AccuWeather has launched a 90-Day Forecast, a valuable tool for planning further in advance, including summer activities like vacations, weddings and outdoor concerts.
People should not use long-range forecasts as a strict guide, but rather look at how the weather patterns evolve, AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said.
A typical weather pattern involves a storm crossing the U.S. every three to five days or so, and long-range forecasts can show the trends in precipitation and temperatures as a result.
"But there are some exceptions where you can lock into longer patterns of sunshine or cloudy weather," Sosnowski said.
Drier and warmer spells versus cooler and wetter periods can be spotted in the AccuWeather 90-Day Forecast. Weather trends can be observed by watching how far above- or below-normal temperatures are expected to be and by following the chance of precipitation and precipitation amounts.
Continuous updates will further inform the forecast as the day for a planned event or gathering draws closer. The forecast is free and available to the public on Accuweather.com desktop and mobile websites.
For instance, if you are planning a camping trip and the 90-Day Forecast shows a trend of below-normal temperatures and rain on the set dates, you might want to plan ahead and invest in rain gear and waterproofing your equipment.
Each day in the AccuWeather 90-Day Forecast includes the forecast high and low temperatures, patented AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature®, sky conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction, rain, snow and ice amounts, thunderstorm probability, cloud cover and UV index. Also included are the sun and moon rise and set times, and historical high and low temperature information for each date.
"AccuWeather continues to be a pioneer in providing users with industry-leading weather innovation, helping them to better plan their lives and stay safe," said Steven Smith, President of Digital Media at AccuWeather. "Every day, we challenge ourselves to provide our users with the world's best and most impactful forecasts available worldwide. Driven by customer demand, the Day By Day 90-Day Forecast was developed to provide our users the same intuitive trend tool they rely on with AccuWeather's Day By Day 45-Day Forecast, now showing expected weather conditions three months in advance."