2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Minot, ND

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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

April 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-5Snow, then sunny, turning mild
Apr 6-11Showers, cool
Apr 12-14Snow north, showers south
Apr 15-22Rainy periods, cool
Apr 23-30Snow, then showers, cool
Apriltemperature 46° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 3" (1" above avg.)

May 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
May 1-5Sunny, cool
May 6-13Showers, then sunny, warm
May 14-27A few showers, cool
May 28-31Sunny, warm
Maytemperature 57° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 2" (0.5" below 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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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?

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.

South Colorado Springs got LESS than 3.8 inches of snow.

South Colorado Springs got LESS than 3.8 inches of snow. LESS than Denver, LESS than Northern Colorado Springs. My front yard is CRUNCHY. I read weather predictions or listen to the TV forecasters and LAUGH.

yikkes

hard to even fathom that little of snow for there, that's crazy. Up here in Alberta Canada we had more snow than in 50 years. Such a change from so many lean winters over the last number of years. I hear pretty well every one south of Yellowstone never got much of a winter at all???

Lubbock

Lubbock in NW Texas seems to be on the cusp between this region and the Texas/Oklahoma region. Neither prediction applies to us.

Lubbock just set a record 99 days (since 1911) with no measurable precip, from 11/8/17 to 2/15/18. It was broken 2/16 with .01" rainfall measured at the airport...

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