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
2020-08-04 01:30 61.5 67.6 50.7 7.4 305 8.9 292 24.952 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:25 61.7 66.9 50.6 7.6 290 9.3 284 24.953 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:20 61.9 66.6 50.6 6.7 303 8.7 299 24.957 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:15 62.3 66.6 51.1 6.1 317 7.8 296 24.954 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:10 62.4 66.6 51.1 6.3 294 7.8 300 24.953 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:05 61.8 67.6 51.0 8.4 305 9.1 310 24.954 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 01:00 61.0 69.0 50.8 8.8 297 9.6 294 24.958 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:55 61.0 67.7 50.3 6.2 305 8.0 305 24.952 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:50 60.9 68.4 50.5 6.0 317 6.4 313 24.957 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:45 62.6 64.2 50.3 4.5 313 5.5 314 24.964 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:40 63.0 64.1 50.6 2.5 319 3.2 319 24.970 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:35 62.7 63.8 50.3 1.2 297 1.8 296 24.974 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:30 62.6 65.5 50.9 3.1 296 3.8 303 24.976 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:25 62.4 64.3 50.2 3.9 305 4.3 306 24.975 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:20 62.3 65.0 50.4 2.6 305 3.2 306 24.976 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:15 62.3 65.4 50.6 1.9 304 2.6 304 24.975 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:10 62.2 65.1 50.3 4.0 304 4.9 317 24.971 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:05 61.6 66.1 50.2 5.5 317 6.0 317 24.971 0.0 0.00
2020-08-04 00:00 61.1 65.4 49.4 5.4 317 5.9 317 24.972 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:55 61.1 67.8 50.4 4.5 318 5.6 318 24.969 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:50 61.8 66.1 50.4 3.5 285 3.9 282 24.967 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:45 61.5 66.4 50.2 3.5 298 4.1 298 24.971 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:40 62.6 64.3 50.4 3.4 346 4.1 346 24.974 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:35 63.3 62.9 50.4 4.5 346 5.1 348 24.976 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:30 64.2 61.5 50.7 3.4 330 3.8 330 24.978 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:25 65.0 60.3 50.9 3.1 323 4.3 327 24.979 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:20 65.7 58.2 50.6 0.6 36 1.1 36 24.980 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:15 65.5 59.0 50.8 0.7 36 1.9 91 24.982 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:10 66.5 58.5 51.5 0.8 91 2.0 91 24.983 0.0 0.00
2020-08-03 23:05 68.1 55.1 51.4 0.0 91 0.0 91 24.981 0.0 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Dave Watson


Job Title:
Research Associate II
Phone Number:

970-491-8470

Fax Number:

970-491-8241

Mailing Addresss:
Dave Watson

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Colorado State University

1375 Campus Delivery

Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375
Office Location:
CIRA Room 26
About Me:

Dave Watson joined CIRA in 1991 and is currently a Research Associate with the RAMMT. He received his BS in Mathematics from Colorado State University in 1992. His main responsibilities have been to provide system administration and programming support for RAMMT and any associated research projects. He helped oversee the deployment of RAMSDIS (Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Team Advanced Meteorological Satellite Demonstration and Interpretation System) workstations to National Weather Service Forecast Offices throughout the US and several other countries (Germany, England, China, Nairobi, India, Costa Rica, Barbados, Brazil, and Mexico). He developed an internet version of RAMSDIS capable of displaying weather satellite loops in real-time. He has automated the retrieval, processing and displaying of satellite data for RAMSDIS systems from CIRA’s groundstation. He has provided training, demonstrations, and general technical support to RAMMT, remotely and via travel.
 
He was recognized in 2002 with the CIRA research initiative award for his part in a Hurricane Mitch Reconstruction Project that involved installing a GOES satellite receiving station in Central America in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Mitch in October 1998.

Past Work

RAMMB Projects

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dave has recently been working on a RAMSDIS Online transition to a new java based looper (http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/index.asp). He has also worked on the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group (AWG) project to create a tropical storm proxy dataset consisting of matching GOES and AVHRR/MODIS IR imagery and processing each scene into a proxy dataset to mimic GOES-R IR data. He wrote programs to process the matching scenes using best track and manual centered input and output the proxy dataset with a standardized naming convention and make gifs of the dataset and also automate the application of the simple version of the Objective Dvorak Technique for hurricane intensity. (http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/projects/awg/index.html).