Daily Report - Yosemite National Park
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Monday, January 23rd, 2018
Today: Sunny. Not as cool. Highs 48 to 54 at 5000 feet...40 to 46 at 8000 feet.
Tonight: Clear. Lows 30 to 40 at 5000 feet...19 to 29 at 8000 feet. Over higher elevations, gusts up to 40 mph after midnight.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of snow in the afternoon. Windy. Highs 47 to 53 at 5000 feet...37 to 43 at 8000 feet. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 70 mph over higher elevations.
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NEW AND HAPPENING TODAY
Volunteer Program Seeking Spring Break Projects
Do you have a spring project or deadline, and not enough staff or funds to complete it? Could you use a little help from college students? The Volunteer Office is getting more and more applications for groups of service-minded undergraduates who would like to offer their labor to the park, and we'd like to help you out! We can arrange camping, paperwork, and other logistics - you just provide the work and someone to lead it safely. Contact us at email@example.com or 379-1850 if you have ideas. (S. Kintner)
Research Library Closure
The Research Library is currently closed, and will reopen with regular hours on January 25th. (G. Cox)
You're invited to an employee dialogue! This event will take place Thursday, January 25th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm in the Yosemite Valley Auditorium. The topic will be the values of Courage and Diversity and any NPS employee, intern, or volunteer is welcome to join.
This is the first in a series of dialogues based around shared values identified by the Executive Leadership Team. Understanding how individuals define these values will help participants come to a better shared understanding of how they can help the park fulfill its mission.
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)
Wawona Road Delays Update 1/11
Around South Entrance: There will be 30-minute delays (Mon.-Fri.) with single lane traffic control 6AM to 6PM as crews continue finalizing the remaining road punchlist items (striping, smoothness grinding, cleanup, etc.) around the South Entrance Intersection. Weather permitting the delays will continue through January 19th. The crews will also be working this coming Saturday with 15-minute delays in an effort to complete the remaining weather dependent Wawona Road work before the expected cold weather next week.
Between the Rostrum and the Wawona Tunnel: There will be up to 15-minute delays 6AM to 6PM on Thursday and Friday this week (1/11&12/18) as crews complete placing the final pavement markings along this area of the Wawona Road. (M. Pieper)