Skip to main content
Google Tag Manager
Old Farmer's Almanac
Old Farmer's Store Login
GET A COPY!
Forecasts & Tools
Long Range Forecast
Short Range Forecast
How We Predict
Tools & Charts
Moon Phases Calendar
Next Full Moon
Sunrise & Sunset
Moonrise & Moonset
Equinox & Solstice
Garden Tasks by Month
Plant Growing Guides
Pests & Diseases
Garden Plans & Design
Moon Phases Calendar
Best Days Calendar
All About Holidays
Start of Seasons
Free newsletters to your inbox
Sign Up Here
Browse All Recipes
Fresh Summer Recipes!
Canning and Pickling
Grilling & Roasting
Home & Health
Home & Health News
Pets & Animals
Best days to...
Question of the Day
Advice of the Day
Word of the Day
Your Account / Login
You are here
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...
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...
Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Where the Snow Goes
Let’s talk about winter air. Ever noticed that if you have frost on your car, it will probably be...
Winter Weather Lore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so when it comes to the...
The Beauty and Benefits of Snow in the Garden
We finally had our first snow of the season. Whatever you may think of snow (and snow removal!), ...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...
2017–2018 Winter Weather Forecast
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2017–2018 Winter Weather...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
Winter Weather Terms
Know your winter weather terms. Sometimes meteorological terms can be hard to decipher, so find out...
Signs of a Cold Winter 2016–2017
For winter 2016–2017, the Almanac has predicted colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the...
Signs of a Cold Winter 2017
For winter 2017, the Almanac has predicted colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the United...
The Coldest Day of the Year?
It’s December—time for the longest night of the year. With so little warming sunlight, it will be...
2016-2017 long range weather Forecast for U.S. and Canada
The 2016-2017 long range weather weather forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The...
A Wintery Summer: Snow In July
You might not believe it, but it snowed in four states this July! While summer snow in Alaska is...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is...
Early Snow—Cold Winter?
Chicago, the windy—errr, snowy—city, was hit by snow during the first week of October. That’s the...
Mother’s Day and Other Ridiculously Late Snowstorms
Mother’s Day is supposed to the perfect time for flowers and family outings! Except this year, moms...
The Blizzard Brought Donuts!
Imagine walking out on a cold winter morning and finding the landscape covered with icy snowballs,...
White Gold—An Update on Snow and Drought
Once again, South Dakota has had record-breaking snowfall, although, fortunately not the four to...
It snowed in the Rockies last month—two weeks early. Yes, I know the folklore: “The chill is here,...