Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 21, 2017
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.



Big Bend Current Weather Map

Southwest Infrared Satellite

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Today (4/21/17)TonightTomorrow (4/22/17)3-Day Forecast
Today (4/21/17)
Sunny. Winds will be from the west at 10 mph.
Highs: 80-100°F
Sunset: 8:23 pm
Clear. Winds will be from the north at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 55-65°F
Tomorrow (4/22/17)
Sunny. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-20 mph.
Highs 65-80°F
Lows: 50-55°F
Sunrise 7:19 am
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Sunny to partly cloudy.
Highs: 65-95°F
Lows: 55-65°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′)82 93°F 61°F 68°F 0.00 in. 0.35 in. 1.16 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 88°F 60°F 70°F 0.00 in. 0.41 in. 1.59 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 106°F 65°F 70°F 0.00 in. 0.27 in. 0.43 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 103°F 67°F 72°F 0.00 in. 1.61 in. 2.34 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2970′) 98°F 63°F 64°F 0.00 in. 1.09 in. 2.06 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 103°F 68°F 69°F 0.00 in. 0.31 in. 0.62 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Streamflow (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 3.72 ft. 3.88 ft. 54 cfs
Castolon 15.50 ft. 2.49 ft. 2.50 ft. 50 cfs
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 3.86 ft. 3.94 ft. 36 cfs
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 2.71 ft. 2.93 ft. 72 cfs
Dryden 59.00 ft. NR ft. NR ft. NR cfs
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 1.67 ft. 1.64 ft. 424 cfs

Park Campgrounds

For national park campgrounds availability call Big Bend National Park (Panther Junction) at 432-477-2251. For state campground availability call Big Bend Ranch State Park (Ft. Leaton) at 432-229-3613 or B.A. Warnock Ed. Ctr. (Lajitas) at 432-424-3327.