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General Questions and Answers / Fire near Castolon
« Last post by marufo on Today at 10:07:53 PM »
From the BBNP Facebook page: Wildland fire (updated 8:45pm): earlier this evening a wildland fire jumped the Rio Grande and has burned 50 acres within the park near Castolon. Cottonwood campground has been evacuated. Big Bend NP Wildland firefighters are on scene as well as Terlingua Fire & EMS. We ask that people avoid the Castolon area both for their safety and so that crews can operate as efficiently as possible. Please stay tuned for more updates tomorrow morning.
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by alan in shreveport on Today at 09:44:59 PM »
Really enjoyed it BK, thanks for taking the time to put it together. The music was just right too.
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by Imre on Today at 09:28:47 PM »
If I had a spare US $ 60,000 I would book a room in the lodge for an entire year.  :eusa_shhh:
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by badknees on Today at 08:55:09 PM »
Damn you!  Couldn't wait until June or July when the urge gets even worse?

Bravo, well done.   :eusa_clap:
I plan to have some new material by July. :icon_smile:
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by mule ears on Today at 08:05:59 PM »
Damn you!  Couldn't wait until June or July when the urge gets even worse?

Bravo, well done.   :eusa_clap:
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by RichardM on Today at 07:04:13 PM »
Very nice! Had to wait until I got home to watch it. I think there may have been one or two in there that I hadn't seen before.
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Other Area Parks / visiting big bend ranch state park in July
« Last post by riverdogrescuer on Today at 07:02:52 PM »
Is there any area of the Big Bend Ranch state park that is at an elevation that makes it cooler than the surrounding desert floor like Chisos in the national park.  I know how hot it gets in July, I've been before, but the milky way is in her full glory and that's what I chase.  Just checking out the state park vs the national park.  I drive a stock Jeep wrangler JK unlimited, so I can go all but the most extreme places.  Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me about keeping cool, relatively speaking.
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Your Trip Reports / Re: A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by Jalco on Today at 02:47:28 PM »
Well done, sir!
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Your Trip Reports / A Big Bend Journey
« Last post by badknees on Today at 08:51:30 AM »
Having some withdrawal symptoms? This may help? Or make it worse!
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Big Bend Area Links / Re: Weather in Big Bend
« Last post by RichardM on May 21, 2019, 05:46:25 PM »
What website publishes that rainfall data?

I believe this covers the subject

https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base_dyn.cgi?stn=CSBT2

or

https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/monthlysum.php?station=CSBT2&network=TX_DCP

I'm sure there are others.

Other full monitoring stations in the park are Panther Junction and Rio Grande Village. They can be accessed from the park web page  - https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/weather.htm

Using the Iowa State Mesonet site and entering these station designators, will get you some additional data full and partial data stations.

The station designators are:
   
PJNT2 Panther Junction Raws
PAJT2  PANTHER JUNCTION CO-OP
BOQT Rio Grande AT Boquillas-Rio Grande Village
RGET  Marathon - Rio Grande Village RAWS
TELT2 Rio Grande AT Johnson Ranch (precip only and spotty data)
CSTT2 Rio Grande AT Castolon (climatology only)
CTLT2 Castolon 1NW - Big Bend NP (spotty data)
RSET2 Castolon - Santa Elena Canyon (climatology only)
TNTG2 :   Terlingua Creek 8 S Terlingua 8S (precip and climatology)

Here are links to ones I've found on the Iowa State site:
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=PNJT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=PAJT2&network=TX_COOP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=BOQT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=RGET2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=TELT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=CSTT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=CTLT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=RSET2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=TNGT2&network=TX_DCP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=RGVT2&network=TX_COOP
https://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/sites/site.php?station=CSBT2&network=TX_DCP

I wonder how accurate their location data is, as the Chisos Basin station is listed as North of the campground instead of near the ranger station. Also, the Terlingua Creek station is shown being up on Mesa Anguila just East of Canyon Flag. :eusa_think:
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