"Midnight Clearing Snowstorm." ©2001 James McGrew. Snow fell on Yosemite Valley for several straight days in March, 2001. On the night of a full moon, I watched the satellite image on line from home in Mariposa. I realized that the storm would break sometime in the middle of the night so I drove up to Yosemite Valley, arriving a little after midnight. By 1:30 am, the storm cleared and moonlight shone down on fresh fallen snow and clouds swirling over the valley walls. The temperature was in the mid teens but it was so beautiful and I was having so much fun making photographs in the fluffy powder that I scarcely noticed the cold.