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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 13°C (avg.); precipitation 60mm (avg.); Jul 1-8: Isolated showers, warm; Jul 9-19: A few showers, cool; Jul 20-31: Showers, seasonable.
AUGUST 2017: temperature 13°C (1°C above avg.); precipitation 60mm (10mm above avg.); Aug 1-5: Scattered showers, cool; Aug 6-13: A few showers, warm; Aug 14-17: Sunny, warm; Aug 18-25: A few showers, cool; Aug 26-28: Sunny, warm; Aug 29-31: Showers, cool.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2016 to October 2017
Winter will be colder than normal, with near- to below-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in early and mid-December, mid-January, and mid-February. Snowfall will be above normal in the south and below normal in the north, with the snowiest periods in late December, early January, and early March.
April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation and above-normal snowfall. The snowiest period will be in mid- to late April.
Summer will be warmer than normal, with near-normal precipitation. The warmest periods will be in early and mid-June, from late June into early July, and in mid-August.
September and October will be colder than normal, with above-normal precipitation and snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in late September and mid-October.