Republican Riber Basin Water and Drought Portal

Weather Conditions

The National Weather Service (NWS) provides current conditions for temperature and precipitation in the United States. You can view a variety of maps to find information regarding precipitation, current weather conditions, air quality, warnings, high/low temperatures and more. Clicking on a specific area of interest will take you to a closer view of the region. Evaporation data can also be found at the Climate Prediction Center on the National Weather Service’s website.

Current weather conditions in the basin area can be viewed at any of the following NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFO): NWS/NOAA Radar




The High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) is another source that has current weather and climate information. A variety of high resolution maps are available on the site to assist in monitoring weather conditions. You can also click on individual stations and obtain real time data. For anyone interested in looking at historical precipitation that information can also be found on the HPRCC website in the Climate Products Section.


You Can Help Collect Weather Data

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers that help to measure and map precipitation. The goal of CoCoRaHS is to provide the highest quality data for education and research applications. CoCoRaHS currently operates in many states across the United States.

Nebraska Rainfall Assessment and Information Network (NeRAIN) is Nebraska's version of CoCoRaHS and is also a volunteer rain collection network. The Nebraska Natural Resource Districts (NRDs), Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other water-related organizations analyze and document the data that is gathered by volunteers. The information collected by volunteers is then placed on the NeRAIN and COCoRaHS websites for the public to review. If you'd like to volunteer to collect rain for either of the organizations, just click on the links above.