2019-2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains

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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 2020 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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December 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-3Sunny, mild
Dec 4-8Snow showers, cold
Dec 9-11Sunny, mild
Dec 12-18Rain and snow showers, turning cold
Dec 19-31A few snow showers, mild
Decembertemperature 32.5° (6° above avg. north, 1° below south)
precipitation 0.5" (avg.)

January 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-5Snowy periods, frigid
Jan 6-17Snow showers, mild
Jan 18-22Snow north, sunny south
Jan 23-27Sunny; frigid north, mild south
Jan 28-31Snow showers, frigid
Januarytemperature 27.5° (1.5° below avg. northwest, 1.5° above southeast)
precipitation 1" (0.5" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be milder than normal in the north and colder than normal in the south, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in mid-December and early January and from late January into mid-February. Snowfall will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the snowiest periods in early January, early to mid-February, and early March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation mostly above normal. Summer temps will be above normal in the north and below normal in the south, with the hottest spells in late June, mid- and late July, and mid-August. It will be drier than normal. September and October will have above-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 12

About the High Plains Region

The High Plains long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: COLORADO (Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, Greeley, Pueblo), KANSAS (Colby, Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, Ulysses), MONTANA (Billings, Great Falls, Havre, Laurel, Miles City), NEBRASKA (Alliance, Kearney, Lexington, North Platte, Scottsbluff), NEW MEXICO (Clayton, Clovis, Portales, Raton, Tucumcari), NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot, Williston), OKLAHOMA (Beaver, Boise City, Goodwell, Guymon, Hooker), SOUTH DAKOTA (Belle Fourche, Pierre, Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis), TEXAS (Amarillo, Borger, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa), WYOMING (Casper, Cheyenne, Cody, Gillette, Sheridan).

High Plains Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the High Plains long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for High Plains Region

Reader Comments

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High Plains ...

I live in upper north east Wyoming ... Last year was said to be a milder winter .. Which it was until 2019 hit then it was brutal , we had almost 30 days of below freezing and heavy snow . I guess my point i'm trying to make is expect the worst and hope for the best .

Where can I find Oct. 2019 for high plains?

The website says 60 days forecast but it’s giving this month (Aug) which has already taken place, and next month (sept). Then long term skips October completely, which is only 32 days from now, and starts with November. I’m specifically looking for first weekend in October for Ft Collins, Colorado and I’ve checked back every week for all of Aug and still nothing for Oct.

Weather in Denver CO Feb. 26 to Mar. 3, 2020

Need to see what weather will be for the timeframe above. Thanks.

Vail wedding weather March 5-9,2020

Can you please tell me the weather forcast for March 5-9, 2020, in Vail, Colorado ...we’re planning a wedding ...thanks!

Vail Wedding Weather

Spring Snows - Dress Warm. If the wedding is on the mountain bring winter boots and clothing!

Spring in the Rockies

While precipitation is always hard to predict this far out, you can be certain that March in the Rockies (Vail) will most likely be cold. If the sun is out, the winds down day temps could maybe rise into the upper 30s, nights will still be very cold. That is a very typical early spring day in Colorado Rockies. In the foothills and plains, eastern Colorado day temps could rise into the upper 40s, night’s still very cold. Not to say we haven’t had surprise warm days, typically March is still quite cool in the mountains. To share with you a scenario -I just got married in June of this year in Colorado Springs (foothills) and had we waited one day our outdoor wedding would have been on a surprisingly cold day for June and a wreck. So be prepared for cold and even possibly snow as Spring is our wettest season. I hope this helps. Not a meteorologist, just long time resident. Good luck with your wedding.

Wedding Concerns

How is the weather looking for June 15th, 2019 in Elbert County? My Fiance is scared that it is going to be raining and would love to know if we should be expecting that.

June 8th 2019 WEDDING WEATHER

I am getting married June 8th 2019. What will the weather be like?

It will be

It will rain, or it won't. The sun will come out, or it won't. It could snow if you live in Siberia.

February and Early March 2019 in Montana

Forecast for February and early March for Billings Montana couldn’t be more wrong. Second coldest February on record and third snowiest. March 2 and 3 had record lows (-19) for Billings. In fact, Billings has been ~ 20 degrees below normal for over a month.

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