Will Grand Junction’s Christmas 2019 Look Like This?
The National Weather Service says Grand Junction can expect a 70% chance of snow tonight (Tuesday) and a 50% chance of snow on Christmas Day. Will our Christmas 2019 look like the snow covered days of Christmas past? Check out these Bob Grant photos from Grand Junction of yesteryear.
Are you in the mood for a white Christmas? I certainly am. The older I get, the more nostalgic I get. Looking back on Grand Junction of the 1970's, we enjoyed a number of white Christmases. These were accompanied by excellent snow forts and excellent sledding conditions.
Western Colorado's winter 2017-2018 was a total dud. Perhaps nonexistent might be a better word. If you are new to Western Colorado, I'll have to ask you to take me at my word and believe we actually have had snow.
Then came 2018, and it wasn't bad. Colorado enjoyed an excellent snowy season.
In the event you're wondering what the region looks like when faced with a legitimate winter, take a look at the video at the top. The photographs were taken by late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant over the course of several decades.
The shot at :34 showing crews working a roundhouse was taken in Ouray. Several of the night time shots were taken on 7th and 12th Streets in Grand Junction. The photo of the snow covered wagon was taken at Bob Grant's house on Little Park Road.
Here's hoping we all get to enjoy a white Christmas in the Grand Valley. Please drive safely, plan a little extra time, and stay warm.