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Spring 2019 Weather
2019 Spring Weather Forecast
The end of winter is near, which means spring is just around the corner! Will the arrival of spring—which begins on Wednesday, March 20—bring rain or shine?
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2019 Hurricane Names
Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael… Wondering where all these names come from? Here’s the list...
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 to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
Keeping Plants Watered in Dry, Hot Summers
Keeping your plants properly watered during dry, hot summers isn’t easy. Here are our tips to help...
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history. Listed below are the tropical cyclones...
The Polar Vortex: When a Warmer Climate Means Colder Weather
Although much of the early winter season had been mild in many places, January brought some...
The Top 5 Coldest Cities: Winter 2019
What are the top 5 coldest cities in the United States? Here’s the list, based on average ...
Citizen Science Projects | 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Join a citizen science project! If you can count birds, bees, or garden bugs, you’ve got the skills...
Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
When Valentine’s Day (on February 14) became popular in the Middle Ages, the climate was warmer...
Why February Is Cold
Our coldest months are December, January, and February in North America. Someone recently asked me...
2019 Spring Weather Forecast
The end of winter is near, which means spring is just around the corner! Will the arrival of spring...
Super Bowl 2019 Forecast and Looking Back!
Super Bowl LIII, the biggest game of the year, is Sunday, February 3, 2019! It will be played in...
Groundhog Day Forecast? The Almanac Asks Punxsutawney Phil
Groundhog Day weather forecasts are always a fun pastime. The Almanac predicts either six more...
Winter Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your winter car kit. Emergencies can happen to anyone. Prepare for...
How Insects Predict Weather
Next time you see an insect, check out what it’s doing! It could let you know something about the...
Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting weather. Here are...
How Birds Predict Weather
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather? Closely observe nature and your...
Temperature Conversion: Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our simple Celsius to...
Does the Sun Affect our Weather and Climate?
There have many arguments about whether or not variations in the Sun’s activity affect our weather...
Forecast for The 2019 Total Lunar Eclipse: Cloudy or Clear?
You are cordially invited to the most star-studded event of the season—and we don’t mean some...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Why do hurricane names get retired? Find out why some names are no longer used for Atlantic storms...
Full Moon on The Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when the Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the Moon has been...
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...
A Wet, Shivery New Year's Eve to Ring in 2019
Whether you’re planning to ring in the new year at an outdoor celebration or in the comfort of your...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits, but no matter where you live,...
How We Predict the Weather
Every year, folks ask us … what’s our secret to predicting the long-range weather? The Old Farmer’s...
2018–2019 Winter Weather Forecast
Sunshine or snow? Be in the know! Read the official 2019 Winter Weather Forecast from North America...
Dreaming of a White Christmas? | 2018 Christmas Forecast
For many folks, waking up to a blanket of fresh snow on Christmas morning is what truly makes for a...
2018 Hurricane Season Summary and Facts
The official 2018 Hurricane season ended on November 30. How did it go? Here’s the summary of what...
Cold Fingers, Toes, and Nose? Watch for Cold Injuries
Many of us look forward to winter with its peaceful landscapes and fun in the snow. But winter also...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Here are simple instructions on how to make paper snowflakes to decorate your wintery wonderland...
Frozen Stiff: A True Story of Winter Survival
Here’s a chilling true story to welcome winter, as well as five tips to keep yourself safe from...
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...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ready for do-it-yourself weather predicting? Long before meteorologists had sophisticated...
Does Warmer Weather Mean More Hurricanes and Tornadoes?
This past hurricane season was a notable one, with some very strong and unusual storms in the...
The Old Farmer's Almanac and NOAA Predict a Less Severe Winter
Like clockwork, the weather forecasters at NOAA have released an update for their annual winter...
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