Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
Monday, March 26th, 2018
Yosemite National Park Zone Forecast
Today: Sunny. Highs 43 to 49 at 5000 feet...32 to 40 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph in the morning. Over higher elevations, northeast winds around 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph in the morning.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Windy. Lows 26 to 36 at 5000 feet... 15 to 25 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 65 mph.
Tomorrow: Sunny, windy. Not as cool. Highs 53 to 61 at 5000 feet...45 to 53 at 8000 feet. Northeast winds around 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph in the morning. Over higher elevations, northeast winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.
Additional Point Forecast Weather Links:
NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Yosemite Medical Clinic Temporary Change in Operating Hours
Effective April 1, 2018, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays the Clinic will open at noon (instead of 9 AM). This change is temporary.
New schedule, effective April 1:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: 12 Noon to 5 PM
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 372-4637. As usual, ambulance response will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week by calling 911. (C. Griffin)
How To Succeed With Volunteers-In-Parks Training May 8-9
Do you work regularly with volunteers - as a supervisor, colleague, or perhaps you yourself are the volunteer? Join the Volunteer Program for a 2-day training on volunteer motivations, philosophy, and all the nuts and bolts of paperwork and procedures. Tentative location in Yosemite Valley. All are welcome. Please RSVP to email@example.com. (S. Kintner)
Earth Day Volunteer Recognition Call for Nominations
April 15th-21st is National Volunteer Week! On the 21st, in conjuncture with Yosemite's Earth Day celebration, the Volunteer Office will be recognizing these wonderful individuals on stage with a gift of appreciation. If you have a volunteer you would like to have recognized, please email their name, a brief description of their work, and some personal words of thanks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's History Month - Enid Michael, 1920–1942
Each week during the month of March, organizers of the Women’s Leadership Symposium highlight a famous woman from Yosemite's History.
In 1920, a strong-willed woman with unparalleled botanical and biological understanding, by the name of Enid became the first female ranger-naturalist in Yosemite, and among the first in the National Park Service. During her time in Yosemite, Enid Michael produced the largest body of writing currently published on Yosemite by one author (in the form of early Yosemite Nature Notes articles), and cataloged the wildflowers of Yosemite’s meadows with great care. But beyond that, time and again, she posed subtle but steadfast resistance against park leaders and concessioners, arguing against those who wished to convert the meadows in the park to "lawns" or publish inaccurate information. Her strong will, her unwillingness to waver on beliefs, and her hardheadedness eventually led to her dismissal, but the superintendent at the time (who appreciated her vivid personality and exceptional knowledge) brought her back to work for the park for eight more years, for a total service of 22 years of seasonal work.
Her motivation? “ . . . the future generations need the flowers.” –Enid Michael (E. Wold)
Apartment for Rent
1 bedroom/1 bath apartment for rent on E. Whitlock Rd. on the Mariposa/Midpines border. It is the first floor of a two floor house. Lovely front porch that looks over a large fenced in yard, wooded area with Manzanita grove in the back of the house. Personal parking and garage for tenant. One year lease. $800/month includes all utilities. Please email email@example.com wi
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC DELAYS
Yosemite Valley Parking and Road Work
Parking and road work is ramping up in Yosemite Valley. The first project is final paving at the Yosemite Falls Parking Area (west of Yosemite Lodge). Please direct vehicles to park at Yosemite Village or Half Dome Village as the Yosemite Falls parking lot will close. RVs may park along Stoneman Meadow or Half Dome Village. Commercial tour buses may continue to park at the Yosemite Falls parking area. Work at the Yosemite Falls Parking area is estimated to finish by the end of March. (L. Acree)
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. (K. White)