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

Friday  3/1  Rain. High near 43. Wind chill values as low as 26. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 3/1  Rain before 4am, then rain and snow. The rain could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Snow level 5300 feet. Low around 30. Wind chill values as low as 17. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Saturday 3/2  Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 7am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 39. Wind chill values as low as 14. Windy, with a west southwest wind 25 to 30 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 3/2  Snow, mainly before 4am. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 27. Wind chill values as low as 13. Windy, with a southwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.
 
Sunday 3/3  A 50 percent chance of snow, mainly before 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 3/3  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
 
Monday 3/4  Partly sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
 
Monday Night 3/4  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South wind around 5 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.
 
Tuesday 3/5  A 20 percent chance of rain after 10am. Snow level rising to 5200 feet in the afternoon. Partly sunny, with a high near 48. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
 
Tuesday Night 3/5  A chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 5100 feet lowering to 4500 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
 
Wednesday 3/6  A chance of rain and snow. Snow level 4400 feet rising to 5300 feet in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
 
Wednesday Night 3/6  A chance of rain and snow. Snow level 4800 feet lowering to 4000 feet after midnight . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. South southwest wind around 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
 
Thursday 3/7  A slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level rising to 4700 feet in the afternoon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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.

Friday  3/1  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 28. Wind chill values as low as 1. Very windy, with a southwest wind 30 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 45 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 11 to 17 inches possible.
 
Friday Night 3/1  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 14. Wind chill values as low as -4. Strong and damaging winds, with a southwest wind 55 to 65 mph, with gusts as high as 95 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 26 to 32 inches possible.
 
Saturday 3/2  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 22. Wind chill values as low as -9. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 45 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 75 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 17 to 23 inches possible.
 
Saturday Night 3/2  Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -11. Very windy, with a southwest wind 45 to 50 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 10 to 16 inches possible.
 
Sunday 3/3  A 40 percent chance of snow, mainly before 4pm. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 22. Windy, with a west southwest wind around 35 mph, with gusts as high as 55 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
 
Sunday Night 3/3  A 20 percent chance of snow before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 2. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
 
Monday 3/4  Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 27. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
 
Monday Night 3/4  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
 
Tuesday 3/5  A 20 percent chance of snow after 10am. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Tuesday Night 3/5  A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Wednesday 3/6  A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 30. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Wednesday Night 3/6  A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
 
Thursday 3/7  A 30 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny and cold, with a high near 29. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 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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