Tioga Road Plowing update 4/18/17

Tioga Road Plowing update 4/18/17

Highway 120 west – Tioga Pass from the junction of Highway 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate: Snow removal equipment is in place and starting to work on the lower sections of the highway. The snowpack is estimated to be between 8 to 15 feet on the highway, with up to 50 foot snowdrifts in some locations. There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

Yosemite National Park Friday, April 14th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Friday, April 14th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers...a 50 percent chance of snow showers near the crest. Breezy. Snow level above 8000 feet. Highs 53 to 59 at 5000 feet...44 to 49 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph over higher elevations.

Yosemite National Park Friday, April 14th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Friday, April 14th, 2017

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 48 to 54 at 5000 feet...41 to 47 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Clear. Lows 31 to 40 at 5000 feet...21 to 31 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 57 to 65 at 5000 feet... 48 to 56 at 8000 feet.

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

PG&E Power Outage Friday

Yosemite Utilities Branch would like to remind all that work and/or reside in El Portal, Yosemite Valley, Arch Rock and Badger Pass that there will be up to an 8 hour power outage in Yosemite Valley for PG&E to return the Park to commercial power on Friday 04/14.  PG&E is anticipating that this changeover will occur in the evening, but this is subject to change.  PG&E has given notice of an outage for all of El Portal from 7PM-8PM on 04/14.  This outage will affect Badger Pass.  There has been no updated timetable for the anticipated power transfer for Arch Rock at this time. We anticipate that all buildings that normally transfer to generator power during outages will transfer to backup power during these outages.  However, outages and affected buildings could change at any time. All residents and park personnel should plan accordingly. Utilities apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause all of our staff, residents and partners.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.  (J. Keyes)

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PG&E Power Outage Today

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for April 12, 2017  

Tuolumne Meadows Winter Conditions Update for April 12, 2017    

New snow: 26 inches

Total settled snow depth: 102 inches (at 8,600 feet)

High temperature: 52°F (April 5)

Low temperature: -2°F (April 9)

Yosemite National Park Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
 
Today: Snow showers...snow showers near the crest. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Windy. Total snow accumulation up to 8 inches. Snow level 7000 feet. Highs 41 to 47 at 5000 feet...33 to 39 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to around 70 mph over higher elevations.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Near the crest, a 50 percent chance of snow showers in the evening. Over higher elevations, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to around 65 mph in the evening shifting to the south around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph after midnight. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Windy, colder. Snow level 6000 feet. Lows 27 to 37 at 5000 feet...14 to 24 at 8000 feet.

Yosemite National Park Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
 
Today: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon, gusts up to 45 mph in the afternoon. Windy. Not as cool. Highs 57 to 63 at 5000 feet...46 to 51 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph over higher elevations. Over higher elevations, gusts up to 50 mph in the morning increasing to 70 mph in the afternoon.
 

Probe faults Yosemite’s ex-superintendent, Superintendent Don Neubacher, for style, but absolves him of gender bias

Probe faults Yosemite’s ex-superintendent, Superintendent Don Neubacher,  for style, but absolves him of gender bias 

BY MICHAEL DOYLE

mdoyle@mcclatchydc.com

WASHINGTON 

Federal investigators on Monday found fault with former Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher’s management “style and behavior,” but concluded there was “no evidence” he had acted out of bias or favoritism.

In a long-awaited report, the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General gave Neubacher what amounted to a mixed grade for his leadership of one of the country’s most popular parks. Of the 71 employees interviewed, investigators noted, 42 “spoke highly” of Neubacher as a manager.

“The remaining either had no opinion, vacillated in their opinion or said that he sometimes communicated poorly; that he could be dismissive, abrupt or overly critical; and that he would often publicly criticize and undermine employees after he lost confidence in them,” investigators noted in the 24-page report.

Titled an investigation into “allegations of a hostile work environment at Yosemite National Park,” the inquiry was initiated last summer. It mirrored, in part, an investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which first put Neubacher’s management under the spotlight in a September 2016 hearing.

Yosemite National Park Monday, April 10th, 2017

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, April 10th, 2017
 
 
Today: Sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph.
 
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph.
 
Tomorrow: A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. 
 
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