Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Winter Weather Forecast For The Rockies

Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Winter Weather Forecast For The Rockies


Old Farmer's Almanac 2018 Winter Weather Forecast For The Rockies


The Denver Blizzard of 2006 | Photo: Tom Pratt | Cover: Zach Dischner

Looking to go skiing in the intermountain west this upcoming season? Better keep your eyes on an early season trip because that’s when the snow will fall according to the latest forecast from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Related: 2018 Winter Weather Forecast | Long Range Prediction From NOAA

Their forecast is generous for December, with above average precipitation and below average temps making for some all-time early season conditions. Mid-January and early February are also being forecasted as particularly snowy periods while the late season will see high temps and low precip totals.


  • Get the early season goods while you still can
  • Short periods in Jan, Feb, and Mar will deliver much-needed relief snow-wise
  • Spring skiing will SUCK!

*The following forecast is for the intermountain region of the western USA. This includes New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. 


Old Farmer’s Almanac Intermountain Outlook [October 2017 – October 2018]

“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.” – Old Farmer’s Almanac

How does NOAA’s forecast match up?

NOAA’s 3-month temperature outlook

NOAA’s 3-month precipitation outlook


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