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Hurricane Names for the 2020 Hurricane Season
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing. See the list of hurricane names for this year—...
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...
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...
2020 Hurricane Season Forecast
Hurricane season 2020 officially began on June 1. See this year’s hurricane forecast—including...
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 awewome 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...
Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
They’re back! It’s noctilucent cloud season! Every summer, eerie electric-blue clouds ripple across...
Rare Cloud Formations and Cool Pictures
One of the enjoyable pastimes of weather addiction is cloud watching. Here are some rare and unsual...
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...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? And why do we have an “Easter Bunny”? Enjoy...
March Weather 2020: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?
Let’s talk about the weather for March 2020. According to weather folklore, if March “comes in like...
2020 Great Backyard Bird Count | Citizen Science Projects
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills...
How Snow Disappears Without Melting
Ever noticed how snow will disappear without melting? Even in sub-freezing weather, the frost on...
Super Bowl Weather Records
It’s time for Super Bowl 2020! Let’s take a look back at some weather records from Super Bowls past...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ever heard the saying, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”? Long before meteorologists reported...
February Forecast Update: Winter Weather Ahead for Groundhog Day and Beyond
The two most important events of the year for many both occur on the same day this year—Sunday,...
Windchill Chart for the United States
This updated Wind Chill Chart helps you understand how cold it “feels” outside—by combining the...
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...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits, but no matter where you live,...
What "Once In A Hundred Years" Really Means
From time to time, when a major weather event occurs, I see it described as a “once in a hundred...
The Beauty and Benefits of Snow in the Garden
Whatever you may think of snow (and snow removal!), remember the old saying, “A good winter with...
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...
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
How thick does ice have to be to drive a truck? Skate on? Go ice fishing? Before you go out, check ...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for...
A Chance of Rain: What Does This Really Mean?
You’ve probably weather forecasts say “80% chance of rain.” What does this really mean? Probably...
Christmas Weather Forecast 2019: Will It Snow on Christmas?
Will it be a white Christmas this year? Will it snow for Christmas? Here is the 2019 Christmas...