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2021-10-26 03:45 36.9 74.5 29.6 1.7 319 2.7 319 24.459 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:40 38.2 72.4 30.1 1.6 348 3.6 30 24.458 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:35 38.8 71.4 30.3 3.3 27 4.1 27 24.462 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:30 37.9 70.9 29.3 3.6 341 3.9 0 24.466 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:25 36.4 77.1 29.9 2.7 352 4.0 348 24.470 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:20 36.4 75.8 29.5 1.7 261 3.1 259 24.472 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:15 36.0 75.4 29.0 2.0 274 4.1 351 24.478 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:10 36.3 75.3 29.2 3.6 346 4.6 347 24.477 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:05 37.2 72.5 29.2 4.6 332 5.0 12 24.475 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:00 37.5 72.7 29.5 3.5 15 5.0 15 24.474 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:55 39.1 68.3 29.5 1.9 12 2.5 23 24.478 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:50 40.2 67.5 30.3 2.5 12 3.2 11 24.483 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:45 40.7 66.5 30.4 2.7 20 3.9 33 24.485 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:40 40.2 67.7 30.4 1.0 28 3.5 25 24.491 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:35 39.9 68.1 30.2 2.1 303 4.2 310 24.500 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:30 38.2 73.4 30.5 2.0 322 3.5 322 24.504 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:25 39.7 70.0 30.7 2.4 318 3.7 329 24.506 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:20 39.4 75.3 32.2 2.4 329 3.7 329 24.504 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:15 39.8 73.9 32.2 0.5 8 1.9 11 24.508 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:10 40.9 70.6 32.1 1.0 11 2.1 297 24.510 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:05 40.0 74.1 32.4 2.1 304 3.6 316 24.512 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:00 38.5 76.0 31.6 0.5 278 1.7 278 24.511 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:55 38.3 73.0 30.4 3.0 278 5.0 272 24.510 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:50 39.1 69.5 29.9 4.2 272 5.0 287 24.514 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:45 38.0 74.8 30.7 3.9 288 5.0 276 24.520 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:40 37.6 74.9 30.4 2.9 343 5.0 305 24.526 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:35 38.0 71.7 29.7 4.2 306 5.3 301 24.532 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:30 39.3 68.9 30.0 4.9 342 5.7 331 24.531 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:25 39.7 69.8 30.6 4.8 329 6.1 318 24.535 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:20 38.5 75.6 31.5 0.6 5 3.3 5 24.538 0.0 0.00
Date Time
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Dir
°
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hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2021-10-26 03:45 2.7 74.5 -1.3 0.8 319 1.2 319 828.29 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:40 3.5 72.4 -1.0 0.7 348 1.6 30 828.25 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:35 3.8 71.4 -0.9 1.5 27 1.8 27 828.38 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:30 3.3 70.9 -1.5 1.6 341 1.8 0 828.51 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:25 2.4 77.1 -1.2 1.2 352 1.8 348 828.64 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:20 2.5 75.8 -1.4 0.8 261 1.4 259 828.70 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:15 2.2 75.4 -1.7 0.9 274 1.8 351 828.91 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:10 2.4 75.3 -1.5 1.6 346 2.0 347 828.88 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:05 2.9 72.5 -1.5 2.0 332 2.2 12 828.84 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:00 3.1 72.7 -1.4 1.6 15 2.2 15 828.77 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:55 3.9 68.3 -1.4 0.9 12 1.1 23 828.91 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:50 4.5 67.5 -1.0 1.1 12 1.4 11 829.08 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:45 4.8 66.5 -0.9 1.2 20 1.8 33 829.15 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:40 4.5 67.7 -0.9 0.4 28 1.5 25 829.36 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:35 4.4 68.1 -1.0 1.0 303 1.9 310 829.67 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:30 3.4 73.4 -0.9 0.9 322 1.6 322 829.79 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:25 4.3 70.0 -0.7 1.1 318 1.6 329 829.87 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:20 4.1 75.3 0.1 1.1 329 1.7 329 829.81 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:15 4.3 73.9 0.1 0.2 8 0.9 11 829.92 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:10 5.0 70.6 0.1 0.5 11 1.0 297 829.99 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:05 4.4 74.1 0.2 0.9 304 1.6 316 830.06 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 02:00 3.6 76.0 -0.2 0.2 278 0.8 278 830.03 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:55 3.5 73.0 -0.9 1.3 278 2.3 272 830.00 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:50 3.9 69.5 -1.1 1.9 272 2.3 287 830.13 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:45 3.3 74.8 -0.7 1.8 288 2.2 276 830.35 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:40 3.1 74.9 -0.9 1.3 343 2.2 305 830.53 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:35 3.4 71.7 -1.3 1.9 306 2.4 301 830.75 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:30 4.1 68.9 -1.1 2.2 342 2.6 331 830.72 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:25 4.3 69.8 -0.8 2.1 329 2.7 318 830.86 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 01:20 3.6 75.6 -0.3 0.3 5 1.5 5 830.96 0.0 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Letter from Christian Kummerow:

Chris Kummerow, Professor of Atmospheric Science and (Acting) Director of CIRA (The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere), Colorado State University, April 20, 2018

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 decades 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 Service (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
(Acting) Director of CIRA and Professor of Atmospheric Science