2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest

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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 annual Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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October 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-4Rainy, warm
Oct 5-11Showers, then sunny, cool
Oct 12-18Sunny, warm
Oct 19-25Showers, turning cool
Oct 26-31Snow showers, cold
Octobertemperature 50° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 2" (0.5" below avg.)

November 2018 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Nov 1-3Snow showers, cold
Nov 4-11Sunny, mild
Nov 12-26Snow, then sunny, mild
Nov 27-30Snow, then flurries, cold
Novembertemperature 33° (4° above avg.)
precipitation 2" (avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2018 to October 2019

Winter will be slightly milder and drier than normal, with snowfall near to below normal. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, from late December into January, and from late January into February. The snowiest periods will be in mid- and late November, early and mid-December, and early and late March. April and May will be slightly cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be slightly cooler than normal, with the hottest periods in late June, late July, and early to mid-August. Rainfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. September and October will be slightly rainier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 9

About the Upper Midwest Region

The Upper Midwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: MICHIGAN (Alpena, Escanaba, Marquette, Menominee, Traverse City), MINNESOTA (Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, Saint Paul), NORTH DAKOTA (Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Wahpeton, West Fargo), SOUTH DAKOTA (Aberdeen, Brookings, Mitchell, Sioux Falls, Watertown), WISCONSIN (Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Oshkosh).

Upper Midwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Upper Midwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2018 to October 2019

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2018 to October 2019 for Upper Midwest Region

Reader Comments

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Damn , right

It will be a snowy Christmas. We will get 2-4 inches of snow either on the 5th or 6th of February. The snow will last from around 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. We live in the South Elgin, IL. It will NOT BE TWO DAYS IN A ROW!

We live in the USA...

We live in the USA...

Forecast for my class reunion

We were concerned about the weather for our 45th reunion. Everyone was hoping for cool weather so we could wear long sleeves that cover our "bat wings". That day the forecast (as per the local news) was for the 60s. I knew better cuz I had the Almanac's info: 90s. By the time of the reunion it was 101° & very humid.I threw caution to the wind & let my freak flag fly by going sleeveless. I was comfy all evening & my friends were sweating heavily. You're my go-to forecast now.

Forecast for 9.22.18

My daughter was married on 9.22.18 on a River Boat on the St. Croix River in Stillwater, MN. I also "bet the bank" on the Farmers Almanac for the day which had said - dry, sunny and cool. The forecast was SPOT ON! It rained and rained and rained all week prior to that Saturday, but Friday night the clouds rolled out and the sun came out - until Monday morning when the clouds rolled back in. But her wedding day was absolutely SPECTACULAR with sunshine and 68 degrees!

Forecast

We’re glad to hear that the weather cooperated for your daughter’s wedding! Thanks for commenting.

Grand Traverse/Benzie/Leelanau Counties MI

If the first week of September is going to be cool, the weather needs to hurry up and change here at the base of the little finger of the Michigan mitten. Can't complain about the rainfall, though - we waited a LONG time! And now, bring on those cool fall temps!

northwoods of wisconsin

we have no weather, or anything pertaining to the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Michigan has a lower and an upper. The great lakes affects different areas in the two areas. What happened in April 2018 left us with 3 feet of snowfall....

prediction

When are you going to stop lumping our area in with Duluth and Marquette. We never have that kind of weather we have too much influence from Lake Michigan we are 30 miles from the lake shore by Traverse City and our weather is never as cold This is my one big complaint about the almanac we are at 49633 look that up.

It’s the Farmer’s Almanac

It’s the Farmer’s Almanac which is about as accurately predictive as me walking outside, wetting my finger, lifting it into the breeze and telling anyone anything I want. Use science. It’s 2018.

Upper Penn of Mich/Northern Wisc Border

I live in upper penninsula of michigan and wisconsin border and in which i do agree, we dont exactly have our own forecast on here. the closest to me is the escanaba forecast, i would like to see somenthing for Iron Mountain, Mi!! but overall though our weather seems to be totally unpredictable, we live in a vortex too, the almanac is usually close as it comes to accuracy for our weather!

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