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Seasonal Forecast

Almanac Winter Weather Forecast

Brrr! The 2022 Old Farmer’s Almanac comes with a winter warning: Prepare for a “Season of Shivers.”

Weather History

Today is Day 21 of 2022

57 days until spring begins

Question of the Day

My compost pile smells terrible, even in winter. What can I do to get rid of the odor?
If your compost is a little, um, fragrant, you have what’s called an anaerobic condition, which is decomposition without oxygen. To eliminate the odor, you need to do two things. First, turn the compost to get more air in there. Second, add material with a high carbon content, such as shredded newspaper, sawdust, twigs, or even wood chips.

Upcoming Holidays

Burns Night

Month of February

Chinese New Year

Word of the Day

Bilge
The protuberant part of a cask, which is usually in the middle. Also the part of a ship’s hull or bottom which is broadest and most nearly flat.

Puzzle of the Day

How could the letter G surprise a farmer?
By changing oats into goats.

Next Full Moon

A Guide to Every Full Moon in the Year and the Special Meanings Behind Their Names

Sunrise and Sunset

Also, see moon rise and visible planets for your area.

Planting Calendar

Gardening for Everyone

Learn How to Grow a Vegetable Garden

Find our FREE online series of step-by-step guides! Think of it as a “Gardening 101” masterclass with your trusted Almanac gardening experts as your teachers. Learn more!