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The Old Farmer's Almanac, North America's oldest continuously published periodical, features the best in home, garden, history, food, and fun. All this and our famous weather forecasts: as always, traditionally 80% accurate. 

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The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac is available everywhere September 10, 2013! You can buy a copy wherever books or magazines are sold or from our General Store on Almanac.com.

 

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Last year's Almanac showed

By Carolyn C on October 11

Last year's Almanac showed hair-cutting dates specifically to encourage or discourage growth. This year's Almanac does not specify. Why is that? I would really like to know because it is true, and I cut my hair on those dates specifically for those reasons!

Hi Carolyn, If you're looking

By Almanac Staff on October 14

Hi Carolyn, If you're looking at "The Old Farmer's Almanac" with the yellow cover, nothing has changed. We have a full year of best days to cut hair to encourage growth or discourage growth. See the current and next month of best days here: www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

I need to know what the

By Lolita

I need to know what the weather is going to be for Maui, Hawaii on August 6-19. Also for Phoenix, Arizona on the 6. I hope the weather is good. It's too expensive to be bad. Thanks for your help!

My baby shower is September

By Baby2014

My baby shower is September 27, 2014. Can you tell me what the weather will be like?

We post the current and next

By Almanac Staff

We post the current and next month's long-range weather on our Web site for free, courtesy of The Old Farmer's Almanac. For example, on August 1, we'll post the months of August and September! 

I will be traveling from DC

By Mikki

I will be traveling from DC to Alabama for my son's graduation. What weather conditions can I expect? Many Thanks.

Please help me. My mother

By Melissa Collie

Please help me. My mother always told me to follow the signs when dealing with weanings or changes I wanted to make regarding my kids. I'm trying to potty train my son and it's a battle of wills, right now he's winning. Can you tell me when the "signs" are right for toilet training?
Thanks!!

See our Best Days timetable

By Almanac Staff

See our Best Days timetable (and look at the weaning dates which are the same): http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

Good luck. For me, a single chocolate morsel seemed to do the trick!

For those interested in

By Almanac Staff

For those interested in long-range weather forecasts through October 2014, purchase our "instant access" digital edition of The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac here: http://www.almanac.com/product/old-farmers-almanac-2014-digital-edition

The 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac is now on pre-order, too! Click here: http://almanac.k-online.biz/

I need your assistance to

By Badri Ali

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Grüße,
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Hi, I'm getting married on

By Michelina

Hi, I'm getting married on the North Fork of Long Island on September 20, 2014. Could you please tell me what the weather will be for that day?

Thank you!
Michelina

Hi, I grew up in New

By Josh Saxby

Hi, I grew up in New Hampshire and always had a farmers almanac next to the lazy boy recliner (my father was a postal worker)! My fiancee and I live currently live in Los Angeles but getting married this September 6th, 2014 in Montpelier VT. Could you possibly tell me what the weather will be for the weekend of the 6th of September, 2014?? We would love you forever!
Cheers,
Josh

Hi - I'm getting married Sept

By JH83

Hi - I'm getting married Sept 20, 2014 in New York City and have been concerned based on what I've read, with a hurricane threat predicted by the Almanac between Sept 16-19. How confident are you all of the hurricane prediction? I was here through the past few hurricanes and lost power/electricity so you can imagine my great fear and concern.

Thank you.

I need your assistance to

By badri ali

I need your assistance to 25.Million USD from my bank to your country.Reply if you are interested for more details.

Regards,
Mr. Ali Badri
badriali@hotmail.com
badriali2000@yahoo.com
+447045776474
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Ich brauche Ihre Hilfe, um 25.Million USD von meiner Bank zu Ihrem Land. Antworten, wenn Sie interessiert sind, um weitere Informationen.

