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Weather Lore Articles
Can Animals Predict the Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting the weather. Here...
Weather Lore for May
Some people rely more on weather lore than the weatherman. Here are some of our favorite weather...
Why Baby Animals are Born in Spring
Why are baby farm animals typically born in the spring? And why do we have an “Easter Bunny”? Enjoy...
Winter Weather Folklore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so than when it comes to the...
10 Myths About the Cold
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of...
How Insects Predict the Weather
Next time you see an insect, spider, or other “creepy-crawly,” check out what it’s doing! It could...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
How Birds Predict Weather
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather? Closely observe nature and your...
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...
Weather Lore Calendar
We’re big fans of weather folklore, proverbs, and sayings! So, we’ve created a Weather Lore...
Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
With July comes nature’s fireworks—thunderstorms! How is thunder formed? How far away is lightning...
The Year Without a Summer
Have you ever heard of the Year Without a Summer? In 1816, a volcanic eruption and cooling Sun...
Weather Folklore: What Leaves, Squirrels, Apples and Flowers Predict about Winter
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, those leaves you have...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Rain and Clouds
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and folklore about rain and clouds....
The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! Weather proverbs—the delightful...
Not Just Weather Lore: Bears in the Backyards
Mom! There’s a bear in the backyard! Californians are beginning to learn why their state flag has a...
Bloody Awful Weather
It’s enough to make a superstitious person hide under a blanket for the rest of the year. A week...
An Almanac Minute: Woolly Worm
According to folklore, the woolly worm’s stripes predict winter weather. Watch this short video and...
The Facts Behind the Folklore: Weather Proverbs
Almanac readers love weather proverbs. Are they fact or fiction? Find out in this free sample...
Weather by the Moon
See the below Weather by the Moon calendar showing what sort of weather will probably follow the...