2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Niagara Falls, NY

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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.

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

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

January 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-5Rain, then sunny, warm
Jan 6-10Snow showers, cold
Jan 11-13Rain and snow
Jan 14-22Rainy periods, quite mild
Jan 23-27Flurries, colder
Jan 28-31Snowy periods, cold
Januarytemperature 32° (5° above avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (0.5" below avg. east, 2" above west)

February 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Feb 1-3Lake snows, very cold
Feb 4-7Snow showers, cold
Feb 8-12Periods of rain and snow, mild
Feb 13-17Rainy, quite mild
Feb 18-25Snow showers, cold
Feb 26-29Rain and snow, mild
Februarytemperature 28° (3° above avg. east, 1° below west)
precipitation 3" (1" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be warmer than normal, with above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in early December and early to mid-January, from late January into early February, and in late February. Snowfall will be above normal in Ohio and below normal in most other areas. The snowiest periods will be in early to mid-January, from late January into early February and late February into early March, and in late March. April and May will be warmer than normal, with precipitation below normal in the east and above normal in the west. Summer will be hotter and rainier than normal. The hottest periods will be in mid-June, mid- to late July, and mid-August. September and October will be warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 6

About the Lower Lakes Region

The Lower Lakes long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), INDIANA (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), MICHIGAN (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), NEW YORK (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Parma, Toledo), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Sharon, Warren), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Lower Lakes long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Niagara Falls, NY

Reader Comments

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November and December Averages Spot On

Here in southwest Lower Michigan the monthly averages that were forecast by TOFA were spot on. In Grand Rapids, MI we averaged exactly 4.0 degrees (above) for the month, and November averaged 5.0 degrees (below). The daily timing/temperature/precip were fairly close as well - nice job guys. Let's hope the January forecast (5.0 degrees above) is spot on as well. So far a pretty easy winter; just the way many of us like it.

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60th Birthday party

Planning a bash on February 22, 2020. Any snow storms likely?

snow totals

It is impossible to predict long term snowfall in Buffalo NY . Lake effect snow is unpredictable but right now the Lake is wide open . Which is not good going forward. Anyone who lives in Buffalo knows this.The week before and after Christmas is warmer than usual. with no snow. So this farmer almanac forecast is WAY off already. The only sure thing is we will get snow storms in Buffalo . When is anybody's guess but the local weather forecasters will warn us when it is going to happen.

Robin Hybernation

Brett's comment is absolutely correct. Robin hibernation is a little studied but steadily growing field of study in animal sciences. You don't hear about it very much, but I find robin/bear symbiosis to be a fascinating subject. Sadly there has been few academic studies on the matter.


Yes robins typically migrate (not hibernate) to the south by now. If a robin is hibernating, I would think he is most likely frozen dead.


We recieved snow and it became bitterly cold here but i had seen a couple of robins... was surprised to see them.. dont they hybernate or something for winter? I mean when you see a Robin it is a sign of spring ..well at least to me they are : )


Yes, it is unusual for robins to be out at this time of year since they should be hibernating by now. Once a bear has settled for the winter, the robin enters the den and snuggles into the bear's fur to hibernate. The trick is to get in after the bear begins hibernating, and out before it wakes. That's where we get the phrase, the early bird gets to stay alive instead of being chewed on like a two dollar steak.


Lower Michigan should be divided into 3 sections on this....Northern Side of West Branch Mi has had 9+ inches of snow since Halloween and it's snowing again today. It never melted either.