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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 76.5° (0.5° above avg.); precipitation 3" (1" below avg.); Jul 1-5: Sunny; cool, then hot; Jul 6-10: Heavy rain, then sunny, hot; Jul 11-20: Isolated t-storms, hot; Jul 21-31: Scattered t-storms, cool.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 73.5° (0.5° below avg.); precipitation 3" (1" below avg.); Aug 1-2: T-storms, warm; Aug 3-11: Sunny, then t-storms, cool; Aug 12-18: Sunny, turning hot; Aug 19-24: Scattered t-storms, warm; Aug 25-31: T-storms, then sunny, cool.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with the coldest periods in late December, early to mid- and mid- to late January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal in the north and below normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in the north, below normal in the central part of the region, and near normal in the south. The snowiest periods will occur in mid- to late January and early to mid-February.
April and May will be rainier than normal, with temperatures below normal in the north and slightly above normal in the south.
Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with a hurricane threat in mid-June and the hottest periods in early and mid-July and mid-August.
September and October will be slightly warmer than normal, with near-normal rainfall.
About the Atlantic Corridor Region
The Atlantic Corridor long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: CONNECTICUT (Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury), DELAWARE (Bear, Dover, Hockessin, Newark, Wilmington), DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (Friendship Heights, Washington), MARYLAND (Baltimore, Columbia, Dundalk, Ellicott City, Silver Spring), MASSACHUSETTS (Boston, Brockton, Cambridge, Springfield, Worcester), NEW JERSEY (Edison, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Newark, Paterson), NEW YORK (Brentwood, Hempstead, New Rochelle, New York, Yonkers), PENNSYLVANIA (Chester, Levittown, Norristown, Philadelphia, Radnor), RHODE ISLAND (Cranston, East Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, Warwick), VIRGINIA (Alexandria, Arlington, Hampton, Newport News, Richmond).