Grand Junction Colorado Offers the Best of Everything Including Climate
Grand Junction is one of the warmest cities in Colorado to live!
Besides having some of the best outdoor recreation, Grand Junction’s weather gives you more opportunities to be outside and enjoy it. Grand Junctions summers are hot and mostly clear, the winters are short, cold, partly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year the temperature typically ranges from 20 degrees to 94 degrees and is rarely below 6 degrees or above 100 degrees
Like most of the state, Grand Junction has semi-arid climate and sits in a large area of high desert in Western Colorado. Situated with mountains surrounding the city, Grand Junction is protected from the normal arctic air masses. Due to the lack of cold fronts, temperatures in Grand Junction stay a few degrees warmer than the state’s average. This increase in temperatures helps keep the snowfall minimal. The mountains protect the city and make Grand Junction a warm place to live year-round.
The high desert and mountain ranges that deter cold fronts and snowfall in the winter, also allow for warmer summer temperatures. The weather and the abundant sun in the area make Grand Junction Colorado’s top wine producing area. The soil is prime for fruits for wine-making as well as other Colorado produce that benefit from lots of sun too, like peaches, cherries, melons and sweet corn.
Grand Junction is semi-arid and the average annual humidity is 39.1% and average relative humidity ranges from 23% in June to 60% in January. The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 29th to September 13th with an average daily high temperature above 83 degrees. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 22nd to February 19th, with an average daily high temperature below 49 degrees.
Do you want to know the secret to Colorado’s reputation for being home to some of the nation’s happiest, healthiest and most productive people? The answer might surprise you. The climate here is one of our best kept secrets!
The tables below display average monthly climate and weather indicators in Grand Junction Colorado.
Temperature by: Fahrenheit / Centigrade
|Grand Junction Temperature||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Annual|
|Avg. Max Temperature||35.5||45.4||55.6||65.8||76.0||87.7||93.6||90.5||81.1||67.7||51.4||38.7||65.8|
|Avg. Min Temperature||14.5||23.5||31.3||38.5||47.9||57.1||63.9||62.2||52.8||41.6||29.4||18.7||40.1|
|Days with Max Temp of 90 F or Higher||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||1.0||14.0||24.0||20.0||4.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||64.0|
|Days with Min Temp Below Freezing||30.0||25.0||17.0||7.0||< 0.5||0.0||0.0||0.0||< 0.5||4.0||21.0||30.0||132|
|Grand Junction Heating and Cooling||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Annual|
|Heating Degree Days||1240||854||670||389||132||13.0||0.0||0.0||55.0||332||738||1125||5548|
|Cooling Degree Days||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||39.0||235||428||353||115||13.0||0.0||0.0||1183|
|Grand Junction Precipitation||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Annual|
|Days with Precipitation 0.01 inch or More||7.0||6.0||8.0||7.0||6.0||4.0||5.0||7.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||6.0||73.0|
|Monthly Snowfall (inches)||6.9||4.0||3.7||1.1||0.1||< 0.05||0.0||< 0.05||0.1||0.5||2.7||5.1||24.2|
Degree days are based on the assumption that when the outside temperature is 65°F, we don’t need heating or cooling to be comfortable. Degree days are the difference between the daily temperature mean, (high temperature plus low temperature divided by two) and 65°F. If the temperature mean is above 65°F, we subtract 65 from the mean and the result is Cooling Degree Days. If the temperature mean is below 65°F, we subtract the mean from 65 and the result is Heating Degree Days.
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