Weather Articles

The El Niño is fading away! Yay! Considering the horrible weather that it brought, that’s a good...

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If you look closely at snowflake shapes, you will see many different variations. Rarely are two ... read more
Where’s the snow? Find current snowfall and snowdepth information—plus, long-range winter weather... read more
Here some great nature links for everything outdoors, from fishing to camping to weather watching.... read more
According to folklore, you can predict the weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to do it: Cut... read more
Here's a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow” mistakenly... 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 current... 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
Here are seven occasions when weather may have changed the course of American history. If it hadn... read more
Stay on top of hurricanes as they happen from the comfort of your own home using these tracking... read more
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather.  Clouds have many characteristics... read more
The EF Scale (below) is the standard way to measure tornadoes based on wind damage. The original... read more
Ready for do-it-yourself weather predicting? Long before meteorologists had sophisticated... read more
With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two... read more
It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall,... 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
Below is a chart showing Canada frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (... read more
El Niño and La Niña are two faces of a large weather phenomenon. Here are a few questions and... read more
Sometimes there is a change in Earth’s atmosphere or oceans that disrupts typical weather patterns... read more
Consult the Windchill Chart below to avoid severe cold—and frostbite. Also, see the tips below on... read more
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause... read more
Its easy to tell when it's sticky outside: You have to peel yourself off vinyl car seats and... read more
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity. This... read more
At The Old Farmer's Almanac, readers often ask us about tornadoes. Here are the most common... read more
The UV Index chart tells you how quickly you will burn your skin without protection so that you can... read more
Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather? You can call it folklore—but... read more
Think blizzard and heavy snowfall comes to mind. Officially, however, the deadly winter storm is... read more
The tornado is one of the most powerful, yet elusive, forces on Earth,” says John Hart, a senior... read more
Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true! Here... read more
The woolly bear caterpillar—with its 13 distinct segments of black and reddish-brown—has the... read more
There are many weather blunders—some are world-class! Here are three examples of how computers... read more
Until the telegraph was invented in 1844, news of approaching hurricanes arrived just ahead of... read more
Droughts can have long-standing effects on populations and economies. Here are questions and... read more