2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Watertown, SD

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October 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-9Showers, turning cool
Oct 10-14Sunny, mild
Oct 15-21Rain, then sunny; mild east, chilly west
Oct 22-31Sunny, turning warm
Octobertemperature 53° (6° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (1" below avg.)

November 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-7Rain to snow, then sunny, cold
Nov 8-11Sunny, mild
Nov 12-16Rain to snow, then flurries, cold
Nov 17-26Snow showers, cold
Nov 27-30Flurries, mild
Novembertemperature 29° (avg.)
precipitation 3" (2" above avg. east, avg. west)

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, Sault Ste. Marie, Traverse City), MINNESOTA (Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, Saint Paul), NORTH DAKOTA (Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, 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

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Weather and people

The weather is just like people crazy !!!!

April showers

Grand Marais , MI... Today could be , most snow , in one day ? Hvy/wet , blowing sideways @ 40mph+ .. Is this the last of it ? Looks like a cool week till next wknd ! Thrn the end of the mo. Let FREEDOM RING ! :)

long range weather

I guess what I get from this forecast is that, It will be a below normal spring and early summer.
also it will be wetter then normal. So in other words this is going to a lousy cold & wet year.
I am so sick of cold temps, it is almost enough to make a person step off a chair with a rope.

Clint's winter forecast

Clint, I notice your anti climate change winter forecast for the upper midwest was just the opposite of what really happened through what humans are inducing through our CO2, Methane (additions to the atmosphere), Deforestation and other lesser human caused climate change activities. Humans have altered the "normal" patterns of Universal processes (induced by God...the Universal One extolled by the Enlightenment and Framers of the Constitution not of the various fractious religious human organizations) so we can expect general warming of the earth with periodic wilder swings in weather. Until we reverse our dangerous imposition on "God's Plan" we will increase our threat to His regime and cast ourselves...and earth's biome out of the Eden we once had.

predictions

"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." That pretty much encompasses the entire time from Jan thru March just missing out mid Feb. so why not just say the whole winter will be cold. And by the way; I don't know how somebody got on this track in the comments but God does control the weather because unlike man the weather doesn't have free will.

Weather

Let the weather run its natural course and be glad God gave you one more day in this world to enjoy it. God bless!

Ugh!

It's been a long, gloomy, cold, snowy winter already. Just my opinion.

Part of my whole life

I’ll be seventy my next birthday. Since I was little more than a toddler I remember my father reading the OFA and discussing how often the predictions were spot on. He continued to read and base his activities on it until extreme age robbed him of the ability to reason. I’ve been continuing the tradition and I’m just as impressed as Dad was. I may not be a farmer or a gardener like Dad was, but I know when to plant my flowers and when to take up the bulbs or cover my plants to protect from frost. Sure, OAF isn’t ALWAYS right, but the accuracy is really amazing!

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

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