Colorado Climate Center Will Teach Snow Measurements

After a summer of record-breaking 90-degree temperatures, most Coloradoans won’t mind a little snow in their future.

For those specifically interested in weather phenomena and measurement, Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center will offer a free training session Oct. 7 beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 101 on the north side of the Atmospheric Science Building.

Nolan Doesken, assistant state climatologist and university research assistant, will explain "How to Measure Snow in Colorado." The project is related to the Climate Center’s highly successful warm-weather program, the Colorado Collaborative Rain and Hail Study.

Now operative in Weld and Boulder counties as well as in Larimer County, CoCoRaHS has enlisted volunteers to take precise measurements of rainfall and hail in their backyards, expanding the capacities of meteorologist and casting light on Colorado’s often-unusual weather patterns.

The 10 a.m. briefing is free and open to any interested people in counties adjacent to Larimer.

The Atmospheric Sciences Building is three-quarters of a mile west of the intersection of Overland Trail and LaPorte Avenue on the west side of Fort Collins. Atmospheric Sciences is on a knoll above the second roadway to the left. Ample parking is available in front of the building.