long range weather Predictions for January 2017

Weather Forecast 2017

January 17, 2017
Long-Range Forecast January 2017

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Here are January 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.

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U.S. Forecasts for January 2017

Region 1: Northeast

Temp. 25° (2° above avg.); precip. 2” (1” below avg.). 1–7 Sprinkles, quite mild. 8–10 Flurries, cold. 11–12 Sunny, mild. 13–18 Snow, then showers, mild. 19–25 Snow showers, cold. 26–31 Snow, then flurries, cold.


Region 2: Atlantic Corridor

Temp. 38° (3° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” below avg.). 1–7 Rainy periods, turning warm. 8–10 Sunny, very cold. 11–18 Showers, mild. 19–25 Snow, then sunny, cold. 26–31 Periods of rain and snow.


Region 3: Appalachians

Temp. 33° (3° above avg.); precip. 3” (avg.). 1–2 Sunny, cold. 3–6 Rainy periods, mild. 7–10 Snow showers, then sunny, cold. 11–18 Rainy periods, mild. 19–25 Snow showers, cold. 26–31 Snow, then flurries, cold.


Region 4: Southeast

Temp. 47° (4° above avg.); precip. 6” (avg. north, 3” above south). 1–7 Showers, mild. 8–13 Sunny; cold, then mild. 14–21 A few showers, mild. 22–27 Showers, some ice and wet snow inland; cold. 28–31 Sunny.


Region 5: Florida

Temp. 65° (5° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” above avg.). 1–3 Sunny, turning warm. 4–7 T-storms, warm. 8–11 Scattered showers, cool. 12–22 Isolated t-storms, warm. 23–27 T-storms, mild. 28–31 Sunny, chilly.


Region 6: Lower Lakes

Temp. 26.5° (2° above avg. east, 3° below west); precip. 2” (0.5” below avg.). 1–5 Lake snows, cold east; sunny, mild west. 6–9 Rain to snow, turning bitterly cold. 10–17 Rain and snow showers, mild. 18–24 Lake snows, very cold. 25–31 Rain to snow, then lake snows, very cold.


Region 7: Ohio Valley

Temp. 34° (1° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–5 Rain, then sunny, mild. 6–10 Rain to snow, then sunny, bitter cold. 11–18 Rainy periods, mild. 19–25 Snow showers, cold. 26–31 Rain, then snowy periods, cold.


Region 8: Deep South

Temp. 50° (5° above avg.); precip. 5.5” (1” below avg. north, 2” above south). 1–6 Rainy periods, mild. 7–10 Sunny, cold. 11–17 Showers, warm. 18–22 Rainy periods; colder north, warm south. 23–31 Periods of rain and snow north, showers south; cold.


Region 9: Upper Midwest

Temp. 8° (5° below avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg. east, 0.5” above west). 1–3 Sunny, mild. 4–8 Snow showers, turning bitterly cold. 9–11 Snow, then sunny, mild. 12–17 Snowy periods, cold. 18–22 Snow showers, frigid. 23–26 Flurries, cold. 27–31 Snow, then flurries, frigid.


Region 10: Heartland

Temp. 27° (4° below avg. north, avg. south); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, mild. 5–9 Rain to snow, then sunny, very cold. 10–15 Sunny, mild. 16–23 Snow, then flurries, very cold. 24–26 Snowy periods north, showers south. 27–31 Snow showers, very cold.


Region 11: Texas–Oklahoma

Temp. 51° (1° below avg. north, 5° above south); precip. 1” (1” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, mild. 6–9 Flurries north, showers south, then sunny, cold. 10–17 Sunny, turning warm. 18–26 Periods of rain and snow north, rain south; turning cold. 27–31 Sunny, cool.


Region 12: High Plains

Temp. 24° (8° below avg. north, avg. south); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–8 Flurries, then sunny, frigid. 9–16 Flurries north; sunny, mild south. 17–26 Snow showers, turning bitterly cold. 27–31 Flurries, milder.


Region 13: Intermountain

Temp. 34° (2° above avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” below avg.). 1–4 Snow showers, cold north; sunny, mild south. 5–10 Snow showers north, sunny south. 11–15 Rainy periods north, sunny south; quite mild. 16–18 Snowstorm north, flurries south. 19–27 Flurries, turning bitterly cold. 28–31 Flurries, mild.


