2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Yakima, WA

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Note: Long range forecasts are regional, not city-specific.

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October 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Intermountain
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-9Showers, then sunny, cool
Oct 10-15Rainy periods, cool
Oct 16-20Snowy periods, cold
Oct 21-29Showers, then sunny, turning warm
Oct 30-31Rainy, cool
Octobertemperature 51° (avg.)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" below avg.)

November 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Intermountain
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-6Snow showers, then sunny, cool
Nov 7-8Showers, mild
Nov 9-23Snow showers, cold
Nov 24-30Rainy periods north, sunny south; mild
Novembertemperature 38° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, in the north and below average in central and southern portions of the region, with the coldest periods in mid- to late December and early January and from late January through the first half of February. Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal, with the snowiest periods in mid- to late December, early and late January, early February, and early and late March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal, with the hottest period from late June through early July. September and October will be warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 13

About the Intermountain Region

The Intermountain long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ARIZONA (Flagstaff), COLORADO (Clifton, Grand Junction, Montrose), IDAHO (Boise, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Nampa, Pocatello), MONTANA (Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula), NEVADA (Carson City, Elko, Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley), OREGON (Hermiston, La Grande, Ontario, Pendleton, The Dalles), UTAH (Orem, Provo, Salt Lake City, Sandy City, West Valley City), WASHINGTON (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Spokane, Yakima), WYOMING (Evanston, Green River, Laramie, Rock Springs).

Intermountain Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Intermountain long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for Yakima, WA

Reader Comments

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Beaver Dams

I went camping earlier (A few months back) and saw a beaver house by the water, it's layers were super thick this year, will it be a harsh winter this year?
- Jayden Smith

In North Idaho, the weather

In North Idaho, the weather was exactly how Frank Fontaine described. Two snow storms, one in late September and the other just a week and a half later. I’ve heard anywhere from expecting 200” of snow for Coeur d Alene area, to warmer than normal temps, to average precipitation. It really is just a guessing game at this point.

Winter Forecast

I love checking with OFA each winter for a forecast. I'm in the inland Northwest/western Montana and old-timers around here is saying we are in for a brutal, record-breaking winter - cold temps and snowfall. So it will be interesting to see who is correct - OFA or the old-timers around here. Update in April (when winter usually gets over).

Well I guess we shouldn't listen to your forcast

Intermountain precipitation for September "0.5" Actual: 10/09/19 1.78"; 10/ 11/ 2019 3.56" OOOOPS missed that one!

Snow

I love the farmers almanac weather predictions but the only thing I wish it had was a prediction for the amount of snow we might get. That would be awesome.

Snow Know

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Hi, Chelsea: Thanks for this comment. With our forecasts, you can find out when we expect the heaviest snows to fall, but we have no way to predict the actual totals—right now. But you can be sure that if there is a way, we will find it, and you will be the first to know! Well, you and 3 million others. Thanks again—that would indeed be awesome!

Intermountain region

I have a real concern about your weather forecasts for the intermountain region. Back in the 1800s perhaps people in New England simply looked at this area as an amorphous "out west" and were not concerned with what may be happening to a few Indians and trappers 2000 miles away. So, to your early editors there was no difference between Fort Boise and Fort Tuscon. But this needs to change. The climactic difference between Flagstaff and Ontario, Oregon are never even remotely similar. Northern Idaho has completely different climate than Virginia City. Your forcast map covers an area over 1000 miles long and 800 miles wide. What you have now was "the Intermountain Region" needs to be divided into at least 4 different regions to even approach a scintilla of accuracy. Thanks for listening.

Mountain Man

The Editors's picture

Hi, Steve: Thank you for this observation. Your points are very well taken and apply to many more regions than just the Intermountain, as you no doubt realize. We are constantly looking at ways to make our forecasts more localized, and comments like yours are always taken to heart and appreciated. Thanks again!

Change in Weather Spokane/ Inland NW

My office faces huge Oak trees. Today I noticed the tops of the trees are changing for fall. Our weather has been mild & we've had more rain than normal so the trees aren't dry. There is a fir tree that's loaded with pine cones...It hasn't been this loaded for min of 5 years. My coworker went outside & noticed that the tops several oak trees are changing too. This change normally occurs September / October. I wonder if we're going to have a harsh winter??

Oak tree leaves changing

Hi Kimmy,
I believe the changing of tree leaves has to do with changes in amount of sun light, not in temperatures. (It’s the same with horses growing their winter hair coats) A thought is to talk to a certified horticulturist at your local nursery. Although they won’t know snowfall, they have a good background in weather r/t plant husbandry.

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