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Yosemite Daily Photo, Tuolumne Meadows has 2.5" of snow, only 11% of average, 1/31/5

Tuolumne Meadows has 2.5" of snow, only 11% of average, 1/31/5
Tuolumne Meadows elev 8,600'
2.6 inches
11% average

This photo is what a average winter looks like in Tuolumne Meadows. Some fun tree skiing below Unicorn Peak in the 90's

Tuolumne Meadows. Some fun tree skiing below Unicorn Peak in the 90's

Yosemite Daily Photo, El Capitan and a very dry Horsetail Fall, 1/30/15

 El Capitan and a very dry Horsetail Fall, 1/30/15

The spectacular Horsetail Fall Firefall pretty much starts now and runs through February, peaking in mid to late February. As you can see it is almost dry and unless we get a lot of rain and snow it will not happen this year.

 

 El Capitan and a very dry Horsetail Fall, 1/30/15
 El Capitan and a very dry Horsetail Fall, 1/30/15
 El Capitan and a very dry Horsetail Fall, 1/30/15

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, January 30, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, January 30, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.

Tonight Near the crest...mostly cloudy...chance of snow showers in the evening...then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Breezy. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph after midnight.

Saturday Sunny. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Breezy. Highs 56 to 65 at 5000 feet...41 to 51 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.

Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet... 26 to 36 at 8000 feet.

Sunday Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 60 to 70 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Sierra Foothills

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, January 29, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, January 29, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Friday Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Near the crest...slight chance of snow showers in the morning...then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet.

Friday Night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Saturday Sunny...breezy. Highs 57 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

News Release
Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Spotted in Yosemite National Park
Fox photographed with remote motion-sensitive camera

Yosemite National Park is excited to report the first confirmed sighting in the park of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) in nearly 100 years. Park wildlife biologists had gone on a five-day backcountry trip to the far northern part of the park to check on previously deployed motion-sensitive cameras. They documented a sighting of the fox on two separate instances (December 13, 2014 and January 4, 2015) within the park boundary. The Sierra Nevada red fox of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, likely consisting of fewer than 50 individuals.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Not as cool. Highs 53 to 62 at 5000 feet...40 to 50 at 8000 feet.

Tonight Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Thursday Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the morning...then slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Thursday Night Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Friday Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 55 to 63 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.

Friday Night Partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Saturday Sunny. Highs 58 to 66 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

The Anniversary Ambassadors
are Yosemite employees working as an inter-divisional park team to support the upcoming anniversaries over the next two years-- the 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park in 2015 and the National Park Service Centennial in 2016.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Snow showers with showers likely in the morning...then snow showers and chance of showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow showers. Colder. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Snow level 7000 feet. Highs 45 to 50 at 5000 feet...34 to 39 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers in the evening. Near the crest...chance of snow showers in the evening... Then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 31 to 41 at 5000 feet...23 to 31 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers near the crest. Not as cool. Highs 52 to 60 at 5000 feet...40 to 48 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Snow level above 8000 feet. Lows 36 to 46 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 53 to 60 at 5000 feet...39 to 47 at 8000 feet.

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

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, January 26, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...48 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Snow showers likely and chance of showers in the evening...then showers likely after midnight. Near the crest... Snow showers likely. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Colder. Snow accumulation up to 7 inches. Snow level 7500 feet. Lows 39 to 49 at 5000 feet...28 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday: Showers likely in the morning...then snow showers likely and chance of showers in the afternoon. Near the crest... Snow showers likely in the morning...then chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 10 inches. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 48 to 56 at 5000 feet... 34 to 42 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers in the evening...then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...39 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 38 to 48 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Through Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Windy. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...38 to 48 at 8000 feet. Lows 37 to 47 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Saturday And Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Windy. Highs 56 to 65 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.

Yosemite Daily Photo, Yosemite Fern Spring is no longer flowing 1/25/15

Yosemite Fern Spring is no longer flowing! 1/25/15

The first photo show Yosemite Fern Spring on 1/17/14 and there was some flow over the rock wall. The next to photos are of Fern Sping on 1/25/15 and the water is no longer flowing over the rocks. The only way water is getting over is by the wicking effect of the moss.

Interesting though is that the Merced River at Happy Isles is flowing at about 25 CFS. and at about 1.5' height where as on the same day last year it flowing at 8 CFS and the height was .75'.

Yosemite Fern Spring 1/17/14
Yosemite Fern Spring is no longer flowing! 1/25/15
Yosemite Fern Spring is no longer flowing! 1/25/15

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