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How to Read Long Range Weather Forecasts
Our long-range forecasts 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
DECEMBER 2017: temperature 67° (4° above avg.); precipitation 1.5" (1" below avg.); Dec 1-6: Sunny, warm; Dec 7-11: T-storms, then sunny, cool; Dec 12-16: Scattered t-storms, warm; Dec 17-22: Sunny, cool; Dec 23-31: Sunny, warm.
JANUARY 2018: temperature 60° (avg.); precipitation 4.5" (2" above avg.); Jan 1-5: T-storms, cool; Jan 6-14: Sunny, turning warm; Jan 15-21: Scattered showers, mild; Jan 22-24: Sunny, chilly; Jan 25-31: T-storms, then sunny, warm.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018
Winter will be milder than normal, with the coldest temperatures in early January, mid- to late January, and early February. Rainfall will be much above normal in the north and slightly above in the south. April and May will be a bit hotter and drier than normal. Summer will be slightly hotter than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, early July, and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be above normal, especially in the south. Overall, September and October will be warmer and rainier than normal. Watch for a tropical storm threat in mid-September.