Will Grand Junction Ever See Rain Again?
Will Grand Junction and the Grand Valley ever see rain again?
The extended forecast from the National Weather Service sounds like we're caught in a time loop - 100 degrees, followed by 101 degrees, followed by 100.
The National Weather Service predicts a "slight chance" of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday, July 9. Even with that, the high for that day is expected to be 100. The days that follow linger right around the 100 mark as well.
According to the National Weather Service, Vail can expect a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. Unlike Grand Junction, their chance for precipitation will hang around through Tuesday.
Looking the other direction, Nucla can expect a 20 percent chance of showers as early as Saturday evening, with temperatures in the mid 90's.
If the month of July unfolds like years past, Grand Junction can expect a whopping 1/4 of an inch of precipitation. August historically does a little better with 4/10 of an inch.
The video below was shot on August 6 of last year. When will we get a little of this?
Why am I so concerned about this? Put simply, my lawn looks like Hell. The grass looks like burnt toast, yet weeds seem to thrive in the heat.
Grand Junction's future consists of a long series of 100 degree days. With any luck at all, we'll see a slight reprieve on Sunday. Hang in there. We've been through these before.