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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 91.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 94.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 91.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 93.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 93.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 53.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 96.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of smoke before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 71.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

All-Employee Fall Picnic - Sept 17th
This year's annual all-employee fall picnic is only 2 weeks away! The picnic is set for Tuesday, September 17 at the El Portal Community Hall from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. We'll be having delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, appetizers, and cake to celebrate the staff's hard work this season. The YEA bar will be serving beverages and we'll be treated to live music from the Mountain Men!

The ELT will also present Yosemite Awards to some very deserving employees. So mark your calendar and come on out to the El Portal Community Hall on Tuesday evening, Sept. 17 to share a meal with your fellow colleagues and celebrate another great summer season in Yosemite.

RIM Fire -- Stanislaus NF Tues. Sept 3, 2013 6:30 am

RIM Fire -- Stanislaus NF
Tues. Sept 3, 2013 6:30 am
Incident Statistics
Acres Burned: 235,841 (368 square miles)
Structures Threatened: 4,500
Containment: 75%
Residences Destroyed: 11
Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013
Commercial Property Destroyed: 3
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Outbuildings Destroyed: 97
Cost to date: $72 million
Injuries: 5
Total Personnel 4,359
Estimated Containment Date Friday September 20th, 2013

RIM Fire -- Stanislaus NF Mon. Sept 2, 2013 6:30 pm

RIM Fire -- Stanislaus NF
Mon. Sept 2, 2013 6:30 pm
Incident Statistics
Acres Burned: 235,841 (368 square miles)
Structures Threatened: 4,500
Containment: 70%
Residences Destroyed: 11
Fire Start Date: August 17, 2013
Commercial Property Destroyed: 3
Fire Cause: Under Investigation
Outbuildings Destroyed: 97
Cost to date: $72 million
Injuries: 5
Total Personnel 4,330

Rim Fire Updates 9/1/13

September 1, 2013 at 7:53 PM 

Burning operations, along with structure protection continued on the southease and northern portions of the fire. Burnout operations have been temporarily suspended south of Hetch Hetchy Reservoir inside Yosemite National Park while fire behavior analysts and long-term analysts assess possibilities for opportunities for direct line construction south of Harden Lake. 

Crews were successful in establishing more of a buffer between designated containment lines and the head of the main fire. In multiple areas more handline is being constructed for containment where deemed safe. 

Bulldozers worked to enhance the stability of contingency lines amid the fire’s edge and communities of Tuolomne City, Twain Harte and Long Barn. Firefighters remain actively engaged in mop-up operations along the west flank of the fire in the Pine Mountain Lake and Buck Meadows areas. 

Significant progress has been made on burnout operations between Hells Mountain and Clavey Lake. 

Additionally, provided favorable conditions remain, more crews are expected to carry on with burning and structure defense operations throughout the night with the exception of the above mentioned areas temporarily suspended. 

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, August 30, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, August 30, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 97.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of smoke after 11am.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 97.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of smoke after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Areas of smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Areas of smoke. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Areas of smoke. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Rim Fire Update, August 30
The Rim Fire continues to burn in Yosemite and other areas outside of the park. The fire grew from 192,737 acres to 201,894 acres in the last 24 hours, becoming the 5th largest fire in California history. In the park, the fire grew to 48,463 acres, a growth of just over 3,000 acres, and is now the 2nd largest fire in Yosemite's history. As of this morning, the fire is estimated to be 32% contained.

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