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Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather and daylight affect the whole nature of a celebration.
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List of Names for the 2017 Hurricane Season
Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2017 hurricane season including the Atlantic Basin (...
Hurricane Forecast 2017 | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
Find the Atlantic hurricane forecast for 2017—plus, hurricane facts and information from The Old...
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...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. Whether your area is colder or...
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...
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...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
Snowfall, Snow Depth, and Snow Forecast
Where’s the snow? Find current snowfall and snow depth—plus, long-range winter weather forecasts,...
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...
How We Predict the Weather
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac make its long-range predictions? We have a unique, age-old...
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 Canada
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our Canadian frost dates chart,...
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,...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Rain and Clouds
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and folklore about rain and clouds....
Types of Clouds
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather. Clouds are classified by their...
Outdoors Tips: Fishing, Camping, Sky Watching
Heading outdoors for camping, fishing, or sky watching? Here are some great tips and tools to help...
How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact...
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.” ...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
What do you do when a heat wave hits? This summer has brought some record-breaking summer...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
Now that we are well into hurricane season, I am continuing a look back at some of the most notable...
Predict Temperature with Cricket Chirps
Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It’s true! Here...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
With the beginning of hurricane season in June, last month we began to look back on some of the...
Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that today’s 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in the...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
This summer brings intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
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