Region 14: Desert Southwest

Temp. 47.5° (2° above avg. east, 3° below west); precip. 0.2” (0.3” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cool. 5–22 Sunny; mild east, cold west. 23–31 Snow, then sunny east; sunny west; cold.


Region 15: Pacific Northwest

Temp. 40° (3° below avg.); precip. 9” (3” above avg.). 1–4 Stormy, rain and wet snow. 5–8 Sprinkles, cool. 9–15 Rain, some heavy; turning mild. 16–23 Rain to snow, then sunny, very cold. 24–28 Rain and snow showers, cold. 29–31 Rainy, mild.


Region 16: Pacific Southwest

Temp. 51° (3° below avg.); precip. 1” (2” below avg.). 1–12 Sunny, cool. 13–20 Rainy periods, cool. 21–26 Sunny, cool. 27–31 Rainy, mild.


Region 17: Alaska

Temp. –9° N, 32° S (3° above avg.); precip. 0.2” N, 5” S (avg.). 1–9 Flurries, very cold. 10–17 Partly cloudy, cold. 18–24 Snowy periods, quite mild. 25–31 Flurries, turning colder N+C; snowy periods, 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. 3.2” (avg. E+W, 2” above C). 1–9 Scattered showers, cool. 10–14 Showers E, a few sprinkles C+W; cool. 15–17 Heavy rain and t-storms. 18–27 Isolated showers, cool. 28–31 Rainy periods, seasonable.

KEY: east (E), central (C), west (W)



Canadian Forecasts for January 2017

Region 1: Atlantic Canada

Temp. –4°C (avg.); precip. 60mm (40mm below avg.). 1–3 Flurries, cold. 4–8 Rainy periods, mild. 9–14 Snowstorm, then flurries, mild. 15–19 Snow, then rainy, mild. 20–28 Snow showers, very cold. 29–31 Rain to snow.


Region 2: Southern Quebec

Temp. –7.5°C (3°C above avg.); precip. 75mm (avg.). 1–7 Snow showers, mild. 8–11 Rain to snow, then flurries, very cold. 12–13 Rain and snow, mild. 14–18 Snow showers, mild. 19–27 Rain to snow, then flurries, cold. 28–31 Blizzard, then flurries, very cold.


Région 2: Québec du Sud

Temp. –7,5°C (3°C au-dessus de la moy.); précip. 75mm (moy.). 1–7 Chutes de neige, doux. 8–11 Pluie voire neige, puis rafales, très froid. 12–13 Pluie et neige, doux. 14–18 Chutes de neige, doux. 19–27 Pluie voire neige, puis rafales, froid. 28–31 Blizzard, puis rafales, très froid.


Region 3: Southern Ontario

Temp. –10°C (1°C above avg. east, 3°C below west); precip. 50mm (10mm above avg.). 1–5 Snow, then flurries, milder. 6–9 Snow, then flurries, very cold. 10–19 Periods of rain and snow, mild east; snowy, cold west. 20–26 Snow showers, cold. 27–31 Snowy periods east, sunny west; cold.


Region 4: The Prairies

Temp. –19°C (6°C below avg.); precip. 25mm (5mm above avg.). 1–9 Snowy periods, bitter cold. 10–20 Snow showers, mild, then bitter cold. 21–31 Snow showers, mild, then very cold.


Region 5:
Southern British Columbia

Temp. –3°C (5°C below avg.); precip. 130mm (avg. east, 40mm below west). 1–3 Snow showers, turning cold. 4–8 Snowy periods, cold. 9–11 Rainy periods coast, snow inland; mild. 12–16 Snowstorm north, snow to rain south. 17–29 Snow flurries, cold. 30–31 Snow coast, flurries inland.


Region 6: Yukon

Temp. –29°C (5°C below avg.); precip. 23mm (2mm below avg.). 1–3 Snowy periods, mild. 4–7 Clear, very cold. 8–11 Snow showers, mild. 12–20 Clear, very cold. 21–27 Snow showers, turning mild. 28–31 Flurries, cold.


Region 7:
northwest territories

Temp. –30°C (2°C below avg.); precip. 7mm (5mm below avg.). 1–8 Flurries, very cold. 9–16 Snow showers, milder. 17–21 Clear, cold. 22–26 Snow showers, milder. 27–31 Clear, cold.



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