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.

  Your weather page is becoming an almanac. For a one week forecast, use the National Weather Service link at the top.


Grand Lake's boardwalk leads one down to the lake for fishing and relaxing.


Town park in the center of Grand Lake Village. Scroll down to look down main street a short ways to the right.


Enjoy an evening stroll as the lights and shadows climb the mountains and set them aglow.



The corn is as high an elephant's eye : Loki the malamute in a rich pasture of Timothy and clover. 131 acres, water rights |and three
year-round cabins can be yours for $1,400.000.
Click on photo for details and a sensory experience into a meadow whose rich textures
of grasses and clovers envelope one with a sense of well being. The Timothy grass sends its blooms as high as a pony. 
The purple tops of Red Top clover sway under the clacking of aspen. Scroll down for many more recent images.


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Cool off in wonderful environs around Grand Lake, Colorado.


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Byers Peak near Fraser, Colorado swathed in clouds. To the lower left is Lake Granby, brim full in June of 2015.




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Rocky Mountain National Park has visitors from around the world for its 100th birthday party.
The iconic mammals from Big Horn Sheep, to Goats, Elk, wolf*, bear and marmots .... watched over by eagles ...
everyone has stepped out, even the plants after vigorous rains to create a bouquet of wildlife for the centenary. 
Scroll down for recent images and if you have a moment, enjoy the 3 minute druid walk into one of The Park's 100 unique folds and pockets.


I remember crossing Trail Ridge Road at night. I pulled over in a level area, walked a bit out onto the soft tundra and laid down.
The stars of course were magnificent. I could hear footsteps, lots of them, some from elk and some coyote crossing over in the starry night.


Mountains have pockets ....


Moss land ... Click here to see on the video at our youtube channel 2Grand Lake.


Standing Stone ... with filigree along the edges.


Never Summer Mountains from Ranger Meadows at the base of Mount Bryant. Click here to see on the video at our youtube channel 2Grand Lake.


The iconic images of Rocky Mountain National Park are on full display. Goats, sheep, elk, wolf or coyote going after marmots have all been seen
along the 12 miles of rolling tundra at the top of Trail Ridge Road. With a quarter million acres of extremely varied land, there are
going to be some especially deep pockets, little Edens, where the buzzing and humming of life has been going on since the last Ice Age.
Every mountain has many pockets. We hope you find yourself in one this summer in celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park being 100 years old/young.






Rocky Mountain National Park was founded 100 years ago in 1915.


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Visit us in the winter too:

The white streets of Grand Lake . . .


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We have our own channel now to bring Grand Lake to you.


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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 best prognosticator of our weather is the serpentine Jet Stream.
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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