Complete 2017 Long Range Weather Forecast for the Heartland 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
DECEMBER 2016: temperature 37° (5° above avg.); precipitation 3" (avg. north, 3" above south); Dec 1-8: Rainy periods, mild; Dec 9-10: Sunny, cold; Dec 11-19: Sunny, mild; Dec 20-25: Occasional snow north, rain south; mild; Dec 26-29: Snow showers, cold; Dec 30-31: Sunny, mild.
JANUARY 2017: temperature 27° (4° below avg. north, avg. south); precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.); Jan 1-4: Sunny, mild; Jan 5-9: Rain to snow, then sunny, very cold; Jan 10-15: Sunny, mild; Jan 16-23: Snow, then flurries, very cold; Jan 24-26: Snowy periods north, showers south; Jan 27-31: Snow showers, very cold.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be milder and drier than normal, with near- to above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid- and mid- to late January and early February. The snowiest periods will be in mid- to late November, mid-January, and early February.
April and May will be warmer and drier than normal.
Summer will be cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in mid- to late June, early July, and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south.
September and October will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal.
About the Heartland Region
The Heartland long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Alton, Galesburg, Moline, Quincy, Rock Island), IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City, Waterloo), KANSAS (Kansas City, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita), MISSOURI (Columbia, Independence, Kansas City, Saint Louis, Springfield), NEBRASKA (Bellevue, Fremont, Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha), SOUTH DAKOTA (Canton, Lennox, North Sioux City, Vermillion, Yankton), WISCONSIN (Baraboo, Fitchburg, Madison, Middleton, Monroe).