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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet... 62 to 72 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...41 to 49 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations... Southwest winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 71 to 81 at 5000 feet... 57 to 67 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon...gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon.

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

Tamarack Flat campground will reopen today 9/2/15 at noon.
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Volunteer Drop-In Program Today
Help Keep Yosemite Beautiful! Between August 12th and September 16th, join a staff member on Wednesdays at 9:30 am in front of the Valley Visitor Center to remove invasive species, collect seeds, and pick up litter for 1-3 hours. Come prepared with closed-toe shoes, long pants, and water. All ages welcome, everyone is invited, and spread the word to visitors and staff alike! Questions? Email us at yose_volunteers@nps.gov or call 379-1850. (C. Finn)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday September 1st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday September 1st, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet... 65 to 75 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 51 to 61 at 5000 feet...43 to 51 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 76 to 86 at 5000 feet... 62 to 72 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

Rental
Private one bedroom cottage in Midpines available October 1st.. Laundry room washer-dryer, WIFI, direct tv, jacuzzi tub, microwave, electricity, garden and patio. Everything but propane included. All appliances less than 5 years old. No smoking. $1150/month, first and last month. No lease required. For more information call Susan at 209-966-5400. (S. Lohwasser)

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Volunteer Drop-In Program Wednesday

Help Keep Yosemite Beautiful! Between August 12th and September 16th, join a staff member on Wednesdays at 9:30 am in front of the Valley Visitor Center to remove invasive species, collect seeds, and pick up litter for 1-3 hours. Come prepared with closed-toe shoes, long pants, and water. All ages welcome, everyone is invited, and spread the word to visitors and staff alike! Questions? Email us at yose_volunteers@nps.gov or call 379-1850. (C. Finn)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday August 31st, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday August 31st, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet... 64 to 74 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 79 to 89 at 5000 feet... 65 to 75 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

August 31 Fire Update
Yosemite continues to have periods of moderate smoke due to regional fires in the area. These times of smoky air conditions may continue this week, depending on weather and wind factors.

The Rough Fire is now over 67,000 acres with 25% containment.

Lightning-caused managed fires within Yosemite continue to be monitored and managed by Yosemite fire crews and other resources. Smoke from the Middle Fire, Cathedral Fire and White Cascade Fire is occasionally visible from the Tioga Pass Road. (J. Wuchner)
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Temporary Closures at Tamarack Flat Campground and Glacier Point Road at Chinquapin
Out of an abundance of caution, official from the Centers for Disease Control, NPS Office of Public Health, and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommend treatment of rodent burrows with Deltamethrin to reduce the flea population at Tamarack Flat Campground and at Glacier Point. Both areas are subject to closure to allow crews to complete the work as follows.

Yosemite Plague, more closures, 8/30/15

Yosemite Plague, more closures, 8/30/15

Temporary Closures at Tamarack Flat Campground and Glacier Point Road at Chinquapin

Out of an abundance of caution, official from the Centers for Disease Control, NPS Office of Public Health, and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommend treatment of rodent burrows with Deltamethrin to reduce the flea population at Tamarack Flat Campground and at Glacier Point. Both areas are subject to closure to allow crews to complete the work as follows.

Yosemite Fire Update #14 August 29, 2015

Yosemite Fire Update #14 August 29, 2015

Yosemite has been experiencing periodical air quality changes due to regional fires. Numerous large fires are
burning along the entire western part of the United States and transport winds are carrying smoke across a very
large region. This pattern may continue for the next few days. We urge everyone to consider air quality when
planning outdoor activities.

Lightning caused fires being monitored and managed for multiple objectives within Yosemite include: 

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday August 28th, 201

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday August 28th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet... 69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Windy. Lows 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. South winds 25 to 35 mph over higher elevations. Over higher elevations...gusts up to 40 mph in the evening increasing to 65 mph after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs 77 to 87 at 5000 feet... 62 to 72 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph in the afternoon...gusts up to 45 mph. Over higher elevations... Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph...gusts up to 70 mph in the morning decreasing to 45 mph in the afternoon.

