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Spring Forecast 2018
2018 Spring Weather Forecast
Winter is nearly over, which means that spring is just around the corner! What kind of weather can we expect this year? Get your
2018 Spring Weather Forecast...
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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...
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...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
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...
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...
Predict Temperature with Cricket Chirps
Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It’s true! Here...
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...
Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that today’s 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in 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...
Summer Weather Forecast
We bring you the 2017 Summer Weather Forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada. When we released The...
UV Index Chart: Time to Burn
The UV Index chart tells you how quickly you will burn your skin without protection so that you can...
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 ...
Temperature Conversion Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our Celsius to Fahrenheit...
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 2 – Meet the Newest Clouds
My last post celebrated cloud lovers and how they shook the science world with their cell phones....
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 1
Reach into your pocket and you will find the newest weather instrument—your cell phone. Thanks to...
Power Outages: What to Do Before, During, and After an Outage
What should you do in case of a power outage? Here’s some advice on preparing for and enduring any ...
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...
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