Grüße,
Herr Ali Badri
badriali@hotmail.com
badriali2000@yahoo.com
+447045776474

Hey guys. I know it was a

By Sean Oconnor

Hey guys. I know it was a freak storm but find it funny we in central NJ passed the short term weather forecasts rainfall prediction for may in the 1st day of the month alone :)

I'm booking a 10 day long

By Brit

I'm booking a 10 day long vacation to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in September. I'm worried about rain and hurricanes. Is it better to go September 2-11th or 9-18th

When is the best time to wean

By eddiejackie

When is the best time to wean my two yr old from his pacifier

Please see our Best Days

By Almanac Staff

Please see our Best Days Timetable for weaning dates: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

I am in Georgia can you tell

By Laura Dunn

I am in Georgia can you tell me when Blackberry Winter is ?

Hi Laura, A "Blackberry

By Almanac Staff

Hi Laura, A "Blackberry Winter" is a cold snap around the time that blackberries bloom--May and June. 

The almanac says that the

By Starla T.

The almanac says that the 25th is a good day to wean my baby. Will I breastfeed her for the last time on the night of the 24th or the 25th?

I'm getting married in New

By Tim S

I'm getting married in New York City on September 27th and am concerned about weather expectations I recently read about. Should I be worried? Thank you.

Hi Tim, The Atlantic Corridor

By Almanac Staff

Hi Tim, The Atlantic Corridor will have a hurricane threat mid-month and T-storms are predicted through the 26th with a sunny and cool ending. However, we do our forecasts over a year in advance so weather conditions do shift! All the best for a beautiful day no matter what the clouds say. Find The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac here: http://www.almanac.com/store/almanacs

Thank you!

By Tim S

Thank you!

WARNING !!! WARNING !!!

By James Colbert

WARNING !!! WARNING !!! WARNING !!! Do NOT believe everything you read in the Old Farmers Almanac. According to this junky publication, the last day for frost is SUPPOSED to have been April 7th. I planted my garden and NOW, we are going to get BELOW freezing weather this weekend.....What a waste.....I will tell EVERYONE I deal with of this experience.....Worthless crap !!!

James, We do understand your

By Almanac Staff

James, We do understand your disappointment. The Old Farmer's Almanac is a reference guide; the editors do not make up the frost dates, though we aim to make the information available and more accessible to our readers. As stated in the Almanac, the frost data is sourced from the National Climatic Data Center. There are about 9,800 weather stations monitored by the NOAA weather service. Further, we state that the dates given are normal "averages." I believe the government uses three decade averages for a solid sense of what is typical; the latest data set is 1981 to 2010. The data gets updated very ten years so it reflects our environment as it changes.

Though this reference source is the best data available, we also state on the frost chart page that "local weather and topography may also cause considerable variations." Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions. This is the same advice given by reputable gardening sources, including partners at cooperative extension services.

We hope that this explanation is helpful to you. We strive to make our 238th edition useful. If you ever have questions about local frost dates, we would also direct you to your local cooperative extension for on-the-ground knowledge and detail.

Me and my husband are trying

By Jessica D. Sutherland

Me and my husband are trying to conceive and we are wondering when the best days are to conceive in 2014. Thanks, Jessica

We suggest you talk with your

By Almanac Staff

We suggest you talk with your doctor, Jessica.

I am volunteering at a sober

By Cheryl Hunt

I am volunteering at a sober festival Memorial Day wknd and wanted to know what the weather will be in New Boston, NH. Last year it snowed on memorial Day, still volunteered but hoping for better weather. :)

We post long-range weather

By Almanac Staff

We post long-range weather predictions for two months for free on our Web site so May will be available on April 1 here: www.almanac.com/weather/longrange

Or, please pick up a copy of The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac.

Keep in mind that long-range predictions are not day by day, but weekly trends to give you a sense of the weather at that time.

could you tell me the best

By amanda jung

could you tell me the best days to put down gravel in march/april

Put down gravel when the

By Almanac Staff

Put down gravel when the Moon's sign is in a fixed sign (Taurus, Leo, or Aquarius). The upcoming dates are:  March 26 and 27 and April 1, 2, 8, 9, and 10. See our Moon sign calendar on page 247 in The 2014 Old Farmer' Almanac, or download the complete calendar (for a small fee) in our store at:
http://www.almanac.com/product/2014-astrology-moons-sign-calendar

Will the week of May

By Robert Greenhouse

Will the week of May 17th-24th be good for gambling? In Tunica or Shreveport?

