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Rain!

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Offline steelfrog

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Rain!
« on: April 30, 2012, 03:52:38 PM »
Looks like the Basin is getting hammered right now!

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 04:42:41 PM »
Marathon about to get clobbered...

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 09:45:53 PM »
Awesome... they need it out there in the worst way

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012, 07:06:10 PM »
Unfortunately only .02" was recorded at PJ.
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Re: Rain!
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 08:57:13 PM »
Unfortunately only .02" was recorded at PJ.
Hmmm, you must be looking at a different set of data. I don't see anything since 4/10. :icon_frown:

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Offline badknees

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2012, 09:32:36 PM »
Unfortunately only .02" was recorded at PJ.
Hmmm, you must be looking at a different set of data. I don't see anything since 4/10. :icon_frown:


Its in the BB Daily report
Last 24 hours  Precipitation 0.02

http://www.nps.gov/bibe/upload/DAILYREPORT-232.pdf
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Offline jeffblaylock

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012, 11:28:52 PM »
Just got back from 10 days out there. I can report that the Basin received a little rain, though none in the gauge, last night. I was standing on the Window Trail above the group campground when it came in as a shimmering curtain on water against the sunset. It was the second straight day that thunderstorms formed in the area in the afternoon. Though little actually fell in the park, let's hope it's a sign that a true monsoonal season is coming. :crossedfingers:
Jeff Blaylock
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Re: Rain!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2012, 05:48:37 PM »
jeff, i'd be interested to know if you saw any reptiles on your trip.

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 11:43:34 PM »
jeff, i'd be interested to know if you saw any reptiles on your trip.

Handful of snakes (none with a rattle), lots of lizards.
Jeff Blaylock
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Re: Rain!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 09:57:59 AM »
we got 1.75 inches in 35 minutes...what a Supercell!!!...... :icon_eek:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 11:40:26 AM »
Check out the Daily Report!   :celebrate:

It would be neat to check out some of the pouroffs or the bridge across the Tornillo today.  :great:

Also, it looks like the River is up at Castolon. I wondered if this would be so last night when I saw thunderstorms indicated on the radar over El Paso.  :icon_cool:

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 02:35:37 PM »
John & Tess

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 03:25:42 PM »
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/upload/DAILYREPORT-242.pdf

Wow. RMSD closed -- that must have been some rain...    :icon_eek:
John & Tess

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2012, 05:53:07 PM »
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/upload/DAILYREPORT-242.pdf

Wow. RMSD closed -- that must have been some rain...    :icon_eek:

I can't imagine what would close the RMSD, I guess there are some low water crossings below Tuff canyon?
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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