2018-2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Milwaukee, WI


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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.

To see long term forecasts for the entire year, pick up a copy of the annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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December 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-14Snowy periods, cold
Dec 15-17Flurries, cold
Dec 18-22Rainy periods, mild
Dec 23-31Snow showers, cold
Decembertemperature 29° (3° below avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (0.5" above avg.)

January 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-6Lake snows, cold
Jan 7-10Flurries east; sunny, mild west
Jan 11-24Rainy periods, mild
Jan 25-31Snowy periods, cold
Januarytemperature 33° (6° above avg.)
precipitation 3.5" (avg. east, 2" above west)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter will be warmer and rainier than normal, with near-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December, early and late January, and early February. The snowiest periods will be in early December, early and late January, early February, and mid-March. April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be cooler and slightly drier than normal. The hottest periods will be in late May, late June, early July, and mid-August. September and October will be drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 6

About the Lower Lakes Region

The Lower Lakes long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), INDIANA (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), MICHIGAN (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), NEW YORK (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Dayton, Parma, Toledo), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, Sharon, Warren), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Lower Lakes long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Milwaukee, WI

Reader Comments

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What do country barns get married to? This intrigues me.

Lake Geneva, WI for Christmas

Wife and I will be going to Lake Geneva, WI from Dec 21st-26th. Would REALLY hoping to ski/snowmobile/etc! We're Houstonians so snow to us is like gold! Lol. Anyways, was wondering if there would be enough snow on the ground to ski/snowmobile/etc?? Also, is there a snowmobile renting place where you could rent them for 2-3 hours in the area or 30min driving time (an hour at most)??

Snowmobile Rental

I'd have to recommend contacting Browns, off the South Shore of Lake Delevan, in Delevan Wisconsin. It's a neighboring community, and they have some great connections with the local groups, to advise you on what trails would be best. Pray for snow, and happy trails!

October forecast

October forecast was way wrong for Jamestown NY. We have had record amounts of rain and the temp has maybe averaged 50. I talked to a lady yesterday that keeps close track of the weather and yesterday was the first day in 21 days that the sun shined all day long.

Ice fishing in Detroit March 4-11

Would the ice be thick enough to ice fish from march 4-11 in Detroit, Mi

lake ice depth

If the Ice is four inches or thicker you are good to go.
Don't assume that because others are on the ice that it is ok.
People die every year assuming.

Ice Thickness

Here’s a guide to help you assess whether it’s safe to go out on the ice: Ice Thickness Safety Chart

Seasonal rates for Snowplow

So we are trying to determine how much snow we should expect in Troy, MI and if it warrants us purchasing a seaonal contract vs. paying by the plow. If we expect a lot of snow, seasonal is cheaper. Thoughts? Best, Robin

pretty close on forecast!

your prediction was only off by a few days for the warm weather, actually was quite warm oct 7-10th in cleveland.

Troy, MI

According to this, we should have a milder winter, so a seasonal plow might work better. We may receive more precipitation, but if it's mixed w/ rain and or flurries, there shouldn't be too much piling up. Make sure to have some salt on hand for early mornings though :)