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Rain!

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Offline Flash

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2012, 06:01:55 PM »
There is the low water crossing near where the Apache Canyon trail begins... they probably got a load mud and gravel across the road in a few places, but you'd think they would run a blade though there and be done with it.

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2012, 06:03:43 PM »
Apache Canyon trailhead is in quite a road dip, and there's a reasonable sized wash that crosses there... :eusa_think:

edit -- they don't call him Flash for nothin' folks!  :icon_wink:
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Offline iCe

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2012, 06:08:56 PM »
Maybe their funds were cut and they can't get to the washes?

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Offline badknees

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2012, 08:04:47 AM »
The report says " Castolon to Santa Elena is closed".  The low water crossings in that area always cover the road with thick muck after a heavy rain.
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Offline steelfrog

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Rain!
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2012, 04:24:36 PM »
Looks liek the northern part of the park is getting hammered.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2012, 08:12:59 PM »
0.35" in the Basin this evening!

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05/14/2012 0600 PM

3 miles se of Study Butte, Brewster County.

Hail e1.00 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Quarter-sized hail... along with 70 mph wind measured wind
            speeds.





05/14/2012 0407 PM

Persimmon Gap, Brewster County.

Hail e1.00 inch, reported by co-op observer.


            Abundant quarter-size hail covering ground.

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Offline Flash

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2012, 10:39:39 PM »
Between 7 and 8 PM tonight, 0.91" fell in the Basin and 0.82" was recorded at Panther Junction.   :celebrate:

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2012, 10:51:27 PM »
That is awesome... Sounds like the summer in BiBe will be better than last year

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Offline Homer67

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2012, 01:12:10 AM »
Sweet!  We may just see some flow at the various falls in October!
Ah Big Bend, we will soon return to reacquaint ourselves in our ritual of blood, exhaustion and dehydration. How can we resist the temptation to strip ourselves of the maladies of civilization?

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2012, 06:13:47 AM »
Awesome! 1.88 inches in the last 24 hours at PJ and 2.41 inches in the Basin.  By my calculations that puts PJ at 5.27 inches for the year which is 2 inches above normal!  Woo hoo!  :great:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline Dennis1993

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2012, 07:44:17 AM »
Here's is a picture of the storm from the road coming from Rio Grande Village
"My favorite thing is to go where I've never been."

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Offline trtlrock

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2012, 11:52:53 AM »
Suh-weeet!!

Here's final BiBe precip for 2011:



Here's where we are as of 5/27/12 Daily Report:



 :dance: :celebrate: :great: :13:
John & Tess

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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2012, 01:31:27 PM »
How sweet is that?

As Mr. Clapton says, "Let it Rain." 

:dance:

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2012, 05:25:23 PM »
I notice that the The Daily Report has removed the statement under Current Park Conditions, that said "because of the on going drought visitors should conserve water and use it carefully" (at least something like that).  I guess they are feeling better about water availability.   :celebrate:
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline TexasAggieHiker

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Re: Rain!
« Reply #29 on: June 11, 2012, 08:50:29 AM »

 


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