preservation act 1

The ruckus surrounding the proposed CentrePointe may have settled down a bit as of late. But that should not suggest the project is no longer with us. The deal on CentrePointe is neither dead nor done.

To help out Preserve Lexington, which is promoting alternative construction on the downtown “Dame block” that blends new architecture with existing structures deemed historical, is a benefit tonight at Al’s Bar. Performing will be a strong regional music bill that features the always hearty grooves of Club Dub, local popsters The Phat Mavericks, the Versailles psychedelic blues troupe Joint Venture and Sans Serid.

Aside from serving as a cool show for a vital cause, the Saturday benefit will be an opportune time to catch The Phat Mavericks in action. The band’s new Zebra Gazebo album is a clever cross-generational party that wraps up rockabilly, reggae-fied grooves, tropically inclined pop, swing and modest hip-hop accents in one bright, melodic package.

There is a fun performance attitude surrounding this lot, as well. Check some of it out via a fun homemade video for the tipsy Sideways Strut now playing on the Phat Mavericks’ myspace page.

Need another reason to check out Zebra Gazebo? Try this: The Phat Mavericks will donate half the proceeds of the album’s sales tonight to Preserve Lexington.

The band will also be chatting and performing Saturday on WRFL-FM between 4 and 6 p.m.as a warmup for the show.

Still want more? Then keep May 15 open. That’s when The Phat Mavericks will headline its own concert at The Dame, one of the very downtown businesses Preserve Lexington is hoping to preserve.

The Benefit for Preservation Lexington will be held at 8 tonight at Al’s Bar, Sixth St. and North Limestone. Admission is $5. Call (859) 252-9104.

2001 Grand Junction, Colorado (GJT)

Weather Almanac January 1, 2004 2001 GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO (GJT) Grand Junction is located at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers. It is on the west slope of the Rockies, in a large mountain valley. The area has a climate marked by the wide seasonal range usual to interior localities at this latitude. Thanks, however, to the protective topography of the vicinity, sudden and severe weather changes are very infrequent. The valley floor slopes from 4,800 feet near Palisade to 4,400 feet at the west end near Fruita. Mountains are on all sides at distances of from 10 to 60 miles and reach heights of 9,000 to over 12,000 feet.

This mountain valley location, with attendant valley breezes, provides protection from spring and fall frosts. This results in a growing season averaging 191 days in the city. This varies considerably in the outlying districts. It is about the same in the upper valley around Palisade, and 3 to 4 weeks shorter near the river west of Grand Junction. The growing season is sufficiently long to permit commercial growth of almost all fruits except citrus varieties. Summer grazing of cattle and sheep on nearby mountain ranges is extensive.

The interior, continental location, ringed by mountains on all sides, results in quite low precipitation in all seasons. Consequently, agriculture is dependent on irrigation. Adequate supplies of water are available from mountain snows and rains. Summer rains occur chiefly as scattered light showers and thunderstorms which develop over nearby mountains. Winter snows are fairly frequent, but are mostly light and quick to melt. Even the infrequent snows of from 4 to 8 inches seldom remain on the ground for prolonged periods. Blizzard conditions in the valley are extremely rare.

Temperatures above 100 degrees are infrequent, and about one?ˆ“third of the winters have no readings below zero. Summer days with maximum temperatures in the middle 90s and minimums in the low 60s are common. Relative humidity is very low during the summer, with values similar to other dry locations such as the southern parts of New Mexico and Arizona. Spells of cold winter weather are sometimes prolonged due to cold air becoming trapped in the valley. Winds are usually very light during the coldest weather. Changes in winter are normally gradual, and abrupt changes are much less frequent than in eastern Colorado. Cold waves are rare. Sunny days predominate in all seasons.

The prevailing wind is from the east?ˆ“southeast due to the valley breeze effect. The strongest winds are associated with thunderstorms or with pre?ˆ“frontal weather. They usually are from the south or southwest.

