2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Fort Collins, CO

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See long range weather forecasts for the next 60 days from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Our long range forecasts can be used to make more informed decisions about future plans that depend on the weather, from vacations and weddings to sporting events and outdoor activities.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific. If your city is located inside a region, the region's forecast will apply to you.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

July 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Jul 1-3Sunny, hot
Jul 4-11Scattered showers, cool
Jul 12-18A couple t-storms, cool
Jul 19-27Sunny, turning hot
Jul 28-31T-storms, cool
Julytemperature 70° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (0.5" below avg.)

August 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Aug 1-5Scattered t-storms, warm
Aug 6-11Sunny, hot
Aug 12-19Scattered t-storms, warm north; sunny, hot south
Aug 20-21Sunny, hot
Aug 22-29T-storms, then sunny, cool
Aug 30-31T-storms, warm
Augusttemperature 73° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (0.5" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018

Winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be from late November into early December and from late December into early January. Snowfall will be below normal in the north and above in the south, with the snowiest periods in mid- and late November, mid- to late December, and early to mid-March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal. Summer will be a bit hotter than normal, with slightly below normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and mid- to late July and mid-August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with slightly above normal rainfall.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 12

About the High Plains Region

The High Plains long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: COLORADO (Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley, Pueblo), KANSAS (Colby, Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, Ulysses), MONTANA (Billings, Great Falls, Havre, Laurel, Miles City), NEBRASKA (Alliance, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte, Scottsbluff), NEW MEXICO (Clayton, Clovis, Portales, Raton, Tucumcari), NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot, Williston), OKLAHOMA (Beaver, Boise City, Goodwell, Guymon, Hooker), SOUTH DAKOTA (Belle Fourche, Pierre, Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis), TEXAS (Amarillo, Borger, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa), WYOMING (Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Sheridan).

High Plains Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the High Plains long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2017 to October 2018

Temperature and Precipitation Graph

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Weather for October 20,2018

We are getting married this weekend and would like to know the weather forecast.

Pikes Peak the last week of June

So we would like to hike Pikes Peak the last week of June. Any pros or cons weather wise? Looks like precipitation should be ok - how about temperatures and snow in the mountain?

Weather on Pikes Peak

Start your hike early try to make it to the summit no later than mid afternoon. If you're coming from lower altitude it will be a tough hike. It can take up to 6 - 8 hours. Getting caught in a thunderstorm is a possibility as the afternoon goes on. Parking is at a premium at the base of the incline.

Pikes Peak

Well don't hike on Sunday - June 24th, the Hill Climb is on that day and there are thousands of people there! Go later in the week and it will be cleared out.

wrong prediction

North Central Montana here. We had very cold sub zero temps most the winter, had a lot of snow, its still snowing, today I woke to nearly a foot of snow. almanac forecast we are suppose to be in rain and warmer. I predict cooler spring milder summer. the predict warmer spring hotter summer.

just wondering??

must agree that the winter months of Jan /18 until April / 18 were seriously off, but you did get lots of snow right for this April. I live just north of the Montana border and this is the most snow I have seen for 25 years as it came mid December and continued piling up with no melting warm winds we can count on. We sure needed a good snowy winter but hope the temperatures rise slowly and there are no big mountain rains or there could be flooding .

Weather Predications

Predications, they are a guess, based on past cycles. In other words, weather people are in sales, not production. Everything has been the exact opposite of what their predications, was still getting veggies from garden in October.

weather predictions

That's not true. If you read The Old Farmer's Almanac (the book), it's done by a fellow who has college degrees in atmosphere science and meteorology. And is a gardener. And it's based on a specific formula. So, long-range weather predictions are not always be accurate, but it's not done by a salesman. Also, they're talking about "predictions" (not "predications" which means preaching).

Reply to Chris

Great response Chris. I wanted to also add that there are plants that produce well into fall and can give a second crop as well, so this is not something out of the ordinary.

Colorado driest winter since 1888.

Colorado has only had about 8 inches of snow in Denver since Oct 2017. Driest winter since 1888 with 3.8 inches snow. We didn't have AL Gore around then to tell us he invented the Internet Highway or blame us for global warming/ climate change or what ever the new revised name for normal cyclical weather is these days.

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