Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.


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Today (9/19/17)TonightTomorrow (9/20/17)3-Day Forecast
Today (9/19/17)
Mostly cloudy with 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be light and variable.
Highs: 80-100°F
Sunset: 7:53 pm
Partly cloudy with a 20% chance of thunderstorms.
Tomorrow (9/20/17)
Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Winds will be light and variable.
Highs 80-101°F
Lows: 70-75°F
Sunrise 7:40 am
3-Day Forecast
THUR-SAT: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms each day.
Highs: 70-90°F
Lows: 60-70°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 89°F 67°F 73°F 0.00 in. 0.08 in. 9.48 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 83°F 63°F 68°F 0.94 in. 0.99 in. 15.10 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 105°F 73°F 77°F 0.00 in. 0.04 in. 5.38 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) ---°F ---°F ---°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 8.57 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2970′) 99°F 73°F 79°F 0.00 in. 0.11 in. 5.20 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 100°F 70°F 77°F 0.00 in. 0.10 in. 9.21 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Streamflow (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 9.36 ft. 9.55 ft. 2,069 cfs
Castolon 15.50 ft. 7.10 ft. 7.20 ft. 2,080 cfs
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 8.90 ft. 9.04 ft. 2,238 cfs
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 5.77 ft. 5.92 ft. 2,270 cfs
Dryden 59.00 ft. 8.55 ft. 8.48 ft. 2,203 cfs
Foster's Ranch 14.00` ft. 2.92 ft. 2.91 ft. 1,600 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.