9,943′ Tioga Pass in Yosemite, CA will temporarily close today at 5pm due to the incoming snowstorm.
Tioga Pass will remain closed indefinitely.
“The Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120 through the park) is temporary closed due to snow. The Glacier Point Road will temporary close by 5 pm on Saturday, October 28, as the snow level is forecast to lower. (Photo is from today at Tioga Pass.)” – Yosemite National Park, yesterday
NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that is forecasting 6-17″ of snow is forecast for Tioga Pass this weekend.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for YOSEMITE:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA 320 AM PDT SAT OCT 29 2016 SIERRA NEVADA FROM YOSEMITE TO KINGS CANYON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DEVILS POSTPILE...FLORENCE LAKE... LAKE THOMAS EDISON...TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...BASS LAKE...FISH CAMP... WAWONA ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 PM THIS EVENING TO 11 PM PDT SUNDAY... * SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE ABOVE 8000 FEET. * MAIN IMPACTS...BLOWING SNOW WITH RESTRICTED VISIBILITY MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT...BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES WITH WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES IN THE TEENS. * LOCATIONS...TIOGA PASS...TUOLUMNE MEADOWS...FLORENCE LAKE AND LAKE THOMAS EDISON AND FISH CAMP.