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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, a volcanic eruption and cooling Sun...
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...
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...
Fall Foliage Map 2017
See our new fall foliage map for peak times across America. Help us add to this foliage map with...
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...
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...
2018 Winter Weather Forecast
Will this winter be wicked or wonderful? Read the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s 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,...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Rain and Clouds
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and folklore about rain and clouds....
Outdoors Tips: Fishing, Camping, Sky Watching
Heading outdoors for camping, fishing, or sky watching? Here are some great tips and tools to help...
Types of Clouds
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather. Clouds are classified by their...
How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact...
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” ...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves. Much like other natural disasters, heat...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
Now that we are well into hurricane season, I am continuing a look back at some of the most notable...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
With the beginning of hurricane season in June, last month we began to look back on some of the...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
Summer months bring intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 3 – Meet the Newest Clouds
As I’ve mentioned before, twelve new cloud types were announced this past year. Some of the most...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part I)
With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive ...
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