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La Niña is Here. What It Means.
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According to early reporting, it looks like we’re in for another La Niña! What does that mean? How will La Niña affect your winter?
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Hurricane Forecast | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
The 2017 hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Here is the summary of observed activity...
List of Names for the 2017 Hurricane Season
Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2017 hurricane season including the Atlantic Basin (...
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...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...
How Will La Niña Affect Winter Weather?
According to early reporting, it looks like we’re in for another La Niña! What does that mean? How...
The Year Without a Summer
Have you ever heard of the Year Without a Summer? In 1816, the world experienced a sudden drop in...
Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your car emergency kit, which will serve you well if an adverse...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or...
Forecasting Weather With a Goose Bone
Can you really predict weather with a goose bone? Back around the turn of the last century, in the...
Windchill Chart for the United States
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Here are simple instructions on how to make paper snowflakes to decorate your wintery wonderland...
A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest...
Can You Smell Rain Coming?
Have you ever wondered why we can smell the rain coming? My grandfather could even track...
Thanksgiving Weather Forecast
What kind of weather’s in store for the big Thanksgiving weekend? Check the Almanac’s long-range...
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
Before you head out to the local pond for some skating or ice fishing, check out our ice thickness...
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or...
How We Predict the Weather
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac make its long-range predictions? We have a unique, age-old...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
The Strongest Hurricane Month Ever
We all know this hurricane season has been active, but how active? September 2017 was the strongest...
Weather Folklore: What Leaves, Squirrels, Apples and Flowers Predict about Winter
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, those leaves you have...
First Day of Winter 2017: The Winter Solstice
In 2017, winter begins with the solstice on Thursday, December 21. This is the astronomical first...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
How Insects Predict Weather
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of publication in January, ...
The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s...
Winter Weather Forecast 2017–2018
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Weather Forecast 2017...
Wedding Weather Forecasts
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day? See our weather prediction tools—plus...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long-range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
Houseplant Growing Tips
Houseplants can add color and beauty to your home! Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants...
Extremely Active 2017 Hurricane Season Predicted
The 2017 hurricane forecast just got updated—and NOAA predicts “an extremely active storm season,”...
Frost Dates Chart for United States
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our U.S. frost dates chart, below,...
Frost Dates Chart for Canada
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our Canadian frost dates chart,...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
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