Barely 60 hours remain before the end of 2022, and Grand Junction, Colorado is wrapping up the year with an awesome snowfall. How does winter in Grand Junction of 2022 compare to the winter of 1948?

Look below and you'll see three galleries featuring classic photos from late Daily Sentinel photographer Robert Grant. These images feature Grand Junction and Western Colorado winters of the past. You may be surprised how little things have changed.

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Colorado's Snow Totals For December 28, 2022

The National Weather Service shared these figures for snowfall in Colorado for the dates of December 28, 2022:

  •  Air Force Academy, CO — 2 inches at 8:34 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Almont, CO — 6.9 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Arvada, CO — 3.5 inches at 9 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Black Forest, CO — 10 inches at 10:33 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Boulder, CO — 9.8 inches at 2:20 a.m.
  • Brookvale, CO — 9 inches at 10:43 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Broomfield, CO — 8.2 inches at 11:33 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Camp Bird, CO — 4.5 inches at 10 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Canon Plaza, CO — 10 inches at 2 a.m.
  • Cascade, CO — 2 inches at 8:27 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Cattle Creek, CO — 2.4 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Cedaredge, CO — 2 inches at 9:26 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Chama, CO — 9 inches at 2 a.m.
  • Chimney Rock, CO — 3 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Chromo, CO — 5.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Coal Bank Pass, CO — 14 inches at 10 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Conifer, CO — 5 inches at 8:59 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Crescent Village, CO — 14 inches at 9:58 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Crested Butte, CO — 12 inches at 4 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Cripple Creek, CO — 2.5 inches at 9:12 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Crisman, CO — 9 inches at 9:30 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Dolores, CO — 4.7 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Durango, CO — 7.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Edgewater, CO — 3.9 inches at 9:31 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Edwards, CO — 1.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Enchanted Forest X, CO — 2 inches at 2 a.m.
  • Erie, CO — 5.5 inches at 9:24 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Falcon, CO — 6 inches at 10 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Falfa, CO — 5.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Genesee, CO — 12.1 inches at 10:02 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Gunnison, CO — 7.3 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Hayden, CO — 5 inches at 6:09 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Hermosa, CO — 1.4 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Hesperus, CO — 4 inches at 12:45 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Highland Park, CO — 3 inches at 6:22 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Hygiene, CO — 3.5 inches at 8:57 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Iola, CO — 5.7 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Juanita, CO — 1.1 inches at 8:30 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Kassler, CO — 5.5 inches at 11:15 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Kline, CO — 5.9 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Lafayette, CO — 5.2 inches at 9:01 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Littleton, CO — 5.8 inches at 10:03 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Longmont, CO — 3.3 inches at 9:47 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Louisville, CO — 11.4 inches at 2:19 a.m.
  • Maher, CO — 3.4 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Mancos, CO — 6.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Marvel, CO — 4 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Milner, CO — 9 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Molas Pass, CO — 8 inches at 10 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Montrose, CO — 2 inches at 7:44 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Monument, CO — 3 inches at 9 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Mount Crested But, CO — 9.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Mount Crested Butte, CO — 6 inches at 7:30 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Nederland, CO — 9 inches at 9:14 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Oak Creek, CO — 4.8 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Oxford, CO — 2.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Pagosa Springs, CO — 3.8 inches at 8:01 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Parker, CO — 4.8 inches at 10:32 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Parlin, CO — 8 inches at 8:12 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Peterson Afb, CO — 2 inches at 9:11 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Peyton, CO — 5 inches at 10:05 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Phippsburg, CO — 4 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Pitkin, CO — 5.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Poudre Park, CO — 3 inches at 9:13 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Powderhorn, CO — 7.8 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Pueblo Reservoir, CO — 1 inch at 5:50 a.m.
  • Red Mountain Pass, CO — 8 inches at 10 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Ridgway, CO — 2.8 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Rifle, CO — 2.1 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Rockwood, CO — 9.6 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Rocky Flats, CO — 12 inches at 11:19 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • San Miguel, CO — 7 inches at 12 a.m.
  • Silt, CO — 4.5 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Silverton, CO — 6.2 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Skyway, CO — 13 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Snowmass Village, CO — 5.9 inches at 6 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • St Marys Glacier, CO — 9 inches at 9:05 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Steamboat Springs, CO — 7.2 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Stoner, CO — 6 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Telluride, CO — 6 inches at 6 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Trimble, CO — 5 inches at 8:10 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Vail, CO — 5.7 inches at 8 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Vallecito, CO — 3.8 inches at 7 a.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Wah Keeney Park, CO — 11.5 inches at 12:14 a.m.
  • Westminster, CO — 8 inches at 11:30 p.m. – 12/28/2022
  • Wheat Ridge, CO — 9.7 inches at 12 a.m.

Snow In Grand Junction, Colorado For Thursday Morning, December 29, 2022

Here in Grand Junction we received a couple of inches of snow. While not enough to cause any major problems, roads are a bit slippery, and traffic is moving a bit slower.

As you make your way through town, take a good look at the area's snow, and then compare it to some of the locations pictured below. This is a matter of opinion, but to my eye, if you were to drive through Debeque Canyon right now, it wouldn't look much different than it does in a couple of pictures below taken almost 70 years ago.

Classic Robert Grant Photos

Many of the photos featured in the galleries below were taken in the 1940s and 50s. Like always, keep your eyes open for familiar landmarks. While you're at it, pay close attention to the people. It's amazing how often people recognize someone from the photos.

Western Colorado Winters From Years Past - Bob Grant Photos

Here's a short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction and Western Colorado winters. They sure are fun. Then again, sometimes the snow and cold temperatures result in trouble.

Grand Junction & Western Colorado Snow 1940s and 50s - Robert Grant Photos

Snow has fallen in Western Colorado! Let's take a look back to Grand Junction and Western Colorado of the 1940s and 50s with these Robert Grant photos.

Grand Junction Looking Mighty Cold - Robert Grant Photos

Wintertime is setting in here in Western Colorado. While our winters are mostly mild, it can get a bit chilly from time to time. Grand Junction and the surrounding areas look mighty cold in these shots.

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