Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, March 31, 2023
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

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Today (3/31/23)TonightTomorrow (4/1/23)3-Day Forecast
Today (3/31/23)
Sunny. Winds will be from the west at 25-35 mph in the afternoon.
Highs: 70-85°F
Sunset: 8:10 p.m.
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the north at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 50-60°F

Tomorrow (4/1/23)
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the northeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 75-90°F
Lows: 55-60°F
Sunrise: 7:45 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Sunny to mostly cloudy.
Highs: 75-95°F
Lows: 50-65°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 82°F 51°F 71°F 0.00 in. 1.45 in. 2.42 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 76°F 62°F 63°F 0.00 in. 0.34 in. 1.60 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 89°F 50°F 54°F 0.00 in. 1.43 in. 1.83 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 87°F 58°F 61°F 0.00 in. 1.58 in. 2.72 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 83°F 47°F 65°F 0.00 in. 1.29 in. 2.94 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 88°F 56°F 59°F 0.00 in. 0.16 in. 2.36 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 61 cfs 65 cfs 4.21 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 54 cfs 52 cfs 2.61 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 81 cfs 80 cfs 3.51 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 92 cfs 95 cfs 2.27 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 447 cfs 447 cfs 5.02 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 388 cfs 398 cfs 1.66 ft.

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 Visitor Ctr. (Lajitas) at 432-424-3327.