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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, November 21, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, November 21, 2013

WEATHER

High Wind Warning
High wind warning remains in effect from 7pm this evening to 4am PST Saturday. Northeast winds increasing to 25 to 35mph with gusts up to 60mph and gusts up to 100mph possible along the ridge tops and below the passes. The period of strongest winds is likely between 1am PST and 6am Friday. Although a repeat occurrence is probable Friday night into early Saturday morning, strong winds may be more localized and not as intense Friday night as they will be tonight.

Yosemite Valley
Today: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Windy, with an east northeast wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 52. Windy, with an east northeast wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 55.

El Portal
Today: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Windy, with an east northeast wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 61.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WEATHER

High Wind Watch
A high wind watch remains in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday morning for the higher elevations of the southern Sierra Nevada.
- Northeast winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph, and gusts up to 100 mph possible along the ridge tops and below passes by Friday night.

Yosemite Valley
Today: Showers. High near 54. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55. Windy, with an east northeast wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

El Portal
Today: Showers. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Wawona
Today: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with an east northeast wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Showers. Low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers. High near 55. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

El Portal
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Showers. Low around 42. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday: Showers. High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Wawona
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.
Tonight: Showers. Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Wednesday: Showers. High near 59. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Power Outage in Hodgdon Meadows Today
Power outages for the installation of electrical meters are scheduled for the Hodgdon Meadows maintenance complex and the Wawona Prescribed Fire trailer. These outages will occur as follows:
Hodgdon - November 19, 2013 from 9am - 12pm
Wawona - November 20, 2013 from 9am - 2pm
Any questions can be directed to David Engelstad at 209-379-1277. (K. Blew)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, November 18, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, November 18, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Tuesday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 61. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Planned Power Outage Today 8:00am - 2:00pm
This outage will affect the Tuolumne Meadows area and Tioga Pass. Planned outage #600033. For further information call 1-888-759-6056. (K. Bablitch)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, November 14, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 56.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Sal's Tonight with Music by The Clangers and YEA Board Voting!
Come on down to Sal's this Thursday evening at the El Portal Community Hall for a special night of friends, food, fun and YEA's famous beverage service! This week there will be music by The Clangers and you can vote for your 2014 YEA board! (L. Patten)
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Upcycling at Sal's Tonight
The Terracycle upcycling and recycling program will be at Sal's this Thursday from 7-9 pm! This program, organized by NatureBridge, collects certain trash that would likely go to landfills. We are currently collecting salty snack/chip bags, foil-lined energy bar wrappers, hummus containers, and flexible cheese wrappers. These items will be sent to Terracycle, a company that creatively and sustainably upcycles and recycles these things. $0.01 for each piece of trash we send in goes to NatureBridge's scholarship fund. We won't have this table set up on the first Sal's of December, but no worries, it will be back in January with plans to collect the first Sal's of every month in 2014! (L. Ouborg)
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Beautiful Fall Colors in Yosemite Valley, 11.13.13

Right now there are beautiful Fall Colors in Yosemite Valley and as a added bonus there are very few people. It is so warm you can hike around in a t-shirt mid day and a wonderful warm light breeze is flowing through the Valley. On a sadder note we are experiencing  the direst year on record. I am not sure if Yosemite Falls has ever been this dry this time of year as in a normal year we have ususally had some good rain/snow storms.

#yosemitefalls, #yosemite

Beautiful Fall Colors in Yosemite Valley,  11.13.13
A very dry Yosemite Falls, 11.13.13 #yosemitefalls

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 42.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 58.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 35.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Network Shutdown for SAR Building for Emergency Repair Today
There will be a network shutdown today, November 13, 2013 for the SAR building in the Yosemite Valley for emergency network cable repair. This shut down will take place from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. During this shutdown the SAR building will not be able to send or receive any e-mails; however, their telephone line will still be operational. (K. Blew)
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Housing Office Closed
Due to training, the office will be closed Wednesday, November 13, and Thursday, November 14. Thank you - Cindy Baker/Yvonne Radanovich. (Y. Radanovich)
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Gateway Expressions Student Art and Poetry Contest Exhibit and Award Ceremony
You are invited to celebrate the award winning student art and poetry! The creative submissions from students will be on display in The Ansel Adams Gallery November 15th and 16th from 9am to 5pm. The award ceremonies will take place Saturday November 16th, at 10:30am for Kindergarten-5th graders, and 11am for 6th-12th graders. Come check out the sketches, photographs, watercolors, words, and all the other mediums submitted for this contest.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

El Portal
Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Wawona
Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 78.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Forum Today
Please join us in the Yosemite Valley East Auditorium today, November 12, 2013, from Noon to 1 p.m. for the Yosemite Forum. The subject this month is Non-Invasive strategies for monitoring Yosemite Great Gray Owls. This interactive lecture will be presented by Joe Medley, Doctoral Candidate, University of California Davis. Please contact D. Smith, 9-1439, or M. Thornley, 9-1060 for additional information. Thank you. (D. Smith)
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El Portal Planning Meeting Tonight
There will be a meeting of the El Portal planning advisory committee on November 12, 2013 at 7 pm at the El Portal Branch Library. Topic on the agenda will include the need for repairs on El Portal Road, status of the Merced River Plan, the building moratorium El Portal and the Ferguson Slide rock shed option. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to
participate in this meeting, contact the Planning Department at 209-966 5151. (M. Ross)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, November 8, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, November 8, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Museum Fire Protection Construction
Two construction staging areas are being established for construction of the Museum Fire Protection project using parking just north of law enforcement parking on Village Drive and the area just west of the Museum between the trees. Notification and traffic markers have been placed in parking areas to inform vehicle owners and operators that these parking spaces will be needed on Monday morning November 11, 2013 for the contractor to use. Thank you for your cooperation. Call project manager Bill Rust 379-1460 with any question please. (B. Rust)
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Bucks in New Wahoga Yosemite Indian Village, 11/5/13

On the western border of Camp4 in Yosemite Valley the native american's have been working on the Wahoga Yosemite Indian Village. They were constructing a RoundHouse which is quite large to say the least. The National Park Service and I think the county of Mariposa put a stop to the building as it does not conform to building codes. We saw these huge bucks right in the center of the Wahoga Yosemite Indian RoundHouse. #Wahoga, #yosemite

 Bucks in New Wahoga Yosemite Indian Village, 11/5/13 #Wahoga, #yosemite
 Bucks in New Wahoga Yosemite Indian Village, 11/5/13 #Wahoga, #yosemite

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, November 7, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, November 7, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 41.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Planned PG&E Electrical Outage Today
Thursday November 7th, 2013: 9:00am-10:00am and 2:30-3:30. PG&E is planning an electrical outage for the Chinquapin and Badger Pass area to replace a transformer. For further information, please contact Heather Gonzales, Planned PG&E Coordinator at (209) 726-5588. (K. Bablitch)
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Passing of Former Employee
It is with a heavy heart that we send this email to let you know that Brian Christiansen, former Roads & Trails Branch employee, passed away Tuesday due to traumatic injuries he sustained from a fall in early October. Brian is the husband of Mari Christiansen, Administrative Assistant to the High Voltage and Backcountry Utilities shop. Services will be held this Saturday, 11/9/13, at 10:00am at the Ponderosa Basin Chapel. (K. Bablitch)
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