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.

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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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)

February 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Appalachians
DatesWeather Conditions
Feb 1-5Sunny, turning mild
Feb 6-15Rainy periods, mild
Feb 16-23Sunny; cold, then quite mild
Feb 24-28Rainy periods, quite mild
Februarytemperature 39° (9° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (1" below avg.)

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

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outdoor wedding

My daughter is planning an outdoor wedding in Boone, NC, Sept. 26, 2020. What will the weather be like?

November Wedding

Hi! I’m getting married on 11/23/19 in Mt. Airy, MD. We’re trying to decide where on the venue property to have the ceremony (pavilion that’s outside or the hall that’s inside). What can we expect?

I’m sure you get a lot of these requests so there’s a chance you won’t respond. Thanks for your time either way :)

We are getting married the

We are getting married the following weekend at Laurel Ridge. Good venue and we like the price. They have inside and outside options. We are doing the outside.

Daughter's wedding

My daughter is getting married in Marshall, North Carolina on the 7th of September - what do you think the weather will be?

october weather in WNC

what is the weather looking like for Western NC in October? more specifically the 19th?

Horse show in blowing rock

We are looking st two dates for a big horse show in September. Please tell me it won’t be a wash out. The dates are 14th or 21st...leaning towards the 21st

Best Tree Planting time in Lenoir, NC

I want to plant several trees in my yard and wondered how early in Fall of the year I can plant? September or October this year? Thanks so much!

vaca in oct

going to visit relatives around oct 11-14 in appomattox, va. Last yr it was chilly. what might we have for this trip?

October weather forecast

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Hi, Tracey. Hopefully you have indoor activities planned for your trip because during that time period we are predicting rain and cold.

Temperature on Memorial Day 2019 in Hendersonville, NC

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