Big Bend Daily Report

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2023
Updated Monday-Friday; most information provided by Big Bend National Park.

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Today (1/27/23)TonightTomorrow (1/28/23)3-Day Forecast
Today (1/27/23)
Mostly sunny. Winds will be from the south at 0-10 mph.
Highs: 50-65°F
Sunset: 6:26 p.m.
Partly cloudy. Winds will be from the south at 0-10 mph.
Lows: 40-45°F

Tomorrow (1/28/23)
Mostly cloudy. Winds will be from the southwest at 0-10 mph.
Highs: 65-80°F
Lows: 45-50°F
Sunrise: 7:45 a.m.
3-Day Forecast
SUN-TUE: Mostly sunny to mostly cloudy.
Highs: 50-80°F
Lows: 30-50°F

Temperature and Precipitation

Location Yesterday Today Precipitation
High Low 8 am 24 hr Month Year
Panther Junction (elev 3750′) 56°F 31°F 32°F 0.00 in. 0.01 in. 0.01 in.
Chisos Basin (elev 5400′) 48°F 28°F 30°F 0.00 in. 0.01 in. 0.01 in.
Rio Grande Village (elev 1850′) 60°F 25°F 30°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Castolon (elev 2170′) 59°F 32°F 32°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.
Persimmon Gap (elev 2865′) 61°F 24°F 24°F 0.00 in. 0.02 in. 0.02 in.
Lajitas (elev 2340′) 58°F 26°F 26°F 0.00 in. 0.00 in. 0.00 in.

River Levels

Gauge Location Flood Stage Today Yesterday Stage (today)
Presidio 15.50 ft. 218 cfs 196 cfs 4.77 ft.
Castolon 15.50 ft. 200 cfs 203 cfs 3.17 ft.
Johnson's Ranch 15.50 ft. 202 cfs 203 cfs 4.23 ft.
Rio Grande Village 13.00 ft. 233 cfs 226 cfs 2.84 ft.
Dryden 59.00 ft. 565 cfs 578 cfs 5.35 ft.
Foster's Ranch 14.00 ft. 451 cfs 451 cfs 1.73 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.