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Summer Solstice 2018: First...
The timing of the
in the Northern Hemisphere—varies between June 20 and June 22, depending on the year and...
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2018 Hurricane Forecast
The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1! Here’s the forecast for this coming season and...
List of Names for the 2018 Hurricane Season
Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2018 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...
Nearing the End of Solar Cycle 24
Solar Cycle 24 is approaching its end, which will mean the beginning of Solar Cycle 25. What does...
Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
It’s noctilucent cloud season! Every year, from late spring through summer, eerie electric-blue...
UV Index Scale
The UV Index tells you how quickly your skin will burn without protection from the Sun. Check out...
Weather's Important Role in Religious History
Throughout history, religious milestones and unusual weather events and natural phenomena have...
How We Predict the Weather
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac make its long-range weather predictions? We have a unique, age-...
Volcanoes: How to Measure Volcanic Eruptions
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the Volcanic...
How to Measure Tornadoes: The EF Scale
The EF Scale is the standard way to measure tornadoes based on wind damage. The original Fujita...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
Weather has played a critical role in history on a number of occasions. In both the American...
Cold Spells Contrast With Arctic Warmth
The end of winter in North America brought chilly weather in many regions, and the cold and snow in...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your home! Here are a few key tips for keeping...
2018 Spring Weather Forecast
Winter is nearly over, which means that spring is just around the corner! What kind of weather can...
Weather Lore Calendar
We’re big fans of weather folklore, proverbs, and sayings! So, we’ve created a Weather Lore...
Rain Garden Designs and Plant List
With a rain garden, use—don’t lose—the water that falls on your paved areas and roof. Here are two...
Winter Olympics 2018: Why Such Extreme Cold?
Who has been watching the Winter Olympics? Did anyone notice (from your cozy living room) that many...
Will Record-Warmth Continue in 2018?
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2017 was the second warmest...
Citizen Science: Counting Birds, Monarchs, and Meteors
Ready for a mind-expanding adventure? From testing the water quality of your local lake to...
Where the Snow Goes
Let’s talk about winter air. Ever noticed that if you have frost on your car, it will probably be...
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However,...
Wedding Weather Forecasts
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day? See our weather prediction tools—plus...
Surviving Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
Super Bowl Weather Through the Years
Super Bowl®LII will be played on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota....
Why a Warming World Could Turn Cold
A few months ago, I discussed the challenges that forced me to modify the methodology that I use in...
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...
Baby, It's Cold Outside
It’s been a cold meteorological winter so far, and the northeastern states hit their very coldest...
Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your car emergency kit. In fact, we always say to prepare your car...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Cold much? Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. No matter where you...
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...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of publication in The 2018 Old...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history. Listed below are the tropical cyclones...
The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the...
Winter Weather Lore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so when it comes to the...
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