Current weather not uncommon, temps last year even warmer

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- It’s early February but it’s feeling more like May, as our temperatures are nearing the 60s.

This actually isn't that unusual, apparently this time last year our temperatures were even warmer.

Meteorologists say we're in a La Nina weather pattern, meaning we are getting warm temps because our typical cold weather has been diverted to the northern part of the country.

The Grand Valley has only seen about an inch of precipitation all winter.

"It's beautiful, it's sunny, its warm and its February which is super weird,” said Shiloh Dion, who was out enjoying the weather Thursday.

Living in Colorado means the weather can always change.

"That high pressure should start to break down and the Jetstream will shift southward so we will actually start getting more systems to move through more precipitation, but for those skiers out there it's a little late, so sorry about that,” said Tom Renwick, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

We are expecting our high temperatures to dip down into the low 40s over the weekend, and they say it may bring some rain.



 
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