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Updated Hurricane Forecast
2019 Hurricane Season...
2019 hurricane season
officially began on June 1. Here is the
—updated on June 4—listing the expected number of storms...
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Noctilucent Clouds: They Come From Outer Space!
It’s noctilucent cloud season! Every year, from late spring through summer, eerie electric-blue...
Weather's Important Role in Religious History
Throughout history, religious milestones and unusual weather events and natural phenomena have...
Volcanoes: How to Measure Volcanic Eruptions
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the Volcanic...
How to Measure Tornadoes: The EF Scale
The EF Scale is the standard way to measure tornadoes based on wind damage. The original Fujita...
2018 Summer Weather Forecast
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year?...
Remembering the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
At 5:12 A.M. on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, an earthquake woke up residents of San Francisco and...
Weather has played a critical role in history on a number of occasions. In both the American...
Cold Spells Contrast With Arctic Warmth
The end of winter in North America brought chilly weather in many regions, and the cold and snow in...
2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to...
Houseplant Care Guide
Houseplants can add color, beauty, and character to your living space! Here are a few key tips for...
Winter Olympics 2018: Why Such Extreme Cold?
Who has been watching the Winter Olympics? Did anyone notice (from your cozy living room) that many...
Will Record-Warmth Continue in 2018?
According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2017 was the second warmest...
What is Citizen Science?
Ready for a mind-expanding adventure? From testing water quality to reporting garden bugs, there’s...
Where the Snow Goes
Let’s talk about winter air. Ever noticed that if you have frost on your car, it will probably be...
How Mardi Gras Started: Hard Winters and Charity
It’s hard to believe that Mardi Gras started with long hard winters and acts of charity. However,...
Surviving Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
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...
Baby, It's Cold Outside
It’s been a cold meteorological winter so far, and the northeastern states hit their very coldest...
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...
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, a volcanic eruption and cooling Sun...
Windchill Chart for the United States
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause...
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 squirrels...
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...
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...
The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s...
2017–2018 Winter Weather Forecast
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 2017–2018 Winter Weather...
Winter Outlook 2017–2018: Colder Than Last Year
Overall, the long range winter forecast for 2017–2018 shows generally colder temperatures than last...
Extremely Active 2017 Hurricane Season Predicted
The 2017 hurricane season is expected to be very active. Here’s how to prepare for hurricane...
Frost Dates Chart for United States
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our U.S. frost dates chart, below,...
Frost Dates Chart for Canada
What are the frost dates for spring and fall in your area? See our Canadian frost dates chart,...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Rain and Clouds
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and folklore about rain and clouds....
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