Friday, June 26, 2009

Extreme Heat Expected This Weekend

A high pressure system has settled over most of California. This high pressure will cause temperatures throughout the state to skyrocket this weekend. The San Joaquin Valley is expecting temps to rise as high as 110. The Sierra Nevada's will not be much better with temperature in Yosemite Valley expected to reach as high as 104.

If you are planning any outdoor activities this weekend take extra precautions. Avoid strenuous activity, keep hydrated with plenty of water and use lots of sunscreen. Make sure outdoor pets have access to plenty of shade and water. Do not leave children unattended while playing outside.

Temperatures are likely to drop a bit the first part of next week but will remain unseasonably high throughout next weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bass Lake is Fine for 4th of July

Message from the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau:

June 24, 2009
Dear Partners in Tourism:
It has been brought to our attention that false information has and will be delivered to the public via Channel 47 News. 47 News has aired a (more at 5) story that is causing a great deal of concern about the 4th of July fireworks at Bass Lake and the closing of Bass Lake. They have stated that the health department is doing testing of the water to check the level of bacteria present, and that if there is a high level, the fireworks will be canceled and the lake shut down to swimmers. What they are not stating is that this is NORMAL testing and the story was not told in full. This is apparently channel 47's attempt at getting viewers to tune in at 5pm.
Please alert your front line people that Bass Lake is fine, there are no problems and the fireworks will go on as planned. We appreciate your continued support and wish all of you a safe and successful 4th of July weekend!