Complete 2017 Long Range Weather Forecast for the High Plains Region, November 2016 to October 2017 includes week-by-week details. Instant access via digital download!
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How to Read Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. For example, will the winter be colder or warmer than average? Will there be more or less snow than what's typical for your area? Our famous predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.
Here on Almanac.com, we provide free long-range forecasts for the next 30 to 60 days covering U.S. and Canadian regions. Find all 12 months of predictions in the annual Old Farmer's Almanac.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
APRIL 2017: temperature 47° (1° below avg.); precipitation 2.5" (0.5" above avg.); Apr 1-3: Sunny; cool north, hot south; Apr 4-9: Showers, cool; Apr 10-18: Snow north, showers south, then sunny, cool; Apr 19-30: Rainy periods, cool.
MAY 2017: temperature 61° (3° above avg.); precipitation 2.5" (avg.); May 1-5: Showers, cool; May 6-10: Sunny, turning warm; May 11-19: Rainy, cool north; sunny, warm south; May 20-23: Sunny north, showers south; cool; May 24-31: Isolated t-storms, warm.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be colder than normal in the north, warmer in the south. The coldest periods will be in early and late December and early and mid- to late January. Precipitation will be slightly above normal in the north and below normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in late November, mid- to late December, and mid- to late February.
April and May will be warmer than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal.
Summer will be cooler than normal, with slightly below-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early July and early and mid- to late August.
September and October will have near-normal precipitation, with temperatures below normal in the north and near normal in the south.
About the High Plains Region
The High Plains long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: COLORADO (Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley, Pueblo), KANSAS (Colby, Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, Ulysses), MONTANA (Billings, Great Falls, Havre, Laurel, Miles City), NEBRASKA (Alliance, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte, Scottsbluff), NEW MEXICO (Clayton, Clovis, Portales, Raton, Tucumcari), NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot, Williston), OKLAHOMA (Beaver, Boise City, Goodwell, Guymon, Hooker), SOUTH DAKOTA (Belle Fourche, Pierre, Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis), TEXAS (Amarillo, Borger, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa), WYOMING (Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Sheridan).