Grand Junction Flashback: ‘Heavy’ Snow From October 25
The National Weather Service predicts an 80% chance of snow for Saturday (December 12). Wouldn't it be great if Grand Junction could get another snowfall like we had on October 25, just without all the tree damage?
Do you recall that "heavy" snow we experienced on Sunday, October 25? That was a tad unusual for us. Then again, after an agonizing summer of record-breaking wildfires, it was a welcome sight. Can we do it again?
I was born and raised in this town, and don't seem to recall anything like that October snow. After shoveling my front steps for the fourth time I was ready to get in my gym clothes. Actually, I was ready to call my chiropractor. The amount of snow falling in the region wasn't so bad, it was more a matter of the actual weight of the stuff.
Typically, if and when it snows in Grand Junction, the matter can be solved with a broom. The light powdery snow we get is easier to sweep than shovel. A typical kitchen broom is typically more than adequate.
The October 25 snow required a front end loader. That stuff was taking down trees by the hundreds. When a tree limb would come down, it could potentially take out your fence with it. That's what it did in my case.
I don't know about you, but I only realized yesterday that Christmas is coming up.
With that in mind, it sure would be nice to have a little more in the way of ambiance. A nice snowfall, minus the overwhelming raw tonnage, would sure hit the spot.
Here's a quick look back at one of the oddities of 2020, not that we have any shortage of weird things to choose from. This gallery shows a handful of photos documenting my journey through Grand Junction on the way to the studio during the morning hours of Monday, October 26.