Death Valley National Park
Morning Report: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Weather Forecast

Today …………………… Sunny. Southwest wind around 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Highs 73 to 76 in the mountains…96 to 99 at Furnace Creek.

Tonight …………………. Partly cloudy. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Lows 49 to 52 in the mountains…70 to 73 at Furnace Creek.

Tomorrow …………….. Mostly cloudy and windy. Areas of blowing dust through the day. South wind 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph increasing to southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 50 mph in the afternoon. Highs around 70 in the mountains…93 to 96 at Furnace Creek.

Tomorrow night 50 percent chance of rain showers.

Extended ……………… Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Northwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.Highs 60 to 63 in the mountains…82 to 85 at furnace creek.

Sunset today: 7:29 pm ……… Sunrise tomorrow: 6:01 am

Temperatures & Precipitation (last 24 Hours)
Furnace Creek ………. High: 90°F (32°C) ……………… Low: 60°F (16°C) ………………. Precip: 0.00
Scotty’s Castle ………. High: 78°F (26°C) …………….. Low: 52°F (11°C) ………………. Precip: 0.00

Year to Date (Furnace Creek)
Temperatures ……….. High: 105°F (41°C) on 4/21/14 .. Low: 32°F (2°C) on 1/22/14
Precipitation ………….. Year 2014: 0.36 inches …….. 7/1/13 through today: 1.79 inches

Current Road Conditions

Keane Wonder Rd ………… CLOSED. Road and mining area closed to entry due to mine safety hazards.

Panamint Valley Rd ………. Caution advised due to sections of unpaved surfaces and one-lane road.

Scotty’s Castle Rd ………… Repair work in progress. Between Hwy 190 and Grapevine, expect 15 minute delays and sections with loose gravel. Expect 30 minute delays around Castle itself.

Wildrose Canyon Rd ……… From Wildrose to Panamint Valley Rd CLOSED to through traffic.

For more park road information visit www.facebook.com/DeathValleyRoadConditions.

Sierra Nevada Roads
Hwy 120 (Tioga Pass), Hwy 89 (Monitor Pass), Hwy 108 (Sonora Pass), Hwy 4 (Ebbetts Pass) CLOSED due to snow.

Campgrounds
Texas Springs CG ………… Will close for the season at noon on May 1
Sunset CG …………………… Will close for the season at noon on May 1
Stovepipe Wells CG ………. Will close for the season at noon on May 12
Furnace Creek CG ………… First-come/first-served. Full hook-up sites will be reservable calling 1-877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov.

Weather and road conditions as of 8 A.M. Subject to change without notice.

Source: NPS

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