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Title: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on April 24, 2019, 12:38:37 PM
.61" of rain at PJ today and .91 in the Basin!   :celebrate:
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on June 06, 2019, 05:10:42 AM
Over an inch of rain this week at PJ!   :celebrate:
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Post by: badknees on June 10, 2019, 04:30:50 PM
Nice rain today in the Basin. ~ 0.70 so far.
58 F at 16:00 Whooohoo!
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Post by: The Scorpion on June 10, 2019, 05:24:20 PM
I hope this keep going, I will be there next week and would love to see some water
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Post by: Imre on June 10, 2019, 07:18:37 PM
Be careful what you wish for, you may get it.  :eusa_think:
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Post by: badknees on June 10, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
Or this!
https://youtu.be/1SZtgTMcyvo
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Post by: Imre on June 10, 2019, 11:11:39 PM
A better image from August 2016.
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Post by: House Made of Dawn on June 10, 2019, 11:18:47 PM
Yep. Late Summer through early Winter of 2016 was freakishly wet. I got there well after the big sustained rains that produced the torrent in your pic. I wish I’d seen that.


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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on June 18, 2019, 10:59:31 AM
Another inch of rain at PJ over the last few days.   :whoo:
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Post by: trtlrock on June 18, 2019, 12:13:02 PM
Another inch of rain at PJ over the last few days.   :whoo:

ME -- have they reinstated the Daily Report? If so, got a link?
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on June 18, 2019, 12:17:29 PM
Unfortunately not, I have been working from the NPS weather page

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Title: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mrp_84 on June 18, 2019, 03:32:03 PM
For some reason I was under the impression that the rainy season was July/August. It looks like June has gotten its fair share of rain. Obviously there’s no way of knowing what it will be like later, but do y’all think this is likely to be a long rainy season or is this typically when it starts?

Reason for asking is my dad and I are planning a trip the last week of July making water our number one concern. I’m hoping it’s not coming earlier meaning a drier July/August.


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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: badknees on June 18, 2019, 03:55:28 PM
For some reason I was under the impression that the rainy season was July/August. It looks like June has gotten its fair share of rain. Obviously there’s no way of knowing what it will be like later, but do y’all think this is likely to be a long rainy season or is this typically when it starts?

Reason for asking is my dad and I are planning a trip the last week of July making water our number one concern. I’m hoping it’s not coming earlier meaning a drier July/August.


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 There is variation from year to year, but the climatology data suggests the rainy season commences in  June and doesn't end until October.
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on June 18, 2019, 06:09:30 PM
For some reason I was under the impression that the rainy season was July/August. It looks like June has gotten its fair share of rain. Obviously there’s no way of knowing what it will be like later, but do y’all think this is likely to be a long rainy season or is this typically when it starts?

Reason for asking is my dad and I are planning a trip the last week of July making water our number one concern. I’m hoping it’s not coming earlier meaning a drier July/August.


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 There is variation from year to year, but the climatology data suggests the rainy season commences in  June and doesn't end until October.

So far pretty much right on the average rainfall for the year.
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: Flash on June 18, 2019, 08:44:35 PM
According to one of our local weather dudes (https://spacecityweather.com/hot-weather-this-week-with-the-potential-for-rain-this-weekend/):

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The weekend will be a bit cooler as some kind of Pacific tropical system appears likely to send some moisture into Texas.

Sounds like good news of possible rain this weekend!  :great:
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: badknees on June 18, 2019, 11:41:45 PM
According to one of our local weather dudes (https://spacecityweather.com/hot-weather-this-week-with-the-potential-for-rain-this-weekend/):

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The weekend will be a bit cooler as some kind of Pacific tropical system appears likely to send some moisture into Texas.

Sounds like good news of possible rain this weekend!  :great:

I think NWS would disagree.

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MAF&product=REC&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: Flash on June 19, 2019, 10:02:19 AM
According to one of our local weather dudes (https://spacecityweather.com/hot-weather-this-week-with-the-potential-for-rain-this-weekend/):

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The weekend will be a bit cooler as some kind of Pacific tropical system appears likely to send some moisture into Texas.

Sounds like good news of possible rain this weekend!  :great:

I think NWS would disagree.

https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=MAF&product=REC&format=CI&version=3&glossary=0
Yeah, I saw that, nevermind!  :icon_rolleyes:
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: RichardM on June 19, 2019, 03:45:17 PM
Here's the rain profiles for the last 10 summers for the Chisos Basin weather station.
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Post by: mule ears on June 19, 2019, 08:06:58 PM
Here's the rain profiles for the last 10 summers for the Chisos Basin weather station.