NORMALS, MEANS, AND EXTREMES GRAND JUNCTION, CO (GJT) LATITUDE:? ? ? ? LONGITUDE:? ? ? ? ELEVATION (FT):? ? ? ? TIME ZONE:? ? ? ? WBAN: 23066 39 08?ˆ? 03?ˆ? N? ? 108 32?ˆ? 15?ˆ? W? ? GRND: 4823? ? BARO: 4826? ? MOUNTAIN (UTC + 7)
ELEMENT
POR
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
YEAR
TEMPERATURE F
NORMAL DAILY MAXIMUM
30
35.5
45.4
55.6
65.8
76.0
87.7
93.6
90.5
81.1
67.7
51.4
38.7
65.8

MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM
54
36.4
44.8
54.8
65.0
75.8
87.3
93.1
89.8
81.1
67.8
50.6
39.1
65.5

HIGHEST DAILY MAXIMUM
55
60
68
81
89
101
105
105
103
100
88
75
64
105

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1971
1986
1971
1992
2000
1990
1976
2000
1995
1963
1977
1980
JUN 1990

MEAN OF EXTREME MAXS.
54
49.3
58.5
70.7
80.5
89.4
98.4
100.8
98.1
92.6
81.6
65.1
52.5
78.1

NORMAL DAILY MINIMUM
30
14.5
23.5
31.3
38.5
47.9
57.1
63.9
62.2
52.8
41.6
29.4
18.7
40.1

MEAN DAILY MINIMUM
54
16.4
23.3
30.9
38.7
48.0
57.0
63.8
61.8
52.9
41.1
28.5
19.0
40.1

LOWEST DAILY MINIMUM
55
-23
-18
5
11
26
34
44
43
29
18
-2
-17
-23

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1963
1989
1948
1975
1970
1976
1993
1968
1978
1993
1976
1990
JAN 1963

MEAN OF EXTREME MINS.
54
1.5
8.0
17.7
25.5
34.7
44.4
55.5
53.2
40.2
28.2
15.2
5.2
27.4

NORMAL DRY BULB
30
25.0
34.5
43.4
52.2
62.0
72.4
78.8
76.4
67.0
54.7
40.4
28.7
53.0

MEAN DRY BULB
54
26.4
34.0
42.8
51.8
61.8
72.2
78.4
75.8
67.0
54.4
39.7
28.9
52.8

MEAN WET BULB
18
24.0
30.2
36.2
41.3
48.1
53.4
58.6
58.8
51.4
42.7
32.8
25.2
41.9

MEAN DEW POINT
18
18.2
22.7
24.9
27.9
33.1
35.6
43.7
46.1
37.7
30.3
24.2
18.8
30.3

NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:

MAXIMUM 90
30
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.2
14.3
24.8
19.4
4.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
63.9

MAXIMUM 32
30
11.7
2.3
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.6
7.2
22.0

MINIMUM 32
30
30.3
24.7
17.1
6.6
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
2.9
20.2
29.5
131.8

MINIMUM 0
30
4.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
*
1.4
6.0
H/C
NORMAL HEATING DEG. DAYS
30
1240
854
670
389
132
13
0
0
55
332
738
1125
5548

NORMAL COOLING DEG. DAYS
30
0
0
0
0
39
235
428
353
115
13
0
0
1183
RH
NORMAL (PERCENT)
30
70
60
50
40
36
29
34
37
39
46
58
68
47

HOUR 05 LST
30
77
71
63
55
51
44
48
51
52
58
70
76
60

HOUR 11 LST
30
64
53
42
33
30
24
28
32
34
38
50
61
41

HOUR 17 LST
30
61
47
36
27
24
19
22
24
26
33
46
59
35

HOUR 23 LST
30
75
66
56
45
40
32
36
39
42
51
64
73
52
S
PERCENT POSSIBLE SUNSHINE
55
61
65
65
70
73
81
79
77
79
74
63
61
71
W/O
MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:

HEAVY FOG (VISBY 1/4 MI)
56
2.7
1.8
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.8
2.0
8.2

THUNDERSTORMS
56
0.1
0.3
0.8
2.1
4.8
4.8
7.6
8.2
5.3
1.5
0.4
0.1
36.0
CLOUDINESS
MEAN:

SUNRISE-SUNSET (OKTAS)
50
4.9
5.0
5.0
4.8
4.4
3.2
3.3
3.4
2.9
3.4
4.2
4.5
4.1

MIDNIGHT-MIDNIGHT (OKTAS)
32
4.6
4.4
4.6
4.3
4.0
3.0
3.2
3.3
2.7
3.2
4.0
4.3
3.8

MEAN NO. DAYS WITH:

