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Weather & Emergence Times

Bats have begun to migrate back to Central Texas from Mexico
Current emergence time is at 6:30pm 

Fair

77°F

Today

Fair
Humidity: 57%
Wind: SE at 16 mph
Sunset: 8:02 pm
Thursday
Partly cloudy
59°F / 90°F
Friday
Sunny
67°F / 90°F
Saturday
Partly cloudy/wind
68°F / 91°F
Sunday
Partly cloudy
64°F / 97°F

Bats and Doppler Weather Radar

Did you know that weather radar systems track bats through the night over Central Texas? When millions of Mexican free-tailed bats leave Bracken Cave and other roosts each summer evening to hunt down insect pests, they appear on radar images as great mobile clouds. The looped map below is in relative real time (2-10 minute lag).

Don't forget to come back and see this activity during emergence times!


Data source: Wunderground.com

 


 

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 05 March 2014
Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright ©Merlin D. Tuttle and/or ©Bat Conservation International