Complete 2016 Long Range Weather Forecast for the Upper Midwest Region, November 2015 to October 2016 includes week-by-week details. Digital Download.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
DECEMBER 2015: temperature 15.5° (1° above avg. east, 2° below west); precipitation 1.5" (0.5" above avg.); Dec 1-8: Snow showers, cold; Dec 9-14: Snow showers; mild, then cold; Dec 15-22: Lake snows east, flurries west; cold; Dec 23-26: Snow showers, mild; Dec 27-31: Lake snows east, flurries west; very cold.
JANUARY 2016: temperature 8° (5° below avg.); precipitation 2" (1" above avg.); Jan 1-10: Snowy periods, cold; Jan 11-16: Lake snows east, flurries west; turning milder; Jan 17-26: Snowy periods, very cold; Jan 27-31: Snowstorm, then sunny, frigid.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2015 to October 2016
Winter will be much colder than normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation. Snowfall will be near normal in most of the region but above normal in the east. Very cold weather will predominate from late December through early February, with the snowiest periods in late November, late January, and mid-March.
April and May will be slightly warmer and wetter than normal.
Summer will be hotter and drier than normal. The hottest periods will occur in late June and early and late August.
September and October will be much warmer and slightly rainier than normal in the east and rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures, in the west.