RENO WEATHER ALL IN ONE: Reloads after 10 minutes

All sky camera image obtained from the roof of Physics at UNR.
Reno National Weather Service Forecast.

Aerosol PM2.5 and BC concentration measured at the 4th floor of Physics at UNR.

UNR Valley Road Weather Station
Example Model Sounding for 12 May 2016: Go here to create one for current (or other) conditions; use RNO for the Reno airport.
From here.

 

US PRECIPITATION AS MEASURED BY THE National Weather Service Radars, prepared by Unisys; more sections available there.
Global precipitation in last 3 hours from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM).
Animation of Global precipitation from NASA TRMM.
Accumulation of precipitation from NASA TRMM.
Beautiful wind art and science from here.
Current surface map. See NOAA for details and others.
RENO PRECIPITATION LOOP AS MEASURED BY THE National Weather Service Radar.
Reno details: IR Satellite Image of Vigorous Clouds. Shows mostly upper level clouds. GOES Satellite.
IR Satellite Image of Vigorous Clouds. Shows mostly upper level clouds. GOES Satellite.
White indicates upper atmosphere water vapor. GOES satellite.
Clouds as illuminated by the sun. Shows all clouds, including those close to the surface such as stratus clouds and fog. GOES Satellite.
Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Satellite derived sea surface temperature anomaly. The anomaly is the deviation of the sea surface temperature from its average value. The actual sea surface temperature is given in the next image. See also the movie of sea surface temperature anomaly
Sea Surface Temperature Satellite derived sea surface temperature.
Wind measurements are obtained twice a day around the world. They are interpolated with position to give this map. Measurements are obtained with the rawinsonde, a radiosonde tracked from the ground by a direction-finding antenna or GPS to measure variations in horizontal wind direction and wind speed with altitude. Measurements at each level are used for the applications listed next in the wind forecasting section. The most recent 500 mb map is shown. You can choose the map at other levels, or at other times.
Precipitable water (PW) measurements are obtained from balloon soundings twice a day around the world. Conceptually we condense all of the water vapor in a column of the atmosphere into liquid water of height PW.
You can choose other useful maps as well.
60 hour Precipitation Forecast. The pressure forecast chart includes three parameters: sea level pressure (cyan lines), 1000-500 mb thickness (brown dotted lines) and quantitative precipitation (color contours in inches liquid water over 12 hours, snow depth in inches found by multiplying by 10). The pressure field gives the location and strength of high and low pressure systems and helps locate warm, cold and stationary fronts. The pressure contours or isobars are drawn every 4 millibars. Cold fronts generally follow the pressure minima (trough) flowing south and west from the low pressure system. Warm fronts can be located at times as pressure troughs going east out of a low but are generally hard to find. Surface winds are related to the packing of the pressure contours (isobars). The tighter the packing, the stronger the winds are.
10 day Precipitation Forecast from the global forecast (GFS) model.
Model output for other levels of the atmosphere are available as well.

 

850 mb Forecast. The 850 mb chart details weather conditions at the 850 mb level or around 5000 feet above sea level. The parameters plotted are temperatures in Celsius (in color contours), heights in white lines and winds plotted as vectors. The 850 temperature is also a decent determiner of the type of precipitation. Since most precipitation forms at 5000 feet or above, a temperature of freezing (0 Celsius) or below would indicate snow whereas a temperature above freezing would indicate rain. The height field works very similar to the pressure field described in the Precipitation Forecast above. Lows and highs can found and compared to sea level locations. Strength of winds are again related to the packing of the height contours. The vector field shows wind direction and speed. Often this can be used to qualitatively show areas of convergence and divergence. In the middle and upper levels of the troposphere, this can be an indicator of existing upward (from divergence) or downward (from convergence) air motion. Upward motion is often linked to precipitation and downward to clear skies.
700 mb Forecast. The chart shows vertical velocities (colors in -mb/sec, about equal to cm/sec), heights (solid white lines). Winds are in knots, multiply by 1.15 to get mph. Moderate to strong positive areas of vertical velocity (>5) reflect areas where there is precipitation or soon will be. Strongly positive areas (>10) generally indicate areas of potential thunderstorms. Negative areas show descending air which are generally associated to areas of fair weather and often clear skies. The height field works very similar to the sea level pressure field. Lows and highs can found and compared to sea level locations. Strength of winds are again related to the packing of the height contours. The vector field shows wind direction and speed. Often this can be used to qualitatively show areas of convergence and divergence. In the middle and upper levels of the troposphere, this can be an indicator of existing upward (from divergence) or downward (from convergence) air motion.
500 mb Forecast. The 500 mb chart shows the absolute vorticity (in color contours), the height field (in white lines) and wind vectors. The 500 mb level is often refered to as the steering level as most weather systems and precipitation follow the winds at this level. The winds follow the height contours and generally run from 30 to 100 knots. The speeds can be roughly estimated from the 300 mb winds as roughly 2/3rds their magnitude. This level averages around 18,000 feet above sea level and is roughly half-way up through the weather producing part of the atmosphere called the troposphere. The vorticity field shows small eddies in the atmosphere that generally are not detectable on the standard height field. Values of 14 (green) or higher highlight those eddies. The higher the vorticity, the stronger the eddy. These eddies can help strengthen surface low pressure systems and induce precipitation and are often used as a predictive tool. The vector field shows wind direction and speed. Often this can be used to qualitatively show areas of convergence and divergence. In the middle and upper levels of the troposphere, this can be an indicator of existing upward (from divergence) or downward (from convergence) air motion.
10 day 500 mb and vorticity global forecast from the Global Forecast Model.
Model output for other levels of the atmosphere are available as well.

Also see 500 mb ModTrend.

300 mb Forecast. The 300 mb chart shows the winds at the 300 mb level. The wind speeds are shown in color contours, the heights in solid white lines and the vectors show wind direction and speed. The 300 mb chart investigates the upper portion of the troposphere where most of the weather producing phenomena occur. This level lies around 30,000 feet up and is often referred to as the jet stream level. Areas of strong winds at this level (winds >100 knots or 115 mph), commonly referred to as jets, indicate areas of high atmospheric energy. These are created by strong temperature contrasts in the lower and middle tropopause and reflect areas of potential storm development. A strong jet (winds >130 knots) can indicate the potential for the development of a strong low pressure system especially when if moves over the Rocky mountains and into the Plains states. A strong jet hitting the west coast can indicate the existence of a strong precipitation producing system. he vector field shows wind direction and speed. Often this can be used to qualitatively show areas of convergence and divergence. In the middle and upper levels of the troposphere, this can be an indicator of existing upward (from divergence) or downward (from convergence) air motion. Upward motion is often linked to precipitation and downward to clear skies.
10 day 300 mb and wind speed global forecast from the Global Forecast Model.
Model output for other levels of the atmosphere are available as well.