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Snowfall is low compared to much of the rest of the state, averaging 19.1 inches (49 cm) per season; only once in the entire period of record dating to 1893, has observed 10 inches (25 cm) in a calendar day, though the median is 6.3 inches (16.0 cm), and moreover, snow cover is intermittent. Spring warming is gradual but quickens when nearing June; the average last freeze date is April 24.Summer is hot but dry, with a July mean temperature of 78.2 °F (25.7 °C).
It is a major commercial and transportation hub within the large area between the Green River and the Continental Divide.
Grand Junction sits in a large area of high desert lands in Western Colorado.
Winters are cold and dry, with a January mean temperature of 27.4 °F (−2.6 °C).
Grand Junction also has a storied past with gunfighters, miners, and early settlers of the American Southwest.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.6 square miles (100.0 km The downtown area displays a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), almost grading into an arid type.
Most of the area is surrounded by federal public lands managed by the US Bureau of Land Management.