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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 

Sunny

61°F

Today

Sunny
Humidity: 77%
Wind: N at 0 mph
Sunset: 8:00 pm
Sunday
AM Clouds/PM Sun
61°F / 79°F
Monday
Cloudy
62°F / 83°F
Tuesday
Sunny
59°F / 85°F
Wednesday
Sunny
63°F / 87°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