NEXRAD Rainfall, Weather Station, and ET Products
for the Rio Grande Basin


Rio Grande Basin AWARDS System and ET Toolbox Project Areas

MAP with Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) and River Reaches
Please note - MRGCD Weather Station Data are available for some areas starting March 6, 2018, and used for ET calculations. In areas where the data are not available, or if the data parameters are missing or out of normal range, the 5-km cell weather forecast data are used. Example: the forecast on the evening of July 1 for the following day (July 2) is used for ET calculatons for July 2 using the Hargreaves method for Referance ET. To see the forecast data, click on a reach within this map. Then click on a red + to see 5-km cell forecast weather data.

Consumptive Use Plots with:
Stream Depletion for Reaches: All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rain for Reaches: All 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Stream Flow Data:
MRGCD Rio Grande Schematic, MRGCD Cochiti Division Schematic, MRGCD Albuquerque Division Schematic, MRGCD Belen Division Schematic, MRGCD Socorro Division Schematic, MRG/SJC Operations Schematic

Water Quality Schematic

MRGCD Weather Station Data

Daily Effective Rain by Reach

Awards ET Charts for Chama/Velarde (C/V) and Reaches 1-8
Click on a red + to see 5-km cell forecast weather data.
Click within dots for cell-by-cell charts
Click on "day" for specific daily rain - Click on "1 wk anim" for rain animation
C/V 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ET Toolbox Consumptive Use Details for Chama/Velarde (C/V) and Reaches 1-8
Click on a red + to see 5-km cell forecast weather data.
Click within dots for cell-by-cell details
Click on "day" for specific daily rain - Click on "1 wk anim" for rain animation
C/V 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ET Toolbox URGWOM ET Maps for Chama/Velarde (C/V) and Reaches 1-8
Click on "1 wk anim" for ET animation
C/V 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

ET Toolbox Summary Products for Chama/Velarde (C/V) and Reaches 1-8
C/V 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Predicted ET (cfs) for the Next Seven Days

Elephant Butte Reservoir Evaporation
Please note - Due to lack of real-time weather data at or on the reservoir, this evaporation is based upon forecast weather data.

Lower Rio Grande ET Summary files

Rain, USGS Links, and Weather Data in Other Areas
Upper Rio Grande
Alcalde
Truth or Consequences
Derry
Las Cruces
El Paso NW
El Paso SE
Pecos River

Information on the AWARDS System

Documentation of the ET Toolbox (pdf version)

Recent changes to the AWARDS/ET Toolbox


Historic Data

1-hour Weather Data from MRGCD Operated Automated Weather Stations.

24-hour Weather Data from MRGCD, New Mexico State University, and Colorado Agricultural Meteorological Network Automated Weather Stations.

ET Summary Information by New River Reaches 1-8.

Gage Data from Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD), USGS, USACE, FWS, and UNM.

Pumping Station Data from USBR


Archived Radar Precipitation Products (QPE)

1-Year of Archived Daily Upper Rio Grande QPESums Estimated Rainfall Images

Daily Images of All Reaches


Links to Real-Time and Forecasted Weather Data

NCAR RAP Real-Time Weather Data (Satellite Loops etc.)

6-hour Animation loop of recent satellite west U.S. images -- GOES WEST IR from NOAA

6-hour Animation loop of recent satellite east U.S. images -- GOES EAST IR from NOAA

HPC National Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF) Graphics
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4-5

Medium Range Forecasts from the HPC:
Red = Max. Temperature, Blue = Min. Temperature, Green = Prob. of Precip.
Day 3 Max / Min Temp and PoP Forecasts
Day 4 Max / Min Temp and PoP Forecasts
Day 5 Max / Min Temp and PoP Forecasts
Day 6 Max / Min Temp and PoP Forecasts
Day 7 Max / Min Temp and PoP Forecasts

Current Monthly and Seasonal Climate Outlook from the CPC

Current U.S. Drought Monitor from the CPC

Current Snow Pack Conditions Map from the Upper Colorado Region


Related Links
  • Current Atmospheric Soundings (Skew-T) for Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
    and El Paso, TX (EPZ)
  • GoTo NWS West Gulf River Forecast Center, Fort Worth, TX Home Page
  • GoTo NWS Albuquerque, NM Home Page
  • GoTo NWS El Paos, TX Home Page
  • GoTo Sevilleta LTER Program, University of New Mexico
  • GoTo New Mexico Climate Center
  • GoTo Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
  • GoTo URGWOM - US Army Corps of Engineers
  • GoTo AWARDS System Information Page
  • BackTo Albuquerque Water Home Page


Last Updated: 8/16/17