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.

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

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February 2021 Long Range Weather Forecast for Upper Midwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Feb 1-13Snow showers, mild
Feb 14-16Flurries, cold
Feb 17-20Sunny, mild
Feb 21-25Snowy periods, cold
Feb 26-28Snowstorm, then frigid
Februarytemperature 18° (6° above avg.)
precipitation 2" (2" above avg. east, avg. west)

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.)

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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Wedding Weather

My son is getting married August 10, 2019, in Black River Falls, WI. Just curious what the predicted temperatures and precipitation might be for that day; it's an outdoor wedding.

Aug 10

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We are predicting scattered thunderstorms, with temps rising  from Aug 8 to 13. So, rent a tent and leave your worries behind. Best wishes!

weather

Is it going to be cold like it has? Is there going to be more days off of school?

Thank you

cold coming back?

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Some meteorologists say that the Polar Vortex will return this month, maybe once, maybe twice. Whether your school closes or not is not a question we can answer.

Wedding weather

Hi!
My fiancé and I are getting married in Grawn, Michigan on July 20th. Is July expected to be a rainy month?

Thank you!

rain?

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We are predicting above-normal precip in July, but NOT on July 20. The 18th to 24th are forecast to be sunny and cool. (But we’ve been wrong before…) Best wishes!

April 27, 2019 weekend and Memorial weekend weather

Planning a family celebration in upper Midwest weekend of April 27 with Memorial weekend as fallback date. What is forecast for those weekends please. Many people will be traveling.

Ap 27

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We are predicting showers and cool on Ap 26 to 30, and scattered thunderstorms, warm temps on May 27 to 31.

Wedding Weather

My daughter is getting married May 18, 2019. What kind of weather can we anticipate? Please and thank you!

Will. We. Get. Any. Blizzards. In. Early. 2019???????

Will. We. Get. Any. 3-4. Day. Blizzards. In. Early. 2019??????

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