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Sparks Nevada Weather
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Interactive Radar & Weather Maps

Large Composite GOES E & W US Color 12 Hour Loop

Pacific Ocean & West          West          NorthWest

West Visible          West IR.          Western Loop

East          East Visible          Weather Warning Map

Forecast Map          Jetstream Map          Water Vapor Map
Radar

Current Radar
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Click Map To Enlarge   Image from NWS Reno, NV
USA Radar          NW Radar

Elko Radar          Boise Radar

Reno Radar          Portland Radar

Sacramento Radar          Las Vegas Radar

Salt Lake City Radar          Medford Radar

San Francisco Radar

Lightning Map

Satellite & Radar Tips

IR (infrared) Satellite Images
Infrared imagery shows the amount of heat emitted by the different cloud features and the surface of the earth.
Infrared images show clouds at higher levels better because they are colder. The images shown are really
negatives of the images, because areas that are white are ones that are colder (emit less infrared light),
and areas that are dark are warmer. Most the of the Satellite images shown here are IR.

Radar Images
Radar intensity is a way to "see" through rain. A pulse of radio energy is beamed through a cloud and the amount
of echo returned will give the intensity of precipitation. The echo is a reflection of the energy and a computer
will generate a color code to indicate the amount of precipitation.
The DBZ on the Image is Decibels
When the radar echo reaches the precipitation, the larger the raindrops, or the more raindrops there are,
the greater the DBZ value and the heavier the precipitation in that storm.

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