Thanksgiving snowfall for Grand Junction 2011

 

...NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN GRAND JUNCTION YET...

SO FAR THIS FALL... THERE HAS BEEN NO MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN GRAND
JUNCTION.  WHILE WE DID RECEIVE A TRACE OF SNOWFALL ON NOVEMBER 1ST
AND 2ND, WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED 0.1 OF AN INCH OR MORE... THIS BEING A
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL EVENT.

THE AVERAGE FIRST OCCURRENCE OF MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN GRAND
JUNCTION IN THE FALL IS NOVEMBER 17.  LAST YEAR, OUR FIRST SNOWFALL
WAS ON NOVEMBER 15, WHEN WE RECEIVED 0.4 INCHES OF SNOW.  THE
EARLIEST FALL SEASON SNOWFALL ON RECORD WAS SEPTEMBER 18 OF 1965...
WHEN 3.1 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.  THE LATEST ON RECORD WAS JANUARY 5 OF
1981... WHEN 3.2 INCHES OF SNOW FELL.

LOOKING BACK THROUGH THE RECORDS... A MAJOR SNOWSTORM AFFECTED GRAND
JUNCTION DURING THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY OF 1919... WHEN OVER 22
INCHES OF SNOW FELL ON NOVEMBER 26 AND 27.

WITH THE STORM TRACK WELL NORTH OF GRAND JUNCTION FOR THE NEXT WEEK
OR SO... THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL FOR GRAND JUNCTION WILL NOT
LIKELY BE UNTIL DECEMBER.  EXPECT A DRY THANKSGIVING THIS YEAR...
WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.



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