Grand Junction, Colorado 

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Climate in Grand Junction, Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado gets 10 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Grand Junction averages 16 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 245 sunny days per year in Grand Junction. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Grand Junction gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 69 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highs & Lows

Summer High: the July high is around 93 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 18


SPERLING'S COMFORT INDEX
Grand Junction ranks 73/100 for Comfort Index

A higher score indicates a more comfortable year-round climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54. Our index is based on the total number of days annually within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees, and we also applied a penalty for days of excessive humidity.


YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

CLIMATE

Climate Averages
  Grand Junction, ColoradoUnited States
  9.9 in.38.1 in.
  15.8 in.27.8 in.
  68.9 days106.2 days
  245 days205 days
  92.8°85.8°
  17.8°21.7°
  7354
  5.84.3
  4593 ft.2443 ft.

July is the hottest month for Grand Junction with an average high temperature of 92.8°, which ranks it as one of the hottest places in Colorado. In Grand Junction, there are 2 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Grand Junction are May, September and June.


January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Grand Junction with an average of 17.8°. This is warmer than most places in Colorado.


In Grand Junction, there are 54.9 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is one of the hottest places in Colorado.


In Grand Junction, there are 130.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.


In Grand Junction, there are 2.1 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is one of the warmest places in Colorado.


September is the wettest month in Grand Junction with 1.2 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 0.5 inches. The wettest season is Winter with 32% of yearly precipitation and 16% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season.


The annual rainfall of 9.9 inches in Grand Junction means that it is one of the driest places in Colorado.


An annual snowfall of 15.8 inches in Grand Junction means that it is one of the least snowy places in Colorado.



December is the snowiest month in Grand Junction with 4.3 inches of snow, and 6 months of the year have significant snowfall.


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    Reviews for Grand Junction    48 Reviews
    Better for older people not people with kids - 5/28/2019
    I was born and raised here. There isn't much to do unless you're into drinking and drugs to be honest. Also it's really expensive to live here and very hard to find a... Read More

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    The status quo needs to change for the better. - 3/11/2019
    My family has been in Grand Junction for at least 150 years and I have lived here off and on throughout my 55 years, Before I continue and so this review isn't entirely... Read More

    The keys to Grand Junction... - 2/25/2019
    I've lived in GJ 2-times for a total of 4-years, and after looking 'very diligently' around the West/Rockies for a place to live/work, planning to retire there. Here are... Read More


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