Colorado State Researchers to Discuss Front Range Summer Weather Patterns, Train Volunteers on July 25

Representatives of the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University will talk about late summer weather patterns and offer training to amateur weather watchers on Tuesday, July 25, at the Fort Collins Public Library Harmony Campus.

The presentation will be 7-9 p.m. at the library, 4616 South Shields St.

Researchers will discuss late July/early August weather patterns of Colorado’s northern Front Range. Many of the worst flash floods in the region have occurred near the end of July and beginning of August: the Fort Collins and Colorado State campus flooding that occurred in 1951; the Big Thompson flash flood in 1976; Fort Collins flooding in July 1977; the Fort Collins record hailstorm in 1979; the Cheyenne catastrophic flash flood in 1985; and the Fort Collins flash flood in 1997.

Scientists also will talk about the benefits of joining the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network – a network of amateur weather watchers that is expanding around the nation – and conduct a volunteer training session. Current CoCoRaHS volunteers who have not been to a formal training session are encouraged to attend.

Visitors to the program can get to the library by taking the Harmony Road entrance; the Shields entrance is closed temporarily because of construction.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Henry Reges at 970-491-1196 or More information about CoCoRaHS is available on the web at