Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Thursday, December 7th, 2017
Today: Sunny, breezy. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...45 to 55 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph over higher elevations. Gusts up to 40 mph over higher elevations
Tonight: Clear. Lows 32 to 42 at 5000 feet...24 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs 55 to 65 at 5000 feet...47 to 57 at 8000 feet.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Flags at Half Staff Today
Flags will be at half staff to honor National Pearl Harbor
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road ConstructionThere will be one-way traffic control on Northside Dr. between Yosemite Village and the Lodge on Wednesday 12/13 to set sewer manholes. Steel plates will be placed over the manholes to protect the work. The contractor will remove the plates on Monday morning 12/13. (L. Acree)
Power Outage Today
0800-1600: Area(s) affected: El Portal Trailer Court, El Portal Wells 2, 3, 4, 6, & 7.
The NPS Facilities Division is continuing to conduct the Electric Power System Studies and ARC Flash Hazard Reduction Analysis. If your facility or building has standby or emergency power, these outages will not affect that capability. For more information contact Kerstin Henry, Branch Chief of Design and Engineering, at 209-379-1068. (K. Henry)
Small studio cabin, clean and bright, suitable for one person. $750 includes most utilities. No cell service or high-speed internet available in this location. Wood heat only, evaporative cooler in summer. Prefer permanently employed person with no pets. Call 379-2313 for more information. (L. Anderson)
The farewell celebration for Treacy Stone and his wife Wendi will be Saturday, December 16th, 6:30 PM at The Alley in Mariposa. (T. Stone)
Room for Rent in Mariposa
One bedroom available in a large house in Mariposa. Non-smoker/employed, M or F. Must like cats (the house has several well-behaved cats). Bedroom is unfurnished, has private bath. $500/mo + share utils (estimate $200-300/month). First & last; cash or PayPal only. Contact Cheryl at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 436-9150 (leave message). (H. Huppe)
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Yosemite Valley Building Demolition
The abatement and demolition of the AAC Center began on Monday, November 6th and will continue through November 22nd, with the building demolition phase scheduled November 27th – December 18th. The accessible pedestrian pathway from the new Yosemite Village Day Use Parking Area to Yosemite Village (to the Village Store, Visitors Center, etc.) will not be blocked and will have chain link fencing on the interior side for visitor protection. The site will be restored to a seasonal wetland in 2018. (D. Miller)