Daily Report – Yosemite National Park Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast

Today: Snow early in the morning, then snow likely in the late morning and early afternoon. Slight chance of snow late in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Total snow accumulation up to 21 inches. Highs 18 to 30. Southwest winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent

Tonight: Colder. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of snow in the evening. Near steady temperature around 16. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Tomorrow: Not as cold. Sunny. Highs 25 to 39. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 55 mph.

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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NEW & HAPPENING TODAY

The Ansel Adams Gallery will be closing early on Wednesday, January 3rd
The Ansel Adams Gallery will be closing early at 3pm on Wednesday, January 3rd for our annual inventory. We will resume our normal Winter hours of 10am-4pm the following day. (I. Carlson)
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Yosemite Medical Clinic Phone working

The Yosemite Medical Clinic’s main phone number (209-372-4637) is working again. Please call this number to reach the clinic. (A. Rose-Wood)

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Kudos for Tolley Gorham and Eddie Abarca and Chris Houser with AT&T

The Yosemite Medical Clinic would like to thank Tolley Gorham with Yosemite Telecom and Eddie Abarca and Chris Houser with AT&T in Yosemite for their work over the past week (and holiday weekend) to restore the clinic’s telephone and x-ray services. (A. Rose-Wood)

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​Glacier Point Road Closed to all Vehicles

As of 1/2/2024, Glacier Point Road is now closed to all vehicle traffic beyond Badger Pass. Please do not drive past the snow berm at the intersection with Bager Pass as we begin preparing for the winter ski season. Thank you! (H. Edgecomb)

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Join the Yosemite Museum in welcoming our new Museum Registrar, Kelsey Perrigo

Please join the Yosemite Museum in welcoming our new Museum Registrar, Kelsey Perrigo. She arrived at Yosemite just in time to spend the holiday season here. Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology at Ball State University and a Master of Arts in Anthropology/Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from New Mexico State University. Prior to accepting the position, Kelsey served as Museum Curator at Virgin Islands National Park and also worked at Lake Mead as the Great Basin Institute Research Associate (Museum Specialist). In her free time, she loves hiking, camping, and reading lots of books. We are incredibly grateful to have her on our team. (L. Bender)

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Yosemite Chapel Carpet Replacement

The carpet at the Yosemite Chapel will be replaced during the week of January 8-12. The contractor will be working during the day, there will be no visitor or NPS access to the building for the duration of the project.

Thanks for your cooperation. Direct any questions or concerns to Carrie Toepper, Buildings and Grounds. (C. Toepper)

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Hetch Hetchy Road Closed due to storm
Hetch Hetchy will be closed due to the incoming storm. The area will remain closed until snow removal has been completed. (M. Krebs)

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RECENT NEWS

Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence 101 Workshop 1/10, 12pm-1:30pm

This virtual session, hosted by the Wellness Coalition in collaboration with Mountain Crisis Services, will teach participants about sexual assault, domestic violence, consent, related laws, and methods of seeking support. There will be an overview of resources offered at Yosemite and through Mountain Crisis Services. RSVP required – click here for the sign up form. Email yose_dei@nps.gov with any questions. (YOSE DEI)

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ONGOING PROJECTS

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)

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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)

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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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Valley Forestry Through March
Valley Forestry will be performing residential tree trimming and hazard removal in Old El Portal, Rancheria and Yosemite Valley through the end of March. Workers will be entering yards for tree inspection and trimming. Email Brian_See@nps.gov for more information or work requests. (B. See)

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