Weather Articles

Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1... read more
Groundhog Day is coming! Will the groundhog see his shadow? If we were in the middle of an El Niño... read more
This winter’s weather is being shaped by two enormous weather patterns—La Niña and the Arctic... read more
The Arctic Oscillation has many aliases. In California, it is the Yukon Express, the cold northern... read more
An explosive grenade is nicknamed a pineapple. A recent storm that clobbered California is... read more
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest... read more
However you feel about snow, there are some U.S. cities that can boast the “worst winter weather... read more
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and prognostics about rain and clouds... read more
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something... read more
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather?  Closely observe nature and your... read more
Observe animals and you'll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting weather. Here are... read more
Stay safe during the winter months by using our chart to help determine what is safe ice thickness... read more
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of 2014. Hurricanes names are... read more
Check out our chart for how to measure hail, using the Torro Hailstorm Intensity Scale. Hail falls... read more
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States from 1851-2006. Blow not against... read more
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes give little warning and strike suddenly. Here are the top 15... read more
We are not accepting entries at this time Share your sun photos on We’ll give away an... read more
The following supplies kept in your emergency supply kit will serve you well if an adverse... read more
See how to measure volcanic eruptions based on The Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI).  Volcanic... read more
Wondering how earthquakes are measured? Seismologists have developed a new measurement of... read more
Shake, rattle, and roll! In this short article, we answer common earthquake questions and answers... read more
All Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas are subject to hurricanes or tropical storms. If you live in a... read more
Flooding is caused by major storms and rising water levels, causing rivers, lakes, and other... read more
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? If you... read more
Winter of 2010 sure brought some wild weather! Did you experience any unusual weather this winter... read more
Enter the annual Winter Photo & Video Contest. We'll give the winner an Almanac bundle of... read more
No matter what the weather looks like outside, it can be winter where you are. Here are simple... read more
If you look closely at snowflake shapes, you will see many different variations. Rarely are two ... read more
Enter the Almanac weather trivia contest. Prizes every season! We pose a weather question. You... read more
Where's the snow? Find current snowfall and snowdepth information—plus, long-range winter weather... read more
Here's a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow”... read more
Back around the turn of the last century, in the days before the National Weather Service, the so-... read more
Love to watch the weather? Watch live weather cams across the United States and Canada! See... read more
Your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes. That fact, together with a... read more
Here are illustrations on tying knots, including bowline, hitch, and overhand knots.
The following list of supplies kept in your emergency car kit will serve you well if an adverse... read more
Being in a power outage can be very frustrating. Here is some advice that may help you the next... read more
Keep the following first aid supplies in the household to treat unexpected injuries. Cuts and ... read more
Get tips on how to survive summer heat. Take a moment to check our heat safety tips and the heat... read more
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps... read more