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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Weather in South West Wisconsin

What will the weather be like on July 21, 2019. I am having a celebration of life for my deceased husband.
Plain Wisconsin.

Amazingly accurate

I'm amazed at how well you have predicted our area (Minnesota). We're now heading into the hot time as you predicted. It looks to be a long stretch according to Wunderground, etc., weather sites. We'll see. I don't do well in hot weather so am hoping for cooler. Thanks for doing such great work.

Amazing...

The Editors's picture

Thank you for taking the time to share this, Janice. We so very much appreciate these updates, when we’re accurate—and when we’re not. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful summer!

Daughter's wedding

My daughter is getting married on July 27, 2019. It will be an out door wedding and reception. Any thoughts on what the weather look like for that day?

September 21st, 2019 weather

Any predictions on the weather for September 21st, 2019 for Rochester, Mn area? We are planning an outdoor wedding. Thank you!

Here's your weather prediction date

Here's your weather prediction date:
September 21st, 2019 - September 25th, 2019: Rain to snow, then sunny, cold (According to Farmers Almanac)
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Wedding September 14 weather

How will the weather be the weekend of September 14 2019. Please!! N thank u!!

Mid May 2019 Wedding

Any predictions for weather, central Minnesota for Mid May 2019.

Apr 7-12 Sunny, cool. Have

Apr 7-12 Sunny, cool. Have you seen what is coming through the midwest?

Ap weather

The Editors's picture

Yes, we have been watching and hope you come through it ok. April snow is not unheard of, but this one developed pretty quickly, way outside of our view a year or so ago. We can’t call them all. Best wishes and thanks for you faith in our forecasts—even a little.

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