2020-2021 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 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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November 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-8Snow showers, then sunny, mild
Nov 9-15Snow showers, then sunny, cold
Nov 16-23Snow, then flurries, very cold
Nov 24-30Sunny, mild
Novembertemperature 35° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (0.5" above avg.)

December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for High Plains
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-2Sunny, mild
Dec 3-9Snowy periods, very cold
Dec 10-17Sunny, mild
Dec 18-23Rain and snow showers, mild
Dec 24-31Snowy periods, cold
Decembertemperature 29° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 1" (1.5" above avg. north, 0.5" below south)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter will be milder than normal, with the coldest periods in mid-November, early to mid- and late December, late January, and late February. Precipitation will be above normal in the north and slightly below normal in the south. Snowfall will be above normal in most places, with the snowiest periods in mid-November, early and late December, mid- and late January, mid- to late February, and early March. April and May will see temperatures above normal in the north and below normal in the south, and overall the months will be slightly rainier than normal. Summer will be warmer than normal, with the hottest periods in early and late June, early and mid-July, and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be near to below normal. September and October will have below-normal temperatures, with precipitation below normal in the north and above normal in the south.

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, Fort Collins, Lakewood), KANSAS (Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal), MONTANA (Billings, Great Falls), NEBRASKA (Kearney, Lexington, North Platte, Scottsbluff), NEW MEXICO (Clovis, Portales), NORTH DAKOTA (Bismarck, Dickinson, Mandan, Minot, Williston), OKLAHOMA (Guymon), SOUTH DAKOTA (Pierre, Rapid City), TEXAS (Amarillo, Borger, Dumas, Hereford, Pampa), WYOMING (Casper, Cheyenne, Gillette, Sheridan).

High Plains Neighboring Regions

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

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 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?

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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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