Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday January 3rd, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
glacier point road - Yosemite - 12.31.16

glacier point road - yosemite - 12.31.16
Do not think that the drought is over, this is the Glacier Point road

on 12/31/6 and the south facing hillsides at 8,000' are bare.

Tuesday January 3rd, 2017
 
 
Winter Storm Warning
A Winter Storm Warning In Effect From 4pm This Afternoon until 4pm Thursday Above 7000 Feet. Expected snow accumulation of more than 2 feet. Snow levels starting out around 4500ft on Tuesday evening. Rising to 7000 feet Wednesday and continuing through Thursday. The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds may  lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility and additional power  outages.
 
Today: Snow likely in the morning. Snow with rain likely in the afternoon. Near the crest...snow in the afternoon. Breezy. Not as cold. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches. Snow level 5000 feet. Highs 38 to 44 at 5000 feet...30 to 35 at 8000 feet. South winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph over higher elevations.
 
Tonight: Rain...snow...windy. Snow accumulation up to 16 inches. Snow level 6000 feet. Lows 31 to 38 at 5000 feet... 21 to 29 at 8000 feet. South winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph after midnight. Over higher elevations...southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 65 mph.
 
Tomorrow: Rain and snow...snow near the crest. Windy. Snow accumulation up to 17 inches. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 41 to 47 at 5000 feet...33 to 39 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 50 mph...southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 70 mph over higher elevations.
 
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
 
Yosemite Valley School Speakeasy 
Please join us Saturday, January 14th at the Majestic Hotel for this 1920's inspired fundraising event which will support the students of the Yosemite National Park Valley School. The evening includes wine, beer, special time inspired cocktails, appetizers, silent auction, gaming tables, music, friends and fun. This is an adult only event and if you are interested in childcare you can contact the Yosemite Child Care Center. Tickets are on sale now they are $25 per person until January 1st at which time they will be $30 per person, tickets include 2 drink tickets. You can purchase tickets by following this link to our website  https://squareup.com/store/yosemite-valley-school-ptg (C. Archer)
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​​Balanced Rock Community Yoga 
Classes resume after the holiday break. Bring in the New Year practicing yoga and meditation with an amazing community.
 
2017 Classes:
Monday evenings 6pm-7:15pm, El Portal,  El Portal Community Hall 
Wednesday evenings 6pm-7pm, Yosemite Valley, Employee Wellness Center
 
All classes are taught by our talented volunteer staff.  There is no charge for classes and a schedule of instructors can be found here:  http://balancedrock.org/programs/ongoing-yoga-classes For more information contact:  heather@balancedrock.org (H. Sullivan)
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Dick Ewart’s Retirement party is FRIDAY, January 6 !
Please join us in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Dick Ewart began his career in Yosemite in 1975 as a volunteer for the Yosemite Natural History Association and became a Ranger in 1976.  This Park Ranger Extraordinaire retired December 31, 2016.  If you would like to help us wish him all the best in his future adventures, please join us in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium on Friday, January 6, 2017 between 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm.
Mingle, meet & greet until 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00, Roasts and presentations 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, lemonade and coffee will be provided. If you can bring an appetizer or a side dish to share, that would be greatly appreciated.  BYOB. Please bring your own mess kit to assist with zero landfill.  Plates, cups and silverware will be available for those who forget.  If you wish to contribute to a retirement gift, please contact Dean Shenk in Yosemite Valley, Heidi Edgecomb in Wawona, Sally Sprouse in Hodgdon Meadow, Mariposa: Cindy Baker/Yvonne Radanovich or Heather Boothe in El Portal. (D. Shenk)
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Housing Opportunities 
4 bedroom, 2 bath, washer, dryer, refrigerator in Jerseydale.  $1300.00 per month.
 
3 bedroom, 2 bath, all new paint, flooring, window coverings and kitchen counters. Located in Midpines $1100.00 per month. Please contact, judiebee1@mac.com for
additional information. (C. Baker)

 

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RECENT NEWs
 
Attention All
As we continue to mourn the passing of Brian Chilcott many are left wondering, "Is there anything can I do?" A close friend has created a GoFundMe page to help with surgery cost for beloved dog Axel and assist Jessi through this difficult time. If you would like more information about helping Axel and Jessi please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-axel-and-jessi (H. Bromberg)
 
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Yosemite Ice Rink is open

The Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink is now open

Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink
Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink
Half Dome Village Ice Skating Rink

 

Yosemite WebCams

Yosemite Webcams

 


Half Dome from Yosemite Valley

Half Dome from Glacier Point

El Capitan and Half Dome from Turtlback Dome

Yosemite Falls

Tuolumne Meadows, cam is down for winter

Looking west towards Mariposa with Merced River Canyon, Foresta on right from
Turtleback Dome


Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Resort, Badger Pass


Happy Isles, Merced River. Yosemite Valley

The Tioga Pass webcam is back and the latest image is found here:
Latest image


Mono Lake


Mono Lake east side looking west at Yosemite Sierra

Mariposa, Hwy 140

 

 
   

 

Yosemite Plague

After a spike of human cases of the plague in 2015, a year the disease inflicted 16 people across portions of the western United States, the number of occurrences this year have dropped.

Four cases of human plague in 2016 were reported in New Mexico, one of several western states where the infectious bacterial disease is commonly found, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday December 30th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Parkclark range - yosemite - 12.25.16
Friday December 30th, 2016
 
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning...a 20 percent chance of showers. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 47 to 57 at 5000 feet...38 to 46 at 8000 feet.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 27 to 37 at 5000 feet...17 to 27 at 8000 feet.
 
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers... A 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level 5500 feet. Highs 41 to 49 at 5000 feet...33 to 39 at 8000 feet.
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Friday December 30th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday December 30th, 2016
 
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow showers in the morning...a 20 percent chance of showers. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 47 to 57 at 5000 feet...38 to 46 at 8000 feet.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows 27 to 37 at 5000 feet...17 to 27 at 8000 feet.
 
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow showers... A 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Snow level 5500 feet. Highs 41 to 49 at 5000 feet...33 to 39 at 8000 feet.
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Thursday December 29th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday December 29th, 2016
 
 
Today: Sunny. Highs 53 to 63 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Near the crest...a 50 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows 31 to 41 at 5000 feet...22 to 32 at 8000 feet.
 
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers...slight chance of snow showers. Near the crest...chance of snow showers in the morning...then slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon... Chance of snow 50 percent. Snow level 7500 feet. Highs 47 to 55 at 5000 feet...37 to 45 at 8000 feet.
 
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Tuesday December 27th, 2016

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Tuesday December 27th, 2016

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

 

Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 47 to 55 at 5000 feet...40 to 48 at 8000 feet.

 

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 28 to 38 at 5000 feet...20 to 30 at 8000 feet.

 

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 50 to 59 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

Yosemite Valley  |  Wawona  |  Tuolumne Meadows  |  Glacier Point |  Big Oak Flat  |  Hetch Hetchy  |  El Portal  |  Mariposa | Badger Pass

 

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