CLEAR
51
9.1
7.6
8.0
7.9
9.6
14.9
13.7
13.1
16.0
14.7
10.4
9.6
134.6

PARTLY CLOUDY
51
7.0
7.4
8.6
9.4
10.7
9.4
11.2
11.2
8.1
7.6
7.4
7.6
105.6

CLOUDY
51
14.8
13.3
14.4
12.7
10.7
5.7
5.5
6.1
5.3
8.0
11.6
13.1
121.2
PR
MEAN STATION PRESSURE (IN)
29
25.20
25.19
25.10
25.10
25.10
25.10
25.20
25.20
25.20
25.20
25.21
25.30
25.17

MEAN SEA-LEVEL PRES. (IN)
18
30.23
30.10
29.97
29.89
29.83
29.81
29.87
29.91
29.94
30.03
30.12
30.22
29.99
WINDS
MEAN SPEED (MPH)
55
5.8
6.7
8.4
9.4
9.6
9.8
9.6
9.3
9.2
8.1
6.9
6.1
8.2

PREVAIL. DIR (TENS OF DEGS)

MAXIMUM 2-MINUTE:

SPEED (MPH)
5
36
41
53
49
44
48
41
45
38
44
37
35
53

DIR. (TENS OF DEGS)

25
20
34
27
25
30
15
24
30
21
13
31
34

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1999
1998
2001
2000
2000
1999
2000
1999
2000
1997
1997
2000
MAR 2001

MAXIMUM 5-SECOND:

SPEED (MPH)
5
45
55
60
60
54
55
52
64
48
54
45
43
64

DIR. (TENS OF DEGS)

23
19
34
19
25
31
15
26
29
22
26
31
26

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1999
1998
2001
2000
2000
1999
2000
1999
2001
1997
1999
2000
AUG 1999
PRECIPITATION
NORMAL (IN)
30
0.56
0.48
0.90
0.75
0.87
0.50
0.65
0.81
0.82
0.98
0.71
0.61
8.64

MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN)
55
2.46
1.56
2.02
2.15
2.04
2.07
1.92
3.48
2.84
3.45
2.00
1.89
3.48

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1957
1948
1979
1997
1995
1969
1983
1957
1997
1972
1983
1951
AUG 1957

MINIMUM MONTHLY (IN)
55
T
T
0.02
0.06
T
T
0.01
0.04

0.00

0.01
0.00

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1961
1972
1972
1958
1970
1980
1994
1956

1952

1976
OCT 1952

MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN)
55
0.72
0.81
1.15
1.33
1.13
1.57
1.42
1.68
1.35
1.24
0.83
1.16
1.68

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

2000
1996
1993
1965
1983
1969
1974
1997
1965
1957
1983
1951
AUG 1997

NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:

PRECIPITATION 0.01
30
6.4
5.2
7.7
6.6
6.3
4.2
5.8
6.1
6.3
5.6
5.6
6.4
72.2

PRECIPITATION 1.00
30
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
*
*
0.0
*
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
SNOWFALL
NORMAL (IN)
30
6.6
3.3
3.7
1.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.7
2.5
5.7
24.0

MAXIMUM MONTHLY (IN)
55
33.7
18.4
14.9
14.3
5.0
T
T
T
3.1
6.1
12.1
19.0
33.7

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1957
1948
1948
1975
1979
1997
2001
1993
1965
1975
1964
1983
JAN 1957

MAXIMUM IN 24 HOURS (IN)
55
9.1
9.0
6.1
8.9
5.0
T
T
T
3.1
6.1
8.4
6.3
9.1

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1957
1989
1948
1975
1979
1997
2001
1993
1965
1975
1954
1998
JAN 1957

MAXIMUM SNOW DEPTH (IN)
53
16
12
8
7
1
0
0
0
2
5
8
11
16

YEAR OF OCCURRENCE

1957
1957
1960
1975
1979

1965
1975
1954
1983
JAN 1957

NORMAL NO. DAYS WITH:

