Daily Report – Yosemite National Park Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Daily Report – Yosemite National Park

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. A 50 percent chance of snow late in the afternoon. Highs 35 to 49. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

Tonight: Colder. Chance of snow in the evening, then snow and rain likely after midnight. Snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Near steady temperature in the lower 30s. Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph decreasing to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs 36 to 50. Southeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon.

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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Wawona Pile Burning

Yosemite Fire is planning pile burning operations in the Wawona area. Burning will begin Tuesday, December 26th and continue into Friday, December 29th, and smoke may be visible in the area into the new year. Fire managers work closely with Park staff and the local air pollution control districts to time burning operations to coincide with favorable weather and smoke dispersion conditions. Smoke impacts are always a consideration in the decision to begin any burning, and operations will only be conducted under favorable conditions. Air quality and smoke information in Yosemite can be found online: Current Air Quality and Smoke Monitoring. (S. Lyon)

Dispatch Expansion Project

The Dispatch Expansion project is converting most of the El Portal Warehouse lobby into office space for the Emergency Communications (Dispatch) Center. The lobby elevator is off-limits except in case of emergency. The lobby stairs are still blocked off and the rest of the lobby area is closed unless you are involved with the project. Warehouse occupants and visitors need to use alternate means of ingress/egress until the re-construction of the stairs is finished. Do not enter through the RMS building unless you work there. To access the Dispatch office area, follow the signs in through the Trails area door just inside the fence/gate. Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Contact Nicole Belle Isle, Project Manager, for more information. (N. Belle Isle)


Y8 Fuel Station Down
The Y8 gas station is currently down. For gas needs in the meantime, please call the garage from 8 am – 5 pm, 7 days a week at 209-372-1060 to schedule a fill until further notice. We’ll update when the station is back up and running. (C. Layman)


Valley Shuttle Construction Impacts

Service stops 2, 4, 5, 14, 15, 18, and 19 are subject to intermittent closure, due to construction. Stops #1, 16, and 17 are the next closest stops that will remain available throughout construction. (C. Layman)

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