LOL. Just kidding. Thought

By Robert Greenhouse

LOL. Just kidding. Thought maybe you had a magic 8 ball. I realize the almanac is for looking at past happenings of nature to possibly predict a future outcome. No Crystal Ball there.

Our Best Days don't cover

By GingerVaughan

Our Best Days don't cover gambling. Best of luck to you!

To the Editor: I continue to

By Noel Hamiel

To the Editor: I continue to enjoy immensely the Old Farmer's Almanac, as I have for many, many years.
Two observations on this snowy South Dakota day:
First, I sincerely hope your format change is successful. I suppose it is necessary -- but only if your publication is not profitable now. To change simply to drive more revenue without regard to the proud history of your publication would be unfortunate. However, I likely will not purchase the monthly publication. I love the annual almanac and am distressed it will cease.
Second, to attribute "trickle down" economics to President Reagan is historically inaccurate. The media, not the president, used the label for his supply-side approach. In fact, the term was first used by Will Rogers and was used by Reagan detractors and political opponents to put his policy in a bad light.

Noel, Rest assured that we

By Almanac Staff

Noel, Rest assured that we are not changing the annual edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac and have absolutely no intention to do so.  It is practically unchanged in format from its origin during the first term of president George Washington.

We do, however, offer many "companions" to the annual print edition, from free newsletters to monthly emagazine issues to apps to this very Web site--and we have always respected the past, present, and future (which is a key to staying in business). However, all of this has no bearing on continued publication of the "mothership" which is The Old Farmer's Almanac, North America's most popular periodical and oldest continuously published almanac.

Kind regards, the OFA staff

I was wondering what the

By Leila M Hill

I was wondering what the weather will be like on April 26 in Providence, RI? Thank you!

My daughter is getting

By leanna.jacobs

My daughter is getting married at an outdoor venue on May 24, 2014 in Burlington NC. We are so nervous about the weather!

What does the weather look like for that weekend, especially that day?

Thank you,
LeAnna

For all those asking weather

By Almanac Staff

For all those asking weather questions, you can find long-range weather forecasts for the next two months in your region on our Almanac Web site here: http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange
You can find the full year's forecast in our annual edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac which can be found in retail stores everywhere that books and magazines are found and also in our Almanac General Store here: http://www.almanac.com/store/almanacs

Hello, I am planning on

By Nicole Yong

Hello, I am planning on getting married in November or December of 2014. What will the main temperature be for those months in Augusta, Ga this year?

Thank you!

Hit there, We are getting

By Melissa Hotmer

Hit there,
We are getting married on May 24, 2014 in Ballston Spa, NY. Do you happen to know what it is looking like for then as we are having an outdoor wedding.
Thank you for your time!
Melissa

When are the best days to

By Susie Barbieri

When are the best days to quit smoking in 2014?

TODAY is the best day to quit

By sq

TODAY is the best day to quit smoking!!!

You can find the current and

By Almanac Staff

You can find the current and next month of "Best Days" to quit smoking as well as other activities on our Almanac Web site here: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable

Or, you can find the full Best Days calendar for the year in the annual edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac which is sold in retail stores wherever books and magazines are sold as well as here in our online General Store: http://www.almanac.com/store/almanacs

Or, we sell an "instant"  digital Best Days timetable for the year (no shipping!) for only $1.00 here: http://www.almanac.com/product/2013-best-days-astrological-timetable

Just booked our bass fishing

By Karen Sewell

Just booked our bass fishing trip to Black Lake NY for June 15 - 21, 2014. Please let us know what the Almanac predicts the weather to be for that week.

I am having my wedding on

By Noreen P

I am having my wedding on March 28, 2014. Can you tell me what the weather will be like at that time? Thank you!

Hello I am getting married in

By Noreen P

Hello I am getting married in Media, PA. Thank you.

Hi, Noreen. What city and

By Almanac Staff

Hi, Noreen. What city and state are you getting married in?

Hello. I have the 2014 ed.

