Bascom Pens



Place at which there is or was human activity; it does not include populated places, mines, and dams.
See also: Dams, Forests, Mines, Parks, and Reserves
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
35.2789426°, -103.7333005°
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3983 ft. (1214 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Bascom Pens is covered by the Bascom Camp, NM US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Locales

Llano Pens 1.7 mi
Bascom Camp 3.2 mi
Green 4.2 mi
Bond 4.6 mi
Canadian Windmill 5.0 mi

Nearby Cities

Tucumcari, NM 7 mi
Logan, NM 19 mi
San Jon, NM 26 mi
Newkirk, NM 33 mi
Mosquero, NM 37 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Llano Tank Water 1.5 mi
Government Tank Water 2.1 mi
Antelope Tank Water 2.8 mi
Fort Bascom Historical Marker Man-made 3.2 mi
Bell Lateral Water 3.2 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is TUCUMCARI 4 NE which is approximately 6 miles away and has an elevation of 4,086 feet (103 feet higher than Bascom Pens). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .41" 52.7° 22.9°
February .43" 57.6° 27.1°
March .81" 65.0° 33.9°
April 1.12" 72.4° 41.5°
May 1.84" 80.9° 51.2°
June 2.19" 89.9° 60.2°
July 2.64" 93.0° 64.3°
August 2.73" 90.7° 62.7°
September 1.68" 83.9° 55.2°
October 1.44" 74.3° 44.0°
November .75" 61.5° 32.4°
December .53" 53.0° 24.2°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 86% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 61% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 82% of other locations on record.