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Rain?

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2018, 06:18:48 PM »
Looking at the radar, maybe?
Too bad there isn't "real" radar coverage for the Bend.

Well, "real" radar would mean the installation of additional infrastructure, which then would facilitate other electronic equipment like cellular antennas, radio towers, etc., which would then beget a certain amount of whining from folks who decry that such things are available in isolated areas, even as they fully embrace and use what's available.

In an "ideal" Big Bend world there would be no electronic facilities, tourist services and not even any paved roads. Few would find that acceptable even as it would make the place completely different (and resemble the Langford era) from what it now is, and the vast majority never would be able to get there.


I'd be fine with that  :eusa_eh:   :icon_biggrin:  Except I like the cabins and restaurant. I might miss those. The USBP has all kinds of comm infrastructure


Speaking of the USBP, do they still occupy the little white house with a great view down on the Boquillas end of the park? It looked pretty empty but used when I was there in May.

About twenty years ago, I sat in on a conservation meeting in that house. It was all very mysterious. I wasn't clear then, and I'm not clear now, who owned/owns it.  Would love to know.
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2018, 06:54:38 PM »
Looking at the radar, maybe?
Too bad there isn't "real" radar coverage for the Bend.

When the Weather Underground's Wundermap shows big yellow blobs over the Chisos, a) How are they then getting this? and b) What do these blobs then really mean?

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2018, 07:07:51 PM »
Looking at the radar, maybe?
Too bad there isn't "real" radar coverage for the Bend.

Well, "real" radar would mean the installation of additional infrastructure, which then would facilitate other electronic equipment like cellular antennas, radio towers, etc., which would then beget a certain amount of whining from folks who decry that such things are available in isolated areas, even as they fully embrace and use what's available.

In an "ideal" Big Bend world there would be no electronic facilities, tourist services and not even any paved roads. Few would find that acceptable even as it would make the place completely different (and resemble the Langford era) from what it now is, and the vast majority never would be able to get there.


I'd be fine with that  :eusa_eh:   :icon_biggrin:  Except I like the cabins and restaurant. I might miss those. The USBP has all kinds of comm infrastructure


Speaking of the USBP, do they still occupy the little white house with a great view down on the Boquillas end of the park? It looked pretty empty but used when I was there in May.

About twenty years ago, I sat in on a conservation meeting in that house. It was all very mysterious. I wasn't clear then, and I'm not clear now, who owned/owns it.  Would love to know.


It looks like it has a great view of the river. I could imagine sitting on the back porch, sipping a cerveza or iced tea, and watching HMoD float by in his innertube  :icon_smile:

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 07:48:01 PM »
Since I left the area in 2004, Ive returned every year to visit. One of the worst things Ive seen in the area is the new solar array outside Alpine. When I drive in, the solar panels remind me that civilization is moving and doesnt stop. I wish time would stop in the Bend and it remain wild, without high fences and technology.   

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2018, 08:04:02 PM »
Speaking of the USBP, do they still occupy the little white house with a great view down on the Boquillas end of the park? It looked pretty empty but used when I was there in May.

The house has been used off and on by research folks.
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2018, 06:37:31 AM »
  :crossedfingers:

Things are at the desperate level...........

FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 71 to 76.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to around
100 along the Rio Grande.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 70 to 75.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the upper
90s along the Rio Grande.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 70 to 75.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the upper
90s along the Rio Grande.
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Re: Rain?
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2018, 12:00:28 PM »
  :crossedfingers:

Things are at the desperate level...........

FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 71 to 76.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to around
100 along the Rio Grande.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 70 to 75.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the upper
90s along the Rio Grande.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows 70 to 75.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s in the mountains to the upper
90s along the Rio Grande.
There is a chance that some of the rain from the Pacific hurricane will make it that way

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Rain!
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2018, 09:53:40 AM »
Rain forecast for the next week:



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Re: Rain?
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2018, 11:07:16 AM »
I enjoy this thread
Leave "quit" at the car.  Embrace the trail as your friend.  Expect to enjoy yourself, and to be amazed.

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2018, 03:33:37 PM »
Its needed out the for sure. But probably not all at once

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2018, 06:36:38 PM »
What the latest on the weather out there? Have a friend leaving in the morning for a few day in the park. 

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2018, 09:52:57 PM »
What the latest on the weather out there? Have a friend leaving in the morning for a few day in the park. 

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2018, 11:24:50 PM »
Thank you sir!

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Re: Rain?
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2018, 10:27:43 PM »
I saw a post on Facebook that had a radar plot that showed a "train" of thunderstorms moving north over Alpine. Hopefully that is affecting BiBe


Looks like it's between lightning bands but that doesn't mean the park didn't get rain



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Re: Rain?
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2018, 01:30:21 AM »
My buddy I asked about the weather for said the drive between Fort Davis and Alpine at 1130pm was just plain scary. Water over the road in several places and lighting that would blind you.

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