long range weather Predictions for April 2017

April 2017 Weather Forecast

April 4, 2017
Crocus Flowers in Spring

Rate this Article: 

Average: 5 (1 vote)

Here are the April 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Keep in mind that the forecasts presented below are based on “long range” predictions, which means that they were created many months ago to help gardeners, travelers, and weather watchers plan ahead. See how The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts the weather.

So, we would advise treating long range predictions as you might trends, giving you a general sense of typical weather and how much the season might deviate from normal. Weather patterns can shift by a week and unexpected dynamics can occur. Ever year is different! That said, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is traditionally 80% accurate, having predicted weather since George Washington’s days as president.


U.S. Forecasts for April 2017

Region 1: Northeast

Temp. 43° (3° below avg.); precip. 4” (avg. north, 2” above south). 1–5 Sunny, cool. 6–10 Rain and snow, then showers, mild. 11–17 Rainy periods, cool. 18–22 Sunny, cool. 23–26 Sunny, warm. 27–30 Showers, cool.

Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Temp. 52.5° (1° below avg. north, 2° above south); precip. 4.5” (1” above avg.). 1–8 A few showers; cool north, turning warm south. 9–12 Showers, warm. 13–17 Rainy, cool. 18–23 Sunny, turning warm. 24–26 Heavy rain. 27–30 Sunny, turning warm.

Region 3: Appalachians

Temp. 50° (1° below avg. north, 1° above south); precip. 3.5” (1” above avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cool. 5–9 Showers; cool north, warm south. 10–17 Showers; warm, then cool. 18–22 Sunny, cool. 23–30 Showers, mild.

Region 4: Southeast

Temp. 64° (1° above avg.); precip. 2” (1” below avg.). 1–3 Showers, then sunny, cool. 4–13 Showers, then sunny, warm. 14–18 Rainy periods, cool. 19–24 Sunny, turning warm. 25–30 T-storms, then sunny, cool.

Region 5: Florida

Temp. 73° (2° above avg.); precip. 2” (0.5” below avg.). 1–10 Sunny; cool, then warm. 11–22 Scattered t-storms; warm, then cool. 23–30 A few t-storms; warm north, cool south.

Region 6: Lower Lakes

Temp. 48° (avg.); precip. 4” (0.5” above avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cool. 4–12 Rainy periods, mild. 13–20 Rain, then sunny, cool. 21–24 Showers, mild. 25–30 T-storms, then showers, cool.

Region 7: Ohio Valley

Temp. 57° (2° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cool. 4–12 A few t-storms, warm. 13–21 Rain, then sunny, cool. 22–30 A few showers, warm.

Region 8: Deep South

Temp. 65° (2° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (2” below avg.). 1–2 Sunny, cool. 3–9 Scattered t-storms, turning warm. 10–12 Sunny, nice. 13–20 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 21–30 Scattered t-storms, warm.

Region 9: Upper Midwest

Temp. 40° (2° below avg.); precip. 2” (avg.). 1–3 Snow showers, cold. 4–12 Showers, cool. 13–16 Periods of rain and snow. 17–22 Sunny, turning warm. 23–30 A few showers, cool.

Region 10: Heartland

Temp. 56° (2° above avg.); precip. 4.5” (1” above avg.). 1–2 Showers, cool. 3–6 Scattered t-storms, warm. 7–14 Rainy periods; cool, then warm. 15–19 Sunny, cool. 20–30 A few t-storms, seasonable.

Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Temp. 70° (4° above avg.); precip. 5” (2” above avg.). 1–7 Sunny, turning hot. 8–12 Scattered t-storms, warm. 13–21 A few t-storms, turning cool. 22–30 Scattered t-storms; warm, then cool.

Region 12: High Plains

Temp. 47° (1° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–3 Sunny; cool north, hot south. 4–9 Showers, cool. 10–18 Snow north, showers south, then sunny, cool. 19–30 Rainy periods, cool.

Region 13: Intermountain

Temp. 47° (2° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–7 Rain and snow showers, chilly. 8–15 Sunny, cool. 16–20 Showers, mild north; sunny, cool south. 21–27 Sunny; cool, then warm. 28–30 Showers.

