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What's in Store for Thanksgiving?
What kind of weather’s in store for the big Thanksgiving weekend? Check the Almanac’s
long-range weather forecast
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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...
Survive Blizzards, Cold Snaps, and Power Outages
Ever had a blizzard or snowstorm cause power outages or emergency conditions? How do you prepare...
2016 Tornado Season: Quietest on Record
While the year brought flooding and other extreme events, 2016 was one of the quietest years for...
Top Deadliest Hurricanes
Here are the Top Ten Deadliest Hurricanes in the United States. Listed below are the tropical...
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...
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...
Winter Weather Forecast 2016-2017
Here’s the famous 2016–1017 winter weather forecast for the U.S. and Canadian regions from The 2017...
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...
Predicting Weather: The Ol' Goose Bone Method
Back around the turn of the last century, in the days before the National Weather Service, the so-...
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...
Staying Warm in Winter
Need a smile on a cold winter’s day? Here’s Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac,...
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...
How Weather Affects History
Here are five big moments in history that were shaped and affected by the weather. Weather affects...
Duel in the Pacific
It’s the fight of the century (or at least the year)! The winner decides where we have winter...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for October 2016
Here is our October monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind that...
Mushroom Cloud of Doom?
Does this cloud look like a mushroom in the sky? It appeared over Russia last month and had locals...
Where Do Hurricanes Strike?
As this busy hurricane season reaches its halfway point, it would be nice to know—where do...
Hooray for the Oldest Continuously Published Periodical in America
The Old Farmer’s Almanac is 225 years old this month. So maybe it’s time for Editor-in-Chief Jud...
Blog: Signs of Autumn
It’s my favorite time of year again. Autumn is in the air. What signs of the seasons do you observe...
Herds of Hurricanes, Troops of Typhoons
Why do hurricanes like to bunch up? If one’s coming, get prepared for more. Hurricanes are social...
Teleconnections and Oscillations
Sometimes there is a change in Earth’s atmosphere or oceans that disrupts typical weather patterns...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for September 2016
Here is our September monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind...
Low Solar Activity and Other Weather Factors
Low solar activity usually leads to cooler weather, but other historical trends and factors like El...
2017 U.S. Weather Forecast—Janice Stillman
What’s in store for winter 2016–2017? Editor Janice Stillman gives some highlights. Order your copy...
The Double-Decker River hits Louisiana
As Louisiana, East Texas and the Midwest floundered in floods, satellites showed a startling...
Predicting Snow for the Summer of 1816
Here’s a peculiar prediction: Legend says that a July forecast of “rain, hail, and snow” mistakenly...
Shifting Clouds: Retreating Toward the Poles
Recent satellite data shows that clouds have been retreating toward the poles, and that they’re...
Weather Folklore: The Shepherd's Barometer
Here are some ways to judge the weather, grounded on 50 years’ experience and observations by an...
Flash of Light in the Night Sky
We’re never too surprised when the night sky has a sudden flash. Sometimes it’s late-summer...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for August 2016
Here is our August monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind that...
What is a Heat Index Chart?
What is a heat index chart? How do we stay safe in summer heat? Here’s some helpful advice. As the...
Lightning Bolts: Types of Lightning
During the summer thunderstorm season, not all of the fireworks you see are manmade. The skies will...
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