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How to Read Long Range Weather Forecasts
Our long-range forecasts 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
DECEMBER 2017: temperature 51° (2° below avg.); precipitation 3" (0.5" above avg.); Dec 1-9: Flurries north, showers south; cold; Dec 10-18: Rain, then sunny, mild; Dec 19-24: Showers, mild; Dec 25-27: Rainy, cool; Dec 28-31: Snow north, rain south; cold.
JANUARY 2018: temperature 49° (1° below avg.); precipitation 3" (1" above avg.); Jan 1-4: Snow showers north, rain south; cold; Jan 5-10: Sunny, turning warm; Jan 11-16: Rainy, mild; Jan 17-24: Showers, cool; Jan 25-29: Sunny, mild; Jan 30-31: Rainy.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018
Winter will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be from late November into early December, from late December into early January, and in early February. Snowfall will be near to above normal, with the snowiest periods in late December and early to mid-February. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-July and mid-August. Expect a hurricane threat in late August. September and October will be warmer and rainier than normal. Watch for a tropical storm threat in early September.
About the Texas-Oklahoma Region
The Texas-Oklahoma long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: NEW MEXICO (Eunice, Hobbs, Jal, Lovington, Portales), OKLAHOMA (Broken Arrow, Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa), TEXAS (Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio).