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.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

September 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-6A few showers, chilly
Sep 7-11Sunny, warm
Sep 12-18Sunny north; rainy, cool south
Sep 19-24Rain, then sunny, cold
Sep 25-30Rain and snow showers
Septembertemperature 58° (3° below avg.)
precipitation 1" (0.5" below avg.)

October 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-3Sunny, mild
Oct 4-7Showers, cool
Oct 8-14Sunny, mild
Oct 15-22Sunny, mild north; showers south
Oct 23-25Rain to snow
Oct 26-31Sunny, turning mild
Octobertemperature 52° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (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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Living close to the area,

Living close to the area, what a great place for a wedding! Typically it starts storming around 2 pm. The nice thing is that since you're in the foothills, winds aren't usually a problem. Have a blessed and beautiful wedding!

wedding

i would suggest that you don t have the wedding out here its very hot and cold and rainy all the time so dont do it here do it els were

Wedding in sturgis SD JUNE 8, 2019

We are Having an outdoor wedding. I’m wondering about rain and wind predictions.

Weather pediction for the Oct 1-15, 2019

looking to plan a wedding a hoping for not big snow storm in Longmont colorado

Will it snow in South Dakota ?

When and will it snow in SD in Jan, Feb, and March? Weve barely gotten anything this winter.

Snow in SD?

The Editors's picture

Although our predictions for South Dakota are for below-normal snowfall, yes, there could be some; remember, too, that we are not even a month into winter yet! From time to time, put your zip code or city//state in here for daily forecasts: https://www.almanac.com/weather/forecast

snowfall in North Dakota

Will the winter of 18-19 bring any snowfall to North Dakota? Everyone is saying no snow and warm temps. That's a horrible winter forecast for people who like the snow activities.

Snow in North Dakota?

The Editors's picture

We are predicting below-normal snowfall in eastern ND and above-normal snow in the western portion. Our predictions are for snow later this month, several times in January, flurries in February, and more snow in late March. Let us know how it snows—er—goes!

Getting married in Sept 2020

Just curious when it rains/more likely will snow in the fall of 2020. I plan on getting married outdoors in September of 2020. is it too far out?

too soon for 2020

The Editors's picture

Sorry, Amber. We do not have forecasts beyond October 2019 at this time. Sept 2020 will be in the 2020 edition, available in late summer 2019.

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