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Highways And Ski Area Closed In Yosemite Due To Heavy Snow

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park officials have announced that due to weather conditions, Highway 120 West (Big Oak Flat Road) is temporarily closed, Highway 41 (Wawona Road) is closed from the south entrance to Wawona, and the Glacier Point Road is closed, as is the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. UPDATE 12:47 p.m. – Highway 41 has reopened. R2 chains ...

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Extended Storm Warning For Sierra, Very Low Snow In Foothills

MOUNTAIN AREA — It’s cold, wet, and snowy outside in some places and that’s not going to change much over the next two days — except the snow levels will drop again — as the National Weather Service (NWS) in Hanford has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Sierra Nevada and a Winter Weather Advisory for the foothills. Winter ...

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All Types Of Winter Weather: Tuolumne Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski return to give us another peek into what’s happening in the wilderness areas of the park, with their weekly stories from the field. New snow: 43 inches Total settled snow depth: 93 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 35°F (February 13) Low temperature: -16°F (February 11) Ski Conditions and Weather It was nice ...

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Highway 140 Reopens In Mariposa County

MARIPOSA COUNTY – As of 10 a.m. today, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has reopened State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar. The preemptive closure was implemented at 3 p.m. yesterday and extended for approximately 17 miles from Bear Creek near Midpines to Foresta Road in El Portal. The highway remained closed for about 19 ...

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Highway 140 To Close West Of Yosemite Ahead Of New Storm

MARIPOSA COUNTY – Once again, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is planning a preemptive closure of State Route 140 in and near the Ferguson Fire burn scar ahead of a major storm. The highway will be closed beginning at 3 p.m.on Wednesday, Feb. 13. “This closure is being prompted by an ongoing storm that could impact the roadway, and ...

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Storm Warning And Flood Watch For Sierra Nevada

MOUNTAIN AREA — After a short break in the weather has given some a chance to mop up and plow out, rain and snow return to the region, as the National Weather Service issues a flood watch and warnings for the foothills and a two-day storm warning for the mountains above 5,000 feet. Flash Flood Warning Flash Flood Warning For Parts ...

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Heavy Snow Closes Highways 41 and 120 Inside Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Due to heavy snow accumulation, Highways 41 and 120 are closed within Yosemite National Park. This is a hard closure and will remain in effect until conditions change allowing for safe opening, say park officials. For all current road conditions within the park, call 209-372-0200 (dial 1, then 1 again). For current information on highways near Yosemite, click ...

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Yosemite Nat’l Park Facilities Damaged By Significant Snowfall

YOSEMITE – Multiple park facilities, housing units, and the park’s ski area have been significantly impacted by the heavy snowfall the park received earlier this week, say park officials. Yosemite Valley received approximately 18 to 24 inches of snow due to storms Monday through Wednesday, and Yosemite’s high country saw several feet of new snow. The large snowfall amount caused ...

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Find A New Start With Tenaya Lodge Job Fair

OAKHURST — Ready for a new start in your career? An internationally favored visitor destination in the Sierra is staffing up, as Tenaya Lodge premieres their new village of Explorer Cabins on a 30-acre site across the highway from the Fish Camp Post Office. To find just the right people for the team, Tenaya will host a pair of Job ...

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New Snow, 97 Inches: Tuolumne Winter Rangers Report

YOSEMITE — Tuolumne Winter Rangers Laura and Rob Pilewski are back again with weekly stories from the field. New snow: 97 inches Total settled snow depth: 102 inches (at 8,600 feet) High temperature: 46°F (January 31) Low temperature: -20°F (February 6) Ski Conditions and Weather This week saw an impressive return to winter with a series of storms that dropped a ...

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