Independence Day Climatology for the Grand Valley

Grand Valley Climatology for the 4th of JulyFireworks Image

Independence day occurs on the Fourth of July every year, and is often celebrated by many people gathering outdoors to watch fireworks displays. Weather plays a big part in the enjoyment of these firework displays.

In dry conditions, the fireworks could start fires and in rainy conditions, the shows may be cancelled. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction, as for many years, will be monitoring the weather through the Fourth of July Holiday. The first weather observations to be taken on the Fourth of July in Grand Junction occurred way back in 1894. Below is a brief climatological history of our weather on Indenpendence Day.

Independence Day in Grand Junction
Period of Record 116 Years: 1893-2010

Temperature, Wind & Precipitation Data


104 degrees (2001)


48 degrees (1995)

Lowest Maximum

64 degrees (1921)

Highest Minimum

74 degrees (1998, 1996)

Average High*

91.2 degrees

Average Low*

 62.2 degrees

Maximum Precipitation

0.45 inches (1921)

Number of Times with Precipitation 
(Trace of better)

13 times or 11%

Number of Times with Measurable Precipitation 
(more than a trace)

11 times or 9.5%

Number of Times with No Precipitation

105 times or 89%

Average Wind*

10.0 mph

Peak Wind Gust

64.4 mph (2010)

* Based on Period of Record


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