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2023-01-31 23:30 8.9 78.5 3.6 2.6 228 3.3 198 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:25 9.6 79.0 4.3 3.4 198 4.1 225 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:20 9.8 76.9 4.1 2.2 216 2.9 209 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:15 10.0 79.4 4.9 2.6 220 2.9 231 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:10 9.3 79.6 4.3 3.1 220 4.4 249 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:05 10.4 78.0 4.9 4.2 267 6.2 283 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:00 9.2 80.0 4.3 3.3 264 4.7 264 24.893 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:55 7.7 82.1 3.4 3.8 242 6.1 299 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:50 6.1 81.9 1.8 3.7 315 6.8 313 24.894 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:45 8.5 74.4 2.0 3.1 339 8.3 330 24.896 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:40 9.3 76.1 3.3 4.2 333 7.4 333 24.900 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:35 8.8 78.1 3.4 4.6 1 5.6 345 24.901 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:30 10.8 76.4 4.8 2.3 288 3.2 288 24.900 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:25 11.1 76.2 5.1 0.5 260 1.9 260 24.901 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:20 11.5 75.5 5.2 2.1 217 3.1 261 24.898 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:15 10.1 78.5 4.8 2.4 266 4.2 259 24.899 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:10 10.6 78.0 5.1 2.2 216 4.9 244 24.900 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:05 10.3 78.3 4.9 3.1 247 3.8 248 24.899 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:00 9.5 80.2 4.6 4.5 219 5.5 255 24.897 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:55 11.1 76.3 5.1 4.2 262 8.2 255 24.896 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:50 9.0 86.9 5.9 5.5 251 8.9 253 24.898 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:45 5.8 84.0 2.0 3.7 265 5.0 247 24.899 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:40 6.2 83.5 2.2 3.5 259 4.4 247 24.897 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:35 5.7 85.8 2.4 2.7 317 3.5 316 24.896 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:30 5.3 84.5 1.7 3.1 299 4.3 261 24.899 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:25 5.2 84.3 1.5 2.7 248 4.3 237 24.901 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:20 5.3 82.4 1.1 1.8 249 3.2 249 24.899 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:15 4.7 83.7 0.9 0.8 286 2.1 286 24.897 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:10 4.9 82.6 0.7 1.8 343 2.4 351 24.898 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:05 4.9 82.2 0.7 3.0 351 3.7 310 24.900 0.0 0.00
Date Time
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Temp
°C
RH
%
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°C
Wind
m/s
Dir
°
Gust
m/s
Dir
°
Press
hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2023-01-31 23:30 -12.8 78.5 -15.8 1.1 228 1.5 198 843.01 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:25 -12.5 79.0 -15.4 1.5 198 1.8 225 843.01 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:20 -12.3 76.9 -15.5 1.0 216 1.3 209 843.00 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:15 -12.2 79.4 -15.1 1.1 220 1.3 231 843.00 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:10 -12.6 79.6 -15.4 1.4 220 2.0 249 843.01 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:05 -12.0 78.0 -15.0 1.9 267 2.8 283 843.01 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 23:00 -12.6 80.0 -15.4 1.5 264 2.1 264 842.99 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:55 -13.5 82.1 -15.9 1.7 242 2.7 299 843.00 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:50 -14.4 81.9 -16.8 1.6 315 3.1 313 843.01 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:45 -13.1 74.4 -16.7 1.4 339 3.7 330 843.08 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:40 -12.6 76.1 -15.9 1.9 333 3.3 333 843.20 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:35 -12.9 78.1 -15.9 2.1 1 2.5 345 843.24 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:30 -11.8 76.4 -15.1 1.0 288 1.4 288 843.19 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:25 -11.6 76.2 -15.0 0.2 260 0.9 260 843.24 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:20 -11.4 75.5 -14.9 1.0 217 1.4 261 843.16 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:15 -12.2 78.5 -15.1 1.1 266 1.9 259 843.17 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:10 -11.9 78.0 -15.0 1.0 216 2.2 244 843.20 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:05 -12.0 78.3 -15.0 1.4 247 1.7 248 843.19 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 22:00 -12.5 80.2 -15.2 2.0 219 2.5 255 843.12 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:55 -11.6 76.3 -14.9 1.9 262 3.7 255 843.06 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:50 -12.8 86.9 -14.5 2.5 251 4.0 253 843.13 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:45 -14.6 84.0 -16.7 1.7 265 2.2 247 843.17 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:40 -14.4 83.5 -16.5 1.5 259 2.0 247 843.12 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:35 -14.6 85.8 -16.5 1.2 317 1.5 316 843.06 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:30 -14.8 84.5 -16.8 1.4 299 1.9 261 843.18 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:25 -14.9 84.3 -16.9 1.2 248 1.9 237 843.23 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:20 -14.8 82.4 -17.2 0.8 249 1.4 249 843.16 0.0 0.00
2023-01-31 21:15 -15.2 83.7 -17.3 0.4 286 0.9 286 843.11 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:10 -15.1 82.6 -17.4 0.8 343 1.1 351 843.16 0.1 0.00
2023-01-31 21:05 -15.1 82.2 -17.4 1.3 351 1.6 310 843.23 0.0 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Map, Directions, and Parking

