Big Bend Daily Report

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

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Today (5/31/23)TonightTomorrow (6/1/23)3-Day Forecast
Today (5/31/23)
Sunny. Winds will be from the southeast at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 85-102°F
Sunset: 8:47 p.m.
Mostly clear. Winds will be from the southeast at 15-25 mph.
Lows: 65-70°F

Tomorrow (6/1/23)
Sunny. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.
Highs: 85-100°F
Lows: 65-70°F
Sunrise: 6:54 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
FRI-SUN: Sunny to partly cloudy. A chance of rain on Saturday
Highs: 80-95°F
Lows: 65-75°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 93°F 66°F 67°F 0.00 in. 1.97 in. 4.39 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 85°F 63°F 71°F 0.00 in. 4.82 in. 7.05 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 106°F 66°F 76°F 0.00 in. 2.24 in. 4.44 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 101°F 65°F 75°F 0.00 in. 3.09 in. 5.04 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 99°F 66°F 70°F 0.05 in. 0.70 in. 3.64 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 101°F 63°F 72°F 0.00 in. 2.47 in. 4.31 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 303 cfs 474 cfs 5.21 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 773 cfs 1090 cfs 4.66 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 358 cfs 590 cfs 4.77 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 1420 cfs 2720 cfs 4.47 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 2933 cfs 9812 cfs 9.41 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 4494 cfs 10559 cfs 4.65 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.