Snowfall is coming to the Grande Vallée

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Grand Valley saw snowfall Monday night and Tuesday.

According to meteorologist Erin Walter of the National Weather Service’s office in Grand Junction, a strong low is lurking behind all the snow. The Grand Valley received about two to five inches of snow Monday night through Tuesday morning.

Walter said, “We would expect one to three inches above the Grand Valley with this, and these higher rates are expected overnight, but there could still be some lingering showers early in the morning.”

The weather service expects another round of snowfall in the area on Tuesday evening.

The City of Grand Junction provides details on how crews keep snow from accumulating on roads to keep traffic flow. According to Trent Prall, City of Grand Junction Public Works Manager, “This morning, around 5 am, we had seven trucks on the way … We had seven different roads through town that take a look at all of our roads. collectors and arteries.

The city and the weather service are reminding the public to expect icy roads on Tuesday night and to be careful behind the wheel. The back-to-back snowfall the Grand Valley saw on Monday and Tuesday is not that abnormal, according to the National Weather Service, but the extended past week of systems bringing moisture to the area was a bit out of the ordinary.

Prall added that “Expect icy roads and now for the rest of the week. We can expect up to six inches of snow for Friday alone. “

The Grand Valley is experiencing above-average liquid precipitation for the month of December, according to Walter. She also explained that snowfall so far has been below average for the month, but these recent systems are expected to push the region back into those average ranges.

Grand Junction is asking drivers to leave plenty of room for snow plow trucks on the roads while they remove snow from the streets around town.

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