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Spring Forecast 2020
Spring Weather Forecast...
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! Will we be graced with a warm start to the season? Or will cooler weather hang around? Read on for weather predictions...
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Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina… The names of hurricanes often carry a lot of history. But who...
What is a Rainbow? | How Rainbows Form
What is a rainbow? Most everyone has seen a rainbow sometime in their life, but do you know how...
The First Snowflake Photographer, Wilson Bentley
Is there any truth to the old saw, “No two snowflakes are alike”? Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and...
Reading the Weather: The Alphabet from Space
We’ve all gazed at the clouds, and seen different shapes such as animals or faces, right? Here’s a...
What a Stuffy Nose Teaches Us About A Heat Wave
Are you celebrating winter with the dreaded common cold? It may be miserable, but it is showing you...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
First Snow: Polish the Skis and Snowboards
November opened with cool temperatures and good snow in the West. That whoop you are hearing is all...
2020 Great Backyard Bird Count | Citizen Science Projects
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills...
How Snow Disappears Without Melting
Ever noticed how snow will disappear without melting? Even in sub-freezing weather, the frost on...
Spring Weather Forecast 2020: A Slow Start?
Believe it or not, spring is just around the corner! Will we be graced with a warm start to the...
Super Bowl Weather Records
It’s time for Super Bowl 2020! Let’s take a look back at some weather records from Super Bowls past...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ever heard the saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”? Long before meteorologists reported...
February Forecast Update: Winter Weather Ahead for Groundhog Day and Beyond
The two most important events of the year for many both occur on the same day this year—Sunday,...
Windchill Chart for the United States
This updated Wind Chill Chart helps you understand how cold it “feels” outside—by combining the...
Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Are you really prepared for the next blizzard? Let’s check. Here are five easy ways to be better...
How The Old Farmer's Almanac Predicts The Weather
Every year, folks ask us … How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac predict the weather? As America’s...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits, but no matter where you live,...
What "Once In A Hundred Years" Really Means
From time to time, when a major weather event occurs, I see it described as a “once in a hundred...
The Beauty and Benefits of Snow in the Garden
Whatever you may think of snow (and snow removal!), remember the old saying, “A good winter with...
Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter
The winter solstice is Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of winter in...
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
How thick does ice have to be to drive a truck? Skate on? Go ice fishing? Before you go out, check ...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for...
A Chance of Rain: What Does This Really Mean?
You’ve probably weather forecasts say “80% chance of rain.” What does this really mean? Probably...
Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas...
Winter Weather Folklore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so than when it comes to the...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes! Perfect for a snow day, this easy...
10 Myths About the Cold
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of...
How Teleconnections Affect the Weather (And Our Forecast)
What can we look forward to weatherwise over the next several months? Almanac meteorologist Michael...
Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Has wild weather ever disrupted your Thanksgiving? Here are 5 of the biggest Thanksgiving storms in...
2019 Thanksgiving Forecast: Gobbled Up by Rain and Snow?
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, two things are on the mind: turkey and travel! For the latter,...
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” ...
Weather Forecasting Gets an Upgrade
This past June, the U.S. National Weather Service began using an updated version of its primary...
How Insects Predict the Weather
Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could...
2019 Fall Foliage Map
Have the leaves start changing? When will they peak? Check out the latest on our interactive Fall...
Predicting Weather with a Pig Spleen
Here’s a quirky one. Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather? You can...
Ski and Snow Forecast 2020 From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Ski and Snow Forecast for winter 2019–2020 is out from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Sharpen your...
Winter Weather Lore: Observing Nature's Signs
What winter weather is in store for us? Our ancestors lived close to the land and by observing the...
Hot News: Extreme Weather Events of Summer 2019
A number of weather and climatological events—heat waves, heavy rain, forest fires—have recently...
Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting the weather. Here...
2019 Fall Foliage Forecast
Our Fall Foliage Forecast 2019 shows the best times to see colorful leaf foliage in America’s leaf-...
First Signs of Autumn
Signs of autumn are in the air. Anyone who’s sweated their way through a long hot summer might be...
2019 Fall Weather Forecast
Our 2019 Fall Forecast is updated to cover both the first half of autumn as well as the second half...