Phone: 970-491-8448

CIRA is located at the Fort Collins CSU Foothills campus. Located at the base of Horsetooth reservoir.Click to enlarge

Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Below you can find our mailing address and directions to our offices.

Physical Location

Atmospheric Science Campus
Colorado State University,
3925A West Laporte Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80521

 

 

 Mailing Address

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
1375 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375

 

Driving Directions to CIRA


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From the Lory Student Center:

  • Take Laurel west to Shields
  • Turn left onto Shields and then right onto Elizabeth
  • Take Elizabeth west to Overland Trail
  • Turn right onto Overland Trail
  • Turn Left onto Laporte Ave
  • Travel west on Laporte until you see a sign for Atmospheric Science Center (this is past the Colorado State Forestry Service sign)
  • Turn left into the Atmospheric Science Center driveway.
  • At the fork in the driveway, you will bend left with the road and head up a small hill
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – No Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound Tower Road.
  • Continue on Tower Road to 104th Avenue and turn left (West, towards the mountains).
  • Take 104th Avenue to I-25 Northbound towards Fort Collins.
  • Continue on I-25 north for about 65 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
Coming from Denver International Airport (DIA – Toll)

  • Take Pena Blvd from DIA to northbound E470 (toll charges apply).
  • Take E470 to northbound I-25 toward Fort Collins.
  • Take I-25 north for about 60 miles.
  • Take exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
Coming from the south (Colorado Springs, Denver, etc.)

  • Take I-25 north to exit number 269 (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.
Coming from the north (Wyoming)

  • Take I-25 south to exit number 269B (Mulberry Street and CO-14) and head west.
  • After passing through downtown Fort Collins, Mulberry Street will dead end at Overland Trail.
  • Make a right turn on Overland Trail and head north for about a 1/2 mile until you arrive at Laporte Avenue.
  • Make a left on Laporte Avenue and head west for about a 3/4 mile. You should see the main building appear on the left side of the road.
  • While the Forest Service entrance looks tempting, keep going past it until you see the sign for Atmospheric Science.
  • Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/
  • From the parking lot, follow the path down to the building that says CIRA. The main entrance is on the Northside of the building.

Parking at CIRA on the CSU Foothills Campus:

Parking on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Hourly parking costs $1.50/hour and can be purchased in the parking lot using the hourly pay machines. The machine for the Foothills Campus is located down off Laport by the Colorado National Guard building. You can also access these pay stations through the Park Mobile application on your mobile phone zone 2017. Have your license plate number ready.

Daily parking permits can be purchased online or at the Parking and Transportation Services located in the Lake Street Garage for $8/day for a Foothills Only Pass

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