentals and books and maps. Once the utilities and housing are operational, hours will be extended. (N. Chakrin)
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Yosemite Tioga Road to open 5/4/15

Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to Open on Monday, May 4 - News Release
Road Construction Occurring on Portions of Tioga Road

The Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 8:00 a.m. for all vehicular traffic. Due to a light snowpack this past winter, the Tioga Road was cleared of snow early into the season. The Tioga Road, bounded on both sides by State Highway 120, is the popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada.

Visitors are urged to drive with caution while on the Tioga Road, as there will be rehabilitation work occurring on portions of the roadway. Visitors will experience portions of the road that are unpaved and should be aware that delays are in place. For more information about the construction work and traffic delays on the Tioga Road, please visit:http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/roadwork.htm.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, May 1, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, May 1, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly sunny. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 75 to 85 at 5000 feet...57 to 67 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening. Lows 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Near the crest...slight chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the afternoon. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 70 to 80 at 5000 feet...53 to 63 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 41 to 51 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 79 at 5000 feet...52 to 62 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms and snow showers in the evening...then slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows 41 to 51 at 5000 feet...31 to 41 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Highs 67 to 77 at 5000 feet...50 to 60 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Glacier Point | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park to Open on Monday, May 4 - News Release
Road Construction Occurring on Portions of Tioga Road

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