2020-2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians

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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.

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

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December 2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians
DatesWeather Conditions
Dec 1-7Showers, then sunny, mild
Dec 8-17Showers, then flurries, cold
Dec 18-25Periods of rain and snow, mild
Dec 26-31Snow showers, very cold
Decembertemperature 35° (1° below avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (0.5" below avg.)

January 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians
DatesWeather Conditions
Jan 1-9Snow showers; cold, then mild
Jan 10-12Sunny, frigid
Jan 13-17Snow, then flurries, cold
Jan 18-22Rain to snow
Jan 23-27Rain and snow
Jan 28-31Snow showers, cold
Januarytemperature 28° (2° below avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (1" above avg., north, 1" below south)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter will be warmer than normal, with precipitation above normal in the north and below normal in the south. The coldest periods will be in mid- and late December and throughout January. Snowfall will be below normal, with the snowiest period in early March. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal, with an early hot spell in early to mid-April. Summer will be drier than normal, with temperatures near normal in the north and below normal in the south. The hottest periods will be in early June and mid-August. September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 3

About the Appalachians Region

The Appalachians long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: MARYLAND (Aspen Hill, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville), NEW YORK (Binghamton, Cortland, Elmira, Ithaca, Johnson City), NORTH CAROLINA (Asheville, Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton, Winston-Salem), PENNSYLVANIA (Allentown, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Reading, Scranton), VIRGINIA (Burke, Dale City, Lynchburg, Reston, Roanoke), WEST VIRGINIA (Martinsburg).

Appalachians Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Appalachians long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2020 to October 2021 for Appalachians Region

Reader Comments

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Ap 26, May 1

The Editors's picture

Showers are forecast for both days.

Curious

First two weeks in March my daughter has a winter formal wondering about pictures and 2nd weekend her sweet 16 birthday party wants to have a bonfire hopefully no rain

March

The Editors's picture

We are predicting rainy periods in the first two weeks of March.

Snow in March

Is there any chance of Snow the third week of March? Is it possible it will be cold enough for skii Resorts to stay open through the third week of March?
Western North Carolina Region.
Thank You.

snow?

The Editors's picture

We are not predicting conditions that would support snow there at that time… but we’ve been wrong before!

baby shower 2019

Hoping to have a baby shower outside on May 25th 2019 in Erie PA. Any ideas on how the weather might be? Hoping for warm weather haha!

May Weather

The Editors's picture

In the days leading up to the weekend of May 25 (Memorial Day weekend), we are predicting a chance of thunderstorms. However, we believe that the latter half of the weekend will be sunny and warm. 

Will it ever snow in NEPA

Is it ever going to snow in Northeastern Pa or are we just going to have a warm wet winter where everyone gets sick?

Snow tn the Northeast

I have said the same thing. We need cold and snow to kill off all these nasty germs. I want SNOW please.

Snow in PA

The Editors's picture

Unfortunately, we are predicting that most of the US will have above-normal temperatures and above-normal rainfall this winter. Sorry!

That being said, we are also predicting some snowfall for northeastern PA in late January and into February, so keep an eye out for that!

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