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Weather Forecasts Articles
2019 Fall Weather Forecast
Our 2019 Fall Forecast is updated to cover both the first half of autumn as well as the second half...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm or fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
How We Predict the Weather
Every year, folks ask us … what’s our secret to predicting the long-range weather? The Old Farmer’s...
2019–2020 Winter Forecast from The Old Farmer's Almanac
What kind of winter weather is headed our way? Find out in the official 2019–2020 winter forecast...
Weather Computers, the Moon Landing, and Your Microwave
Weather forecasting has come a long way in the past century! Almanac meteorologist Michael...
How Insects Predict the Weather
Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could...
How the Almanac's Forecasting Methodology is Different
How do the long-range predictions by The Old Farmer’s Almanac work? Although the forecasts here at...
2019 Summer Forecast: Hotter Temps Out West, Rain for Others
Summer officially begins this Friday, June 21, and it’s shaping up to be another hot one—for some...
How Conventional Weather Forecasts Are Made
How do regular meteorologists forecast the weather? In this two-part series, we will compare...
The (Early) Forecast for the 2019 Hurricane Season!
The 2019 Atlantic/Gulf hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, is expected to...
What's Up With the Rain?
If you’ve found yourself thinking “rain, rain, go away,” you may not be the only one. Here’s a look...
2019 Easter Weekend Forecast: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Easter is among the first of the year’s holidays, when families gather outside for picnics,...
2019 Spring Weather Forecast (Update)
Spring is well underway, but with the recent snow and cold temperatures, it may not feel that way...
A Hot Topic: Graphing Temperature Trends
Recently, as I was working with a spreadsheet that has all of my weather forecasts for The Old...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Thanksgiving Weather Forecast: Thankful for Milder Weather
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for us to talk turkey about the...
A Look At Last Summer's Forecast by The Old Farmer's Almanac
In every annual Old Farmer’s Almanac edition, we show you how accurate our forecast was for the...
Halloween Weather Forecast: Wicked Weather to Haunt The Holiday
This Halloween, along with costumes and candy, don’t forget your coat or rain jacket! See what the...
How Accurate Was The Old Farmer's Almanac's Weather Forecast?
How accurate was The Old Farmer’s Almanac weather forecast this past year? Here’s a recap of the...
2018 Fall Foliage Forecast: Vivid Northeast But Mixed Bag Elsewhere
Our 2018 Fall Foliage Forecast is out—and we’ll be frank: It’s a mixed bag! While vivid leaf color...
2018 Fall Weather Forecast: Snow Before Halloween?
This summer is now tied with the summer of 1934 as the fourth hottest on record in the United...
Breaking News Weather Report from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Winter is coming! And as sure as the Sun rises and sets, The Old Farmer’s Almanac is back with the...
Less Severe Winter Weather Expected in 2018–2019
For those who dread extreme wintry weather, we have some good news! For the 2018–2019 winter, The...
The Legend of the Black Box and The Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Forecasts
The secret to our weather forecasts has been speculated on for some time. Is weather folklore the...
El Niño and La Niña
El Niño and La Niña are two faces of a large weather phenomenon. Here are a few frequently asked...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
Why a Warming World Could Turn Cold
A few months ago, I discussed the challenges that forced me to modify the methodology that I use in...
White Christmas Forecast 2017
Will you have a white Christmas? See the Almanac’s White Christmas Forecast for 2017! We’ll list...