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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, April 12, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 12, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 65.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Wind gusts as high as 25 mph.
El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Wawona School Silent Auction/Barbecue Fundraiser
Care to bid on great merchandise and services while helping to support Wawona School? Want to enjoy a delicious barbecued chicken luncheon before or after you peruse the tables full of auction items? Please join us on Saturday, April 13th, for Wawona School’s Annual Silent Auction and Barbecue Fundraiser. A variety of local and regional hotels, restaurants, shops, businesses and artisans have donated fantastic merchandise and gift certificates. Doors open for bidding at 11:30 and close at 2:30. A complete lunch, including barbecued chicken, corn, salad, bread, and dessert, will be served at a cost of $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Auction results will be ready at 4:30, and the doors will re-open at that time for payment and pickup. For more information, please call the school at (209) 375-6383. We hope to see you there! (M. Stauffer)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, April 11, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, April 11, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 85.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Upcoming Hantavirus Awareness Session and Training Today
Today is another one-hour Hantavirus awareness sessions that we encourage you all to attend. Today it will be in the El Portal Large Breakroom - April 11, 11-12 pm. Please call the Safety Hotline with any questions at 379-1079. (M. Weinburke)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 69.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 42.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 67.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 82.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Valley Power Outage Today
There will be a planned power outage in Yosemite Valley Wednesday for 1 - 2 hours between the hours of 0800 and 1200 for required High Voltage testing of the circuit breakers at the Powerhouse. Areas affected: Yosemite Valley, Big Oak Flat & Wawona Tunnels, Glacier Point Operations, Turtleback and Sentinel Dome Communications Sites. Services currently backed up on generators should have no or minimal interruption. As your Utility Company we appreciate your understanding as we move forward to provide you with a safer, more reliable power system. Please contact Dan Raspotnik at the High Voltage Shop with questions 209-379-1236. (D. Raspotnik)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 38.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 40.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 84.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Clear, with a low around 32.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Yosemite Forum Today
Please join us in the Yosemite Valley East Auditorium, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, from Noon to 1 p.m. for the Yosemite Forum. Dr. Christopher Monz, Associate Professor of Recreation Ecology, Resources Management, Department of Environment, Utah State University, will present Recreation Ecology Applications in National Parks: Examples from Yosemite, Rocky Mountain and Glacier Bay. Please contact D. Smith, 9-1439, or M. Thornley, 9-1060 for additional information. (D. Smith)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, April 8, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 8, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Rain and snow showers likely before 11am, then a chance of rain showers. Snow level 4100 feet rising to 4600 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

El Portal
Today: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Wawona
Today: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11am, then a slight chance of rain showers. Snow level 4100 feet rising to 4700 feet. Partly sunny, with a high near 53. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Five New YOSE Directives Established
Over the past week, there have been five new Yosemite Directives established. It is very important that all staff read and review these new policies.
Directive #17: Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
Directive #18: Defensive Driving Policy
Directive #19: Blood-borne Pathogens
Directive #20: Respiratory Protection
Directive #21: Management of Mountain Lion Threats
These directives can be found on the Superintendent's Sharepoint site under "YOSE Directives" on the left-hand column. (K. Kosick)
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Yosemite Daily Photo, Control burn in Foresta escapes containment lines, 4/2/13

They have been clearing thick brush in Foresta and burning the piles. This one was left over night and escaped its line and started to burn a nearby tree but since it is so early in the season it wouldnt have really spread. Luckily some folks in a house nearby called it in and ran over and put it out.

Amazing that the snow depth in Tuolumne is exactly the same as last year

Amazing that the snow depth in Tuolumne is exactly the same as last year

Tuolumne Meadows Weekly Report: 3/27-4/13
High temperature: 52°F (3/29)
Low temperature: 16°F (4/2)
New Snow: 8”
Total settled snow depth: 23” as of April 3rd

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update 4/8/12
Weather: (March 28 through April 3)
High temp: 54°F (April 3)
Low temp: 9°F (April 2)
New Snow: 13 inches
Total settled snow depth: 23 inches as of April 4, 2012

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, April 5, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 5, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday: A 10 percent chance of showers after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Hetch Hetchy Road Opening April 5
The Hetch Hetchy Road is scheduled to open Friday, April 5th. Construction project work will continue adjacent to O'Shaughnessy Dam, which will result in the parking area next to the dam to be closed Friday and Saturday, and potentially into the beginning of the week of April 8. Limited parking will be available at the backpacker's parking area. Pedestrians will have access to and across the dam. (A. Adams)
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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, April 4, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Showers. High near 60. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

El Portal
Today: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.

Wawona
Today: Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 60. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

April 2013 Snow Survey Results

April 2013 Snow Survey Results
Results for the April snow survey show that the Merced River basin snowpack is at 53% of average while the Tuolumne River basin is at 52% of average for this time of year. Last year, the Merced was at 47% while the Tuolumne was at 43%, but the distribution of snow is much different this year. Last year, the snowpack was fairly consistently about 45% of average at all surveyed elevations. This year, the snowpack is about 70% of average down to around 8,000 feet, but drops off substantially below that. So, those early-June high-elevation backpacking trips that might have been possible last year will probably be much snowier this year.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Thursday: Rain. High near 61. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

El Portal
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Thursday: Rain. High near 73. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Thursday: Rain. High near 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

April Snow Survey Results
Results for the April snow survey show that the Merced River basin snowpack is at 53% of average while the Tuolumne River basin is at 52% of average for this time of year. Last year, the Merced was at 47% while the Tuolumne was at 43%, but the distribution of snow is much different this year. Last year, the snowpack was fairly consistently about 45% of average at all surveyed elevations. This year, the snowpack is about 70% of average down to around 8,000 feet, but drops off substantially below that. So, those early-June high-elevation backpacking trips that might have been possible last year will probably be much snowier this year. (M. Fincher/J. Trust)
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