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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 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 Snow Disappears Without Melting
Ever noticed how snow will disappear without melting? Even in sub-freezing weather, the frost on...
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...
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 Weather Folklore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so than when it comes to the...
Ski and Snow Forecast 2020 From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
The Ski and Snow Forecast for winter 2019–2020 is out from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Sharpen your...
10 Coldest Cities in the United States
What are the top 5 coldest cities in the United States? Here’s the list, based on average...
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...
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...
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,...