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

August 28 Fire Update
Yosemite continues to have periods of moderate to heavy smoke due to regional fires in the surrounding areas. We may continue to see this daily pattern until weather conditions change this coming weekend. The Walker Fire is now at 3,676 acres with 95% containment. The Rough Fire is over 56,919 acres and reporting 25% containment. Inversion type weather has resulted in Yosemite experiencing morning and early afternoon smoke from these fires, with some clearing by mid-late afternoon.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday August 27th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday August 27th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 82 to 92 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 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

Happening Today!!! Yosemite Mentoring Program Information Session – Valley Auditorium

Curious about the Yosemite Mentoring Program? Come to an informational session in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium TODAY. Meet past participants (mentors and mentees) and learn more about this great opportunity for personal and professional enrichment. We will be available to answer your questions from 11:30am-1:00pm, with a quick presentation beginning at noon. Please bring your own lunch, all are welcome! For more information, visit the program’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Supt/mentor/SitePages/Home.aspx. (E. Davenport)

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Mono Lake Committee Gallery Featuring Nationally-Acclaimed Artist Penny Otwell
The Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining is delighted to host nationally-acclaimed artist Penny Otwell’s show Arresting Horizons. This “must-see” show will be available to view and purchase at the Mono Lake Committee in Lee Vining through February, 2016.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday August 26th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday August 26th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke near the crest. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows 58 to 68 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 93 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night Through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet...66 to 76 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

Founders' Day Special Events Wednesday
Dear Yosemite Staff and Partners:
Next week, the National Park Service will reach a major milestone - 99 years of service! In honor of this historic day, Yosemite will be holding many special events next week to celebrate Founders' Day and the NPS 99th Anniversary. We hope you'll be able to join us to support the NPS Centennial.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday August 25th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday August 25th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke in the evening. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 94 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 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

Founders' Day Special Events Tuesday and Wednesday
Dear Yosemite Staff and Partners:
Next week, the National Park Service will reach a major milestone - 99 years of service! In honor of this historic day, Yosemite will be holding many special events next week to celebrate Founders' Day and the NPS 99th Anniversary. We hope you'll be able to join us to support the NPS Centennial.

Tuesday, August 25th: Founders' Day
1. NPS Centennial Sponsor REI will host the REI Village
- The REI Village will be in front of the Valley Visitor Center from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- The Village will feature a lounge with camping equipment, where visitors, staff, and partners can relax, hand out, and learn about the NPS Centennial.
- There will be special interactive exhibits, fun activities, giveaways, and prizes throughout the day. It promises to be a fun way to engage our visitors and commemorate the NPS' 99th Anniversary.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday August 24th, 2015

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday August 24th, 2015

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today Sunny. Areas of smoke. Highs 80 to 90 at 5000 feet... 71 to 81 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Areas of smoke through the night. Haze after midnight. Lows 57 to 67 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 95 at 5000 feet...69 to 79 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

Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast Through Wednesday
Secretary Jewell has directed that all Department of Interior United States flags be lowered to half mast immediately and remain at half mast until sunset on Wednesday, August 26th,in honor of the three Forest Service firefighters who died in Washington last week. (J. Nassar)
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Mentoring Program Information Session In Valley Auditorium Thursday

Curious about the Yosemite Mentoring Program? Come to an informational session in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Thursday, August 27th. Meet past participants (mentors and mentees) and learn more about this great opportunity for personal and professional enrichment. We will be available to answer your questions from 11:30am-1:00pm, with a quick presentation beginning at noon. Please bring your lunch, all are welcome! For more information, visit the program’s Sharepoint site at http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/Supt/mentor/SitePages/Home.aspx. (E. Davenport)

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Yosemite Daily Photo, Yosemite - Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

The smoke from all the wildfires in the state has been very heavy in Yosemite with today being especially bad. Here is a view from Tuolumne Meadows looking west at Cathedral and Unicorn Peaks. The smoke is so bad that you can taste it in your mouth!

Normally the sky is a amazing crystal clear blue. 

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15, "yosemite smoke"

Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15
Yosemite -  Tuolumne Meadows Smoke 8.23.15

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