Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, February 12th, 2018
Today: Chance of snow in the morning, then snow likely in the afternoon. Near the crest, snow likely. Chance of snow 70 percent. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Total snow accumulation up to 2 inches. Highs 37 to 43 at 5000 feet...28 to 34 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the evening, then slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Near the crest, a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Breezy. Lows 23 to 33 at 5000 feet...10 to 20 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the evening. Gusts up to 45 mph.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers. Highs 42 to 48 at 5000 feet...31 to 39 at 8000 feet.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Yosemite Medical Clinic Holiday Closure
Yosemite Medical Clinic will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Washington’s Birthday, a federal holiday. As usual, ambulance response will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 911. (C. Griffin)
Croaking Toad Lecture Series, February 15
"From 2-D photos to a 3-D world: Applications of 'Structure from Motion' photogrammetry in Yosemite National Park" by Nikita Avdievitch, 'Geoscientist-in-the-Parks' program
Photogrammetric techniques have existed for well over a century, allowing surveyors to extract quantitative geometric information from photographs. Recent advances in computing power have sparked an explosion in the power and possibilities of digital photogrammetry, or 'Structure from Motion'. Yosemite is a prime location for the collection and use of 3-dimensional data. With nothing more than a camera and a computer, 2-D images can reconstruct our world in 3-D, allowing for high-resolution change detection, archiving, topographic and geometric measurements, monitoring, preservation, and more.
The Croaking Toad Lecture will take place Thursday, February 15th, from 9 to 10 am in the El Portal Large Break Room. Please contact Greg Stock at 379-1420 for additional information. (G. Stock)
Women’s Leadership Symposium: Inspiring Men and Women to Build a Stronger Yosemite
March 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Yosemite Valley Theater and Auditorium
Target Audience: All employees and VIP’s of Yosemite National Park. No sign up required.
Are you a woman who works in Yosemite? Are you a man who works with women in Yosemite? Then this symposium is for you! On Tuesday, March 13th, men and women from Yosemite NP will come together to explore gender equity issues in the National Park Service and to better understand how to build a stronger Yosemite together. Learn about best practices for developing innovative strategies that strengthen gender equity in the workplace and hear from inspiring women and men leaders in their journey to achieving new heights and supporting women leaders!
Presenters Needed! Organizers are currently in search of internal speakers who would be interested in leading a short presentation (10-30 minutes) that demonstrates leadership in the following areas: 1) Building strong gender equitable teams, 2) "Breaking the mold" on gender stereotypes, 3) Innovative practices that support women leaders, 4) Demonstrating a speak-up culture. It's understood that this might require individuals to step out of their comfort zone but sharing is a powerful way to learn from each other. If you are concerned about public speaking or developing a presentation don't worry, the Division of I&E will provide you with a public speaking coach to help you develop your presentation! To self nominate (or nominate someone else!) go to https://docs.google.com/for
For more information email Yose_RDI@nps.gov. (S. Diaz)
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CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Art Center Demolition
The AAC demolition is completed except for the sand removal under the building. This will require a contract modification and so the project is on hold until the modification is completed by PWR, likely in late January - early February. Completion of the sand removal is expected by early February. (D. Miller)
Museum/District Building Electrical Rehab Project
This project will rehabilitate the electrical system in the Museum/District Building by installing grounding in the existing electrical circuits. The Contractor mobilized on Monday, December 18th and the project is expected to run for 6 months. The 8 parking stalls to the west of the building between the sidewalk on the south and the south end of the fence to the north will become the Contractor's staging areas. Please do not leave any vehicles parked there on Sunday night. Thank you. (K. White)