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Dir
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Solar
W/m^2
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2021-10-26 05:20 38.5 73.2 30.7 2.7 284 4.0 248 24.417 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:15 38.4 71.6 30.0 4.8 248 6.4 251 24.423 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:10 38.4 70.3 29.6 3.7 257 4.5 251 24.433 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:05 37.3 74.0 29.8 2.7 284 3.1 275 24.434 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:00 37.2 76.3 30.4 3.0 284 4.4 305 24.438 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:55 36.5 76.3 29.7 3.6 304 5.2 301 24.421 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:50 36.2 76.3 29.5 2.7 321 4.3 327 24.428 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:45 35.8 78.2 29.7 2.4 253 3.7 253 24.431 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:40 35.2 80.0 29.7 4.0 253 5.1 245 24.437 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:35 35.3 78.8 29.4 3.1 237 3.8 269 24.445 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:30 35.8 76.7 29.2 1.6 273 3.1 273 24.447 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:25 36.5 74.8 29.2 2.7 1 3.8 1 24.444 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:20 36.0 75.3 29.0 0.2 23 0.9 39 24.447 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:15 36.5 72.0 28.3 0.8 39 1.8 39 24.450 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:10 37.0 71.5 28.6 0.5 30 1.1 30 24.456 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:05 36.6 75.8 29.7 0.6 24 1.8 36 24.459 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:00 37.4 72.1 29.3 1.5 256 3.2 259 24.461 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:55 38.2 70.4 29.5 1.5 300 2.8 300 24.464 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:50 37.5 73.2 29.7 2.7 310 3.3 352 24.461 0.0 0.00
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
Date Time
MST
Temp
°C
RH
%
DewPt
°C
Wind
m/s
Dir
°
Gust
m/s
Dir
°
Press
hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2021-10-26 05:20 3.6 73.2 -0.7 1.2 284 1.8 248 826.87 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:15 3.6 71.6 -1.1 2.1 248 2.9 251 827.07 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:10 3.6 70.3 -1.3 1.7 257 2.0 251 827.39 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:05 2.9 74.0 -1.2 1.2 284 1.4 275 827.43 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 05:00 2.9 76.3 -0.9 1.4 284 2.0 305 827.58 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:55 2.5 76.3 -1.3 1.6 304 2.3 301 826.98 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:50 2.4 76.3 -1.4 1.2 321 1.9 327 827.22 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:45 2.1 78.2 -1.3 1.1 253 1.6 253 827.32 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:40 1.8 80.0 -1.3 1.8 253 2.3 245 827.53 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:35 1.8 78.8 -1.4 1.4 237 1.7 269 827.80 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:30 2.1 76.7 -1.6 0.7 273 1.4 273 827.86 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:25 2.5 74.8 -1.5 1.2 1 1.7 1 827.77 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:20 2.2 75.3 -1.7 0.1 23 0.4 39 827.88 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:15 2.5 72.0 -2.0 0.3 39 0.8 39 827.96 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:10 2.8 71.5 -1.9 0.2 30 0.5 30 828.16 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:05 2.5 75.8 -1.3 0.3 24 0.8 36 828.29 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 04:00 3.0 72.1 -1.5 0.7 256 1.4 259 828.35 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:55 3.5 70.4 -1.4 0.7 300 1.3 300 828.45 0.0 0.00
2021-10-26 03:50 3.1 73.2 -1.3 1.2 310 1.5 352 828.33 0.0 0.00
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
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Map & Directions

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Phone: 970-491-8448


Here are directions to our Fort Collins CSU Foothills campus. Located at the base of Horsetooth reservoir.

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:

  • Head west
  • Turn right towards W Laurel ST
  • Turn left towards W Laurel ST
  • Take WE Mulberry ST to Laporte AVE
  • Turn left onto Laurel ST
  • Turn right onto S Shields St
  • Turn left onto W Mulberry ST
  • Turn right onto S 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 on campus requires a permit. You can purchase hourly or daily parking. https://pts.colostate.edu/visitors/parking/

Hourly parking costs $2/hour and can be purchased in the parking lot using the hourly pay machines. Have your license plate number ready. You can also access these pay stations through the Park Mobile application on your mobile phone.

Daily parking permits can be purchased online or at the Parking and Transportation Services located in the Lake Street Garage for $13/day.

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