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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park

Monday, June 29th, 2015

 

WEATHER

 

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning... Then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 40 percent. Highs 86 to 96 at 5000 feet...68 to 78 at 8000 feet.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 59 to 69 at 5000 feet...49 to 59 at 8000 feet.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the morning...then chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Highs 90 to 100 at 5000 feet...72 to 82 at 8000 feet.

 

Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:

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

 

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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY

 

Creative Fusion Tuesday

Tuesday June 30th is Ranger Erik Westerlund’s first show at Yosemite Theater of the season. Creative Fusion, exploring the nature of the Sierra Nevada is a feast of fun with toe tapping songs, contests and… yes… yodeling too. See you at 7pm on Tuesday, doors open at 6:45pm, employees and volunteers of all our park partners are free as always! (C. Botell)

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YNPCCC BBQ Fundraiser Thursday

Join us for lunch! Thursday, July 2 is the next Yosemite National Park Child Care Center BBQ fundraiser! Come join us from 11am to 1pm for a tasty lunch in front of the Visitor Center in Yosemite Valley. On the menu: Bratwurst, hamburger, or veggie burger plus all the fixings, cold salad, a bag of chips, and lemonade--all for only $10!!! Sodas and dessert (including Independence Day Brownies!!!) will also be available for $1 each. New this year: punch cards for repeat customers! Purchase a meal at three different BBQs, then come to a fourth BBQ and get your meal FREE! Come support a great cause and treat yourself to a tasty lunch that you don't have to prepare--you deserve it!!! (J. Modrak-Killian)

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Temporary Soda Springs Trail Closures This Week

In Tuolumne Meadow, the trail from Soda Springs to Tioga Road will occasionally be closed do to construction on the following days: 6/29, 6/30, 7/1. Trail closures will be indicated by signs, NPS staff and/or flagging at the junction with Tioga Road and at the Tuolumne River bridge. If you have questions, contact Matt Jones at 379-2173.  (M. Jones)

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Private Rental

2 bedroom,  2 bath home (plus extra room for office)  for rent in Mariposa for $950/month. Approximately 1230 sq ft. Month to month agreement only. Call 209-662-9460 or email sierrasue10@gmail.com for more information (M. Abney) 

 

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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

 

Big Oak Flat Road Hazard Tree Mitigation Work

Forestry plans on mitigating tree hazards along the BOF road starting Wednesday June 17. Work area will be from Crane Flat to the park boundary just past the BOF entrance station. Work period will be Monday through Thursday from 0730 hrs. to 1600 hrs and may last as long as 4 to 5 weeks. Traffic control will be in place with possible 30 minute delays. (C. Castro)

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Tioga Road Rehabilitation (Update No. 11)

Crews have completed paving the top mat and over the next couple of weeks will continue paving ditches, installing shoulder material, installing curbs and installing the center line rumble strip. With the recent heavy traffic crews had to move the grinding of the center line rumble strips to nights.  Below are a list of delay times for the project.  The project completion date is September 30, 2015, but the crews are trying to finish this project ahead of schedule.

 

From 10:00 p.m. Sunday evening  to 8:00 p.m. Saturday night:

-11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., 1 hour delays

-6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 15 minute delays

-7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 30 minute delays

-3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., 15 minute delays

-4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 30 minute delays

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Michael Pieper at (209) 200-1131. (M. Pieper)

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Temporary Safety Closures of Roads After El Portal Fire

In order to maintain the safety of park visitors, community members, and allow fire management operations to continue unimpeded, the Superintendent of Yosemite National Park has closed the following areas until further notice is given.

The Foresta Road is closed to motor vehicles at Foresta Falls to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. It is also closed to motor vehicles in El Portal at the intersection of Granite Street to the park’s boundary with Stanislaus National Forest. (K. Killian)

 

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