About Douglas

Mr. Hultstrand is a Senior Hydrometeorologist at Applied Weather Associates, where he has been involved in all aspects of site-specific probable maximum precipitation development, storm analyses, and forensic meteorological investigations. Mr. Hultstrand received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU) (Physical Geography, and Hydrology Certificate), a Master of Science degree from Colorado State University (CSU) (Watershed Science), and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in Earth Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU). Mr. Hultstrand has worked with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alpine Hydrology Research Group (AHRG), the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), and the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS). Mr. Hultstrand has a passion for scale and spatial variability in precipitation processes as related to hydrology and hydrometeorology. His research and expertise are in modeling the spatial variability in snowpack processes and rainfall as function of terrain parameters and atmospheric energy to better understand and model hydrologic regimes.

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MS , Watershed Science, Snow Hydrology - Colorado State University
Ft Collins, CO, 2006

BS, Physical Geography (Hydrology Certificate) - University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO, 2003

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Executive Program Committee Member (data analysis and modeling) National Hydrologic Warning Council, 2009-Present
  • Colorado Water Resources Research Institute (CWRRI) Grant, 2008
  • Graduate Research Funds, 2005
  • USGS STAR Award, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • Albert W. Smith Geography Scholarship, 2002
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, 2002
  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2001
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
  • Dean’s List, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002,


  • Hydrology Certificate by University of Colorado, Boulder, 2003


  • American Water Resources Association (AWRA)
  • National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC)
  • Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)
  • American Meteorological Society (AMS)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • Western Snow Conference (WSC)

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