2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest

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

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March 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Mar 1-5Snowy periods, cold
Mar 6-13Flurries; cold, then mild
Mar 14-18Snow, then sunny, mild
Mar 19-23Rainy periods, mild
Mar 24-31Sunny, mild
Marchtemperature 31° (3° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (avg.)

April 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Apr 1-5Showers, cool
Apr 6-9Sunny, warm
Apr 10-16Rainy periods, turning cool
Apr 17-22Sunny, cool
Apr 23-30Rain and wet snow, then sunny, cold
Apriltemperature 44° (2° above avg.)
precipitation 1.5" (0.5" below avg.)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2020 to October 2021

Winter temperatures and precipitation will be above normal, while snowfall will be above normal in the east and below normal in the west. The coldest periods will be in early to mid- and late December, late January, and late February. The snowiest periods will be in late December, early and late January, late February, and early March. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal. Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in early June, early July, and mid- and late August. September and October will have below-normal temperatures and precipitation.

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, Sault Ste. Marie, Traverse City), MINNESOTA (Bloomington, Duluth, Minneapolis, Rochester, Saint Paul), NORTH DAKOTA (Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, 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 2020 to October 2021

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

Reader Comments

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Weather

If you live in Michigan you know no one can predict the weather. Best thing to do is look out the window and dress for what you see. If you don’t like that MOVE somewhere else!

Solar minimum

Don't see any references to one of the deepest solar minimums in recent history. Would be strange not to have any effect.

Weather

Since the whole Global Warming thing showed up Michigan has been cold every summer. Nights are rarely above 60. I know I can't change it. But I'm sooooo sick of it. Seems I'm never getting out of the winter blues. I never want to do anything. Why plant a garden. Why go swimming. It's always chilly out. I'm with Joe. Step off a chair with a rope!!!!

Weather and people

The weather is just like people crazy !!!!

April showers

Grand Marais , MI... Today could be , most snow , in one day ? Hvy/wet , blowing sideways @ 40mph+ .. Is this the last of it ? Looks like a cool week till next wknd ! Thrn the end of the mo. Let FREEDOM RING ! :)

long range weather

I guess what I get from this forecast is that, It will be a below normal spring and early summer.
also it will be wetter then normal. So in other words this is going to a lousy cold & wet year.
I am so sick of cold temps, it is almost enough to make a person step off a chair with a rope.

Clint's winter forecast

Clint, I notice your anti climate change winter forecast for the upper midwest was just the opposite of what really happened through what humans are inducing through our CO2, Methane (additions to the atmosphere), Deforestation and other lesser human caused climate change activities. Humans have altered the "normal" patterns of Universal processes (induced by God...the Universal One extolled by the Enlightenment and Framers of the Constitution not of the various fractious religious human organizations) so we can expect general warming of the earth with periodic wilder swings in weather. Until we reverse our dangerous imposition on "God's Plan" we will increase our threat to His regime and cast ourselves...and earth's biome out of the Eden we once had.

predictions

"The coldest periods will be in early and mid-January, from late January into early February, in late February, and in early and mid- to late March." That pretty much encompasses the entire time from Jan thru March just missing out mid Feb. so why not just say the whole winter will be cold. And by the way; I don't know how somebody got on this track in the comments but God does control the weather because unlike man the weather doesn't have free will.

Weather

Let the weather run its natural course and be glad God gave you one more day in this world to enjoy it. God bless!

Ugh!

It's been a long, gloomy, cold, snowy winter already. Just my opinion.

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