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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, August 2, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, August 2, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 98.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Saturday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Wawona
Today: Areas of smoke before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight: Areas of smoke before 11pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Contracting and Procurement Closure
Contracting & Procurement will be closed starting noon Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, August 7 and will reopen on Thursday, August 8. In case of an urgent situation or emergency please contact Teri Austin at 379-1042. (J. Auerbach)
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Property Turn-ins
Due to warehouse changes and personnel shortages I am requesting that all property turn-ins for survey(disposal) to the Property Management Office must be by appointment only. Call me at 379-1024. (M. Groark)
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Peter T. Hoss: Yosemite draft plan won't benefit Merced River

An ad hoc group of retired people from all aspects of Yosemite life, small in number but vast in experience, has protested the current Draft Merced River Plan and the accompanying environmental impact report, which led to my testimony before a congressional subcommittee on July 9.

This plan, which would dramatically reduce recreational use of parts of Yosemite National Park, is not a political issue. Followers of all political persuasions cherish visiting Yosemite.

 

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http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_23772299/yosemite-draft-plan-wont-benefit-merced-river

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, August 1, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, August 1, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 55.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 95.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 57.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 98.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 99.

Wawona
Today: Areas of smoke before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight: Areas of smoke after 11pm. Clear, with a low around 48.
Friday: Areas of smoke before 11am. Sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 65.
Tonight: Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Friday: Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

YNPCCC BBQs Today from 11am to 1pm in front of the Museum
Join us this Today, August 1, for our biweekly Yosemite National Park Child Care Center BBQ fundraiser! Visit us between 11am and 1pm for a tasty lunch in front of the Museum in Yosemite Valley. On the menu: Burger or veggie burger plus all the fixings, corn on the cob, a bag of chips, and lemonade--all for only $10!!! We'll also have sodas and dessert available for $1 each. We're raising money for some much-needed repairs and upgrades to the playgrounds both at our El Portal facility and our Valley facility. Come support a great cause and treat yourself to a tasty lunch that you don't have to prepare--you deserve it!!! (J. Modrak-Killian)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 57.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 93.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 98.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 61.
Thursday Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Friday Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Wawona
Today Areas of smoke before noon. Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight Areas of smoke after midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Thursday Areas of smoke before noon. Sunny, with a high near 86.
Friday Areas of smoke before noon. Sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Thursday Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 68.
Friday Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Safety, Health & Environmental Office Training Announcement
Date: Tuesday & Wednesday July 30-31, 2013
Time: 8:00 – 16:30 16 hour
Location: Large Break Room, El Portal
Topics and intended audience:
Operational Leadership for employees and supervisors
Facilitators: Loren Fazio, Glenn Dean, Roger Farmer

Operational Leadership identifies key risk factors that affect individual and team performance. It has been specifically designed to provide the National Park Service with a standardized approach that will assist employees in assessing and managing risk throughout the organization. Call or email Roger at 379-1079 to register for training. (R. Farmer)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 95.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 93.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 98.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Wednesday Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Thursday Sunny and hot, with a high near 100.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 52.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 89.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight Areas of smoke. Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Wednesday Areas of smoke. Sunny, with a high near 70.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 68.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

YNPCCC BBQs THIS Thursday from 11am to 1pm in front of the Museum!
Join us this Thursday, August 1, for our biweekly Yosemite National Park Child Care Center BBQ fundraiser! Visit us between 11am and 1pm for a tasty lunch in front of the Museum in Yosemite Valley. On the menu: Burger or veggie burger plus all the fixings, corn on the cob, a bag of chips, and lemonade--all for only $10!!! We'll also have sodas and dessert available for $1 each. We're raising money for some much-needed repairs and upgrades to the playgrounds both at our El Portal facility and our Valley facility. Come support a great cause and treat yourself to a tasty lunch that you don't have to prepare--you deserve it!!! (J. Modrak-Killian)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, July 29, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, July 29, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 95.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 94.

El Portal
Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 103.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 61.
Tuesday Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Wednesday Sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 51.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 70.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 70.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Entrance Station Etiquette - Friendly Midsummer Reminder
I know we are all overheated and the park is in full swing, but please always remember to be courteous and polite to the entrance station staff. They are a professional group that prides themselves on good customer service, even when they are not treated politely. As a park employee and partner, please make sure you are one of the people who makes their day better, not worse. Simple rules of etiquette include stopping at the stop signs, making eye contact with the entrance station employee(s), and even waving and rolling down your window to yell out a hello now and then. Thank you! (K. Kirby)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, July 26, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, July 26, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

El Portal
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104.
Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103.
Sunday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Wawona
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, July 25, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 98.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, with a low around 63.
Friday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 98.
Saturday Isolated showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am, with a high near 94.

El Portal
Today Sunny and hot, with a high near 107.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 106.
Saturday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 92.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 92.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 73.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 11pm, with a low around 43.
Friday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 73.
Saturday Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 11am, with a high near 68.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 99.

El Portal
Today Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 103.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Thursday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106.
Friday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 107.

Wawona
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Smoke from Aspen Wildfire
Smoke over Yosemite and the foothills is likely from the Aspen Wildfire in the Sierra National Forest, near Huntington Lake. (J. Meyer)

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RECENT NEWS

Live Music at Sal's this Thursday with Dance Party Boys!
Come on down to Sal's this Thursday evening at the El Portal Community Hall. In addition to delicious food and YEA's famous beverage service, there will be music by the Dance Party Boys. (L. Patten)

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, July 23, 201

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WEATHER

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
National Weather Service
Sierra Nevada From Yosemite to Kings Canyon

Flash flood watch remains in effect Tuesday, July 23 from 11am PDT this morning through this evening. A northward surge of monsoon moisture will continue to fuel scattered thunderstorms over the mountains through this evening. In addition to cloud to ground lightning, some thunderstorms will bring heavy rain and localized flooding. A few thunderstorms will wander out of the higher elevations and into the San Joaquin Valley, mainly from Fresno county northward, through this evening. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/FXC/wxstory.php?wfo=hnx (J. Chavez)
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Yosemite Valley
Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 98.

El Portal
Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 100.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Wednesday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 107.
Thursday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 106.

Wawona
Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, July 22, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, July 22, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.
Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 95.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 96.

El Portal
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 102.
Wednesday Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104.

Wawona
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Tonight A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Tuesday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.
Wednesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Daily Photo, A disgusting bathroom in Yosemite Valley, 7/19/13

Went to visit a employee friend yesterday in Yosemite Valley and this is the bathroom he has to use. It was so gross and smelly. I think 2 of the showers worked.

I have to add that this is not a DNC bathroom, it is NPS. If it was DNC it would be shut down immediately!

 

A disgusting bathroom in Yosemite Valley, 7/19/13
A disgusting bathroom in Yosemite Valley, 7/19/13
A disgusting bathroom in Yosemite Valley, 7/19/13
A disgusting bathroom in Yosemite Valley, 7/19/13

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, July 19, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, July 19, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 104.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 104.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101.

El Portal
Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 110.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 111.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 109.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 96.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Visible Smoke in Yosemite
Smoke has been visible over the park Thursday and Friday. This is drift smoke from the Mountain Wildfire in southern California, near Idylwild and Palm Springs. (J. Meyer)
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Dispatch Number Issue Resolved
The 379-1992 phone line issue has been resolved. Thank you! (N. Bissmeyer)
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