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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 69° (1° below avg.); precipitation 5" (1" above avg.); Jul 1-3: Sunny, cool; Jul 4-10: Scattered t-storms, hot; Jul 11-17: A few t-storms; cool north, hot south; Jul 18-25: Sunny, cool; Jul 26-31: T-storms, cool.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 65° (1° below avg.); precipitation 4" (2" above avg. north, 2" below south); Aug 1-6: T-storms, then sunny, cool; Aug 7-11: Scattered t-storms, cool; Aug 12-14: Sunny, cool; Aug 15-21: A few t-storms, warm; Aug 22-26: Sunny, hot; Aug 27-31: T-storms, then sunny, cool.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be colder than normal, on average, with slightly above-normal precipitation and near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, mid- and late January, mid-February, and early March. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, late January, mid- and late February, and early to mid-March.
April and May will be slightly cooler than normal, with above-normal rainfall.
Summer will be cooler than normal, despite hot periods in early to mid-July and mid- to late August. The north will have above-normal rainfall, with near-normal rainfall in the south.
September and October will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall.
About the Northeast Region
The Northeast long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: CONNECTICUT (Canaan, North Granby, Sharon Valley, West Cornwall, Winsted), MAINE (Auburn, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, South Portland), MASSACHUSETTS (Chicopee, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Springfield), NEW HAMPSHIRE (Concord, Dover, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester), NEW JERSEY (Colesville, Glenwood, McAfee, Sussex, Wantage), NEW YORK (Albany, Poughkeepsie, Schenectady, Troy, Utica), VERMONT (Barre, Bennington, Burlington, Rutland, South Burlington).