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How to Read Long-Range Weather Forecasts
Long-range predictions show weather trends in temperatures and precipitation. For example, will the winter be colder or warmer than average? Will there be more or less snow than what's typical for your area? Our famous predictions (traditionally 80% accurate) are made 18 months in advance, and meant to help you make more informed decisions for long-term planning.
Here on Almanac.com, we provide free long-range forecasts for the next 30 to 60 days covering U.S. and Canadian regions. Find all 12 months of predictions in the annual Old Farmer's Almanac.
Free 2-Month Weather Forecast
SEPTEMBER 2017: temperature 11°C (2°C below avg.); precipitation 20mm (20mm below avg.); Sep 1-7: Scattered t-storms, cool; Sep 8-14: A few showers, cool; Sep 15-22: Rain and snow showers, chilly; Sep 23-30: Sunny, turning warm.
OCTOBER 2017: temperature 4°C (2°C below avg.); precipitation 10mm (10mm below avg.); Oct 1-5: Rain and snow showers, turning cold; Oct 6-14: Sunny, turning mild; Oct 15-18: Showers, mild; Oct 19-24: Snow showers, cold; Oct 25-30: Sunny east, showers west; mild; Oct 31: Snow.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018
Winter temperatures will be milder than normal, with the coldest periods from late November into early December, in mid-December, from late December into early January, and in early February. Precipitation and snowfall will be below normal, with the snowiest periods in mid- to late November and mid-March. April and May will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be warmer than normal with near-normal rainfall in the east and slightly cooler than normal and rainier in the west. The hottest periods will be in late July and early August. September and October will have near-normal temperatures, with precipitation and snowfall near normal.
About the The Prairies Region
The The Prairies long range weather region includes all or part of the following provinces: ALBERTA (Airdrie, Brooks, Calgary, Camrose, Canmore, Cochrane, Edmonton, High River, Lacombe, Leduc, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Okotoks, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Sylvan Lake, Wetaskiwin), MANITOBA (Brandon, Portage La Prairie, Steinbach, Winnipeg), SASKATCHEWAN (Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Yorkton).