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

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 94.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 52.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 88.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 44.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Curry Meadow Grill Open Weekends
The Curry Village Meadow Grill opened this weekend (Saturday 4-27-13 and Sunday 4-28-13) for food service. Hours Of operation: 11:00am-5:00pm. The Meadow Grill will be open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and then transition into daily operations starting May 10. (B. Bryan)
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Yosemite Valley Road Striping
Starting on Monday April 29th road striping crews will be working in the Valley for two weeks. Hours of operation will be from 8:00pm to 6:00 am Expect short delays. (G. Taylor)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, April 26, 2013

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 49.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 91.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 42.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Glacier Point Road Opens for Biking
Glacier Point Road will be open to bicycles from Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 29. Yosemite Roads and Forestry Crews will resume their work in the area starting on Monday, April 30; at that time the road will once again be closed to all traffic. The Glacier Point Road from Chinquapin to Badger Pass remains open to Administrative Traffic through the weekend; bicyclists must park at Chinquapin and should expect to encounter vehicles while on this stretch. Bicyclists are urged to use caution and maintain a controlled speed at all times while traveling on this road, equipment and debris may be encountered on the roadway. (K. Killian)
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Yosemite Valley Road Striping
Starting on Monday April 29th road striping crews will be working in the Valley for two weeks. Hours of operation will be from 8:00pm to 6:00 am Expect short delays. (G.Taylor)
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Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire Update
Fire crews are continuing mop-up operations along the fire perimeter. Areas with more moisture, deep needles, and large logs produce more smoke for longer periods of time.

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

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Hantavirus Awareness Session Today: 11:00 am in the East Auditorium
There will be a Hantavirus awareness session today open to anyone in Yosemite National Park to attend. The purpose of this session is to provide information about hantavirus and to provide recommendations to protect people who reside or visit areas where hantavirus is endemic (prevalent). This one hour awareness session will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Valley East Auditorium. Please call 279-1209 if you have any questions. (M. Weinburke)
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El Portal Power Outage
There will be a power outage on Thursday May 2, 2013 that will affect the El Portal Trailer Court loops A through F, and all of Middle Road. The outage will be from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. This outage is necessary to repair equipment. Any Questions? Please call Dan Raspotnik at 379-1236. (J. Brown)
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Final Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report: 4/17-4/24

Final Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report: 4/17-4/24
High temperature: 61°F (4/21)
Low temperature: 16°F (4/18)
New Snow: 0”
Total settled snow depth: 0” as of April 24th

Skiing Conditions and Weather: This is our last post of the winter of 2013. The snow stake here at Tuolumne reads 0” so it must be time to head for our summer range down south at Sequoia National Park. There was a lot of melting this week as temperatures were in the upper 50’s each day. There is patchy snow below 9,000’ on all aspects except south, and the best coverage remains above 9,500’ on north aspects. The freezing temperatures overnight this week has produced some good corn skiing on select slopes in the alpine zone. The Tioga road within Yosemite National Park is a patch work of bare pavement and snow drifts which is not conducive to good ski travel.

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

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Upcoming Hantavirus Awareness Session: April 25 at 11:00 am in the East Auditorium
There will be a Hantavirus awareness session open to anyone in Yosemite National Park to attend. The purpose of this session is to provide information about hantavirus and to provide recommendations to protect people who reside or visit areas where hantavirus is endemic (prevalent). This one hour awareness session will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Valley East Auditorium. Please call 279-1209 if you have any questions. (M. Weinburke)
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Final Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Report: 4/17-4/24
High temperature: 61°F (4/21)
Low temperature: 16°F (4/18)
New Snow: 0”
Total settled snow depth: 0” as of April 24th

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

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 78.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 44.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

John Muir Trail Ice Cut Open
The Mist trail and the upper section of the John Muir Trail from Clark Point to the top of Nevada Falls ("the ice cut") have been opened for the season starting today (April 23rd). As always, travel with care as the trails are wet and may be slippery. The 4 mile trail remains closed at the gate at Union Point. (L. Kretsch)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, April 22, 2013 Happy Earth Day!

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 22, 2013
Happy Earth Day!

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 45.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 49.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 87.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 41. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast in the evening.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the morning.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire
Yosemite National Park fire managers began burning the 150 acre Wawona Northwest Segment B Prescribed Fire on April 21, 2013. A test burn was started and conditions were favorable to continue the prescribed fire project. Ignition will take 2 – 4 days and active burn down will last 1 – 2 weeks. The primary objective is to reduce hazardous fuels within the mixed conifer forest adjacent to the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) community of Wawona. This project creates a continuous area of reduced fuel by linking together multiple previous fires and treatments including the 2007 and 2008 Wawona Northwest prescribed fires, the 2007 Jack wildfire, which was caused by lightning, and a series of mechanical vegetation thinning projects in the 2000’s.

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

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

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 48.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

John Muir Geotourism Center Open House
Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 1 - 4:00pm
5016 Main Street
Coulterville, CA 95311
Refreshments and dessert will be served
Call 209.878.3501 for information. (M. Maldonado)
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Preventive Search and Rescue Opportunity
Are you a park employee who has always wanted to get involved with Search and Rescue but did not know how? How about a supervisor whose employees ask them each summer if they can get involved, but you cannot spare them from their regular duties? Maybe you wanted to be involved, but you've been worried that SAR operations might be too strenuous for you.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, April 18, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 42.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 86.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 34.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

NPS All Employee Breakfast Today
The NPS All-employee spring breakfast is this Thursday! The ELT will be flipping pancakes, scrambling eggs, and serving up breakfast for your enjoyment. Please join us on Thursday morning, April 18 at 8:30 am for breakfast, park announcements, and an award presentation from the ELT. A great way to celebrate the upcoming 2013 spring/summer season with both your long-time coworkers and new staff. We hope to see everyone on Thursday morning! (K. Kosick)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 83.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 58.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Wildland Fire Refresher Today
The first wildland fire refresher will be held April 17 at the Valley SAR training room. Start time is 0900 and the contact is Bernard Spielman at 372-0504. Please call to confirm attendance space. Be prepared for fire shelter deployments and interactive discussions. For additional dates and information please check out the Red Card page in Sharepoint. http://sharepoint.yose.nps.gov/prot/fm/SitePages/Redcards%20(IQCS).aspx. (B. Spielman)
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Restriping of the Wawona Road, Chilnualna Falls Road and Forest Drive
Starting Tuesday morning April 23rd crews will be onsite for one week to commence restriping the Wawona Road, Chilnualna Falls Road, and Forest Drive. Due to the temperature requirements, crews will be working days only, April 23rd thru April 26th, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM with traffic control and up to 15 minute delays. Please try to avoid driving on the new pavement markings and plan ahead for these delays, so you are able to reach your destination on time. (M. Pieper)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 4300 feet rising to 5500 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 58.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today: A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 4200 feet rising to 5400 feet. Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 22.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Campground Update
On April 17th, the back loops of Wawona Campgroun d, and the Wawona horse camp will open for the season, and the entire campground will be available only by advance reservation (through October 6th). On Wednesday, April 17th, the Hodgdon Meadow group campsites open for the season, and the entire Hodgdon Meadow campground will be available only by advance reservation (through October 14.) (M. Carter)
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Wawona Northwest Prescribed Fire
Due to the predicted rain and snow storm the Wawona Northwest prescribed fire project is postponed. If the weather clears and winds are favorable fire officials will begin ignitions later this week. (G. Wuchner)
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