2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Portales, NM

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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 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

January 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-5Snowy periods, frigid
Jan 6-17Snow showers, mild
Jan 18-22Snow north, sunny south
Jan 23-27Sunny; frigid north, mild south
Jan 28-31Snow showers, frigid
Januarytemperature 27.5° (1.5° below avg. northwest, 1.5° above southeast)
precipitation 1" (0.5" above avg.)

February 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Feb 1-11Snow showers, cold
Feb 12-16Sunny north, snow south; cold
Feb 17-23Sunny, mild
Feb 24-29Snow showers, turning cold north; sunny, mild south
Februarytemperature 25° (3° below avg.)
precipitation 0.5" (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be milder than normal in the north and colder than normal in the south, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in mid-December and early January and from late January into mid-February. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in early January, early to mid-February, and early March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation mostly above normal. Summer temps will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the hottest spells in late June, mid- and late July, and mid-August. It will be drier than normal. September and October will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.

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 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Portales, NM

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Getting married February 29, 2020

I’m getting married outside by The Royal Gorge on February 29, 2020. Will there be snow and what kind of temperature should we expect to see?

Mid march Denver

First time to Colorado, will be in Denver mid-march for about 5-6 days. What are the chances of snow (Florida girl here, need to be prepared!)?

Observatory Event, April 7th 2020

Hello! We are our fifth year in business with an event at an observatory in Denver on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Will the sky be clear for us? Thank you!

Observatory event night

The Editors's picture

We’re predicting precipitation from April 1 to 7, then a sunny —er, clear— period (you will be looking up at night, of course). If the storm blows out early, you just might be in luck. Here’s hoping so!

March 2020 Wedding

My daughter is getting married March 7, 2020...what do you think the weather will be like that day?

April wedding

We are getting married April 20th around pikes peak area. I assume there will probably be some snow, what are the temperatures going to be like? Thank you so much!

Hail - Denver

What does the hail season 2020 look like for Colorado ? More / larger hail?

Flying to Denver airport on

Flying to Denver airport on the 18th to the 22nd? How is driving conditions looking for that area?

Northern and Southern High Plains

Which states do you consider to be North High Plains and which are South? I am in Scottsbluff, NE area and not sure where we fit into the forecasts for this winter.

Wedding May 17 2020 for wedding?

Hi, what do you think the weather will be like May 17th? We can pick May 9th too. Thanks!

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