Community Volunteer Training Sessions for Summer Rain and Hail Study

The Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University invites Fort Collins and Loveland community members of all ages to take part in a rain and hail research project this summer. The volunteer project gives community weather enthusiasts an opportunity to learn about weather and weather hazards while contributing to scientific research.

Participants in the study will measure rain and hail from summer storms and will attend presentations, field trips and a final summer celebration.

Interested community members should plan to attend one of three training sessions scheduled for May 6 at 6:30 p.m., May 8 at 4 p.m. and May 10 at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will be held in Room 100 of the Atmospheric Science Building on the Colorado State University Foothills Campus in Fort Collins. The building is on West Laporte Avenue, three-quarters of a mile west of Overland Trail.

For more information about the study, call Nolan Doesken at (970) 491-8545. Information also can be found on the Internet at