Skip to main content
GET A COPY!
Forecasts & Tools
Long Range Weather
Winter Forecast 2021
Short Range Forecast
Radar and Maps
Mike's Weather Column
How We Predict
All Weather Articles
Tools & Charts
Next Full Moon
Moon Phase Calendar
Sunrise & Sunset
Moonrise & Moonset
Planets Visible Tonight
Meteor Showers Guide
Top 2021 Sky Events!
January Full Moon
Bob's Astronomy Blog
January Star Map
When 4 Seasons Begin
Garden Tips by Month
Learn How to Garden!
Robin's Garden Column
Plant Guide Library
Pests & Diseases
Month of January
Moon Phase Calendar
Best Days Calendar
Meteor Shower Dates
Question of the Day
Advice of the Day
Word of the Day
Birth Month Flowers
Birthstones by Month
Sign Up Here
Browse All Recipes
Soups & Stews
How to Preserve Food
All Recipe Collections
Home & Health
Peg's Health Column
Household & Cleaning
Pets & Farm Animals
You are here
2021 Last Spring Frost Dates!
Frost Dates Calculator
What are your final spring frost dates and first fall frost dates?
FREE BEGINNER'S GARDEN GUIDE!
Sign up for our email newsletter by entering your email address.
Enter your email address:
BONUS: You’ll also receive our
Hurricane Names for the 2021 Hurricane Season
Here are the 2021 hurricane names for both the Altantic Basin and the Eastern North-Pacific. Is...
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...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
If winter means snow where you live, here’s some good news: Snow is very useful! Just as autumn...
Long-Range Weather Forecast
Find the 2021 long-range weather summary and month-by-month predictions for your city, state or...
7-Day Weather Forecast
Get today’s forecast for your area as well as the upcoming week’s predictions, including current...
Weather History Search
See past weather reports with The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather history tool. Find historical...
2020-2021 Winter Weather Forecast
What’s the 2021 winter forecast? Take a look at our long-range predictions by region for winter...
January Forecast 2021: A Chilly Start to the New Year
Chill out! Our January 2021 weather forecast is here. Let’s take a look at what sort of weather we...
Winter Solstice 2020: The First Day of Winter
The winter solstice happens on Monday, December 21, 2020. This is the astronomical first day of...
Christmas Weather Forecast 2020: Will It Be a White Christmas?
Are snowflakes on your wish list? Our cool White Christmas weather tool lets you plug in your...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes! Perfect for a snow day, this easy...
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
An “extremely active” hurricane season was predicted—and it broke records! See the latest on the...
December Forecast 2020: Some Chilling News
Ready for our December 2020 weather forecast? This month begins the “meteorlogical winter.” It’s...
Predicting Weather with a Wishbone
Can you really predict weather with a wishbone? Back around the turn of the last century, in the...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for the worst-case scenario (especially in wintertime) by...
10 Myths About the Cold Weather
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of...
Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Has wild weather ever disrupted your Thanksgiving? Here are 5 of the biggest Thanksgiving storms in...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Keeping warm is a basic need we all share. As we go into winter’s chilliest months, we present our...
10 Gifts for Weather Watchers and Outdoor Lovers
Need Christmas gift ideas for the weather watchers and outdoor lovers in your life? Do you know a...
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...
November 2020 Forecast: Weather to Be Thankful For
Ready for your November 2020 weather forecast? Michael Steinberg, Old Farmer’s Almanac...
Houseplant Care Guide
Here are quick tips to keep your houseplants happy and healthy. From knowing how often to water to...
October 2020 Forecast: Not-So-Scary Halloween Weather
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...
How Insects Predict the Weather
Can insects predict the weather? Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,”...
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 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...
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...