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2022-10-03 08:15 55.5 66.8 44.7 4.1 327 5.5 330 25.014 241.2 0.00
2022-10-03 08:10 55.5 65.8 44.3 5.1 328 6.3 331 25.015 92.5 0.00
2022-10-03 08:05 55.5 65.9 44.3 5.9 325 7.1 319 25.015 238.8 0.00
2022-10-03 08:00 55.6 67.0 44.8 5.5 304 6.6 308 25.014 196.6 0.00
2022-10-03 07:55 54.6 70.8 45.4 5.7 330 7.8 324 25.014 304.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:50 53.4 73.6 45.2 5.6 336 7.8 323 25.013 261.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:45 52.7 79.4 46.5 4.5 5 5.6 10 25.013 113.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:40 53.0 77.1 46.1 4.6 6 6.2 352 25.013 84.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:35 52.9 76.1 45.6 4.4 353 6.3 344 25.011 155.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:30 52.3 80.0 46.3 3.3 344 4.6 341 25.010 198.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:25 51.6 82.2 46.3 2.4 344 3.2 339 25.009 214.5 0.00
2022-10-03 07:20 50.8 85.0 46.4 2.4 20 3.5 7 25.008 210.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:15 50.4 85.8 46.3 3.3 0 4.3 324 25.008 105.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:10 50.3 85.9 46.2 4.6 321 5.0 322 25.007 73.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:05 49.9 85.4 45.7 4.8 320 5.3 307 25.007 61.8 0.00
2022-10-03 07:00 49.1 88.2 45.7 4.1 304 5.1 304 25.007 77.9 0.00
2022-10-03 06:55 48.4 88.3 45.1 2.7 306 3.8 306 25.005 44.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:50 48.0 89.0 44.9 1.8 320 2.4 308 25.003 43.1 0.00
2022-10-03 06:45 47.7 89.1 44.7 2.8 305 3.2 284 25.001 36.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:40 47.4 88.7 44.3 3.3 290 3.6 278 24.999 30.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:35 47.2 88.3 44.0 4.1 279 4.9 278 24.998 24.3 0.00
2022-10-03 06:30 47.2 87.9 43.8 2.6 259 2.9 248 24.996 15.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:25 47.1 87.7 43.7 2.2 251 3.3 262 24.996 10.4 0.00
2022-10-03 06:20 47.5 87.6 44.0 2.2 262 3.3 259 24.996 7.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:15 47.8 87.4 44.2 1.4 268 1.8 278 24.995 4.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:10 47.9 87.0 44.3 1.1 284 1.4 280 24.995 3.2 0.00
2022-10-03 06:05 48.1 86.7 44.3 1.1 256 1.8 260 24.995 2.6 0.00
2022-10-03 06:00 48.0 87.8 44.5 1.1 296 1.3 296 24.995 1.6 0.00
2022-10-03 05:55 47.8 88.1 44.5 1.6 334 1.9 16 24.993 0.8 0.00
2022-10-03 05:50 47.8 88.3 44.5 0.8 17 1.6 326 24.992 0.4 0.00
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Temp
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RH
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Wind
m/s
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°
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m/s
Dir
°
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hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-10-03 08:15 13.1 66.8 7.0 1.9 327 2.5 330 847.08 241.2 0.00
2022-10-03 08:10 13.1 65.8 6.8 2.3 328 2.8 331 847.09 92.5 0.00
2022-10-03 08:05 13.1 65.9 6.8 2.6 325 3.2 319 847.10 238.8 0.00
2022-10-03 08:00 13.1 67.0 7.1 2.5 304 2.9 308 847.09 196.6 0.00
2022-10-03 07:55 12.6 70.8 7.4 2.6 330 3.5 324 847.06 304.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:50 11.9 73.6 7.3 2.5 336 3.5 323 847.03 261.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:45 11.5 79.4 8.0 2.0 5 2.5 10 847.03 113.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:40 11.7 77.1 7.8 2.1 6 2.8 352 847.03 84.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:35 11.6 76.1 7.6 2.0 353 2.8 344 846.97 155.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:30 11.3 80.0 8.0 1.5 344 2.1 341 846.93 198.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:25 10.9 82.2 8.0 1.1 344 1.4 339 846.91 214.5 0.00
2022-10-03 07:20 10.4 85.0 8.0 1.1 20 1.5 7 846.87 210.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:15 10.2 85.8 7.9 1.5 0 1.9 324 846.88 105.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:10 10.2 85.9 7.9 2.1 321 2.3 322 846.82 73.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:05 9.9 85.4 7.6 2.2 320 2.4 307 846.84 61.8 0.00
2022-10-03 07:00 9.5 88.2 7.6 1.8 304 2.3 304 846.84 77.9 0.00
2022-10-03 06:55 9.1 88.3 7.3 1.2 306 1.7 306 846.75 44.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:50 8.9 89.0 7.2 0.8 320 1.1 308 846.70 43.1 0.00
2022-10-03 06:45 8.7 89.1 7.0 1.2 305 1.4 284 846.63 36.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:40 8.6 88.7 6.8 1.5 290 1.6 278 846.55 30.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:35 8.5 88.3 6.6 1.8 279 2.2 278 846.52 24.3 0.00
2022-10-03 06:30 8.4 87.9 6.5 1.1 259 1.3 248 846.46 15.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:25 8.4 87.7 6.5 1.0 251 1.5 262 846.48 10.4 0.00
2022-10-03 06:20 8.6 87.6 6.6 1.0 262 1.5 259 846.46 7.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:15 8.8 87.4 6.8 0.6 268 0.8 278 846.44 4.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:10 8.8 87.0 6.8 0.5 284 0.6 280 846.44 3.2 0.00
2022-10-03 06:05 8.9 86.7 6.8 0.5 256 0.8 260 846.43 2.6 0.00
2022-10-03 06:00 8.9 87.8 7.0 0.5 296 0.6 296 846.43 1.6 0.00
2022-10-03 05:55 8.8 88.1 6.9 0.7 334 0.9 16 846.34 0.8 0.00
2022-10-03 05:50 8.8 88.3 7.0 0.3 17 0.7 326 846.31 0.4 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.

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 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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