Great Basin Precipitation Watch

The Great Basin Precipitation Watch page provides access to recent precipitation and other weather maps and outlooks, summaries, and data (see below) covering Nevada and the Great Basin. Data for the most recent week, month(s), water year (October 1 - September 30), and some past years are available. These tools are intended to assist those trying to determine current and near-term field conditions anywhere in the area covered.

All of the data linked to this page are derived, directly or indirectly, from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climate Prediction Center (NCPC), National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the affiliated Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), the Desert Research Institute (DRI) of the University of Nevada at Reno (UNR), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and cooperating agencies and weather observers.

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Radar-based Cumulative Precipitation Maps (or current radar):
loop for last 2 hours
cumulative last 24 hours
cumulative last 7 days

Precipitation Anomaly Maps and Forecasts (percent of 1971-2000 averages):
 
Time PeriodU.S. / North AmericaWestern U.S.Nevada
90-day outlook CPC probability
CPC drought outlook
  
30-day outlook CPC probability  
8-14-day outlook CPC probability  
6-10-day outlook CPC probability  
past 7 days  ACIS data ACIS data
past 14 days  ACIS data ACIS data
past 30 days CPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 60 days  ACIS data ACIS data
past 90 days CPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 6 months CPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 12 months CPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
water year (since Oct. 1)  ACIS data
WRCC SNOTEL data
ACIS data

CPC National Climate Prediction Center; WRCC Western Regional Climate Center; ACIS Applied Climate Information System 


U.S. Drought Monitor

Standardized Precipitation Index (explanation) for U.S. climate regions for the past:
1 2 3 4 5 6 or 9 months, or
1 2 3 4 5 or 6 years

Snowpack and Precipitation Anomaly Update Tables from mountain SNOTEL sites

Great Basin
Western U.S.

SEA SURFACE Temperature and Anomaly Maps

LAND Temperature Anomaly Maps and Forecasts (°F from 1971-2000 averages):
 
Time PeriodU.S. / North AmericaWestern U.S.Nevada
90-day outlook CPC probability  
30-day outlook CPC probability  
8-14-day outlook CPC probability  
6-10-day outlook CPC probability  
past 7 daysCPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 14 days  ACIS data ACIS data
past 30 daysCPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 60 days  ACIS data ACIS data
past 90 daysCPC realtime monitor ACIS data ACIS data
past 6 months  ACIS data ACIS data
past 12 months  ACIS data ACIS data
water year (since Oct. 1)  ACIS data ACIS data

CPC National Climate Prediction Center; WRCC Western Regional Climate Center; ACIS Applied Climate Information System 


Sources for Additional Recent Climatic Data:
Current observations, forecasts, and monitoring data from the Western Regional Climate Center
Climatic data for any station world-wide
Climate, Ecosystems and Fire Applications (CEFA) from the Desert Research Institute
Drought Monitor map and summaries for the U.S.
Monitoring Data from the National Climate Prediction Center