With over 300 days of sunshine, the Grand Valley should be celebrating

One of the attractions for moving here was the weather. I'm a fan of the sun. Sunglasses and shorts are a part of my daily wardrobe. When they're not on my face, my sunglasses are resting on the brim of my ballcap.

Only two months of the year, September & October, does Grand Junction average over an inch of precipitation. June is the driest month. The valley only averages just over 9 inches of precipitation a year. That's officially a "semi-arid" region. An area must average under 7 inches of rain annually to be certified desert. The Grand Junction forecast for tomorrow is Sunny and hot, perfect for National Sunglasses Day.

Grab your friends and join the fun! Did you know that over 900 million celebrated last year by sharing a photo with the hashtag #SunglassSelfie on #NationalSunglassesDay?

The day is more than just sporting cool shades. The Vision Council wants to remind everyone the importance of UV eye protection. National Sunglasses Day is a fun way to do that and that everyone needs to protect their eyes from the sun’s harmful rays, especially here where the sun shines nearly every day. To find out more about UV eye exposure and eye health, just click HERE! Have fun, and Happy National Sunglasses Day!