Weather Articles

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

At The Old Farmer's Almanac, readers often ask us about tornadoes. Here are the most common questions and answers about nature's most violent storms!

The UV Index chart tells you how quickly you will burn your skin without protection so that you can apply sunscreen as often as needed.

Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather?

 

Think blizzard and heavy snowfall comes to mind. Officially, however, the deadly winter storm is defined by these factors:

The tornado is one of the most powerful, yet elusive, forces on Earth," says John Hart, a senior forecaster at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. "Despite decades of research, we are...

On this page, find the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecasts—plus, hurricane questions and answers, facts, and information.

Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It's true! Here's the formula:

The woolly bear caterpillar—with its 13 distinct segments of black and reddish-brown—has the reputation of being able to forecast the coming winter weather.

There are many weather blunders—some are world-class! Here are three examples of how computers confused the forecasters and confounded the public.