Yosemite National Park Monday, April 9th, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 9th, 2018
 
Today: Sunny, warmer. Highs 67 to 75 at 5000 feet...59 to 67 at 8000 feet.

Yosemite Flood 2018 4.7.18

We are still under a Flood Warning and currently experiencing heavy rain in Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley residents, please take the time to carefully read the safety reminders below. 

Safety Reminders 
The river is rising quickly and will continue to rise even after the rain has stopped, as water works its way from the high country to the lower elevations. If you are in the park, you may be tempted to go for a walk to see the high water, but please stay home (unless scheduled to work). 

Southside Drive is now two-way from Pohono Bridge to Sentinel Bridge. Do not drive unless it’s absolutely necessary. Do not drive through standing or running water over the road. Turn around, don’t drown: two feet of flowing water is enough to sweep your vehicle away (this did apparently occur in Mariposa County during the last storm). 

Be extremely cautious while walking anywhere near flowing water. Just six inches of running water is enough to sweep you away. 

Large trees have already started to fall in the Valley. Watch for falling trees, looking for cracks in the soil around a tree, a tree beginning to lean, or separation between joined tree trunks. 

If there is a power outage, do not use portable stoves or grills indoors. 

River and Weather Conditions 
As of 8 am, the Merced River at Pohono Bridge is at 10 feet (and 7 feet at Happy Isles). The current river forecast calls for a peak of 14.7 feet at Pohono Bridge at 5 pm on Saturday, with flows above 10 feet (flood stage) until Sunday at 5 am. 

Yosemite Valley has received about 2.25 inches of rain since Friday morning. 

Tuolumne Meadows has received just over 1.5 inches of rain since Friday morning. 

South Fork Merced River, which was at about 4.5 feet earlier this week, is now approaching 8 feet. 

Tuolumne River above Hetch Hetchy, which about 10 to 11 feet earlier this week, is now approaching 17 feet. 

Yosemite Flood 2018 4.7.18

Yosemite Flood 2018 4.7.18

Yosemite_alert@rapidnotify.com
9:22 AM (15 minutes ago)

River expected to peak at 5PM (14.7 ft). Residents stay inside. Southside Dr. 2-way
traffic for emergencies. Caution: tree failures.

Yosemite Flood 4.6.18

4.6.18

yosemite_alert@rapidnotify.com
4:59 PM (16 hours ago)

Yosemite Valley is closed to visitors. Valley residents have until 8pm to enter Valley.
Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow, stay indoors.
 

Yosemite National Park Friday, April 6th, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 6th, 2018
 
 
Flood Watch in effect from April 6, 11:00 PM PDT until April 8, 11:00 AM PDT

Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
 
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs 60 to 68 at 5000 feet...52 to 58 at 8000 feet.

Yosemite National Park Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
 
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: 
Sunny. Highs 59 to 67 at 5000 feet...52 to 58 at 8000 feet.

Yosemite National Park Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 2nd, 2018
 
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: 
Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 65 at 5000 feet...50 to 55 at 8000 feet.

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