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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 73.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

120-day Detail/Temporary Promotion Opportunity for Yosemite National Park Permanent Employees – Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant, GS-0303-06
The Business and Revenue Management, Fee Collection Operation has an exciting opportunity for a detail or temporary promotion (if eligible/qualified) to a Supervisory Visitor Use Assistant (Fee Collection), GS-0303-06 position.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, March 10, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, March 10, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

El Portal
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy early, then gradual clearing, with a high near 75.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 63.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

New Deputy Chief Ranger
The Protection Division is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Stansberry into the Deputy Chief Ranger position. Michael will EOD in late April, he is currently employed as the Platte River District Ranger at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. He has been a ranger for the National Park Service since 2000, prior to that he was a police officer in Columbia, Missouri. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management and, with his wife Karen, has three children - twin 10 year old daughters Jaiden and Jocelyn and a 6 year old son named Anderson. The Stansberry family will reside in the Yosemite Valley Upper Housing Area, please join us in welcoming them to the Yosemite community. (K. Killian)
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Yosemite National Park Partners with Macy’s “Heart your Park” Program - news release
Donations at Visalia Store to Benefit Park Programs
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday, March 7, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, March 7, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

El Portal
Today: Sunny, with a high near 71. West wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 40.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 72.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Wawona
Today: Sunny, with a temperature rising to near 62 by noon, then falling to around 54 during the remainder of the day.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 63.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Prescribed Fire Scheduled in Yosemite National Park: Burn Scheduled for Hetch Hetchy Area - news release
Media Contacts:
Scott Gediman 209-372-0529
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

Yosemite National Park is planning a prescribed fire in the Hetch Hetchy area, near the O’Shaughnessy Dam. The fire is planned for mid to late March and will include a total of 57 acres. Ignition and active burning will take approximately one to two days and a few additional days to patrol and monitor until the end of the burn.

Due to recent precipitation in the area in the last several weeks, including the unsettled weather forecast for the next several days, fire managers will monitor the area and ignite the planned prescribed burn when prescription parameters are at optimum levels.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday, March 6, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, March 6, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Showers, mainly before 10am. High near 58. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 64.

El Portal
Today: Showers, mainly before 11am. High near 69. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today: Showers, mainly before 10am. High near 59. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 59.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Sal's Tonight
Join Sal, YEA, and your awesome community this Thursday, March 6 at the Clark Community Hall in El Portal. Not only is Sal's a great party, it's also a great way to support your community: each beverage you purchase from YEA helps to provide scholarships and other funding for students, improvements to the Community Hall, and other fun events sponsored by YEA. Thanks for coming out and showing your support! (A. Davis)

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RECENT NEWS

#Yosemite March 1, 2014 Snow Surveys

Yosemite March 1, 2014 Snow Surveys
Park Rangers have completed the March 1 snow surveys. The water content of the snowpack in the Tuolumne drainage is 29% of average and in the Merced drainage is 26% of average. The courses at the lower elevations (7000' and below) are particularly dry-about 16% of average. About three quarters of the courses were measured before last week's storm, however, so the actual March 1 percentages are slightly higher.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 30 percent chance of rain after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Rain, mainly after 10pm. Low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

El Portal
Today: A 30 percent chance of rain after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Tonight: Rain, mainly after 11pm. Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Wawona
Today: A 10 percent chance of rain after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday: Showers likely, mainly before 11am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Thursday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

El Portal
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.
Thursday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wawona
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64.
Thursday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. 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

Tourism to Yosemite National Park Creates over $378 Million in Economic Benefit - news release
Report shows visitor spending supports 5,162 jobs in local economy
Scott Gediman 209-372-0248
Kari Cobb 209-372-0529

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,853,404 visitors to Yosemite National Park in 2012 spent $378,757.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 5,162 jobs in the local area.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Monday, March 3, 2014

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, March 3, 2014

WEATHER

Yosemite Valley
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 58.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

El Portal
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Tonight: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

Wawona
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 59.
Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

Figure Skating Performance Today
Yosemite winter club figure skating program presents their end of the season performance. Please come out to watch the kids skate. Monday March 3 @ 6 pm, Curry Village ice rink. (M. Fazio)
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Ice Rink Closed on Sunday, March 2nd
The Curry Ice Rink has closed for the season as the sun starts to make its return to Curry Village. (E. Callahan)
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