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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 88° (1° above avg.); precipitation 1" (0.5" below avg.); Jul 1-6: T-storms, then sunny, cool east; sunny, hot west; Jul 7-12: Scattered t-storms, warm; Jul 13-19: Isolated t-storms, warm; Jul 20-25: Sunny, hot; Jul 26-31: Scattered t-storms; cool east, hot west.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 83° (2° below avg.); precipitation 2.5" (1" above avg.); Aug 1-4: Showers, cool east; sunny, hot west; Aug 5-15: Scattered t-storms east, sunny west; warm; Aug 16-22: A few t-storms, humid; Aug 23-31: Scattered t-storms, seasonable.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be warmer and drier than normal, with below-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December and mid- to late January. The coldest periods will be in early and late December and from late January into early February.
April and May will be slightly rainier than normal, with below-normal temperatures.
Summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal. The hottest periods will be in mid- to late June and early and mid- to late July.
September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.
About the Desert Southwest Region
The Desert Southwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson), CALIFORNIA (Brawley, Calexico, Coachella, El Centro, Indio), COLORADO (Cortez, Dolores, Durango, Mancos, Towaoc), NEVADA (Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Pahrump, Winchester), NEW MEXICO (Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe), TEXAS (El Paso, Fabens, Pecos, San Elizario, Socorro), UTAH (Aneth, Blanding, Bluff, Montezuma Creek, White Mesa).