SNOWFALL 1.0
30
2.5
1.0
1.2
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.*
0.2
0.8
2.1
8.2
PRECIPITATION (inches) 2001 GRAND JUNCTION, CO (GJT)
YEAR
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
1972
0.20
T
0.02
0.11
0.44
0.64
0.03
0.29
0.72
3.45
0.69
0.74
7.33
1973
0.79
0.12
0.65
0.86
1.45
0.87
0.52
0.62
0.33
0.20
0.91
0.62
7.94
1974
1.20
0.40
0.81
1.03
0.01
0.14
1.53
0.48
0.38
0.72
1.18
0.32
8.20
1975
0.53
0.49
1.74
1.38
1.23
0.43
1.39
0.09
0.16
0.85
0.39
0.50
9.18
1976
0.13
0.81
0.75
0.40
1.49
0.14
0.20
0.31
0.67
0.32
0.04
0.01
5.27
1977
0.37
0.06
0.50
0.54
0.59
0.04
0.89
0.59
0.52
0.50
0.70
0.38
5.68
1978
1.08
0.64
1.19
1.19
0.55
0.01
0.25
0.54
0.49
0.03
0.62
1.30
7.89
1979
1.36
0.63
2.02
0.42
1.45
0.78
0.08
0.61
0.01
0.25
1.02
0.27
8.90
1980
0.57
1.10
1.77
0.53
1.17
T
0.96
1.39
0.58
1.31
0.52
0.24
10.14
1981
0.44
0.16
1.35
0.56
1.49
0.17
0.41
0.82
0.25
2.06
0.47
0.60
8.78
1982
0.29
0.41
0.79
0.09
0.75
0.21
0.35
0.94
2.81
0.83
0.48
0.27
8.22
1983
0.50
0.64
1.59
0.90
1.68
1.54
1.92
0.73
1.11
0.36
2.00
1.85
14.82
1984
0.28
0.11
1.57
1.21
0.55
1.68
0.62
1.77
0.34
2.65
0.38
0.43
11.59
1985
0.51
0.26
0.92
1.78
1.09
0.39
1.21
0.24
1.67
2.32
1.10
0.73
12.22
1986
0.13
0.33
0.25
0.71
1.15
0.15
0.94
0.97
1.52
1.22
1.02
0.47
8.86
1987
0.30
1.21
1.95
0.46
1.51
0.23
1.51
0.83
0.13
0.65
1.92
0.83
11.53
1988
1.07
0.21
0.72
0.99
1.10
0.21
0.18
1.37
0.76
0.02
1.02
0.20
7.85
1989
0.98
1.33
0.51
0.23
0.39
0.24
0.27
1.01
0.33
0.14
T
0.08
5.51
1990
0.59
0.55
1.07
0.71
0.05
0.26
0.96
0.49
1.23
0.95
0.57
0.98
8.41
1991
0.92
0.13
0.70
0.87
0.20
0.30
0.40
0.57
2.30
1.20
1.10
0.54
9.23
1992
0.24
0.35
1.71
0.15
1.81
0.17
1.03
0.84
0.33
1.45
0.76
0.35
9.19
1993
1.36
1.09
1.72
1.30
1.99
0.03
0.04
1.42
0.41
1.34
0.41
0.57
11.68
1994
0.23
0.56
0.25
1.81
0.19
0.04
0.01
0.48
1.50
0.58
0.69
0.64
6.98
1995
0.62
0.52
1.74
0.96
2.04
1.32
0.87
0.47
0.66
0.24
0.20
0.55
10.19
1996
0.65
1.07
0.53
0.90
0.99
0.58
0.77
0.15
1.53
1.35
1.01
0.53
10.06
1997
0.63
0.34
0.53
2.15
1.53
0.29
0.28
2.67
2.84
1.20
0.62
0.14
13.22
1998
0.47
0.48
1.36
0.75
0.21
0.55
1.21
0.61
1.44
1.36
0.42
0.26
9.12
1999
0.09
0.28
0.03
2.06
0.68
0.60
0.51
2.22
1.01
0.17
0.18
0.26
8.09
2000
1.35
0.70
1.26
0.32
0.43
0.34
0.20
0.60
0.60
1.18
0.35
0.18
7.51
2001
0.43
0.67
0.98
0.58
0.57
T
1.20
1.46
0.15
0.99
1.06
0.31
8.40
POR=109 YRS
0.61
0.59
0.84
0.78
0.79
0.44
0.62
1.03
0.84
0.90
0.61
0.50
8.55
