Yosemite National Park Friday April 28th, 2017

Yosemite National Park
Friday April 28th, 2017
 
Today: Sunny, windy. Highs 56 to 64 at 5000 feet...45 to 53 at 8000 feet. North winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.

Yosemite National Park Thursday April 27th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday April 27th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 64 at 5000 feet...50 to 58 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, west winds 25 to 30 mph in the morning, gusts up to 60 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 55 to 63 at 5000 feet...46 to 56 at 8000 feet.
 
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Yosemite National Park Tuesday April 25th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday April 25th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 52 to 60 at 5000 feet... 46 to 56 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph over higher elevations.

Yosemite National Park Wednesday April 26th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday April 26th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of snow showers, a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Over higher elevations, gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 56 to 62 at 5000 feet...49 to 55 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest, a 20 percent chance of snow showers in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows 37 to 44 at 5000 feet...29 to 37 at 8000 feet. Northwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 60 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 63 at 5000 feet...50 to 58 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, northwest winds around 25 mph in the morning, gusts up to 45 mph in the morning.
 

Yosemite National Park Monday, April 24th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 24th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of showers...a 40 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 50 to 56 at 5000 feet... 42 to 48 at 8000 feet. West winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 65 mph over higher elevations.

Yosemite National Park Friday, April 21st, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 21st, 2017
 
Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 63 to 71 at 5000 feet...55 to 65 at 8000 feet.

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for April 19, 2017    

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for April 19, 2017    
 
New snow: 22 inches
Total settled snow depth: 100 inches (at 8,600 feet)
High temperature: 49°F (April 16)
Low temperature: -1°F (April 14)

Yosemite National Park Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
 
Today: Sunny, breezy. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet...46 to 53 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph in the morning. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
 
Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet...45 to 51 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. A 20 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 33 to 41 at 5000 feet...23 to 31 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 45 mph over higher elevations.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs 54 to 60 at 5000 feet... 46 to 52 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 60 mph in the morning.
 
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Removing snow and rumors along the Tioga Pass Road

Removing snow and rumors along the Tioga Pass Road

Snow is minimal below 8,000 feet on the east side of  Highway 120, but snow depth increases exponentially above 8,500 feet. Photo by Bartshé Miller.

As everyone in California knows, it’s been a remarkable year for precipitation. At the highest elevations above Mono Lake in the vicinity of Tioga Pass, we may be facing a snowpack over 200% of normal. April 1 snow surveys revealed nearby sites at all-time record snow depth and water content, while other sites, including Tioga Pass itself, fell just short of past record levels. Snow depth in the region likely moved upward with recent April storms, cold temperatures, and generally unsettled spring weather.

Rocks, silt, and one of the many avalanches that have buried the Tioga Pass Road. Photo by Bartshé Miller.

It will require a lot of time and effort to clear Highway 120 West (Tioga Pass) through Yosemite National Park at the higher elevations. Avalanches, debris, large rocks, fallen trees, record snowpack, runoff, and road damage will slow the process. The effort will likely involve not only the National Park Service, but also Caltrans, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and Mono County road crews.

Work to clear the road officially began on April 14, and Caltrans also did some preliminary work clearing some of the large avalanches that have fallen across Highway 120 on the Mono Lake side of Tioga Pass.

Full story and photos here
http://www.monolake.org/today/2017/04/18/removing-snow-and-rumors-along-...

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