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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 73° (avg.); precipitation 2.5" (1" below avg.); Jul 1-9: Scattered t-storms; cool, then warm; Jul 10-17: Sunny, hot; Jul 18-31: Scattered t-storms, cool.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 70° (1° below avg.); precipitation 1.5" (2" below avg.); Aug 1-4: Sunny, cool; Aug 5-11: A few t-storms; warm, then cool; Aug 12-19: Sunny, turning hot; Aug 20-25: T-storms, then sunny, nice; Aug 26-31: T-storms, then sunny, cool.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be slightly warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-January, from late January through early February, and in mid- to late February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-November, late January, and early to mid-February.
April and May will be rainier than normal, with temperatures slightly cooler than normal in the north and slightly warmer than normal in the south.
Summer will be cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-July and mid-August. Tropical rains will bring a chance of flooding in mid-June.
September and October will be cooler than normal, with near-normal rainfall.
About the Appalachians Region
The Appalachians long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: MARYLAND (Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring), NEW JERSEY (Augusta, Belvidere, Branchville, Newton, Swartswood), NEW YORK (Auburn, Binghamton, Elmira, Ithaca, Syracuse), NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville, Hickory, Kernersville, Morganton, Winston-Salem), PENNSYLVANIA (Allentown, Altoona, Lancaster, Reading, Scranton), TENNESSEE (Mountain City, Roan Mountain, Trade), VIRGINIA (Arlington, Burke, Lynchburg, Reston, Roanoke), WEST VIRGINIA (Charles Town, Keyser, Martinsburg, Petersburg, Ranson).