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE (F) 2001 GRAND JUNCTION, CO (GJT)
YEAR
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
1972
30.0
36.6
46.6
53.3
63.1
74.3
80.2
77.1
68.1
54.0
37.1
22.7
53.6
1973
11.5
29.1
42.1
48.1
61.5
70.5
78.1
77.4
65.7
56.4
41.2
30.1
51.0
1974
16.9
19.9
48.2
51.0
65.0
74.9
78.3
75.6
66.4
56.2
39.6
27.1
51.6
1975
20.0
33.0
41.0
46.4
57.1
67.5
78.3
75.4
67.1
53.5
36.2
27.4
50.2
1976
21.7
38.2
38.7
51.9
61.8
70.4
79.6
75.3
66.9
51.2
39.1
27.6
51.9
1977
23.9
37.1
40.8
56.9
63.7
79.1
80.2
78.3
70.2
58.2
40.3
33.3
55.2
1978
29.4
34.4
46.7
52.3
58.8
73.0
78.4
74.5
65.7
54.7
40.2
16.0
52.0
1979
16.6
23.5
41.1
52.5
60.3
71.0
78.7
74.6
72.0
58.9
33.2
26.9
50.8
1980
32.6
39.2
40.9
51.4
59.1
74.0
78.6
75.3
67.9
53.8
42.3
40.1
54.6
1981
36.8
37.9
44.0
56.8
60.9
76.4
79.4
76.8
69.2
50.7
41.6
31.3
55.2
1982
26.0
34.7
46.0
51.3
61.4
72.2
79.0
78.2
67.5
51.9
41.2
33.0
53.5
1983
34.3
40.9
45.9
48.7
58.7
69.8
78.3
80.4
71.4
58.2
42.1
30.5
54.9
1984
20.7
31.7
44.4
49.0
66.2
70.1
78.0
76.6
68.3
50.2
40.8
32.6
52.4
1985
31.1
32.0
43.9
54.5
63.6
73.0
77.6
77.1
62.4
52.8
38.8
31.9
53.2
1986
34.2
40.4
49.0
52.5
60.6
74.3
76.0
75.6
63.2
51.5
40.8
32.4
54.2
1987
27.4
36.8
40.1
54.5
61.2
73.5
75.2
72.9
66.2
56.8
39.6
27.9
52.7
1988
17.4
29.2
41.0
53.1
60.9
76.5
80.6
76.2
64.5
58.9
40.7
30.0
52.4
1989
20.2
27.7
47.5
57.0
63.8
71.0
80.5
74.4
68.3
54.9
40.6
29.2
52.9
1990
28.5
35.4
46.8
55.7
61.3
75.2
78.0
76.6
69.7
53.2
39.5
20.6
53.4
1991
17.6
32.0
42.0
48.8
62.0
72.5
77.6
76.2
66.5
55.0
37.7
26.2
51.2
1992
19.9
37.6
47.2
59.0
64.5
71.2
75.1
75.1
67.7
57.8
35.9
24.5
53.0
1993
31.9
36.2
45.6
50.0
61.9
70.1
76.7
73.2
65.9
51.7
35.6
29.2
52.3
1994
31.7
34.2
47.4
53.2
65.3
77.8
81.3
79.4
68.3
52.9
37.1
33.1
55.1
1995
33.7
43.4
46.2
50.6
56.9
67.8
76.1
79.0
68.5
53.3
43.6
35.3
54.5
1996
30.1
40.2
44.9
51.0
64.2
73.3
79.2
77.6
63.0
51.3
39.9
30.7
53.8
1997
30.6
34.2
45.0
46.5
62.2
72.7
76.2
74.0
66.4
51.7
38.2
28.2
52.2
1998
33.5
35.8
41.8
48.8
62.1
67.8
79.1
76.8
70.0
53.3
40.8
25.6
53.0
1999
32.9
37.4
48.5
47.8
58.7
70.6
77.6
73.6
63.5
54.2
43.0
30.3
53.2
2000
32.8
39.5
43.4
56.4
65.8
73.1
80.1
78.4
67.2
54.4
32.8
30.8
54.6
2001
28.0
36.2
45.3
53.8
64.3
74.1
78.9
75.7
69.7
55.0
43.7
28.3
54.4
POR=109 YRS
26.2
33.7
43.1
52.2
61.8
72.0
78.2
75.6
66.9
54.2
39.7
28.6
52.7
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PAGE 1:

THE TEMPERATURE GRAPH SHOWS NORMAL MAXIMUM AND NORMAL MINIMUM DAILY TEMPERATURES (SOLID CURVES) AND THE ACTUAL DAILY HIGH AND LOW TEMPERATURES (VERTICAL BARS).

PAGE 2 AND 3:

H/C INDICATES HEATING AND COOLING DEGREE DAYS.

RH INDICATES RELATIVE HUMIDITY W/O INDICATES WEATHER AND OBSTRUCTIONS S INDICATES SUNSHINE.

PR INDICATES PRESSURE.

CLOUDINESS ON PAGE 3 IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT EIGHTHS (OKTAS).

GENERAL:

T INDICATES TRACE PRECIPITATION, AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ZERO BUT LESS THAN THE LOWEST REPORTABLE VALUE.

+ INDICATES THE VALUE ALSO OCCURS ON EARLIER DATES.

BLANK ENTRIES DENOTE MISSING OR UNREPORTED DATA.

NORMALS ARE 30?ˆ“YEAR AVERAGES (1961?ˆ“1990).

ASOS INDICATES AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM.

PM INDICATES THE LAST DAY OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

POR (PERIOD OF RECORD) BEGINS WITH THE JANUARY DATA MONTH AND IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS USED TO COMPUTE THE MEAN. INDIVIDUAL MONTHS WITHIN THE POR MAY BE MISSING.

WHEN THE POR FOR A NORMAL IS LESS THAN 30 YEARS, THE NORMAL IS PROVISIONAL AND IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF YEARS INDICATED.

0.* OR * INDICATES THE VALUE OR MEAN?ˆ“DAYS?ˆ“WITH IS BETWEEN 0.00 AND 0.05.

CLOUDINESS FOR ASOS STATIONS DIFFERS FROM THE NON?ˆ“ASOS OBSERVATION TAKEN BY A HUMAN OBSERVER. ASOS STATION CLOUDINESS IS BASED ON TIME?ˆ“AVERAGED CEILOMETER DATA FOR CLOUDS AT OR BELOW 12,000 FEET AND ON SATELLITE DATA FOR CLOUDS ABOVE 12,000 FEET.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH CLEAR, PARTLY CLOUDY, AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR ASOS STATIONS IS THE SUM OF THE CEILOMETER AND SATELLITE DATA FOR THE SUNRISE TO SUNSET PERIOD.

GENERAL CONTINUED:

CLEAR INDICATES 0?ˆ“2 OKTAS, PARTLY CLOUDY INDICATES 3?ˆ“6 OKTAS, AND CLOUDY INDICATES 7 OR 8 OKTAS. WHEN AT LEAST ONE OF THE ELEMENTS (CEILOMETER OR SATELLITE) IS MISSING, THE DAILY CLOUDINESS IS NOT COMPUTED.

WIND DIRECTION IS RECORDED IN TENS OF DEGREES (2 DIGITS) CLOCKWISE FROM TRUE NORTH. “00” INDICATES CALM. “36” INDICATES TRUE NORTH.

RESULTANT WIND IS THE VECTOR AVERAGE OF THE SPEED AND DIRECTION.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IS THE SUM OF THE MEAN DAILY MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TEMPERATURE DIVIDED BY 2.

SNOWFALL DATA COMPRISE ALL FORMS OF FROZEN PRECIPITATION, INCLUDING HAIL.

A HEATING (COOLING) DEGREE DAY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE AND 65 F.

DRY BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE OF THE AMBIENT AIR.

DEW POINT IS THE TEMPERATURE TO WHICH THE AIR MUST BE COOLED TO ACHIEVE 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

WET BULB IS THE TEMPERATURE THE AIR WOULD HAVE IF THE MOISTURE CONTENT WAS INCREASED TO 100 PERCENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

ON JULY 1, 1996, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGAN USING THE “METAR” OBSERVATION CODE THAT WAS ALREADY EMPLOYED BY MOST OTHER NATIONS OF THE WORLD. THE MOST NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN THIS ANNUAL PUBLICATION WILL BE THE CHANGE IN UNITS FROM TENTHS TO EIGHTS (OKTAS) FOR REPORTING THE AMOUNT OF SKY COVER.

