Weather Conditions Articles

Get the 2016 winter weather forecasts for U.S. and Canada—all from the original Old Farmer’s... read more
Last week I blogged about the Southwestern Monsoon. It started early and was running strong. The... read more
July is the time of desert miracles. From Southern California to Western Texas, the wet season... read more
When you think of Red, White and Blue you normally think of the flag and the Fourth of July. If... read more
I’ve recently blogged about “blood rain” and have blogged about raining “cats and dogs”. Now it’s... read more
If you've ever been close to a lightning strike, you know just how powerful a stroke of lightning ... read more
In the West the California rainy season just ended. It was dry with several grim records for ... read more
We bring you the 2015 Summer Weather Forecast summary, courtesy of The 2015 Old Farmer’s Almanac.... read more
It’s the ultimate irony. I love to write about weather but today it is hard because I’m under the ... read more
Remember last winter? (Shiver!) Ninety-two percent of the Great Lakes were covered with ice, the... read more
Ever heard of the Pineapple Express? California collects weather patterns with odd names. Does it... read more
For the past four months, we’ve shown you photos of clouds that might remind you of a certain... read more
It’s amazing how invisible water vapor can condense into tiny water droplets or ice particles,... read more
Do you hear the swish of the Sword of Damocles overhead? Last winter I wrote about that ancient... read more
In 2015, winter begins on December 21, 11:48 P.M. EST. Get more information about the winter... read more
Chicago, the windy—errr, snowy—city, was hit by snow during the first week of October. That’s the... read more
Clouds are always changing shape. Occasionally, they’ll morph into a familiar form, such as an... read more
If you like to look for familiar shapes in clouds, you’ve come to the right spot. Every few weeks... read more
It’s the middle of summer. Are you hot yet?  NOAA has released a map showing when you can normally... read more
It’s a bird; it’s a plane—no—it’s a polar vortex! AAAAAGH!   The jet stream wiggled far to the... read more
Mother’s Day is supposed to the perfect time for flowers and family outings! Except this year,... read more
♫ “The cold never bothered me anyway.” ♫ If you live near the Great Lakes, “Frozen” is not just... read more
Imagine walking out on a cold winter morning and finding the landscape covered with icy snowballs... read more
Once again, South Dakota has had record-breaking snowfall, although, fortunately not the four to... read more
It snowed in the Rockies last month—two weeks early. Yes, I know the folklore: “The chill is here... read more
Do you want to hear some good news? The Arctic Ice has returned! If you were worrying about polar... read more
Never write a weather blog about your cat if you have a dog. It will pout. It’s never pretty. To... read more
They’re back! Noctilucent clouds, the rarest, newest and most mysterious of clouds have begun.... read more
Hello, my name is Evelyn. I am a weather addict. Maybe some of you readers are sane, sober people... read more
It’s official – the Earth has schizophrenia! The North Pole’s Arctic ice pack reached record lows... read more
The Bermuda High—it is as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle. In summer, it can steer tropical... read more
Some things only happen in summer. One of these is an eerie electric blue cloud, made from meteor... read more
What happens when you take North America and simmer it in hot water? You produce a record-breaking... read more
However you feel about snow, there are some U.S. cities that can boast the “worst winter weather... read more
Stay safe during the winter months by using our chart to help determine what is safe ice thickness... read more
Check out our chart for how to measure hail, using the Torro Hailstorm Intensity Scale. Hail falls... read more
Where's the snow? Find current snowfall and snowdepth information—plus, long-range winter weather... read more
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather.  Clouds have many characteristics... read more
Know your winter weather terms. Whether there is a winter storm or blizzard in the forecast, these... read more
Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost. (If you're a farmer or... read more