NOAA, Accuweather and Farmers Almanac 3 Month Forecasts

3 Month Weather Forecast

The major weather services seem to concur on the 3 month weather outlook and the overall 2023/2024 winter weather forecast.

For most Americans and Canadians, most of the next 8 weeks should be quite livable, with one cold spell. After the next 3 months, the weather takes a downturn with cold and snow.

It’s going to be snowy in some mountainous regions. In fact, for skiers, it’s looking like their ultimate dream conditions. The El Nino is going to produce regional variations so the forecast is not a one-size-fits-all scenario.

Snowier in the east, cold in the central and warmer and drier in some areas of the Pacific. The Polar Vortex is warmer in October but will cool down by January to deliver vengeful blasts of cold air for the final months of the winter. December however, might be quite nice for residents in the central, south and northeast. See more on weather in the south including Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix. and Ryan Hall Y’all’s Youtube Videos.

Direct Weather Forecast

Direct Weather offers their view on this fall and winter outlook. Progressive waves of weather change each month will make this winter seem unstable and changing. Watch the video for the month-to-month outlook.

AccuWeather Winter Forecast

Accuweather predicts a colder winter overall with plenty more snow for millions of people who live in major cities, but each region will have its own unique temperature and precipitation outlook.

See the full 2023/2024 winter weather forecast which will be highlighted by a blast of winter air from the polar vortex in late January.  In the heavily populated Northeast and Atlantic regions, big snow-producing nor’easters in January through February may produce massive snowfall amounts to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, and Arlington. Now in November, Boston is seeing much colder than normal temperatures and this might be a more frequent occurrence in the winter ahead.

Last winter in the Great Lakes and Northeastern region enjoyed warmer conditions with less snow, but this winter will bring a reversal to a more traditional winter season. For those in eastern and western mountainous regions, it will be a good year for building snowpack which skiers will enjoy. Book your ski holiday!

3 Month Weather Outlook for US Regions

US Temperature Forecast for Next 3 Months

Farmers Almanac sees October cooler than normal while November and December temps will just below average. That will be followed by much colder conditions in late January to mid February. January and February temps will be 3 to 4 degrees below average.

US Regional Weather Forecast October/November/December

For the US Northeast and Atlantic Corridor regions, temperatures will be above normal with more snow. The coldest periods will be in mid- to late November, early to mid-January, and early to mid-February.

The US southeast U.S., the Southeast will enjoy a mild winter with above-normal temperatures overall. As with the Northeast, the coldest months will be late December and early and mid-February.

In the southcentral area centered by Texas, Winter 2023/2024 will be colder than normal. The coldest periods fall in early and late December, early and late January, and early February.

In California, this winter will run be colder than average. The coldest periods will be in mid-November, late December, and mid-January.
In the upper midwest, close to Canada, Winter will be colder than normal in the north and warmer than normal in the south, with the coldest periods in late December, early January, late January, and early February.

In the Pacific Northwest, winter temps will be colder than normal. The 3 coldest periods will be in mid-November, late December, and mid-January.

In the lower Great Lakes region, they expect colder than average temperatures in the next 4 months. The coldest months will early and late December and from January all the way through mid-February.

US Precipitation Forecast for Next 3 Months

Farmer’s Almanac winter reports also shows precipitation and snowfall will be slightly above average and there will be a white Xmas this year.

In the Northeast and New England regions, Precipitation and snowfall will be above normal (2 to 3 inches above monthly averages). The snowiest periods will occur at the end of December, late January, and mid-February. Given warmer temperatures, there may not be a white Xmas this year.

For the Atlantic coast states and cities, they foresee a wet winter with above-normal precipitation and snowfall for the Southeast (most of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia). The best chances for snow occur in late January and mid-February. They don’t expect a white Christmas.

In the northwest mountainous region from Washington down to Colorado, the Almanac predicts above-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in mid-to-late November, early and late January, and mid-February. Expect a white Christmas!

In the lower Great Lakes, snowfall is expected at above normal, with the snowiest periods in late December through most of January and in mid-February. There will be a white Christmas from upstate New York westward to Minnesota.

About Farmers Almanac

Farmers’ Almanac has been providing accurate long-range weather forecasts since 1818. formula incorporates many of the various techniques mentioned here, as well as sunspot activity, tidal action of the Moon, the position of the planets, and more.

About Accuweather

AccuWeather’s forecasts are based on weather information derived from weather observations and data gathered by the National Weather Service and meteorological organizations outside the United States, as well as information provided by non-meteorological organizations such as the EPA and military sources, as well as from its own proprietary models and algorithms.


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