Winter Weather Returns

This morning it’s cool and breezy. A wind warning goes into effect at 11 AM so it’s likely to get much breezier

Beginning tonight there is cold, winter-like weather coming in with some snow, frosty winds, and slick roads for much of the day Sunday and all of Sunday night.

Get out the jackets and tire chains, they may come in handy.

Summer Season Is Near

Memorial Day has come and gone.

With the exception of Squaw Valley all of the ski resorts are now closed. They all still had plenty of snow but with the warmer weather most people quit coming up to ski.

It’s June now and we are less than a month away from the 4th of July holiday, which is when the summer season really kicks into gear.

Most campgrounds, beaches, and recreation areas are now open although with the water level of the lake being high and still rising there is considerably less beach area to enjoy.

Yosemite News

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Photo: Yosemite Conservancy

Here are a couple of items about Yosemite National Park.

For you adventurous folks, the Half Dome cables will be up beginning Friday, June 2. I believe reservations are necessary so you might want to check in advance.

Crews on Tioga Road (SR 120) are still plowing through deep snow of 6′ to 10′ and drifts as deep as 20′. It will probably be the latter part of June before the road is opened. Till then there is no access to the park from the east via the Tioga Pass entrance.

Spring Weather

We’ve been having some beautiful spring weather. Mild temperatures, mostly light breezes, and sunny days.

It appears, however, that a week or more of stormy and unsettled weather is almost upon us.

Rain, snow, thunderstorms, wind, and colder air is in the forecast and the weather folks are feeling rather confident about it.

If you are planning to come up here be prepared for a full array of weather.