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The climate of Grand Junction (Colorado - United States of America)
Grand Junction is a medium sized city located in the western part of Colorado. It is the largest city in this region. Grand Junction is located in Mesa County on the spot where the Gunnison River flows into the Colorado River. The city and the region are very popular among mountain bikers. Most of them cycle here from the city of Moab which is located in Utah. The best known trails are the Tabeguache trail and the Kokopelli trail. Grand Junction has a cold steppe climate with low precipitation figures and many hours of sunshine. Grand Junction gets 3,200 hours of annual sunshine on average. Winters are cold, longer periods with subzero temperatures are not uncommon. However, subzero temperatures mainly occur during the night. Grand Junction gets about 200 millimeters (8 inches) of annual precipitation. Because of these low precipitation figures the climate of Grand Junction has characteristics of a cold desert climate.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Grand Junction:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 2 -10 6 6 n/a
February 8 -6 7 6 n/a
March 13 -1 8 8 n/a
April 19 3 9 7 n/a
May 24 8 11 7 n/a
June 31 13 12 6 n/a
July 34 16 12 7 n/a
August 32 15 11 7 n/a
September 27 10 10 6 n/a
October 20 5 8 5 n/a
November 11 -3 6 6 n/a
December 4 -8 6 6 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

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