2020-2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Syracuse, 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.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-3Snowy, cold
Dec 4-8Rainy periods, mild
Dec 9-18Lake snows, cold
Dec 19-25Snow, then flurries, mild
Dec 26-31Snowy periods, cold
Decembertemperature 31.5° (2° below avg. east, 1° above west)
precipitation 4" (1" above avg.)

January 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-4Lake snows, very cold
Jan 5-9Periods of snow, mild
Jan 10-14Snow showers; bitter cold, then milder
Jan 15-17Lake snows, frigid
Jan 18-22Snow showers, mild
Jan 23-31Snowy periods, cold
Januarytemperature 23° (4° below avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter temperatures will be much above normal, on average, despite cold periods in early and mid-December, from late December into early January, in early to mid-January, and in late January. Precipitation will be near normal. Snowfall will be below normal in most areas, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December, mid- to late February, and early to mid-March. April and May will have near-normal temperatures, on average, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west. Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal in the east but cooler and drier in the west. The hottest periods will be in early June, from late June to early July, and in mid-August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west.

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, Rochester, Syracuse, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Parma, Toledo, Youngstown), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, New Castle, Sharon), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, West Allis).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

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

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Syracuse, NY

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When will the last frost be? First frost?

Valentine's Day 2020 Forecast according to the local news

Valentine's Day: Frigid with lake effect snow showers winding down during your evening commute. Additional accumulations of a fresh coating to less than 1". Near 20 degrees with single digit wind chills. SW 10-15 mph.

Friday Night: Becoming mostly clear, and frigid. Near 10 degrees with below zero wind chills. SSW 10-20 mph.

this is for kalamazoo michigan. 49007. the time is 1:03 p.m when i wrote this just to give you a idea if you like seeing if the farmers almanac was right or not

May Birthday

I am hosting my daughters birthday on May 23rd and want to have it outside at a shelter rental but I am wondering if it will be warm enough and not rainy.

Wedding planned what weather to expect?

My wedding is planned for Feb 29th in IL, we're driving there from WI and I'm wondering what kind of weather to plan for if we should leave a few days early or wait?

plant swap event weather

Hosting a neighborhood mid-morning Plant Swap Event on May 30th 2020
Wondering will there rain or thunderstorms or even snow? this is an outdoor event
so hoping for a sunny or cloudy day, my tent not big enough lol!
Thanks for any help

Sunny here

Well, I'm between Cleveland & Toledo about 20 minutes from the lake, The last two days ( Feb 2nd & 3rd) have been sunny and very mild, 55 degrees today. . I'm in Lower Lakes region.

Robins in Northern climate

Robins eat fruits, berries, earthworms, grasshoppers, grubs. They do not exist on a seed diet. If they can find food and shelter, they will not migrate. You can hear their song all winter. Leave some meal worms on a high platform near some shrubs or other cover , and they will frequent the area. The sighting of robins indicates warmer weather or spring, is only because they are more active seeking local food sources.

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.

That's in Indianapolis IN by

That's in Indianapolis IN by the way!