Region 14: Desert Southwest

Temp. 64° (1° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–3 Sunny, warm. 4–9 Isolated t-storms, then sunny, cool. 10–15 Isolated t-storms, then sunny, cool. 16–26 Sunny, turning warm. 27–30 Scattered showers.

Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Temp. 48° (2° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–5 Rainy, cool. 6–7 Sprinkles. 8–10 Rain and wet snow. 11–21 Rainy periods, cool. 22–30 Sunny, turning warm.

Region 16: Pacific Southwest

Temp. 60° (avg.); precip. 1” (avg.). 1–3 Sunny, seasonable. 4–14 Showers, then sunny, cool. 15–20 Showers, then sunny, warm. 21–27 Sunny; warm inland, cool coast. 28–30 Sprinkles, cool.

Region 17: Alaska

Temp. 0° N, 39° S (2° below avg.); precip. 0.7” N, 3” S (avg.). 1–7 Snow showers; mild N, cold S. 8–17 Flurries, mild N; snow showers, cold C; rain to snow, then sunny, cold S. 18–25 Snow showers, then sunny, turning mild. 26–30 Flurries N, showers S; mild.

Key: Panhandle (P), Aleutians (A), north (N), central (C), south (S), west-central (WC), east-central (EC), south-central (SC), elsewhere (EW)

Region 18: Hawaii

Temp. 76° (0.5° above avg.); precip. 3.7” (avg. E, 6” above W). 1–10 Showers and heavier t-storms, warm. 11–21 Showers and t-storms E, a few showers C+W; turning cool. 22–30 Showers E, isolated showers C+W; cool E, warm W.

Key: east (E), central (C), west (W)


Canadian Forecasts for April 2017

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

Temp. 2°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 100mm (avg.). 1–5 Rain to snow, then sunny, cool. 6–11 Snowstorm, then sunny north; snow showers south. 12–17 Snow showers, cool. 18–26 Rain and snow showers, cool. 27–30 Rainy, mild.

Region 2: Southern Quebec

Temp. 3.5°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 40mm (50mm below avg. east, avg. west). 1–6 Sunny, cool. 7–17 A few showers, cool. 18–24 Sunny, turning warm. 25–30 Rainy periods, cool.

Région 2: Québec du Sud

Temp. 3,5°C (1°C en-dessous de la moy.); précip. 40mm (50mm en-dessous de la moy. à l’est, moy. à l’ouest). 1–6 Ensoleillé, frais. 7–17 Quelques averses, frais. 18–24 Ensoleillé, devenant chaud. 25–30 Périodes pluvieuses, frais.

Region 3: Southern Ontario

Temp. 4°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 60mm (10mm above avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cold. 4–13 Rainy periods east, snow west; seasonable. 14–17 Rain east, snow west; cool. 18–24 Sunny, turning warm. 25–30 Showers, cool.

Region 4: The Prairies

Temp. 5°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 30mm (avg.). 1–8 Snow showers, cold. 9–14 Sunny, turning mild east; snow, then flurries west. 15–17 Rain and snow showers east, snowstorm west. 18–22 Sunny, turning warm. 23–30 Snow, then showers, cool.

Region 5: Southern British Columbia

Temp. 7°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 85mm (10mm above avg.). 1–11 Flurries north, showers south; cool. 12–26 A few showers, seasonable. 27–30 Sunny, nice.

Region 6: Yukon

Temp. –3°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 15mm (avg. north, 10mm above south). 1–6 Sunny, cool. 7–17 Snow showers, cool. 18–21 Rain and snow showers, cool. 22–23 Flurries north, snowstorm south; cool. 24–30 Sunny, turning warm.

Region 7: Northwest Territories

Temp. –16°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 9mm (3mm below avg.). 1–4 Snow, then sunny, cold. 5–7 Flurries, cold. 8–12 Snow, then sunny, cold. 13–21 Snow, then sunny, cold. 22–30 A few flurries, turning mild.


Find next month’s free long range forecast here.

For short-term weather forecasts, you can always find our 7-day forecasts here.


The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac

Reader Comments

Leave a Comment

Long range forecast made for April 2017 in southern BC

Although the weather pattern for Southern BC was made months ago for April 2017, it has so far, turned out to be exactly correct!


BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter!

The Almanac Webcam

Chosen for You from The Old Farmer's Store