9,943′ Tioga Pass, CA Will CLOSE Today at 5pm Due to Snow

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Tioga Pass in Yosemite, CA yesterday.  photo:  yosemite national park
Tioga Pass in Yosemite, CA yesterday. photo: yosemite national park

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.

6-18" of snow for Yosemite, CA today.  image:  noaa, today
6-18″ of snow for Yosemite, CA today. image: noaa, today

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.

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