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Long Range Winter Weather Forecast by Regions: The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Forecasted Weather: Precipitation and Temperature Charts

Hold onto your butts, winter is creeping in whether you're ready or not. This time of year, we're all eager to know where it might snow this winter. Some of us are excited to see if our home mountains will be blanketed in tons of powder, while others are keeping an eye on where to plan a shred trip. Whatever the case, we're all excited for the season to start and hope it’ll be a deep one.

The newest Long Range Winter Weather Prediction from The Old Farmer's Almanac is here. Look at the map above to see what region you'd like to know the forecast. Read on to see where it might snow this season and check out corresponding precipitation and temperature forecast charts. *Regions are denoted by numbers. 

The Old Farmer's Almanac Long Range Weather Forecast by Regions*

Temperature & Precipitation Charts

Region 13: INTERMOUNTAIN – Colorado
Winter will be colder than normal, especially in the south, with the coldest periods from late November into early December and in late December, mid-January, and early February. Precipitation will be slightly below normal in the north and above in the south, with above-normal snowfall in both. The snowiest periods will be in early and mid- to late December, mid-January, early and mid-February, and early March. April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal. Summer will be drier than normal, with temperatures warmer than normal in the north and cooler in the south. The hottest periods will be in late June, early and late July, and early and late August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.

Region 3: THE APPALACHIANS REGION


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

Region 6: THE LOWER LAKES REGION


Winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, early January, and mid-February. Snowfall will be above normal in Ohio and below normal elsewhere, with the snowiest periods in early to mid-December, late December, early January, and early February. April and May will be warmer and slightly drier than normal. Summer will be hotter and drier than normal. The hottest periods will be in early to mid- and late July and mid-August. September and October will be warmer than normal. Rainfall will be above normal in the west and below normal elsewhere.

Region 7: THE OHIO VALLEY REGION


Winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation and below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will be in early to mid-December, late December, early January, and early and mid-February. The snowiest periods will be in mid-December, early February, and mid-March. April and May will be cooler and rainier than normal. Summer will be hotter and slightly rainier than normal, with the hottest periods in early July, early August, and mid- to late August. September and October will be rainier and warmer than normal.

Region 9: THE UPPER MIDWEST REGION


Winter will be warmer than normal, with the coldest periods in late November, early and late December, early January, and early February. Precipitation and snowfall will be below normal, with the snowiest periods in mid- to late December and early to mid-February. April and May will be cooler than normal, with near-normal precipitation. Summer will be hotter than normal, with near-normal precipitation. The hottest periods will be in late June, late July, and early to mid-August. September and October will be warmer and slightly drier than normal

Region 12: THE HIGH PLAINS REGION


Winter will be warmer than normal, with slightly above-normal precipitation. The coldest periods will be from late November into early December and from late December into early January. Snowfall will be below normal in the north and above in the south, with the snowiest periods in mid- and late November, mid- to late December, and early to mid-March. April and May will be cooler than normal, with precipitation a bit above normal. Summer will be a bit hotter than normal, with slightly below normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early and mid- to late July and mid-August. September and October will be cooler than normal, with slightly above normal rainfall.

Region 15: PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION


Winter will be drier and slightly colder than normal, with near- to below-normal snowfall. The coldest periods will occur from late November into early December and in late December, with the snowiest periods in early to mid- and late December. April and May will be warmer and drier than normal. Summer will be warmer and rainier than normal, with the hottest temperatures in mid-June and early and mid- to late July. September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, with rainfall near normal in the north and above normal in the south.

Region 1: The NORTHEAST REGION


The Weather Forecast for The Northeast is still to come, but check out the predicted temperature above.

Check out this 2018 Winter Weather Prediction from the Farmers’ Almanac (different from The Old Farmer’s Almanac) here.

Stay tuned for the full Winter Weather Forecast from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Dropping soon!

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