Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.


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Today (10/6/22)TonightTomorrow (10/7/22)3-Day Forecast
Today (10/6/22)
Sunny to partly cloudy with a 20% chance of isolated showers. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 70-90°F
Sunset: 7:33 p.m.
Mostly cloudy. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph.
Lows: 60-65°F
Tomorrow (10/7/22)
Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of afternoon showers. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 70-90°F
Lows: 55-65°F
Sunrise: 7:49 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SAT-MON: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy with a 20-50% chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Highs: 65-90°F
Lows: 55-65°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 83°F 58°F 59°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 7.74 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 75°F 54°F 60°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 11.02 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 93°F 58°F 58°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 2.74 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 86°F 64°F 64°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 6.70 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 85°F 61°F 65°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 9.13 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 91°F 65°F 65°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 5.83 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 2148 cfs 2302 cfs 10.66 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 2650 cfs 2790 cfs 7.84 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 2395 cfs 2657 cfs 9.23 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 2730 cfs 2840 cfs 6.30 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 2853 cfs 2986 cfs 9.31 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 3382 cfs 3575 cfs 3.85 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.