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 19:45 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
2019-06-15 17:25 76.2 30.9 43.3 3.8 68 7.3 67 24.821 316.1 0.00
2019-06-15 17:20 75.7 32.2 43.9 4.4 106 8.9 78 24.821 284.2 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Letter from Christian Kummerow:

Previous directors have created a vibrant organization that exemplifies CIRA’s mission to conduct research in the atmospheric sciences of mutual benefit to NOAA, Colorado State University and the Nation as a whole. CIRA began with a fundamental understanding that problems related to weather and climate benefited directly from the interaction between theoretical innovation associated with Academic Departments and the practical impetus that a NOAA Institute could provide. This was a visionary viewpoint at the time CIRA was founded in 1980 but it is a viewpoint that has held true for thirty years and is as true today as it was then. Thus CIRA stands today, with manpower versed in weather, climate, data assimilation, and computational infrastructure, ready to realize future gains in Weather and Climate related research and application.

 

CIRA is a Cooperative Institute among NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Data and Information System (NESDIS) as well as its Office of Applied Research (OAR) and Colorado State University. Within the University, CIRA is colocated and draws heavily upon the Dept. of Atmospheric Science but has broad connections within the College of Engineering as well as Agricultural and Natural Sciences. In addition to the staff at its Fort Collins campus, a significant CIRA presence exists at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder focusing on modeling and data distribution with additional staff at NESDIS’ Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) in College Park, Maryland working on satellite algorithm development and at NOAA’s Aviation Weather Testbed in Kansas City, MO.

 

In addition to its staff, CIRA has a number of research groups embedded within its structure. NOAA’s Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) is embedded at the Fort Collins facility where it conducts research in Tropical Cyclones, Severe Weather, Hazard Detection as well as Satellite Research and Application. CIRA also hosts the Geosciences and Atmospheric Research Center as well as a research group attached to the National Park Service and a representative from the Western Governor’s Association.

 

Scientists working on CIRA and CIRA-related research projects are tremendously productive and continue to discover and publish results in scientific journals, technical manuscripts, and public media. This new knowledge transcends time scales from our understanding of weather to our understanding of climate, climate variability, and climate change. It positions CIRA at the intersection of weather and climate that is likely to grow significantly in importance to both NOAA and the Nation as we start to view not only weather but also climate as having important implications for our local ability to deal with global issues.

 

Christian Kummerow
Director of CIRA and Professor of Atmospheric Science