2021 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 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac, available online and in stores.

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

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Late spring 2018

Having learned of the sun, moon and stars in scripture based on what our Creator tells us in His Word. The scriptural new year begins when the new full moon is under the feet of the Virgin Bethulah. This means April 30th is the first full moon or the first day of the month of Abib. This happens every three years as per the book of Hanok (Enoch). So prepare yourself for the late spring. Trust Yahu'ah יהוה your Almighty Creator through the MessiYah Yahu'shua rather than trusting man. Shalom

I must admitt...

That you got that "late spring" thing right. April 18th, 2018 here in SE MN , 4-7 inches of new snow falling as I speak !
Please let this be over :-(

how to read this chart.

How do you read the Nov. 2017 to Oct. 2018 chart? what is this -8 and -1 stuff? for instance the precipitation in May? a full -1 inches? Someone please help?

The plus or minus 8 is above

The plus or minus 8 is above or below average temps for the month, the plus or minus 1 is above or below average precipitation for the month.

False spring ?

Anyway here in southern MN we can expect another False Spring Day with temps very pleasant for mid February !
So where did "False Spring" originate from? Thanks!

Temperatures

Well, this winter in MN (twin towns) has been well below normal temps across the board. “Average high” of low to high 20s in Jan/Feb has been very elusive- and the almanac forecast was for above average temps.

Let’s hope the yearly forecast continues to be wrong so this summer isn’t 90s and humid after all...

Keep trying, Almanac! I know the science isn’t easy during the Trump years...

Long Range Weather Forcast

I always plan my camping trips around the warmest predicted summer days, so far so good. The accuracy is amazing.

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Thanks, Laura. We’ll take “amazing” any day, rain or shine. We hope you always get the weather you want!

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Thank-you!...I check this all the time ...it is very accurate...everybody counts on me at work to give them a Alamac.report!!

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Love this site. I'm the "weather guy" where I work also. It's fun & it makes the winter go by quicker !

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