Richard that is so cool, thanks for posting that.  It is eerie how consistently it starts about now in June.
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: badknees on June 19, 2019, 08:28:43 PM
Here's the rain profiles for the last 10 summers for the Chisos Basin weather station.

Richard that is so cool, thanks for posting that.  It is eerie how consistently it starts about now in June.

The North American Southwest monsoon is very regular.Most of the moisture that enters the BiBend is transported from the Pacific/Gulf of California.

https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/2019-southwest-us-monsoon-season-begins/
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Post by: Txlj on June 20, 2019, 01:22:53 AM
Wow, never realized it was that consistent. Thank you for that.

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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: RichardM on June 20, 2019, 11:03:23 AM
Here's the Panther Junction rain profiles. 2011 and earlier seems to be missing a lot of precip data, so I only platted back to 2012.
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Post by: Flash on July 09, 2019, 10:13:17 PM
The Chisos Basin has registered 0.47" rain so far today!  :great:
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Post by: House Made of Dawn on July 10, 2019, 12:19:42 AM
The sky is crying.

Forgive the maudlin. I celebrate the summer rain as much as anyone, but first thing I saw when I opened the post was Richard's picture. I was reminded of his ever-helpful presence. It's going to take awhile to get over it.......
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Post by: Quatro on July 10, 2019, 07:37:56 AM
Here's the Panther Junction rain profiles. 2011 and earlier seems to be missing a lot of precip data, so I only platted back to 2012.

This is a perfect example of the lengths to which Richard went to be helpful.  To have searched and posted someone else's work would have been great enough, but he platted the data for 7 years and created those graphs!
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: sandersmr on July 10, 2019, 07:41:01 AM
Here's the Panther Junction rain profiles. 2011 and earlier seems to be missing a lot of precip data, so I only platted back to 2012.

This is a perfect example of the lengths to which Richard went to be helpful.  To have searched and posted someone else's work would have been great enough, but he platted the data for 7 years and created those graphs!

Thing is he enjoyed doing things like that.  Yes, he was geeky that way!  But he wasn't totally left brained.  He was also a good musician and singer.
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: Flash on July 29, 2019, 09:53:16 AM
Rain in the Chisos Basin this morning. I drove into the rain as I climbed the Basin Road.

-  Flash

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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mrp_84 on July 29, 2019, 11:01:19 AM
My dad and I are headed in today -should get there around 3. Been watching the radar all morning; things are looking good.


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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on July 29, 2019, 11:20:45 AM
Rain in the Chisos Basin this morning. I drove into the rain as I climbed the Basin Road.

-  Flash

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Great to see!  Flash what are your plans?
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Post by: Flash on July 29, 2019, 11:20:49 AM
Should taper off around noon or early afternoon. Quite a few sites available in the basin campground... 63 degrees!

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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: Flash on July 29, 2019, 12:30:21 PM


Great to see!  Flash what are your plans?

Camping in the Basin this week. Going to poke around some in the basin and the higher Chisos. Maybe the lower desert where it can be short and sweat. I have a long list. Got me a trekking umbrella I might need to try out...


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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: PacingTheCage on July 29, 2019, 04:11:39 PM
My son and I arrived here about 2:30.  Big pool of standing water at the entrance to PJ. Observed some water in the washes during the drive in.

The Ranger at PJ said we should find water in the Chisos. The only admonition we received was to “watch out for bears”!

We’ll start out early in the morning and plan 3 nights in the Chisos. I’ll post a water report Friday evening.


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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on July 29, 2019, 04:34:35 PM
My son and I arrived here about 2:30.  Big pool of standing water at the entrance to PJ. Observed some water in the washes during the drive in.

The Ranger at PJ said we should find water in the Chisos. The only admonition we received was to “watch out for bears”!

We’ll start out early in the morning and plan 3 nights in the Chisos. I’ll post a water report Friday evening.


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Sounds like perfect timing for water in the Chisos, have a great time, look forward to the report. 
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Post by: Casa Grande on July 30, 2019, 11:03:15 PM
Watched it rain on the East side of the Park and the Chisos for nearly four hours from my porch yesterday morning.  Incredible.

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Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: SA Bill on July 31, 2019, 11:29:46 AM
Nice pano CG!
  Bill
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: mule ears on September 11, 2019, 07:52:17 AM
Looks like some good rain yesterday (.33" at PJ) and maybe for the next few days, maybe the park can keep up with the annual average.
Title: Re: Let the rainy season begin!
Post by: Flash on September 21, 2019, 09:43:03 PM
There are two tropical systems near Baja right now...

1.96" in the Basin (Much of this fell between 6-7am!)
1.09" in PJ
0.35" at P. Gap
2.00" at RGV
0.30" in Castolon

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