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WEATHER FORECAST FOR YOSEMITE VALLEY AT THE 3,998 FT LEVEL

Thursday  12/1  Rain. High near 41. Wind chill values as low as 28. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
 
Thursday Night 12/1  Rain and snow before 11pm, then a slight chance of snow between 11pm and midnight. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 18. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
 
Friday 12/2  Sunny, with a high near 48. Wind chill values as low as 17 early. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
 
Friday Night 12/2  A 30 percent chance of rain after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Calm wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.
 
Saturday 12/3  Rain likely, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 47. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 12/3  Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 36. South southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
 
Sunday 12/4  Rain. High near 43. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
 
Sunday Night 12/4  Rain likely before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 5100 feet lowering to 4400 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
 
Monday 12/5  A chance of snow before 1pm, then a chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
 
Monday Night 12/5  Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Tuesday 12/6  Sunny, with a high near 44. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.
 
Tuesday Night 12/6  Mostly clear, with a low around 23. East northeast wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday 12/7  Sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Ellery Lake Tuolumne Meadows

In the image  to the left above you can see frozen Ellery Lake (9,489 feet) The Lake is located along the Tioga Road just below the Tioga Pass (9,943 feet) This photo was taken on June 6th, 2010 (opening day for the Tioga Pass Road that year).

When the Tioga Pass Road opens varies from year to year (depending on weather and snow conditions). Tioga Pass is the Eastern entrance to Yosemite National Park. It is the highest highway pass in California and in the Sierra Nevada.

WEATHER FORECAST FOR TUOLUMNE MEADOWS AT 8,650 FT
Check out the big temperature drop when comparing the higher elevation of Tuolumne Meadows to the Valley Floor's forecast as noted above.

Thursday  12/1  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24. Wind chill values as low as 6. Windy, with a southwest wind 30 to 40 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 10 to 16 inches possible.
 
Thursday Night 12/1  Snow, mainly before 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -6. Windy, with a west southwest wind 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Friday 12/2  Sunny and cold, with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -3. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
 
Friday Night 12/2  A 30 percent chance of snow after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12. Southwest wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
 
Saturday 12/3  Snow, mainly after 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 29. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 12/3  Snow before 10pm, then snow showers between 10pm and 4am, then snow after 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 20. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.
 
Sunday 12/4  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 26. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 12/4  Snow likely, mainly before 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
 
Monday 12/5  A 40 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 22. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
 
Monday Night 12/5  Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
 
Tuesday 12/6  Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 23. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
 
Tuesday Night 12/6  Mostly clear, with a low around 5. West wind around 5 mph.
 
Wednesday 12/7  Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 23. West wind around 5 mph.



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Psalm 103:11-13
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;  for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.



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