New WTM station in Big Bend National Park...Persimmon Gap!
Looking east.... Photo Credit: JL, NWS Lubbock.
Looking northwest.... Photo Credit: JL, NWS Lubbock.
WTM station #72 now online and data in all products and feeds...Persimmon Gap, Big Bend National Park. Station is located on the south side of Persimmon Gap (Santiago Mountains) at the northern entry point to Big Bend NP. The station is located west of the Persimmon Gap Visitor Center. The station will help measure gap winds into the park with cold frontal passages....and if the shallow moisture during the winter/spring months can make it into the park through the pass. Many thanks to the National Weather service folks in Lubbock, Midland and San Angelo who traveled many miles to help build this station. A special thanks to the National Park Service for allowing the station in the park. Big Bend NP....a very special place....
The West Texas Mesonet: 72 stations, 52 counties, 2 states, 2 time zones....& 2 National Parks....
Photo of WTM station number 72 located on the south side of Persimmon Gap. Photo by Mr. Joe...looking north....
GOOGLE Earth plots from North through East on top row (click on thumbnail for larger images) and South through West on bottom row...Persimmon Gap (PGAP) in the Santiago Mountains (the furthest south of the Rocky Mountain Chain) to Panther Junction and the Chisos Mountains at the heart of Big Bend National Park.