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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, January 2, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, January 2, 2014

WEATHER
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...33 to 43 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 20 to 30 at 5000 feet...13 to 23 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Sunny. Highs 48 to 56 at 5000 feet...39 to 47 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 25 to 35 at 5000 feet... 17 to 27 at 8000 feet.
Sunday: Sunny. Highs 52 to 59 at 5000 feet...43 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet...22 to 32 at 8000 feet. Highs 56 to 66 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night And Wednesday: Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet. Highs 59 to 69 at 5000 feet... 49 to 58 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet... 26 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet...43 to 48 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

HR Office Closed Today
The Human Resources office will be closed on January 2. The staff will be back in the office on Monday, January 5. (C. Crum)
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Research Library Temporarily Closed Today
The Research Library is closed for housekeeping December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015. We will reopen at 10 am on January 5, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience. (V. Sanchez)
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Mono Winds on 12/30/15

The Mono winds whipped on Tuesday 12/30/14 and continued all though the night till they dropped off the next morning. Several trees came down throughout the park and Hwys 140 and 41 were closed for a short time.

Mono Winds are a very strong wind that comes from the east side of the Sierra by Mono Lake and whip down through Yosemite Valley. They can reach speeds of over 60 mph and have killed at least 3 folks over the years from falling trees in Yosemite Valley. They are not a constant wind but come in pulses so it will be eerily calm for 30 seconds or so and then it sounds like a freight train barreling down the canyon.

These photos show the dust whipped up on the ridge above El Portal, The dust is from the burnt areas from last summers fires.

These photos show the dust whipped up on the ridge above El Portal, The dust is from the burnt areas from last summers fires.
These photos show the dust whipped up on the ridge above El Portal, The dust is from the burnt areas from last summers fires.
These photos show the dust whipped up on the ridge above El Portal, The dust is from the burnt areas from last summers fires.
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Year's Eve

WEATHER

...High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning...

* Locations include...Yosemite Valley...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Wawona...Fish Camp...Huntington Lake...Shaver Lake.
* Winds...northeast 30 to 50 mph with gusts to 75 mph or higher.
* Timing...the strongest winds are likely between midnight and 7 AM PST Wednesday.
* Impacts...downed trees...downed power lines...property damage.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Very windy. Highs 33 to 39 at 5000 feet...18 to 26 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 85 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Very windy. Lows 14 to 24 at 5000 feet... 6 to 16 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 75 mph.
New Years Day: Sunny...breezy. Not as cold. Highs 40 to 46 at 5000 feet...29 to 35 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 18 to 28 at 5000 feet... 11 to 21 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Sunny. Not as cold. Highs 45 to 51 at 5000 feet...35 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Through Sunday Mostly clear. Lows 23 to 33 at 5000 feet...16 to 26 at 8000 feet. Highs 48 to 58 at 5000 feet... 37 to 47 at 8000 feet.
Sunday Night Through Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet...22 to 32 at 8000 feet. Highs 53 to 63 at 5000 feet... 42 to 50 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WEATHER

...High Wind Warning remains in effect from 4 PM this afternoon to 10 am PST Wednesday for the southern Sierra Nevada from Yosemite to Kings Canyon...

* Locations include...Yosemite Valley...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Wawona...Fish Camp...Huntington Lake...Shaver Lake.
* Winds...northeast 30 to 50 mph with gusts to 75 mph or higher.
* Timing...the strongest winds are likely between midnight and 7 AM PST Wednesday.
* Impacts...downed trees...downed power lines...property damage.
Precautionary/preparedness actions...
A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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Yosemite Daily Photo, Nice view of El Portal and the Merced River Canyon, 12/28/14

Yosemite Daily Photo, Nice view of El Portal and the Merced River Canyon, 12/28/14

This is from a point that is reached by a short hike out Foresta. Really nice view of the Merced River Canyon and the view the other way is of Yosemite

Nice view of El Portal and the Merced River Canyon, 12/28/14
Nice view of El Portal and the Merced River Canyon, 12/28/14
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Video of the 1 mile long line at the Hwy 140 Entrance gate on 12/27/14

Not sure if anyone else has noticed how much traffic there has been after Christmas but it is amazing how many cars there are. I have never seen it like this in the 40 years i have lived here. Make sure you get a early start to get in

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Rain and snow in the afternoon...southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 70 mph in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the morning increasing to 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 75 mph in the afternoon. Very windy. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 52 to 62 at 5000 feet...42 to 48 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Snow and rain in the evening...then chance of snow after midnight...west winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 70 mph in the evening shifting to the northeast with gusts to around 40 mph after midnight. Near the crest...snow in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Over higher elevations...west winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts to around 70 mph in the evening becoming north around 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph after midnight. Very windy. Colder. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 5 inches. Snow level 5500 feet. Lows 28 to 34 at 5000 feet...16 to 22 at 8000 feet.
Christmas Day: Mostly sunny. Colder. Highs 38 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 30 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...gusts up to 40 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Colder. Lows 21 to 31 at 5000 feet...9 to 19 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Sunny. Highs 39 to 47 at 5000 feet...28 to 36 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night And Saturday: Mostly clear. Breezy. Lows 21 to 31 at 5000 feet...11 to 21 at 8000 feet. Highs 41 to 51 at 5000 feet...30 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Tuesday: Mostly clear. Windy. Lows 25 to 35 at 5000 feet...16 to 26 at 8000 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...32 to 42 at 8000 feet.

