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Other Parks of the Big Bend Region => GUMO General Discussion => Topic started by: backpacker56 on September 14, 2018, 09:44:09 AM

Title: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: backpacker56 on September 14, 2018, 09:44:09 AM
Have the Guadalupes pretty much missed out on the 2018 monsoon?  Mesonet shows about 3.5" in July, which isn't too bad, but then only about an inch in August and an inch so far in September.

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/monthlysum.php?station=PSGT2&network=TX_DCP

However, if the data is from one station only, this hardly gives a clear indication of conditions in the park.  Can anyone give a more general report?
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: Hang10er on September 14, 2018, 04:13:34 PM
It looks like a big chunk of Texas is getting some much needed rain.  The coast, West, Central and South Texas all seem to have had some decent rain the last month or so.  We have a little tropical wave coming in as we speak. 

Can you say mosquitos. 
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: badknees on September 14, 2018, 05:04:56 PM
Have the Guadalupes pretty much missed out on the 2018 monsoon?  Mesonet shows about 3.5" in July, which isn't too bad, but then only about an inch in August and an inch so far in September.

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/monthlysum.php?station=PSGT2&network=TX_DCP

However, if the data is from one station only, this hardly gives a clear indication of conditions in the park.  Can anyone give a more general report?

Check all 6 stations?
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: backpacker56 on September 14, 2018, 08:28:34 PM
Here is the data from six stations.  It wasn't easy to compile; there's probably a better way to do this.

                                                                                       Jun     Jul        Aug        Sep
GDBT2   GUADALUPE BOWL RAWS                                  0.33       4.80            1.89       1.89
MKCT2   MCKITTRICK CANYON RANGER STATION                M       M                M       M
MDGCT2   DOG CANYON RAWS                                              17.97   1.87            1.57   0.87
PSST2   PINE SPRINGS GMNP                                                0.71   3.77         1.33   0.90
PSGT2   THE PINERY RAWS                                                0.72   3.48           1.13           0.92
PXWT2   PX WELLS RAWS                                                      0.62    3.32           1.37     0.21

And of course, the technique for getting a table into this post is opaque to reason.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: badknees on September 14, 2018, 08:38:55 PM
Here is the data from six stations.  It wasn't easy to compile; there's probably a better way to do this.

                                                                                       Jun     Jul        Aug        Sep
GDBT2   GUADALUPE BOWL RAWS                                  0.33       4.80            1.89       1.89
MKCT2   MCKITTRICK CANYON RANGER STATION                M       M                M       M
MDGCT2   DOG CANYON RAWS                                              17.97   1.87            1.57   0.87
PSST2   PINE SPRINGS GMNP                                                0.71   3.77         1.33   0.90
PSGT2   THE PINERY RAWS                                                0.72   3.48           1.13           0.92
PXWT2   PX WELLS RAWS                                                      0.62    3.32           1.37     0.21

And of course, the technique for getting a table into this post is opaque to reason.

The 17.97 data point looks like bad data.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: rocketman on September 14, 2018, 10:40:00 PM
And of course, the technique for getting a table into this post is opaque to reason.
Thankfully I've never had to this, but that is the funniest thing I've read all day.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: RichardM on September 15, 2018, 06:28:56 PM
Here is the data from six stations.  It wasn't easy to compile; there's probably a better way to do this.

JunJulAugSep
GDBT2GUADALUPE BOWL RAWS0.33   4.80   1.89   1.89
MKCT2MCKITTRICK CANYON RANGER STATION    MMMM
MDGCT2DOG CANYON RAWS17.971.871.570.87
PSST2PINE SPRINGS GMNP0.713.771.330.90
PSGT2THE PINERY RAWS0.723.481.130.92
PXWT2PX WELLS RAWS0.623.321.370.21
And of course, the technique for getting a table into this post is opaque to reason.
Not opaque, just tedious.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: Flash on September 15, 2018, 08:01:52 PM
Another way is to use the snipping tool to take a screenshot:

Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: Jonathan Sadow on September 16, 2018, 01:11:22 AM
Here is the data from six stations.  It wasn't easy to compile; there's probably a better way to do this.

                                                                                       Jun     Jul        Aug        Sep
GDBT2   GUADALUPE BOWL RAWS                                  0.33       4.80            1.89       1.89
MKCT2   MCKITTRICK CANYON RANGER STATION                M       M                M       M
MDGCT2   DOG CANYON RAWS                                              17.97   1.87            1.57   0.87
PSST2   PINE SPRINGS GMNP                                                0.71   3.77         1.33   0.90
PSGT2   THE PINERY RAWS                                                0.72   3.48           1.13           0.92
PXWT2   PX WELLS RAWS                                                      0.62    3.32           1.37     0.21

And of course, the technique for getting a table into this post is opaque to reason.

The 17.97 data point looks like bad data.

It is.  I was in the park for the first half of June (and at Dog Canyon for a couple of days), and rainfall there wasn't nearly that high.  Maybe one-tenth of that total fell there, if even that much.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: wrangler88 on September 16, 2018, 09:10:05 AM
It wasn't as green as I had expected when I was there in August. But I figured I was a little early in the season.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: backpacker56 on September 16, 2018, 07:40:45 PM
The reading for Dog Canyon has to be wrong; I meant to mention this in the original post, but was in a hurry. 

It seems curious that the McKittrick station has remained completely out of service for so long, seeing how accessible the location would be for maintenance.

I'm a little jealous of BBNP getting all the rain and GMNP apparently not getting much.  Maybe there will be some catching up in the remainder of September and on into October.
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: Flash on September 16, 2018, 07:50:31 PM
Remnants of Invest 95L, that tropical non-depression, non-storm, barely a wave, appear to be creeping into the Trans Pecos and ever closer to the Bend...  :eusa_think:
Title: Re: 2018 Monsoon
Post by: badknees on September 16, 2018, 08:03:42 PM
Remnants of Invest 95L, that tropical non-depression, non-storm, barely a wave, appear to be creeping into the Trans Pecos and ever closer to the Bend...  :eusa_think:

Yes....an inch fell in the Chisos since midnight.