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With a rain garden, use—don't lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two beautiful plot plans featuring great plants for sun and great plants for shade from The Old...

It is hard to argue against the merits of a large rain barrel positioned to catch rainfall, especially from downspouts or gutters, and using it for your plants on dry days or during drought.

Know your winter weather terms. Whether there is a winter storm or blizzard in the forecast, these terms will help you know what to expect.

Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost.

Below is a chart showing frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (Also, see our frost dates for U.S. cities.) 

El Niño and La Niña are two faces of a large weather phenomenon. Here are a few questions and answers to help.

Sometimes there is a change in Earth's atmosphere or oceans that disrupts typical weather patterns. Here are descriptions of different weather events—teleconnections and oscillations—that can affect weather near the disruption and far from it.

Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause frostbite, hypothermia, and other hazardous health problems.

Its easy to tell when it's sticky outside: You have to peel yourself off vinyl car seats and plastic lawn furniture, and the laundry you hang on the line never seems to dry. Now you can get a more accurate measure of the mugginess, or relative humidity, by using the...

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity.


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