HEATING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 GRAND JUNCTION, CO (GJT)
YEAR
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
TOTAL
1972-73
0
0
31
335
832
1303
1651
999
705
499
139
49
6543
1973-74
0
0
72
266
708
1075
1487
1260
513
415
66
32
5894
1974-75
0
0
60
266
756
1167
1387
888
736
551
249
51
6111
1975-76
0
0
35
358
858
1161
1335
775
807
386
122
25
5862
1976-77
0
0
41
421
769
1153
1267
775
743
250
94
0
5513
1977-78
0
1
17
214
736
975
1098
852
561
373
210
9
5046
1978-79
0
6
95
313
737
1510
1493
1154
732
377
192
37
6646
1979-80
0
3
0
209
945
1175
999
741
740
405
195
4
5416
1980-81
0
2
21
359
674
765
864
754
645
247
153
15
4499
1981-82
0
0
12
439
696
1039
1203
841
581
405
136
6
5358
1982-83
2
0
61
397
704
983
946
668
586
482
238
22
5089
1983-84
0
0
27
208
678
1064
1366
959
631
474
89
44
5540
1984-85
0
0
54
452
719
996
1044
919
646
310
81
12
5233
1985-86
0
0
139
371
779
1018
949
685
489
366
168
3
4967
1986-87
0
0
130
414
718
1001
1159
785
765
314
143
0
5429
1987-88
0
6
34
248
754
1147
1469
1031
741
350
172
8
5960
1988-89
0
0
106
183
724
1078
1379
1038
534
258
113
8
5421
1989-90
0
0
40
316
729
1103
1124
820
557
271
139
20
5119
1990-91
0
0
28
360
759
1371
1464
919
706
478
136
18
6239
1991-92
0
2
37
304
815
1193
1390
788
540
195
53
8
5325
1992-93
0
6
25
222
868
1245
1018
799
597
446
144
33
5403
1993-94
4
0
59
410
875
1102
1025
853
540
360
64
0
5292
1994-95
0
0
24
368
832
984
962
596
578
425
256
47
5072
1995-96
8
0
73
357
634
914
1073
712
614
415
88
2
4890
1996-97
0
0
135
421
748
1055
1056
857
613
547
122
4
5558
1997-98
0
0
42
412
799
1138
970
813
709
478
137
55
5553
1998-99
0
0
9
355
715
1217
987
767
501
508
219
33
5311
1999-00
0
0
88
331
651
1067
992
732
663
256
100
1
4881
2000-01
0
0
58
339
959
1053
1140
802
605
333
105
31
5425
2001-
0
0
23
316
633
1130

COOLING DEGREE DAYS (base 65 F) 2001 GRAND JUNCTION, CO (GJT)
YEAR
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
ANNUAL
1972
0
0
0
0
86
288
479
381
130
3
0
0
1367
1973
0
0
0
0
35
222
410
393
101
6
0
0
1167
1974
0
0
0
1
73
335
420
335
109
0
0
0
1273
1975
0
0
0
0
9
133
419
328
106
9
0
0
1004
1976
0
0
0
0
32
195
460
324
103
0
0
0
1114
1977
0
0
0
16
60
429
477
420
180
10
0
0
1592
1978
0
0
0
0
25
258
420
308
123
1
0
0
1135
1979
0
0
0
6
52
225
428
310
215
27
0
0
1263
1980
0
0
0
1
16
280
427
325
115
19
0
0
1183
1981
0
0
0
9
31
367
456
375
143
0
0
0
1381
1982
0
0
0
0
33
229
443
415
144
0
0
0
1264
1983
0
0
0
0
49
171
421
483
226
3
0
0
1353
1984
0
0
0
0
134
200
408
368
159
0
0
0
1269
1985
0
0
0
4
45
261
396
382
67
0
0
0
1155
1986
0
0
0
0
39
289
348
334
82
0
0
0
1092
1987
0
0
0
5
30
262
324
256
76
2
0
0
955
1988
0
0
0
0
51
360
489
357
98
4
0
0
1359
1989
0
0
0
26
85
195
489
300
145
11
0
0
1251
1990
0
0
0
1
34
331
412
368
174
3
0
0
1323
1991
0
0
0
0
50
247
398
356
88
0
0
0
1139
1992
0
0
0
21
43
203
319
328
114
7
0
0
1035
1993
0
0
0
0
56
193
371
260
92
6
0
0
978
1994
0
0
0
13
82
388
514
454
126
0
0
0
1577
1995
0
0
0
0
9
138
362
444
185
3
0
0
1141
1996
0
0
0
1
67
256
448
396
82
4
0
0
1254
1997
0
0
0
0
44
240
353
285
93
8
0
0
1023
1998
0
0
0
0
51
148
445
375
163
0
0
0
1182
1999
0
0
0
0
27
204
401
274
45
4
0
0
955
2000
0
0
0
5
131
249
476
421
129
15
0
0
1426
2001
0
0
0
3
89
311
437
341
170
13
0
0
1364



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