By LisaR S

Hello. I have the 2014 ed. Could you please explain re: "good days to buy a home" as the best date)s) to make an offer, or is it the best date(s) to close on the property, when ownership actually transfers?

Thank you.

my daughter is getting

By Billy R Austin

my daughter is getting married on September 27, 2014. this will be an outdoor wedding. can you tell me what the weather will be for that day and night? Temp, rain %, sunset, wind and anything else you can tell me. this is stressful enough without worring about the weather!!
Thanks so much,
Billy

Hi Billy, We're not clear

By Almanac Staff

Hi Billy, We're not clear where the wedding will take place. If you look at The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac, you'll see get a sense of weather over the week for different regions of the country, but it is not a "daily" prediction this far in advance.

When is the best time to take

By Tina Fannin

When is the best time to take my 2 year olds pacifier away from him?

See our timetable here:

By Almanac Staff

See our timetable here: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable and look at the dates for "weaning."

Best time full moon cut hair

By felicia williams

Best time full moon cut hair let it grow faster?

My daughter has set her

By Carol B

My daughter has set her outside wedding date for March 8, 2014 in Woodville, MS., what will the weather be for that weekend?

When in 2014 is gonna be the

By krys

When in 2014 is gonna be the nest time to visit n Carolina on our Harley's? Tail of the dragon is our plan to ride.

In 2014, which week would

By PB

In 2014, which week would have the best weather in Stone Harbor NJ? Last week of July or first week in August?

Would you mind listing the

By Cindy Swagler

Would you mind listing the dates for equine castration by the moon signs for 2014?

Thanks.

Cindy, Our Best Days by the

By Almanac Staff

Cindy, Our Best Days by the Moon for the current and following month are posted here: http://www.almanac.com/bestdays/timetable For the full year of best days and more, please purchase our 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac here: http://www.almanac.com/product/old-farmers-almanac-2014-classic-edition or in bookstores across North America.

I want to know what the

By Gwendolyn Davis

I want to know what the weather will be. What would be the best day for an outdoor wedding

Sorry, I meant May 17 or 24th

By Coll

Sorry, I meant May 17 or 24th to have our anniversary party in Maine - was looking on the wrong month.

Our wedding is scheduled for

By Meghan Bashaw

Our wedding is scheduled for May 17, 2014- what does the weather look like for that weekend?
Thank you!

I am looking to have my

By Ashley Borski

I am looking to have my wedding April 26, 2014 in Blanchard, OK. Your input in regards to the forecast would be more than appreciated. Thank you!

PLEASE could u help me find a

By Gypsy Smith,

PLEASE could u help me find a good date in 2014 to have my hip surgery maybe around the first of the year?

When is the best time of year

By Jorge Villanueva

When is the best time of year to visit Washington, D.C. When the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

Do you still have a large

By MRegs

Do you still have a large print option? My Dad is 97 and enjoys the Old Farmer's Almanac, but his eyesight is not what it used to be-

Thanks!

We now offer a Hardcover

By Almanac Staff

We now offer a Hardcover version which has easier-to-read type. Please take a look here: http://www.almanac.com/product/old-farmers-almanac-2014-collectors-edition

Please supply me with a

By Chris Alberts

Please supply me with a forecast for Saturday, January 4th, 2014.

I appreciate it!

Thanks
Chris Alberts

You can find weather

By GingerVaughan

You can find weather forecasts for the next two months in your area at Almanac.com/weather. The full forecast is available in The 2014 Old Farmer's Almanac. 

Please supply me with your

By Ray Snader

Please supply me with your forecast for the Smoky Mountains region for this winter and 2014.
Thanks,
Ray Snader
News Director, WNPC AM/FM
377 Graham Street, Newport, TN. 37713
423-623-8743
Correspondant, Morristown Citizen Tribune

Hi Mark,  I'll get a media

By GingerVaughan

Hi Mark, 
I'll get a media review copy in the mail to you asap. If you have any questions or would like to set up an interview with one of our editors, please contact me directly at 206-842-8922 or ginger@quinnbrein.com. 
Thank you!

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