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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 72.

El Portal
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 11am. Snow level 9800 feet lowering to 8700 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 46. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 53. Northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
Wednesday, Sept 24, 2013

Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon - Tular County Mountains
High wind warning remains in effect until 11pm PDT this evening above 8000 ft.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

El Portal
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Wawona
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 59.
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday A chance of rain showers before 11am, then a slight chance of snow showers. Snow level 9500 feet lowering to 8700 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Volunteer Office Closed during Yosemite Facelift
The NPS Volunteer Office in El Portal will be closed September 24-30 to support the 10th annual Yosemite Facelift. If you need to speak with one of us, we'll be in front of the Visitor Center registering volunteers for the event Wednesday through Sunday. Come join us! (H. Boothe)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, September 23, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, September 23, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 66.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.
Wednesday A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15- October 15, 2013. This period has been designated to promote and encourage a better understanding of and appreciation for Hispanic culture and to honor the extraordinary contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. The national theme is “Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor.”

In promoting Hispanic Heritage Month, on behalf of the Equal Opportunity Committee I will have a Trivia question each week for Hispanic Heritage Month. Each trivia question will have a question about Hispanic History or related to Hispanics. First email with correct answer wins a gift certificate. All other correct emails will be put in a drawing at the end of Hispanic Heritage Month for a prize.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, September 20, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, September 20, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45. South wind 5 to 15 mph.
Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east southeast.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph becoming southwest.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. East northeast wind around 10 mph becoming west.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southwest.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west northwest.
Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming south southwest. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, September 19, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, September 19, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 85.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 64.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Saturday A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Snow level 10000 feet lowering to 9400 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Sal's Today
Come on down to Sal's tonight for food, friends and fun at the El Portal Community Hall! Celebrate the end of the summer season and cool off with YEA's famous beverage service. (L. Patten)
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Yosemite News Release
September 18, 2013

Media Contacts:
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Yosemite Facelift to be Held in Yosemite National Park
Tenth Annual Event to Occur September 24 – September 29

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 49.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 86.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 86.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 90.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 65.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 69.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Flags To Be Lowered To Half Staff For Washington Navy Yard Victims
By order of President Obama, all US flags are to be flown at half staff until sunset on Friday, September 20th as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16th at the Washington Navy Yard. (J. Chavez)
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California Native Plant Society, Sierra Foothills Chapter presents
Rare Plant Treasure Hunt: Yosemite’s Lost Pacific Yews, or "The Wild Yew Chase"

Katherine Brandegee wrote in her 1891 article “The Flora of Yo-semite” about the Pacific yew (Taxus brevifolia) trees found in the Merced River Canyon below Yosemite Valley, but these trees have eluded modern botanists. Ms. Brandegee’s brief description gives us a clue to follow in our attempt to relocate this southern-most outpost of this species in the Sierra Nevada while splashily celebrating the last day of summer.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 47.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 88.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 51.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 85.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 88.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 28.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

All Employee Fall Picnic TODAY!
The day you've all been waiting for is here! Please join us for the all-employee Fall Picnic today at the El Portal Community Hall from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The ELT wants to thank all of you for your hard work throughout the summer season. There will be great food (pulled pork, grilled veggie sandwiches, appetizers, cake, and more) live music from the Mountain Men, a Yosemite Awards presentation, and drinks provided by YEA.

As always, this is a sustainable event. Please be sure to bring your own mess kit (BYOMK) to cut down on waste.

We hope to see you there! (K. Kosick)
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Yosemite News Release
September 16, 2013

Media Contacts:
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Yosemite National Park to Participate in Mountain Heritage Days in Oakhurst
Event Kicks off a Myriad of Yosemite National Park Anniversary Activities

Rim Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response Map

Rim BAER Update -- 9.16.2013 Incident: Rim Post-Fire BAER Burned Area Emergency Response Released: 16 hrs. ago

Related Information BAER Update 9.16.13 (PDF 161 kb)

RIM BAER UPDATE SONORA CA (September 16 2013) – The BAER team completed the soil burn severity map for the Rim Fire. The map using burned acres as of September 13 shows that approximately 56% of the 254 926 acres within the Rim fire perimeter are either unburned or received a low-severity burn 37% sustained a burn of a moderate severity and approximately 7% burned at a high severity. BAER specialists concluded that the amount of high severity burn is fairly low given time of year and comparison to other fires. The moderate and low severity burned areas are fairly high for similar reasons. These values are for the entire burn area of the Rim Fire. The soil burn severity BAER map can be downloaded at the “Rim Post-Fire BAER” InciWeb site as JPEG or PDF version at www.inciweb.org/incident/3726/ under the “maps” tab.

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Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park Update for Tuesday Morning, September 17, 2013

Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park Update for Tuesday Morning, September 17, 2013
Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 08:24
Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park Update for Tuesday Morning, September 17, 2013

Updated: 6:39 A.M. 8:23 A.M.

256,528 acres (401 square miles) - 84% Containment - 1,540 Personnel - Structures Threatened: 0 - Est. Cost to Date: $114.7 million - Estimated Containment: Friday, September 20th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM.
Fire behavior during the night shift hours was limited to creeping and smoldering.

Resources will continue to patrol all areas of the fire perimeter. Implementation of the Suppression Repair Plan will continue in the southern, western, and northern areas of the fire in addition to some interior areas of the fire.

Fire Update

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, September 16, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, September 16, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today Sunny, with a high near 89.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 53.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 82.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 85.

El Portal
Today Sunny, with a high near 90.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 59.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 83.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 86.

Wawona
Today Sunny, with a high near 90.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 48.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 84.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 86.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today Sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight Clear, with a low around 33.
Tuesday Sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 67.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

All Employee Fall Picnic Tomorrow!
The day you've all been waiting for is almost here! Please join us for the all-employee Fall Picnic tomorrow at the El Portal Community Hall from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. The ELT wants to thank all of you for your hard work throughout the summer season. There will be great food (pulled pork, grilled veggie sandwiches, appetizers, cake, and more) live music from the Mountain Men, a Yosemite Awards presentation, and drinks provided by YEA.

As always, this is a sustainable event. Please be sure to bring your own mess kit (BYOMK) to cut down on waste.

We hope to see you there! (K. Kosick)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, September 13, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, September 13, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Wind becoming west at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 92. Wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 61. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 92. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. Wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind around 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. North northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, September 12, 20

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, September 12, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 92.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 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 36.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Linda Eade Retirement/Oddeasborne Going-Away Potluck
Come celebrate with Linda and Mike as they end their long and varied Yosemite careers and head to Vancouver, WA. Potluck at the El Portal Community Hall Saturday Sept. 14th starting at 5 p.m. Linda and Mike will be providing Tri-Tip, please bring a dish to share. YEA will be setting up the no host bar. (K. Osborne)
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Groveland Events & Activities
Farmers Market: Mountain Sage Nursery 209 732 6044 every Friday afternoon 4pm - 6pm & Saturday morning 8am to 1pm from May Memorial Day Weekend thru September.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

El Portal
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 94.

Wawona
Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 94.

Tuolumne Meadows
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Flags At Half Staff Today
President Obama has directed that all U.S. flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset today in observance of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.

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