Grand County Weather & Snow Reports

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link focusing on Grand Lake from the National Weather Service.

loop video from satellite giving you the Big Picture.

loop video color-enhanced to show Water: the staff of life.

click here for Doppler Weather image.

Ice in your water bowl?  Get Ready for Winter! 
Click here for essential tips on Winterizing your home so that your visits will run smoothly.

  Your weather page becomes an almanac. For a one week forecast, use the National Weather Service link at the top.
Below we give you a preview of images for our Year 2018 calendar and more.
Email  to ensure your place on Santa's list for a 2018 Grand Lake area calendar.

Mount Baldy in Fall from near the East Inlet stream and boat launch.  Two major streams come together in front of Mount Baldy,
converging from its NW face towards Lone Pine Lake and Baldy's SW face above the Paradise Park wilderness.  

Sailboats on Lake Granby after the first snows of Fall grace the high peaks.

Byer's Peak sporting a new winter coat and playing with the clouds in the valleys.

Donna with two of her home company of nine.

Watch for special events coming up Quickly on our calendar from August into October.

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Fireworks anticipation . . . . .

Our sophisticated weather instrument . . .  or  . . . a basket ready to catch what it can.

Donna can smooth the way through Grand Lake's real estate and make buying and selling a pleasant walk into Grand Lake's history. She knows the roots.

Donna Ready next to Loki, our big headed Alaskan Malamute who has made appearances in previous years of our calendar.
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Moose outside your window?  Say Hello to your wild neighbors and mythical ones of great thirst.

Loki came to the Colorado River on a hot summer's day and drank from the entire river.

Bringing in the sheaves . . .

Appreciate the uniqueness in the fine details of every moment.


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Grand Lake Village is about 8400' high (2570 meters).
The lake surface is kept at 8369'; homes a few miles away can be several hundred feet higher.
Latitude = 40.25 North; Longitude = 105.85 West.

The serpentine Jet Stream shows the rivers of water flowing high over the USA.
A huge amount of moisture is carried in this lofty stream. When it is
flows over Colorado, we get lots of rain and snow. Often a high pressure
dome in Utah causes the jet stream to arch far to the north of Colorado.
Our precipitation (if any) is then quick (with rain and rainbows) and
concentrated around our higher ridges and peaks. Climate models for the
northern Colorado Mountains are remarkably uncertain. There is a well
understood branch of the jet stream through Montana and Yellowstone
National Park in northern Wyoming. There is also a predictable branch
through Arizona and southern Colorado. We are between these branches
and in a very difficult to predict area. Our weather is often the inverse of
what is occurring in Denver and Boulder; media reports on Colorado are
often quite misleading for Grand County.

For our high and rugged setting, our weather is remarkably sunny. We have
deep, verdant forests and enough snow in the winter to give Winter Park,
Colorado the highest ten year average for snow among all of Colorado's ski
resorts. How do we manage to sneak in enough rain and snow to fill our lakes
and water our forests and yet provide hundreds of beautiful days for relaxing,
skiing and snowmobiling? The key is our unique location on the west slope of
the Continental Divide where it projects further to the east than anywhere else
in North America. Arapaho Peak defines this eastern most projection.

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