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A Guide to Snowflakes: No...
If you look closely at snowflake shapes, you will see many different variations. Rarely are two snowflakes alike.
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List of Names for the 2018 Hurricane Season
Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2018 hurricane season including the Atlantic Basin (...
Hurricane Forecast | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
The 2017 hurricane season officially ended on November 30. Here is the summary of observed activity...
What is a Rainbow? | How Rainbows Form
What is a rainbow? Most everyone has seen a rainbow sometime in their life, but do you know how...
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...
Reading the Weather: The Alphabet from Space
We’ve all gazed at the clouds, and seen different shapes such as animals or faces, right? Here’s a...
What a Stuffy Nose Teaches Us About A Heat Wave
Are you celebrating winter with the dreaded common cold? It may be miserable, but it is showing you...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
First Snow: Polish the Skis and Snowboards
November opened with cool temperatures and good snow in the West. That whoop you are hearing is...
Super Bowl Weather Through the Years
Super Bowl®LII will be played on February 4, 2018, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota....
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...
Are You Prepared for the Next Blizzard?
Are you really prepared for the next blizzard? Let’s check. See five easy ways to be better...
Baby, It's Cold Outside
It’s been a cold meteorological winter so far, and the northeastern states hit their very coldest...
Car Emergency Kit
Keep the following supplies in your car emergency kit. In fact, we always say to prepare your car...
How to Keep Warm in Winter
Cold much? Where I live, winter temperatures are often in the single digits. No matter where you...
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...
Retired Atlantic Hurricane Names
Here is the list of hurricane storm names that have been retired, as of publication in The 2018 Old...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. history. Listed below are the tropical cyclones...
The First Day of Winter: Winter Solstice 2017
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Thursday, December 21, 2017. This is the...
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...
How Will La Niña Affect Winter Weather?
According to early reporting, it looks like we’re in for another La Niña! What does that mean? How...
The Year Without a Summer
Have you ever heard of the Year Without a Summer? In 1816, the world experienced a sudden drop in...
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...
Windchill Chart for the United States
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause...
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
Here are simple instructions on how to make paper snowflakes to decorate your wintery wonderland...
A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest...
Can You Smell Rain Coming?
Have you ever wondered why we can smell the rain coming? My grandfather could even track...
Thanksgiving Weather Forecast
What kind of weather’s in store for the big Thanksgiving weekend? Check the Almanac’s long range...
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
Before you head out to the local pond for some skating or ice fishing, check out our ice thickness...
Get Your Perennials Ready for Winter
Prepare your perennials for winter! Most perennials can be cut down after the first killing frost;...
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 We Predict the Weather
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac make its long range predictions? We have a unique, age-old...
What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather...
The Strongest Hurricane Month Ever
We all know this hurricane season has been active, but how active? September 2017 was the strongest...
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...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
How Insects Predict Weather
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
How to Predict a Frost
Learn how to predict frost, differentiate between a light frost and a hard freeze, and protect your...
The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s...
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