Region 10 – Heartland

Region 10 Forecast : Heartland | November 2015 – October 2016

SUMMARY: In winter, the northern part of the region will have above-normal temperatures, slightly below-normal precipitation, and near-normal snowfall, while the south will have near-normal temperatures, with below-normal precipitation and snowfall. The coldest periods will be in mid-November, late December, early and late January, and mid- and late February. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December, late January, late February, and mid-March.

April and May will be warmer and drier than normal.

Summer will be hotter and drier than normal, with drought a concern. The hottest periods will be in mid- and late June and early and mid- to late August.

September and October will be much milder than normal, with near-normal rainfall.

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NOV. 2015: Temp. 45.5° (4° above avg. north, 1° above south); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–7 Rainy periods, turning cool. 8–11 Sunny, mild. 12–17 Rain, then sunny, very cold. 18–26 Rain, then sunny, turning warm. 27–30 Sunny, cold.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 34° (2° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” above avg. north, 0.5” below south). 1–2 Sunny, mild. 3–7 Rain to snow, then sunny. 8–11 Rain to snow, then sunny, mild. 12–21 Rain and snow, then sunny, cold. 22–26 Rain and snow showers, turning mild. 27–31 Heavy snow north, rain south, then sunny, very cold.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 28° (1° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–4 Sunny, cold. 5–18 A few snow showers; cold, then mild. 19–26 Flurries, cold. 27–25 Sunny, turning quite mild. 26–31 Rain to snow, then sunny, very cold.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 30° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg. north, 0.5” below south). 1–4 Sunny, turning mild. 5–10 Snow, then sunny, mild. 11–17 Rain and snow, then sunny, cold. 18–25 Showers, mild; then flurries, cold. 26–29 Snow, then sunny, cold.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 43° (1° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (1” below avg.). 1–6 Rain and snow, then sunny, mild. 7–16 Showers, then flurries, cold. 17–22 Snow, then sunny, cool. 23–24 Sunny, warm. 25–31 Periods of rain and snow, cool.

APR. 2016: Temp. 57° (3° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” below avg.). 1–5 Sunny, warm. 6–13 Scattered t-storms; cool, then very warm. 14–24 A few t-storms, cool. 25–26 Sunny, cool. 27–30 Rainy, cool north; t-storms, warm south.

MAY 2016: Temp. 64° (avg.); precip. 4” (0.5” below avg.). 1–6 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 7–10 Sunny, warm. 11–17 Rainy periods, cool. 18–23 Sunny, cool. 24–31 Scattered t-storms, turning warm.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 75° (3° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (1” below avg.). 1–8 A few t-storms, warm. 9–12 Sunny, hot. 13–21 T-storms, then sunny, turning hot. 22–25 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 26–30 T-storms, turning hot.

JULY 2016: Temp. 74° (3° below avg.); precip. 3.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–10 Scattered t-storms; cool north, hot south. 11–14 Sunny, cool. 15–20 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 21–24 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 25–31 T-storms, then sunny, cool.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 78° (3° above avg.); precip. 2” (1.5” below avg.). 1–3 Sunny, hot. 4–10 T-storms, then sunny, cool. 11–19 T-storms, then sunny, hot. 20–27 Sunny; cool, then hot. 28–31 T-storms, hot.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 69° (2° above avg.); precip. 3” (1” below avg. north, avg. south). 1–7 Scattered showers, very warm. 8–13 Heavy rain south, showers north; cool. 14–18 Showers, cool. 19–24 Sunny, very warm. 25–30 T-storms, then sunny, nice.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 60° (4° above avg.); precip. 3.5” (2” above avg. north, 1” below south). 1–6 Showers, then sunny, cool. 7–11 Sunny, warm. 12–19 T-storms, then sunny, mild. 20–25 Rainy periods, mild. 26–31 Sunny, turning cold.

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