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BBRSP Historical Weather Data

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Offline steelfrog

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BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« on: August 28, 2019, 01:43:37 PM »
Does anyone know if historical data exists for BBRSP?  Specifically, the interior, Sauceda?  Is there a WOS there?  And if so is data for  historical temps etc stored somewhere?

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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 02:47:56 PM »
The short and confusing answer is yes and no. Yes, there is a weather station but no, no one reports that data to the weather service or COCORAS. if anything, they may still have a book that they write it in, but I don't even know if they do that anymore.
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Offline steelfrog

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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2019, 03:03:16 PM »
OK thanks.  That's what my research showed; closest one is an AWOS at Lajitas, which I assume generally is going to be warmer than Sauceda?

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2019, 03:07:46 PM »
For sure, and often substantially hotter. There really isn't much of a good analog for the Bofecillos highlands unfortunately.
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Offline elvis

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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2019, 06:46:48 PM »
Ranger Tim.
I assume this is due to it being at a higher elevation?

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Offline Ranger Tim

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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2019, 09:14:17 AM »
Yup. Lajitas sits at around 2,400 feet whereas Sauceda is at 4,200 feet above mean sea level. That 1,800 feet has a substantial effect on the local climate.
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Re: BBRSP Historical Weather Data
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 12:45:32 AM »
The short and confusing answer is yes and no. Yes, there is a weather station but no, no one reports that data to the weather service or COCORAS. if anything, they may still have a book that they write it in, but I don't even know if they do that anymore.

Sorry for the late reply - I just found this topic.  I somehow found the climate normals for Big Bend Ranch State Park for every day of the year, calculated from 1995 to 2016,  meaning the average highs, lows, and precipitation for each day of the year recorded between 1995 and 2016.  It's listed in the NOAA/NWS COOP database as station 410764, Big Bend Ranch State Park.  The listing that I found places the observing station near the Sauceda complex at an elevation of 4160 feet, so it does appear to be the correct listing.  In case anyone is interested, I made a spreadsheet that has all the temperature and precipitation data in it, so I can answer any questions anyone might have.

 


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