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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 75° (avg.); precipitation 3.5" (0.5" below avg.); Jul 1-10: Scattered t-storms, turning warm; Jul 11-17: Sunny, hot; Jul 18-31: Scattered t-storms, cool.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 72° (1° below avg.); precipitation 3" (1" below avg.); Aug 1-4: Sunny, cool; Aug 5-19: Scattered t-storms, warm; Aug 20-24: Sunny, warm; Aug 25-31: T-storms, then sunny, cool.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly below-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-January, from late January into early February, and in late February. Snowfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west, with the snowiest periods in late January and early to mid-February.
April and May will be warmer than normal, with rainfall below normal in the east and above normal in the west.
Summer will be cooler and slightly drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early and mid-July and mid-August.
September and October will be rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.
About the Ohio Valley Region
The Ohio Valley long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Belleville, Collinsville, East Saint Louis, Granite City, O'Fallon), INDIANA (Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, Indianapolis, Richmond), KENTUCKY (Bowling Green, Covington, Lexington, Louisville, Middlesboro, Owensboro), MISSOURI (Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville, Poplar Bluff, Sikeston), OHIO (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Hamilton, Springfield), PENNSYLVANIA (Bethel Park, Monroeville, Mount Lebanon, Pittsburgh, Plum), VIRGINIA (Abingdon, Big Stone Gap, Bluefield, Bristol, Marion), WEST VIRGINIA (Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling).