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Volcanoes: How to Measure...
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the
Volcanic Explosivity Index
(VEI) helps us measure volcano activity in order...
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Power Outages: What to Do Before, During, and After an Outage
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How to Survive a Hurricane: Hurricane Safety Tips
All U.S. Atlantic seaboard and Gulf coastal areas are subject to hurricanes or tropical storms. If...
Emergency Survival Kit
Keep the following supplies in your emergency survival kit, and you will be prepared for any...
How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips
Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Know your flood safety guidelines, courtesy of FEMA and the...
How to Survive a Tornado: Tornado Safety Tips
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? Before you...
2017 Summer Forecast From The Old Farmer's Almanac
What’s the summer weather outlook? Here’s your 2017 U.S. summer forecast from The 2017 Old Farmer’s...
The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! Weather proverbs—the delightful...
Summer 2017 Weather Predictions
With winter behind us, let’s look ahead to see our most likely weather over the rest of spring and...
long range weather Predictions for May 2017
Here are the May 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
The Beautiful Earth From Above
One of the joys of working with weather is that I also work with satellite pictures—to see our...
Can Animals Predict Weather? Animal Proverbs
Observe animals and you’ll see that they, too, have their own ways of predicting weather. Here are...
Weather Sayings and Their Meanings
Ready for do-it-yourself weather predicting? Long before meteorologists had sophisticated...
long range weather Predictions for April 2017
Here are the April 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
More Record-Setting Weather Patterns
There were a record number of high and low temperatures across the U.S. and Canada in 2016—and the...
The 2017 Blizzard That Blew Away
It was the giant blizzard that was scheduled to paralyze New York City and predicted to become “...
Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada
Here is our Spring 2017 Weather Outlook for Canada, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Canadian...
St. Patrick's Day and Double Rainbows
It’s time to celebrate being Irish (or pseudo-Irish) and look for that pot of gold waiting for you...
long range weather Predictions for March 2017
Here are March 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017 Old...
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...
Atmospheric Rivers: Why California Is Flooding
Who knew Californians might be calling the five dry years of drought “The Good Old Days”? The state...
A Winter for the Record Books
As I write this, winter 2016–2017 has been mild across nearly all of the country, with above-normal...
long range weather Predictions for February 2017
Here are February 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
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...
A Guide to Snowflakes: No Two Alike?
If you look closely at snowflake shapes, you will see many different variations. Rarely are two...
Signs of a Cold Winter 2017
For winter 2017, the Almanac has predicted colder-than-normal temperatures for most of the United...
long range weather Predictions for January 2017
Here are January 2017 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
2016 Tornado Season: Quietest on Record
While the year brought flooding and other extreme events, 2016 was one of the quietest years for...
Weather Update: The Big Warm-Up
With warmer-than-normal temperatures and several hurricanes and tropical storms affecting the...
Weather Lore: Observing Nature's Signs
What weather is in store for us? Our ancestors lived close to the land and by observing the natural...
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...
Winter Weather Forecast 2016-2017
Here’s the famous 2016–1017 winter weather forecast for the U.S. and Canadian regions from The 2017...
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...
long range weather Predictions for December 2016
Here are December 2016 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
Drought Outlook: Over Half the U.S. Is Dry
The latest figures are out. As of end of 2016, more than half of the continental U.S. is dry or in...
Keep the following first aid supplies in the household to treat unexpected injuries. Cuts and ...
Historic Thanksgiving Storms
Some of our wildest weather has occurred around Thanksgiving! Here are 5 of the biggest...
More of How Weather Affects History
Did you know that weather often shapes the course of human history? Find out about five times when...
How Birds Predict Weather
Did you know that bird behavior can help us predict the weather? Closely observe nature and your...
long range weather Predictions for November 2016
Here are November 2016 long range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
The Blob is Back! Will Winter Be Warmer?
It’s Back! The “Cold Atlantic Blob” is once again haunting the North Atlantic. It may sound like a...
Staying Warm in Winter
Need a smile on a cold winter’s day? Here’s Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac,...
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