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Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions - Update from December 18, 2014

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions - Update from December 18, 2014
New snow: 8 inches
Total settled snow depth: 16 inches as of December 17, 2014 

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 54 to 64 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 35 to 45 at 5000 feet...27 to 37 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy in the morning. Slight chance of rain in the morning...then snow and slight chance of rain in the afternoon...gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Near the crest... Chance of snow in the morning...then snow in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 75 mph in the afternoon. Windy. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet...44 to 49 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday Night: Snow and rain in the evening...then snow likely after midnight. Windy...colder. Snow accumulation up to 4 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 6 inches. Snow level 5000 feet. Lows 27 to 33 at 5000 feet...19 to 24 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening. West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 75 mph over higher elevations.
Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Windy...colder. Highs 40 to 46 at 5000 feet...29 to 34 at 8000 feet. North winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph over higher elevations.
Thursday Night: Clear...breezy. Lows 22 to 32 at 5000 feet... 12 to 22 at 8000 feet.
Friday And Friday Night: Mostly clear. Highs 40 to 48 at 5000 feet...29 to 37 at 8000 feet. Lows 22 to 32 at 5000 feet... 12 to 22 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 46 to 54 at 5000 feet... 35 to 43 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Monday: Partly cloudy. Windy. Lows 26 to 36 at 5000 feet...16 to 26 at 8000 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...32 to 42 at 8000 feet.

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Yosemite Daily Photo, Beautiful day at Badger Pass Ski area with spring like temperatures, 12/22/14

First went for a cross country ski on the Glacier Point road this morning and it was so warm all we had to wear was a t-shirt. For the downhill skiing it was a little more brisk but some folks on the deck had their shirts off tanning. A spectacular day in the Sierra.

 Beautiful day at Badger Pass Ski area with spring like temperatures, 12/22/14
 Beautiful day at Badger Pass Ski area with spring like temperatures, 12/22/14
 Beautiful day at Badger Pass Ski area with spring like temperatures, 12/22/14
Yosemite Valley 12/22/14
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, December 22, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, December 22, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny...windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...43 to 53 at 8000 feet. North winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 34 to 44 at 5000 feet...26 to 36 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...north winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 40 mph in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny. Highs 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Windy. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 56 to 66 at 5000 feet...43 to 51 at 8000 feet. Gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon. Over higher elevations...west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 65 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers. Windy. Lows 32 to 40 at 5000 feet...21 to 29 at 8000 feet.
Christmas Day: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Breezy. Highs 45 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night Through Friday Night: Mostly clear. Lows 29 to 38 at 5000 feet...19 to 29 at 8000 feet. Highs 46 to 56 at 5000 feet...34 to 44 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Through Sunday: Partly cloudy. Windy. Highs 49 to 59 at 5000 feet...37 to 47 at 8000 feet. Lows 30 to 39 at 5000 feet...21 to 31 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, December 19, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, December 19, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers...a 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 44 to 50 at 5000 feet...39 to 44 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...southwest winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 31 to 39 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 44 to 50 at 5000 feet...39 to 44 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations...west winds around 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 55 mph over higher elevations.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 41 at 5000 feet... 23 to 33 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 55 mph over higher elevations.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 45 to 51 at 5000 feet... 39 to 45 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph over higher elevations.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Monday Through Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. Lows 33 to 43 at 5000 feet...25 to 35 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

DNC Yosemite Community Events
Dec. 19th and 20th will be the Ugly Holiday Sweater version of Open Mic Night and Karaoke Night at the Carabiner Cafe starting by 7pm. (E. Brosk)

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, December 18, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, December 18, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 41 to 50 at 5000 feet...32 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening...then mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 30 to 38 at 5000 feet...18 to 28 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level 6000 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the evening...then chance of snow and rain after midnight. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 31 to 39 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations... Southwest winds around 25 mph in the evening.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 44 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 41 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet.
Sunday And Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs 50 to 60 at 5000 feet...42 to 50 at 8000 feet. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the morning... Then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Near the crest...a 20 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 37 to 46 at 5000 feet...26 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the evening...then chance of snow showers after midnight. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 26 to 34 at 5000 feet...15 to 23 at 8000 feet.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Near the crest...a 30 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 41 to 50 at 5000 feet...32 to 38 at 8000 feet.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after midnight. Lows 29 to 37 at 5000 feet...18 to 28 at 8000 feet.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow in the morning...then chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Snow level 6500 feet. Highs 43 to 53 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs 42 to 51 at 5000 feet...34 to 40 at 8000 feet.
Saturday Night Through Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...23 to 33 at 8000 feet. Highs 45 to 55 at 5000 feet...36 to 46 at 8000 feet.

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
Yosemite Valley | Wawona | Tuolumne Meadows | Badger Pass | Big Oak Flat | Hetch Hetchy | El Portal | Mariposa

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WEATHER
...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Wednesday...
* Locations include...Tuolumne Meadows...Tioga Pass...Huntington Lake...Lodgepole...Ponderosa.
* Snow Amounts...widespread 4 to 7 inches with locally higher amounts.
* Snow Level...5000 feet.
* Winds...gusts up 45 mph over ridges and near the crest.
* Timing...snow beginning this afternoon with the heaviest snow tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Snow diminishing Wednesday night.
* Impacts...winter driving conditions. Road closures possible. Low visibilities in blowing and drifting snow.

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