2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes

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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.

Free 2-Month Weather Forecast

March 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-6Rain and snow showers, mild
Mar 7-11Snowstorm, then sunny, cold
Mar 12-20Rainy periods, warm
Mar 21-24Sunny, then rainy, cooler
Mar 25-31Sunny, cool
Marchtemperature 41° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 2.5" (0.5" below avg.)

April 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Lower Lakes
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-6Showers, cool
Apr 7-14Showers, then sunny, hot
Apr 15-22Rainy periods, turning cold
Apr 23-30Showers, mild
Apriltemperature 50° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 4.5" (1" above avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter temperatures will be much above normal, on average, despite cold periods in early and mid-December, from late December into early January, in early to mid-January, and in late January. Precipitation will be near normal. Snowfall will be below normal in most areas, with the snowiest periods in early and mid-December, mid- to late February, and early to mid-March. April and May will have near-normal temperatures, on average, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west. Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal in the east but cooler and drier in the west. The hottest periods will be in early June, from late June to early July, and in mid-August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal in the east and below normal in the west.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 6

About the Lower Lakes Region

The Lower Lakes long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: ILLINOIS (Aurora, Chicago, Naperville, Peoria, Rockford), INDIANA (Fort Wayne, Gary, Hammond, Indianapolis, South Bend), MICHIGAN (Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Sterling Heights, Warren), NEW YORK (Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Rochester, Syracuse, Tonawanda), OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Parma, Toledo, Youngstown), PENNSYLVANIA (Erie, Hermitage, Meadville, New Castle, Sharon), WISCONSIN (Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, West Allis).

Lower Lakes Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Lower Lakes long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2020 to October 2021

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

Reader Comments

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weather nowadays

When is everyone going to realize and act on mitigating global warming -- the reason for this major change in weather, no matter where you live!

Winter

I agree. Where is winter in Michigan? We are missing the colder temperatures and are starved for lots and lots of snow.
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winter weather forecast

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Many thanks for your kind words, Scott. In terms of long-range weather predictions, we predict winter temperatures will be much above normal, on average. This means warmer. However, we do expect snowy period in mid- to late February. Stay tuned!

Weather

Omg! I've been looking for a snow storm blizzard anything with some measurable snow in Indianapolis. Everyone else saying they can do with out well I'm tired of doing without

desperate for snow

i am DESPERATE for a snowstorm, maybe even a blizzard? i miss snow so much

Winters are no longer winters

Winters are no longer winters like they were when I grew up in NW Ohio in the 60s to early 80s. We’ve only had one brutal snowy winter in the last 20 years. I never even use my snowblower last year. These are not normal winter temperature fluctuations. The Great Lakes snow machine is primed for disastrous lake effect snowfall yet we’re still waiting to be buried in snow.

snow

when is a snowstorm expected to hit webster new york

Snow

When is snowstorm expected to hit chicago

Listen to Mike

I would write something, but I think Mike covered it all.

Climate Change

On the list of events that affect the earth and should be worried about, climate change is down pretty far in my estimation. Sun sending a big flare our way,asteroid hit, large volcanic eruption, nearby supervova, poisoning of the ocean, overfishing. The climate has always changed. Look up the Maunder solar minimum and volcanic winter to get a real scare. Humans always suffer from recency bias.

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