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October 2020 Forecast: Time...
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Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
This year’s hurricane season has been “extremely active.” In fact, we’ve already run through the...
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...
November 2020 Forecast: Weather to Be Thankful For
Ready for your November 2020 weather forecast? Michael Steinberg, Old Farmer’s Almanac...
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 officially began on June 1. See the latest on hurricane activity and the full...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
October 2020 Forecast: Time to Go Drip-or-Treating
Find out if Halloween weather will bring a trick or treat this year. Here’s our October 2020...
Fall Weather Forecast 2020: October Brings a Treat for Halloween
As the days shorten and the leaves turn, we march on through autumn! Wondering what sort of weather...
How to Cut Back Perennials in Fall
How do you cut back perennials? Some can be cut down after the first killing frost; others can be...
Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other Folklore
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, just look at the...
How Insects Predict the Weather
Can insects predict the weather? Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,”...
How to Predict a Frost
Frost is one of a gardener’s worst foes! Learn how to predict frost, understand the difference...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
Woolly bear caterpillars—also called woolly worms—have a reputation for being able to forecast the...
Fall Foliage: Be Prepared for Peak Foliage
Have the leaves start changing in your area? When will they peak? Find tips for spotting peak...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to traditional weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed....
Signs of Autumn: Birds, Leaves, and Fading Sunlight
Hawks migrating, bears foraging, acorns falling. Signs of fall are all around. Anyone who’s sweated...
Lightning Sprites, Elves, and Trolls: Magic in the Skies
Ever heard of lightning’s stranger cousins—red sprites, blue jets, elves, trolls, and gnomes? No,...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves. Much like other natural disasters, heat...
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as an “Indian summer...
2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast
Your long wait is over! Behold the FULL 2020-2021 winter weather forecast for the U.S. and Canada–...
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...
How Accurate Is The Old Farmer's Almanac's Weather Forecast?
How accurate was The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast this past year? Here’s how our 2019–2020...
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...
Create a Rain Garden: Two Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the torrent of rain water that falls on your paved areas and...
What Are Sundogs? Rainbows Beside the Sun!
Ever seen a rainbow-colored patch of light on the side of the Sun? This is called a “sundog” (or “...
Summer Weather Forecast 2020: Hot Weather Continues Into August
Ready for August? We predicted that summer weather would be warmer than average this summer, and it...
Predicting the Weather With Plants
Wondering what the weather will be today? Look no further than your garden! These weather-...
Predict the Temperature with Cricket Chirps
We all know the evening sound of a cricket. Did you know the number of cricket chirps report the...
Lightning Storms: 10 Safety Tips You Should Know
Lightning can be awesome to watch but, yes, it can be dangerous and even deadly. Did you know:...
Cloud Guide: Types of Clouds and Weather They Predict!
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather! See our Guide to Clouds with...
How Do Clouds Form?
Normally, our sky explorations involve the Moon and planets. But the practical effects on our lives...
Rare Cloud Formations and Cool Pictures
One of the enjoyable pastimes of weather addiction is cloud watching. Here are some rare and unsual...
Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
They’re back! It’s noctilucent cloud season! Every summer, eerie electric-blue clouds ripple across...
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...
Weather Lore for May
Some people rely more on weather lore than the weatherman. Here are some of our favorite weather...
How to Survive a Tornado: Tornado Safety Tips
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? Before you...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Did you know that hurricane names could be retired? Find out why some names are no longer used for...
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...