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Weather History Articles
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...
How Teleconnections Affect the Weather (And Our Forecast)
What can we look forward to weatherwise over the next several months? Almanac meteorologist Michael...
Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Has wild weather ever disrupted your Thanksgiving? Here are 5 of the biggest Thanksgiving storms in...
Weather Forecasting Gets an Upgrade
This past June, the U.S. National Weather Service began using an updated version of its primary...
Hot News: Extreme Weather Events of Summer 2019
A number of weather and climatological events—heat waves, heavy rain, forest fires—have recently...
D-Day: The Weather Forecast That Changed History
From D-Day to the American Revolution, weather has played pivotal moments in world history....
Was Valentine's Day Once Warmer?
When Valentine’s Day (on February 14) became popular in the Middle Ages, the climate was warmer...
Nearing the End of Solar Cycle 24
Solar Cycle 24 is approaching its end, which will mean the beginning of Solar Cycle 25. What does...
Weather's Important Role in Religious History
Throughout history, religious milestones and unusual weather events and natural phenomena have...
Weather has played a critical role in history on a number of occasions. In both the American...
Will Record-Warmth Continue in 2018?
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2017 was the second warmest...
Super Bowl Weather Through the Years
Super Bowl®LII will be played on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota....
The Year Without a Summer
Have you ever heard of the Year Without a Summer? In 1816, a volcanic eruption and cooling Sun...
Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or...
How Weather Changed History
Here are five big moments in history that were shaped and affected by the weather. Weather affects...
Predicting Snow for the Summer of 1816
Here’s a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow” mistakenly...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
Weather History Search
Get past weather data with the Almanac weather history tool. Find historical weather data by zip...
Weather by the Moon
See the below Weather by the Moon calendar showing what sort of weather will probably follow the...
Did Weather Change History?
Here are seven occasions when weather may have changed the course of American history. If it hadn...