long range weather Predictions for February 2017

Weather Forecast 2017

February 15, 2017
Weather Forecast February 2017

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Here are February 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.

Find next month’s free long range forecast here.

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


U.S. Forecasts for February 2017

Region 1: Northeast

Temp. 20° (3° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” above avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cold. 5–10 Showers, mild. 11–17 Blizzard, then sunny, bitter cold. 18–21 Snow, then sunny, mild. 22–25 Snowy, cold north; showers, mild south. 26–28 Snow showers, cold.


Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Temp. 34° (1° below avg. north, 1° above south); precip. 5” (3” above avg. north, 1” above south). 1–4 Sunny, very cold. 5–9 Rain, then sunny. 10–15 Snowstorm, then sunny, cold. 16–19 Snow to rain. 20–23 Sunny, warm. 24–28 Rain, then sunny, cold.


Region 3: Appalachians

Temp. 29° (1° below avg.); precip. 3” (0.5” above avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cold. 5–8 Rainy, mild. 9–10 Flurries, cold. 11–15 Snowstorm, then flurries, cold. 16–19 Snow showers north, snow to rain south. 20–23 Sunny, mild. 24–28 Rain to snow, then sunny, cold.


Region 4: Southeast

Temp. 46° (avg.); precip. 3” (1” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cold. 5–8 Rain, then sunny, mild. 9–12 Rainy periods, snow inland; cold. 13–18 Sunny; cold, then mild. 19–24 Rainy periods, turning mild. 25–28 Showers, cool.


Region 5: Florida

Temp. 61° (avg.); precip. 2.5” (avg.). 1–4 Rainy periods, cool. 5–11 A few showers, seasonable. 12–18 Sunny; cool, then warm. 19–25 A few showers, mild. 26–28 Rainy periods, cool.


Region 6: Lower Lakes

Temp. 28° (1° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (2” above avg. east, 1” below west). 1–4 Snow showers, very cold. 5–8 Snow to rain, then showers, mild. 9–10 Flurries, cold. 11–13 Snowstorm east, flurries west; cold. 14–19 Snowy periods, cold. 20–23 Showers, mild. 24–28 Rain to snow.


Region 7: Ohio Valley

Temp. 33° (1° below avg.); precip. 4” (1” above avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, very cold. 5–8 Snow to rain, turning mild. 9–13 Snowstorm, then flurries, cold. 14–20 Rain and snow showers. 21–23 Sunny, warm. 24–28 Rain to snow, then snow showers, cold.


Region 8: Deep South

Temp. 49° (2° above avg.); precip. 4” (1” below avg.). 1–3 Sunny, cold. 4–11 Rainy periods, seasonable. 12–19 Sunny, then rainy, turning warm. 20–22 Sunny, warm. 23–25 T-storms, then sunny, cold. 26–28 Showers, cold.


Region 9: Upper Midwest

Temp. 9° (3° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, turning mild. 7–9 Flurries, cold. 10–20 Snow, then flurries, cold. 21–28 Snowy periods, very cold.


Region 10: Heartland

Temp. 31.5° (2° below avg. north, 3° above south); precip. 0.5” (1” below avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, very cold. 5–10 Snow showers north, showers south. 11–14 Sunny. 15–19 Rain and snow showers, cold. 20–22 Sunny, turning warm. 23–28 Rain to snow, then sunny, cold.


Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Temp. 53° (3° above avg.); precip. 1” (1” below avg.). 1–4 Rain to snow north, rain south; cold. 5–14 Sunny, turning warm. 15–21 Showers, then sunny, mild. 22–28 Sunny north, showers south; cool, then warm.


Region 12: High Plains

Temp. 29.5° (2° below avg. north, 5° above south); precip. 0.5” (0.5” above avg. north, 0.5” below south). 1–6 Sunny, mild. 7–15 Flurries north, sunny south; mild. 16–22 Snow showers, cold north; sunny, mild south. 23–28 Snow, then sunny, cold.


