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Spring 2011: Floods and Droughts
Most springs bring April showers and May flowers. This year, springtime has brought floods,...
Yikes! Record-breaking Tornado Activity
There were an estimated 305 tornadoes that swirled through the South in late April—a new record....
Few things in creation are as terrifying as a tornado. A list of weather statistics can never...
On April 11, the Japanese government raised the Fukushima nuclear accident level from five to seven...
Ding, Dong, the Drought is Dead!
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year...
March: Out Like a Lion
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with sunshine...
La Niña's Goodbye Gift: Springtime Floods and Droughts
In Spanish, La Niña means “Little Girl”. Don’t let the cute name fool you. La Niña is one cold...
Earthquakes and Weather
This week I’ve been asked a number of questions about earthquakes and weather. Is there “earthquake...
Storm in the Salad Bowl
Mother Nature has had a lot of people stewing. This year, the stormy 2011 winter weather has been...
Myth-Busting: Blizzards, Bergs, and Other Urban Legends
Have you heard the latest urban legends? A “Biblical blizzard” buried the hearty citizens of North...
Space Weather: Big Solar Storms And Itty-Bitty Earth
If a scientist tells you sunny days are ahead – duck and cover! He may be talking about space...
When, Oh When, Will La Niña End?
La Niña is still strong and still here. Expect more cold stormy blizzards. Ugh! When will winter...
La Niñas, Arctic Oscillations, and Blizzards, Oh My!
Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1...
El Niño and the Groundhog – Science and Folklore
Groundhog Day is coming! Will the groundhog see his shadow? If we were in the middle of an El Niño...
La Niña and Your Grocery Bill
This winter’s weather is being shaped by two enormous weather patterns—La Niña and the Arctic...
Blame the Arctic Oscillation!
The Arctic Oscillation has many aliases. In California, it is the Yukon Express, the cold northern...
An explosive grenade is nicknamed a pineapple. A recent storm that clobbered California is...
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...
Predicting Weather Using a Barometer and Wind Direction
Use a barometer to forecast wind direction and the character of upcoming weather. Here are some...
15 Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes give little warning and strike suddenly. Here are the top 15 deadliest...
Cooking Resources: Cooking Measurement Conversion, Ingredient Substitution, and More
Do you have a recipe that calls for a pottle of milk? How about a pinch of salt? The Old Farmer’s...
How to Measure Earthquakes
Wondering how earthquakes are measured? Seismologists have developed a new measurement of...
Earthquake Questions and Answers
Shake, rattle, and roll! In this short article, we answer common earthquake questions and answers...
Blog: Wild Winter Weather
Winter of 2010 sure brought some wild weather! Did you experience any unusual weather this winter?...
Winter Photo and Video Contest
Enjoy the winning pictures from The Old Farmer’s Almanac Winter Photo Contest. Don’t Almanac...
The Case for a Cool Climate
The science of forecasting solar cycles is nascent, burgeoning, and inexact. For example,...
How Oceans Chill the Air
Ocean temperatures are not constant. They vary from predominantly warm to predominantly cold over...
How Solar Goes Polar
Our Sun is a variable star. Its most notable variables are brightness, or irradiance; eruptive...
Is Global Warming on the Wane?
Some scientists believe that an extreme cooling episode, potentially a mini-ice age, is imminent....
Honeybees and Climate Change
Bees, plants, and weather are all interrelated. Is honeybee pollination moving earlier each year?...
How We Make Our long range weather Forecast
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, our long range weather forecasts are traditionally 80 percent...
The Water-Wise Garden
Plants drink their food. If your soil dries out, your plants will starve—or wilt. Take these steps...
Did Weather Change History?
Here are seven occasions when weather may have changed the course of American history. If it hadn...
Hurricane Tracking Maps
Stay on top of hurricanes as they happen from the comfort of your own home using these tracking...
Windchill Chart for Canada
Consult the Windchill Chart below to avoid severe cold—and frostbite. Also, see the tips below on...
Its easy to tell when it's sticky outside: You have to peel yourself off vinyl car seats and...
How to Measure Hurricane Strength: Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1-5 rating based on the hurricane's present intensity. This...
Tornadoes: Questions and Answers
At The Old Farmer's Almanac, readers often ask us about tornadoes. Here are the most common...
Predicting Weather with a Pig Spleen
Have you ever heard of a pig spleen being able to predict the weather? You can call it folklore—but...
How to Measure Wind Speed: The Beaufort Wind Force Scale
Below is a wind chart, created by Admiral Beaufort. Beaufort arranged the numbers 0 to 12 to...
Predicting Blizzards: Model Misbehavior
Think blizzard and heavy snowfall comes to mind. Officially, however, the deadly winter storm is...
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