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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 73° (avg.); precipitation 0.5" (avg.); Jul 1-4: Scattered showers, cool; Jul 5-8: Sunny, hot; Jul 9-15: Scattered t-storms, turning cool; Jul 16-24: Isolated t-storms, turning hot; Jul 25-31: Sunny; cool, then hot.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 72° (avg.); precipitation 1" (avg.); Aug 1-4: Sunny, hot; Aug 5-16: Scattered t-storms, cool; Aug 17-22: Sunny, hot north; scattered t-storms south; Aug 23-31: Sunny, turning cool north; a few t-storms, warm south.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter temperatures will be above normal, with precipitation a bit below normal. The coldest periods will be in early and mid- to late December and mid- to late January. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in late November, early and mid-December, and mid-January.
April and May will be slightly warmer and drier than normal.
Summer will be slightly hotter than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in late June and early to mid- and mid- to late July.
September and October will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.
About the Intermountain Region
The Intermountain long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Flagstaff, Kayenta, Page, Tuba City, Winslow), CALIFORNIA (Cedarville, Davis Creek, Eagleville, Fort Bidwell, Lake City), COLORADO (Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Lakewood), IDAHO (Boise, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Nampa, Pocatello), MONTANA (Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula), NEVADA (Carson City, Elko, Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley), NEW MEXICO (Angel Fire, Chama, Dulce, Questa, Springer), OREGON (Hermiston, La Grande, Ontario, Pendleton, The Dalles), UTAH (Ogden, Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, West Valley City), WASHINGTON (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Spokane, Yakima), WYOMING (Casper, Evanston, Green River, Laramie, Rock Springs).