Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
MST
Temp
°F
RH
%
DewPt
°F
Wind
mph
Dir
°
Gust
mph
Dir
°
Press
in Hg
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
in
2019-06-15 19:55 62.3 60.1 48.3 5.0 83 7.1 98 24.882 0.4 0.00
2019-06-15 19:50 62.1 62.3 49.1 2.9 106 5.2 108 24.877 1.3 0.00
2019-06-15 19:45 61.6 62.3 48.6 2.1 125 3.2 125 24.876 6.1 0.00
2019-06-15 19:40 62.1 63.2 49.4 0.1 90 0.7 90 24.873 10.5 0.00
2019-06-15 19:35 62.6 61.5 49.2 0.0 90 0.0 78 24.870 13.1 0.00
2019-06-15 19:30 62.4 59.7 48.2 1.6 78 2.6 78 24.868 18.1 0.00
2019-06-15 19:25 63.2 60.0 49.1 0.2 245 0.8 245 24.868 23.7 0.00
2019-06-15 19:20 63.4 57.4 48.1 1.9 245 2.8 245 24.869 27.2 0.00
2019-06-15 19:15 63.6 57.5 48.4 1.8 225 3.3 241 24.867 36.7 0.00
2019-06-15 19:10 64.0 58.4 49.1 1.6 290 4.0 312 24.864 49.8 0.00
2019-06-15 19:05 64.4 57.9 49.2 5.2 329 7.3 341 24.862 86.4 0.00
2019-06-15 19:00 64.4 54.3 47.6 8.7 336 11.4 341 24.861 84.3 0.00
2019-06-15 18:55 65.1 54.3 48.2 10.9 332 13.7 344 24.865 87.4 0.00
2019-06-15 18:50 65.0 52.1 47.0 11.0 313 14.0 296 24.868 90.2 0.00
2019-06-15 18:45 64.8 52.2 46.9 12.7 286 16.1 312 24.867 54.5 0.00
2019-06-15 18:40 64.9 53.8 47.8 8.3 310 12.3 306 24.865 54.9 0.00
2019-06-15 18:35 65.3 54.6 48.5 8.8 318 12.3 351 24.861 57.1 0.00
2019-06-15 18:30 65.7 52.4 47.8 9.4 344 13.1 352 24.858 80.1 0.00
2019-06-15 18:25 65.9 51.3 47.5 13.4 351 18.8 3 24.858 79.1 0.00
2019-06-15 18:20 66.4 51.4 47.9 9.9 0 13.3 15 24.856 64.6 0.00
2019-06-15 18:15 67.2 48.8 47.3 14.6 348 21.2 351 24.854 64.7 0.00
2019-06-15 18:10 68.0 46.2 46.6 15.1 7 21.1 21 24.852 71.1 0.00
2019-06-15 18:05 68.5 45.3 46.5 15.6 26 22.7 16 24.852 73.5 0.00
2019-06-15 18:00 69.7 43.9 46.8 19.6 25 26.5 3 24.850 78.7 0.00
2019-06-15 17:55 71.8 44.5 49.1 12.9 16 20.8 354 24.845 72.5 0.00
2019-06-15 17:50 73.3 39.9 47.5 15.4 32 21.1 30 24.839 89.3 0.00
2019-06-15 17:45 74.8 36.5 46.5 8.4 30 10.9 49 24.834 139.4 0.00
2019-06-15 17:40 75.4 33.5 44.7 6.4 55 8.4 42 24.829 214.0 0.00
2019-06-15 17:35 75.4 33.7 44.9 5.8 37 8.0 66 24.828 220.6 0.00
2019-06-15 17:30 76.0 32.0 44.0 7.1 78 9.3 67 24.824 266.4 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Don Hillger, PhD

Job Title:
Branch Chief, Research Meteorologist
Phone Number:

970-491-8498

Fax Number:

970-491-8241

Mailing Addresss:
Don Hillger, PhD
NOAA/NESDIS/StAR/RAMMB
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
Office Location:
CIRA Room 21
About Me:

Dr. Donald W. Hillger earned a B.S. in Physics (1973) from the University of Minnesota, and a Masters (1976) and Ph.D. (1983) in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. He continued as a Post Doctoral Fellow and later as a Research Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University before joining the Regional And Mesoscale Meteorology (RAMM) Branch of NOAA/NESDIS as a research meteorologist in 1987.
 
Dr. Hillger specializes in satellite meteorology from geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms, as well as satellite instrument calibration/validation, satellite data/image quality, and planning for advanced and future instrumentation. He has published many scientific journal publications, technical reports, and has made presentations at numerous national and international scientific meetings. Publications include journal articles, conference papers and presentations, technical reports, and in-house publications.
 
Current research emphasis includes analysis of multi-spectral and hyper-spectral imagery and the development of image products from those datasets, utilizing computer-intensive analysis methodology. Other emphasis includes the science checkout of operational geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites (such as GOES and NPP/JPSS) after launch.

    Publications

    Future Directions for CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground activites now that GOES-16 is operational

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Advancing potential new satellite products into operations: CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground plans

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    SLIDER: A Satellite Imagery Looper Capable of Viewing Every Pixel of GOES-16 Imagery in Real-Time over the Web

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    SLIDER: Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Future directions for CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground activities now that GOES-16 is operational

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Advancing potential new satellite products into operations: CIRA’s NWS Proving Ground plans

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Multispectral Imagery Applications for the New Generation Weather Satellites

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS Imagery: Transitioning Novel Ideas into Operations

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    Where East Meets West: How Himawari-8 Enables True Color Capabilities for GOES-R ABI

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    SLIDER: A Satellite Imagery Looper Capable of Viewing Every Pixel of GOES-16 Imagery in Real-Time Over the Web

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    SLIDER: Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    First VIIRS Imagery from JPSS-1

    Published Date: 2018
    Published By: Conference

    Imagery Highlights from the First Six Months of the ABI

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS EDR Imagery Overview and Preparations for J1

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    VIIRS Day/Night Band Research and Application Developments ‘On the Eve” of JPSS-1

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    JPSS Atmospheric EDRs (Imagery, Clouds, Aerosols, Ozone, Soundings)

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    JPSS and Instruments

    Published Date: 2017
    Published By: Conference

    An Automated Mobile Phone Photo Relay and Display Concept Applicable to Operational Severe Weather Monitoring

    Published Date: 2015
    Published By: American Meteorological Society

    The increasing use of mobile phones (MPs) equipped with digital cameras and the ability to post images and information to the Internet in real time has significantly improved the ability to report events almost instantaneously. From the perspective of weather forecasters responsible for issuing severe weather warnings, the old adage holds that a picture is indeed worth a thousand words; a single digital image conveys significantly more information than a simple web-submitted text or phone-relayed report. Timely, quality-controlled, and value-added photography allows the forecaster to ascertain the validity and quality of storm reports. The posting of geolocated, time-stamped storm report photographs utilizing an MP application to U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) social media pages has generated recent positive feedback from forecasters. This study establishes the conceptual framework, architectural design, and pathway toward implementation of a formalized photo report (PR) system composed of 1) an MP application, 2) a processing and distribution system, and 3) the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System II (AWIPS II) data plug-in software. The requirements and anticipated appearance of such a PR system are presented, along with considerations for possible additional features and applications that extend the utility of the system beyond the realm of severe weather applications.