You never know what to expect when it comes to January weather in Western Colorado, which means we should be thankful for temperatures in the 40s.

Last year at this time we were in the 40s, according to weather underground.com. Two years ago, it was a frigid 25 degrees on January 20th, and in 2012 it was a balmy 57. You just never know what to expect in January when it comes to weather in Western Colorado.

The average high this time of  year in Grand Junction is the upper 30s--not bad at all for the middle of January. With no snow and ice on the ground golfers are able to get out and play, bikers are getting out to ride, and walkers and joggers are enjoying rather pleasant conditions.

This is what we love about Western Colorado winters. What we have been experiencing is  pretty typical January weather - and actually, we have had several days this month above average.

While we still have two months of winter to go, if the weather continues to be relatively normal, we would expect to be hovering around the mid 40s for daytime highs within the next three weeks!

Oh, if only every winter could be like this one in Western Colorado.