Complete 2016 Long Range Weather Forecast for the Heartland Region, November 2015 to October 2016 includes week-by-week details. Digital Download.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
DECEMBER 2015: temperature 34° (2° above avg.); precipitation 1.5" (1" above avg. north, 0.5" below south); Dec 1-2: Sunny, mild; Dec 3-7: Rain to snow, then sunny; Dec 8-11: Rain to snow, then sunny, mild; Dec 12-21: Rain and snow, then sunny, cold; Dec 22-26: Rain and snow showers, turning mild; Dec 27-31: Heavy snow north, rain south, then sunny, very cold.
JANUARY 2016: temperature 28° (1° below avg.); precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.); Jan 1-4: Sunny, cold; Jan 5-18: A few snow showers; cold, then mild; Jan 19-26: Flurries, cold; Jan 27-25: Sunny, turning quite mild; Jan 26-31: Rain to snow, then sunny, very cold.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2015 to October 2016
In winter, the northern part of the region will have above-normal temperatures, slightly below-normal precipitation, and near-normal snowfall, while the south will have near-normal temperatures, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid-November, late December, early and late January, and mid- and late February. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December, late January, late February, and mid-March.
April and May will be warmer and drier than normal.
Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, with drought a concern. The hottest periods will be in mid- and late June and early and mid- to late August.
September and October will be much milder than normal, with near-normal rainfall.