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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
JULY 2017: temperature 45° N, 60° EW (3° above avg.); precipitation 0.7" N, 3.5" S (0.5" below avg.); Jul 1-6: Isolated showers; hot EC, warm EW. 7-15 Rainy periods, cool; Jul 16-22: A few showers, warm; Jul 23-31: Rainy periods P+A, isolated showers EW; warm.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 42° N, 58° EW (2° above avg.); precipitation 1.5" N, 4" S (0.3" above avg. north, 1" below south); Aug 1-3: Showers, mild; Aug 4-9: Sunny, cool N; rainy periods, warm C+S. 10-16 Showers, warm; Aug 17-22: Showers, mild N+C; rainy, cool S. 23-31 Rainy periods, mild.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be milder than normal, with the coldest period in early January. Precipitation will be near to below normal, with snowfall above normal in the P (see Key below) and below normal EW. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, mid-December, and mid-January N+C; and mid-November, mid-December, late January S.
April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation.
Summer will be warmer and a bit drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, from late June into early July, and in late July.
September and October precipitation will be slightly above normal, with temperatures above normal N and below normal S.
KEY: Panhandle (P), Aleutians (A), north (N), central (C), south (S), west-central (WC), east-central (EC), south-central (SC), elsewhere (EW)
About the Alaska Region
The Alaska long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ALASKA (Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Kenai, Wasilla).
Alaska Neighboring Regions
Here are the regions that neighbor the Alaska long range weather region: