2019-2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Watertown, SD

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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.

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December 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-4Sunny, mild
Dec 5-17Snow showers, mild
Dec 18-24Sunny, mild
Dec 25-31Snow showers, mild
Decembertemperature 24° (8° above avg.)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.)

January 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-4Snowstorm
Jan 5-9Flurries, cold
Jan 10-15Snowy periods, cold
Jan 16-23Snowy periods; mild, then cold
Jan 24-28Snow showers, mild
Jan 29-31Flurries, very cold
Januarytemperature 14° (1° above avg.)
precipitation 2" (1" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with slightly below-normal precipitation and near- to above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early and mid-January, from late January into early February, in late February, and in early and mid- to late March. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid-January, early February, and early and mid-March. April and May will be slightly warmer and rainier than normal. Summer will be hotter and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, early to mid-July, mid- to late July, and mid-August. September and October will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 9

About the Upper Midwest Region

The Upper Midwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: MICHIGAN (Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette, Menominee, Traverse City), MINNESOTA (Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, Saint Paul), NORTH DAKOTA (Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Wahpeton, West Fargo), SOUTH DAKOTA (Aberdeen, Brookings, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Watertown), WISCONSIN (Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh).

Upper Midwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Upper Midwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Watertown, SD

Reader Comments

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Reply to Kristi Knudson

Their predictions are not based off of absolute zero point accuracy via day, hour, minute like a local news network. Their predictions are guesstimates based on past weather patterns. One prediction could be found by past weather seasons shows X for temperatures and Y for precipitation and they notice that, that specific trend happens every 6 years. That goes for each year, each year has a corresponding past weather trend or pattern. They're never 100% accurate, it's all just a guessing game. Also you bring up God in your comment, one thing you fail to realize is much like why bad things happen in the world, God doesn't control the weather, that goes against free will. So when there's a tornado, God actually did let that happen because of free will.

Weather prediction:

Hi, Do you think this weekend will be as bad as the forecast says for Minneota, Minnesota

Unreal weather

how do you figure you can predict the weather. You have no idea what the future holds for the weather nice try though but I don't believe a word that is said and I don't think many other people to leave there because you're not God

Don't believe

OK maybe you don't believe of the work the OFA has done, but every time we have planned for a trip we have consulted the predictions and it's been very beneficial for us. Even family get togethers.


Take it or leave it; your choice; I am an ole farm boy of 77 years and the Farmer's Almanac has been my weather- bible
since I escaped; the womb of my mother; bless her soul; The weather is also spoke of in the K.J.V. Holy Bible; on several
occasions ole farm boy of 77 years and the Farmer's Almanac has been my weather- bible.


Perhaps this site is powered by God. At this point I don’t know what to believe, could be aliens too

Unreal Weather

Kristi, you must not be too familiar with the Old Farmers Almanac? It has been around since 1792, and Farmers used to base how they planted and harvested their crops (thus the name "Old Farmer's Almanac). I don't know how they do it, but they have pretty much nailed it most of the time. They don't claim to be God. You can ignore it if you like, or watch it...and learn...you have that choice! :)

I expect these kinds of

I expect these kinds of responses on social media or political/religious sites, news postings, etc. But thank you for the laughs Kristi because this is the first time I've seen (and quite possibly the first time anyone ever has) trolled a weather forecast. I'm wondering if you feel so strongly about leaving it to God-your intentions were obviously to come on here to spark a feud. And in that case I will pray for you and hopefully you realize that there is no stopping the weather. Nobody is playing God. OFA, for generations, has simply helped people be prepared for it. I'm trying to find the part in the About Us section where they claim to be God. Hmmm. So Kristi, if there is severe weather in your area and you hear sirens going off, do you run to the basement or do you have other methods?


I enjoy reading the dates and months of your forecasts, because it gives me an idea

of what is going to happen for the month. because I sell plants and flowers in town.
thank you again for this.

nov 1 and nov 8


Could you please tell me what you think the weather will be like the day of Friday's (Nov 1er and Nov 8th ), 2019?