yosemite storm 2.9.18

yosemite storm 2.9.18 byosemite storm 2.9.18 

yosemite storm 2.9.18 

 

A couple of storm systems will impact Central California this weekend. As a result, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada from this afternoon through late Sunday night. There may be a break in snowfall Saturday night. Snow levels should be 3,000 to 4,000 feet, so accumulating snow is possible in the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills.

Yosemite National Park 2.8.19

Yosemite National Park 2.8.19Yosemite National Park 2.8.19

Yosemite is beginning to assess damage from this week's winter storm. Several hundred trees are down in the Valley, with damage to dozens of buildings and vehicles. Tree clearing will likely continue for several weeks. Around 50 tent cabins in Half Dome Village and 50-70 concessions housing units were damaged or destroyed, displacing over 150 employees.

We want to give a huge thank you for the continuing work of road crews, protection rangers, forester and tree workers, firefighters, and all employees working to support each other at this time. With another winter storm arriving this weekend, and we urge everyone to be aware of the dangers of icy roads and falling trees (call 372/209-0200 and press 1, 1 for current chain restrictions).

Updates to facilities and services:
- Upper Pines Campground is closed indefinitely (Camp 4, Wawona, and Hodgdon Meadow Campgrounds closed at least through Sunday)
- Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area will reopen Sunday, Feb. 10
- The ice rink at Half Dome Village is closed for the seasonYosemite National Park 2.8.19 b

tuolumne winter rangers 2/6/18, yosemite

tuolumne winter rangers 2/6/18, yosemitetuolumne winter rangers 2.6.19 - yosemite

US National Weather Service Hanford California

Here's a couple pictures of a very dedicated Winter Ranger up in Tuolumne Meadows. Rob and Laura Pilewski recorded 93 inches of new snow over a 5 day period, including a whopping 38 inches in just one 24 hour period. Thank you very much for your herculean effort up there.

tuolumne winter rangers 2/6/18, yosemitetuolumne winter rangers 2.6.19 - yosemite

yosemite snow forecast 2.7.19

yosemite snow forecast 2.7.19yosemite snow forecast 2.7.19

Plan accordingly. 

We are going to see another cold weather system this weekend. Snow levels mainly between 2000 and 3000 feet. Heaviest snow Friday night and again Saturday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Here are the cross sections for various NorCal highways and interstates.

yosemite snow forecast 2.7.19

 

yosemite weather alert 2.7.19

A couple of cold storms will bring heavy snow to the northern California mountains over the weekend. yosemite weather alert 2.7.19Low snow levels are expected throughout the watch period with gusty winds at times especially Saturday night and early Sunday. If mountain travel is planned this weekend, be ready for winter conditions by carrying tire chains and other supplies and prepare for likely delays.

yosemite storm 2.9.19

yosemite storm 2.9.19A couple of storm systems will impact Central California this weekend. As a result, a Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Southern Sierra Nevada. Snow levels should be 3,000 to 4,000 feet, so accumulating snow is possible in the Southern Sierra Nevada foothills.

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