Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2024
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

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Today (7/19/24)TonightTomorrow (7/20/24)3-Day Forecast
Today (7/19/24)
Sunny with a chance of isolated thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east at 0-10 mph.
Highs: 75-105°F
Sunset: 8:52 p.m.
Mostly clear. Winds will be from the east at 0-10 mph.
Lows: 70-80°F

Tomorrow (7/20/24)
Sunny with a chance of thunderstorms. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 75-105°F
Lows: 70-80°F
Sunrise: 7:07 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain every day.
Highs: 75-105°F
Lows: 70-75°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 94°F 71°F 73°F 0.00 in. 3.27 in. 3.99 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 85°F 65°F 67°F 0.00 in. 3.08 in. 3.85 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 104°F 80°F 80°F 0.00 in. 1.07 in. 2.01 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 102°F 79°F 81°F 0.00 in. 0.82 in. 2.05 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 96°F 77°F 77°F 0.00 in. 0.17 in. 1.45 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 101°F 77°F 79°F 0.00 in. 0.05 in. 2.22 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. NR cfs 43 cfs NR ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 8 cfs 27 cfs 2.39 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. NR cfs 59 cfs NR ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 199 cfs 246 cfs 2.95 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 570 cfs 570 cfs 5.36 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. NR cfs 577 cfs NR 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.