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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
SEPTEMBER 2017: temperature 4°C (3° below avg.); precipitation 40mm (10mm above avg.); Sep 1-9: A few showers, cool; Sep 10-14: Snowy periods west, sprinkles east; cold; Sep 15-19: Sunny, cold; Sep 20-26: Snow showers, then rainy periods, mild; Sep 27-30: Snowstorm east, flurries west; cold.
OCTOBER 2017: temperature -1°C (2°C below avg.); precipitation 30mm (avg.); Oct 1-8: Flurries, cold; Oct 9-14: Rain and snow showers, mild; Oct 15-18: Snowstorm west, snow to rain east; Oct 19-23: Flurries, cold; Oct 24-27: Snow showers, mild; Oct 28-31: Snow east, sunny west; cold.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2017 to October 2018
Winter temperatures will be above normal, on average, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early and late December, early and late January, and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December. April and May will be a bit warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall. Summer will be rainier and slightly cooler than normal, with the warmest periods in early and late June, mid- and late July, and mid- and late August. September and October will be warmer than normal, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall.