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Farmers’ Almanac 2010 Fall Forecast

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Farmers’ Almanac 2010 Fall Forecast

The following forecast is for the United States. Click here to see our Canadian forecast.

Fall officially begins this week (Wednesday, September 22, at 11:09 p.m., (EDT) for those of you keeping score at home). After a summer of sizzling heat throughout most of the U.S. and Canada (sorry, West Coast), the cool-down that accompanies autumn will be a welcome relief to some and a source of sadness for others. So what’s in store for the coming months?

The closing weeks of September should bring cooler, but still pleasant, temperatures in most regions. Moving into October, seasonable temperatures and precipitation are predicted, with pockets of clear, warm weather sandwiched between frequent rain showers.

We’re calling for snow over Montana in the opening days of October. More early snow could fall over parts of the Rockies toward the middle of the month. For Halloween, the weather should be a treat in most regions, with the exception of the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, where Mother Nature is expected to scare up a storm.

As fall deepens, November will bring wet, chilly weather, with the possibility of early snowfall for the Northeast and Great Lakes in the opening days of the month. Once the snow starts, it will continue throughout much of the rest of the month and into December.

Elsewhere, look for fairer, more pleasant conditions through much of November, punctuated by occasional cold, blustery periods. Expect snowfall in the Rockies toward the middle of the month, with a possibility of heavy accumulation.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, light snow could fall in most regions, except the Southeast Coast and Pacific Northwest, where rainy, unsettled conditions will prevail.

In the opening days of December, snow will continue to fall over much of the nation, bringing wintry conditions well before the official start of the season. Only the West Coast and South Central region will see dryer, warmer weather through much of the first half of the month.

Want a more detailed forecast for your region? Be sure to check out our famous long-range forecast!


1 Weatherfan { 10.22.10 at 11:33 pm }

So far, this prediction has been accurate. September did end on a cool note after going through a very hot and dry period. As for this month, it has seemed like warm and calm weather occurred after getting rain of some sort. Can’t wait for November to come so I can get into that chilly feeling and of course getting to experience another great Thanksgiving.

2 snowlover { 09.23.10 at 4:14 pm }

I can’t wait for cooler temperatures. It’s been so very hot here (Richmond, VA). Today is expected to be 95, tomorrow 97. Can you imagine? We haven’t had rain in weeks. Water restrictions. I work just above the river, and all I see is rocks, the canel is dry as a bone. I’m concerned that we won’t have beautiful foliage this year. Thanks for the forecast. I’m looking to forward to my favorite time of the year!!!! I truly love autumn!

3 Joelle kelly { 09.22.10 at 11:57 am }

My Husband and i whent for a drive on his property , this is the time of the month for mating season for the moose , Well my husband wanted to call a moose out to see if they would , well within 10 min a big bull with hornes came out very slowly , it was nice to see for myself even though i have`nt seen one all year up close like that , shortly after the bull moose decided to walk away very gracefully for night .

4 Beverly { 09.22.10 at 9:15 am }

Fall is so beautiful. I am just starting out as a photographer. To see the tree leaves turn to golden yellow, are beautiful images for a photographer.

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