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How to Read Long Range Weather Forecasts
Our long-range forecasts 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
DECEMBER 2017: temperature -24°C (1°C below avg.); precipitation 25mm (avg.); Dec 1-4: Snowy periods, mild; Dec 5-11: Snow showers, cold; Dec 12-26: Snow showers, mild; Dec 27-31: Flurries, cold.
JANUARY 2018: temperature -25°C (1°C below avg.); precipitation 30mm (5mm above avg.); Jan 1-5: Sunny, cold; Jan 6-15: Snow showers; mild, then very cold; Jan 16-18: Snowy, mild; Jan 19-23: Clear, very cold; Jan 24-31: Snow showers, turning mild.
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.