Region 12 – High Plains

Region 12 Forecast : High Plains | November 2015 – October 2016

SUMMARY: Winter will be colder than normal in the north, with above-normal temperatures in the south. The coldest periods will be in early and late December, early and late January, and mid- and late February. Precipitation will be slightly above normal, with above-normal snowfall in the east and below-normal snowfall elsewhere. The snowiest periods will be in early and late December, early and mid-January, early and mid-February, and mid-March.

April and May will be slightly drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.

Summer will be slightly hotter and drier than normal, with the hottest periods in mid-June, early and late July, and mid-August.

September and October will be cooler than normal, with above-normal precipitation.

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NOV. 2015: Temp. 40° (3° above avg.); precip. 1” (avg.). 1–7 Periods of rain and snow, turning cold. 8–10 Sunny, mild. 11–14 Periods of snow, cool. 15–20 Snow showers, cold. 21–30 Showers, then sunny, turning warm.

DEC. 2015: Temp. 25° (3° below avg.); precip. 0.5” (avg.). 1–4 Snowy periods, cold. 5–10 Snow showers north; sunny, mild south. 11–17 Snow showers, cold north; sunny, mild south. 18–23 Sunny, turning mild. 24–31 Snowy periods, turning very cold.

JAN. 2016: Temp. 28° (5° below avg. north, 5° above south); precip. 1” (0.5” above avg.). 1–8 Snowy periods, very cold north; sunny, mild south. 9–16 Rain and snow showers, mild north; sunny, warm south. 17–22 Snow, then sunny, turning quite mild. 23–31 Snowy periods, turning very cold.

FEB. 2016: Temp. 26° (2° below avg.); precip. 1” (0.5” above avg.). 1–10 Snow, then sunny, mild. 11–16 Flurries north, snowstorm south; turning cold. 17–29 Snow showers, cold.

MAR. 2016: Temp. 39° (avg.); precip. 0.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–8 Rain and snow showers north, sunny south; mild. 9–17 Snowy periods, cold. 18–23 Rain and snow showers north, sunny south; mild. 24–27 Snow, then sunny, cold. 28–31 Showers, mild.

APR. 2016: Temp. 49° (1° above avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” below avg.). 1–6 Sunny; turning cold north, hot south. 7–14 Showers; mild, then cool. 15–17 Rain to snow. 18–22 Periods of rain and snow, cool north; sunny, mild south. 23–30 Scattered showers, mild.

MAY 2016: Temp. 57° (1° below avg.); precip. 2” (0.5” below avg.). 1–7 Scattered showers; warm north, cool south. 8–13 Showers, then sunny, cool. 14–17 Rainy, cool north; sunny, warm south. 18–21 Sunny, warm north; showers south. 22–26 Rainy, cool north; showers, hot south. 27–31 A few showers.

JUNE 2016: Temp. 68° (1° above avg.); precip. 2.5” (avg.). 1–12 Scattered t-storms, warm. 13–19 Scattered t-storms north, sunny south; very warm. 20–28 Scattered t-storms, cool. 29–30 Sunny; turning cool north, hot south.

JULY 2016: Temp. 70° (2° below avg.); precip. 1” (1” below avg.) 1–3 Sunny, hot. 4–10 Isolated t-storms; cool, then hot. 11–16 Isolated t-storms, cool. 17–23 Scattered t-storms, cool. 24–31 Sunny, hot north; a few t-storms, cool south.

AUG. 2016: Temp. 73° (2° above avg.); precip. 2” (avg.). 1–10 Sunny, hot north; a few t-storms, cool south. 11–20 Isolated t-storms; hot north, warm south. 21–31 Scattered t-storms, hot, then cool north; sunny, warm south.

SEPT. 2016: Temp. 59° (2° below avg.); precip. 2.5” (1” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, warm. 7–16 Rainy periods, chilly. 17–22 Showers, cool north; sunny, warm south. 23–25 Rain and wet snow north, showers south. 26–30 Sunny, mild.

OCT. 2016: Temp. 47° (2° below avg.); precip. 1.5” (0.5” above avg.). 1–6 Sunny, nice. 7–11 Rain and snow, chilly. 12–18 Sunny, turning mild. 19–27 Snowstorm, then sunny, cold. 28–31 Flurries, cold.

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