Region 13: Intermountain

Temp. 39° (5° above avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg.). 1–3 Flurries, cold. 4–21 Rain and snow showers north, sunny south; turning mild. 22–28 Snow showers, cool north; sunny, mild south.


Region 14: Desert Southwest

Temp. 56° (5° above avg.); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–6 A few rain and snow showers east, sunny west; cold. 7–14 Sunny, turning warm. 15–28 Isolated showers, then sunny, warm.


Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Temp. 44.5° (1° below avg. north, 2° above south); precip. 8” (3” above avg.). 1–12 Rainy periods, turning mild. 13–19 Showers, cool. 20–22 Heavy rain, mild. 23–28 Rainy periods, cool.


Region 16: Pacific Southwest

Temp. 57° (2° above avg.); precip. 1” (2” below avg.). 1–2 Showers north, sunny south; mild. 3–13 Sunny, seasonable. 14–24 Showers north, sunny south; seasonable. 25–28 Sunny, mild.


Region 17: Alaska

Temp. –11° N, 34° S (3° above avg.); precip. 0.2” N, 2.5” S (avg. north, 1.5” below south). 1–4 Flurries, mild. 5–11 Snow showers, cold. 12–21 Snow showers, quite mild N+C; clear, cold S. 22–28 Snow showers; cold N, mild S.

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. 72° (1° below avg.); precip. 2” (avg.). 1–2 Heavy rain E, scattered showers C+W. 3–10 A few showers, cool. 11–18 A few t-storms, cool. 19–21 Sunny, cool. 22–28 Scattered showers; warm, then cool.

Key: east (E), central (C), west (W)


Canadian Forecasts for January 2017

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

Temp. –4.5°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 140mm (70mm above avg.). 1–6 Flurries, cold. 7–13 Heavy rain, then flurries. 14–17 Rain to snow, turning frigid. 18–23 Snowy periods, some heavy. 24–28 Rain to heavy snow, then flurries, cold.


Region 2: Southern Quebec

Temp. –11.5°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 110mm (50mm above avg.). 1–5 Sunny, turning mild. 6–9 Rain and snow showers, mild. 10–14 Snowstorm, turning cold. 15–23 Snow showers, very cold, then mild. 24–28 Rain to heavy snow, then flurries, cold.


Région 2: Québec du Sud

Temp. –11,5°C (2°C en-dessous de la moy.); précip. 110mm (50mm au-dessus de la moy.). 1–5 Ensoleillé, devenant doux. 6–9 Pluie et chutes de neige, doux. 10–14 Tempête de neige, devenant froid. 15–23 Chutes de neige, très froid, puis doux. 24–28 Pluie voire fortes chutes de neige, puis rafales, froid.


Region 3: Southern Ontario

Temp. –11°C (3°C below avg.); precip. 75mm (30mm above avg.). 1–4 Flurries, cold. 5–9 Snowy periods, milder. 10–21 Snowy periods, cold. 22–24 Rain and snow east, snowstorm west. 25–28 Snow showers, very cold.


Region 4: The Prairies

Temp. –18°C (6°C below avg.); precip. 25mm (10mm above avg.). 1–7 Snow showers, turning mild. 8–12 Snowstorm east, flurries west; turning cold. 13–28 Snowy periods, frigid.


Region 5:
Southern British Columbia

Temp. –1°C (1°C below avg.); precip. 135mm (25mm above avg.). 1–10 Rainy periods coast, flurries inland; mild. 11–15 Snow north, rain south, then sunny, cold. 16–20 Showers coast, flurries inland; cold. 21–28 Rainy periods coast; snow, then flurries inland; cold.


Region 6: Yukon

Temp. –24°C (5°C below avg.); precip. 20mm (avg.). 1–10 Flurries, mild. 11–16 Clear, frigid. 17–28 Flurries, cold.


Region 7: northwest territories

Temp. –29°C (3°C below avg.); precip. 11mm (avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, milder. 5–10 Clear, very cold. 11–16 Flurries, very cold. 17–18 Clear, milder. 19–28 A few flurries, very cold.


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