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Daily Report - Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
 
Today: Sunny. Highs 56 to 62 at 5000 feet...44 to 54 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows 36 to 44 at 5000 feet...27 to 35 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, southwest winds around 25 mph after midnight, gusts up to 40 mph after midnight.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 55 to 61 at 5000 feet...42 to 52 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph over higher elevations.
 
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY 
 
Research Library Holiday Closure
The Research Library will be closed for the holidays from December 24th through January 3rd. Please send research inquiries to yose_library@nps.gov.  (
V. Sanchez)
 
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RECENT NEWS
 
Yosemite Community Holiday Dinner December 25
Yosemite Hospitality is offering a Holiday Dinner at Half Dome Village Pavilion on December 25th from 4 pm to 8 pm for all Yosemite employees and community members. The buffet-style meal is free for all Yosemite Hospitality employees and only $5 for their guests or other Yosemite community members. Numerous dining options will be available including appetizers, entrées, salads, sides, and dessert! Vegetarian options are also available.  (L. Cesaro)
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Local Road Work Through 12/21
Caltrans has issued traffic advisories indicating that drainage and slope stabilization work will continue on portions of both State Routes (Highways) 120 and 140. Work on SR 120 will occur throughout Tuolumne County on Thursday and Friday, 12/20 and 12/21. In Mariposa County, work will occur on SR 140 Monday through Friday, 12/17 to 12/21. Between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., motorists should watch for flaggers, stopped vehicles and construction workers; expect 15 minute delays, and plan travel time accordingly.  (J. Donovan)
 
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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
 
Wawona Road Delays
Weather permitting, starting Monday, December 10th, crews will begin repairing the Wawona Road within the Ferguson Fire burn area (Between the Rostrum and Chinquapin).  As part of the repairs there will be single lane traffic control with up to 30-minute delays, so please be patient and schedule additional time when traveling through this area. This work will continue through the end of January.
 
Work Schedule and Delays Starting December 10th: 
Monday through Friday
7am to 5pm –  Traffic delays up to 30 minutes (Hopefully, the delays will be less because crews are trying to keep alternating traffic moving thru the construction zone, however please plan on the 30-minute delays for the travel time)
 
No weekend or night work is scheduled at this time.  (M. Pieper)