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Eclipse 2017 Weather...
total solar eclipse of 2017
inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make or break the event: the weather! We took a look ahead to...
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Weather Lore Calendar
Enjoy this free Almanac Weather Lore Calendar on Almanac.com—a collection of proverbs related to...
The Year Without a Summer and Mount Tambora
This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Great Cold Summer of 1816, which will long be...
Summer Heat Wave of 1936
Eighty years ago as of July 2016, a blistering heat wave hit the eastern seaboard. We may complain...
Long-Range Weather Forecasts for July 2016
Here is our July monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind that...
El Niño and Christmas
Each month, we offer a short video with a dose of weather history, a weather Q&A, and weather...
Dog Days of Summer
The phrase “Dog Days” conjures up the hottest, most sultry days of summer. What and when are the...
No Two Snowflakes Are Alike
Can two snowflakes be alike? Why are most snowflakes different? Find out! Enjoy our short Weather...
Cricket Chirps Temperature
In this video, we explain how you can tell the temperature by the chirps of a cricket. Enjoy—and...
How to Boil a Continent
What does it take to boil an egg? Submerge it in hot water. What does it take to boil a continent?...
How Weather Satellites Have Made Dinner Safe
Weather satellites do more than track the Earth’s skies; they also observe the oceans and keep us ...
Which Way Do Hurricanes Move
Enjoy our monthly Weather Wit & Wisdom—short videos with a dose of weather history, a weather Q...
The Impatient Hurricane Season
The Atlantic Hurricane Season has been very impatient. Even before the season officially began,...
Floods Take Texas, Rinse and Repeat
May came and with it, once again, floods hit Texas. The Lone Star State is always grateful for good...
Hottest Decade on Record
Odds are—this will be the warmest decade ever recorded. Find out why—and get a sneak peak at this...
Long-Range Weather Forecasts for June 2016
Here is our June monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind that...
The Epic Battle: Volcanoes vs. Hurricanes
It’s the greatest fight on Earth. It’s not Godzilla vs. King Kong, but when volcanoes battle...
Winter Weather Lore
Weather folklore is a favorite among Almanac readers, and no more so when it comes to the...
Bye, Bye El Niño
Good bye Boy. The El Niño is on its way out. It brought more rain in some areas plus lower summer...
An Early Winter 2016 Weather Prediction
Now that winter is over, it’s time to look to the year ahead to see our most likely weather over...
Some people just complain about weather. Others attempt to understand and profit from it. And a...
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...
Have you enjoyed shivering your way through the latest bout of volcano weather? After a record-...
Frost Chart for United States
Find average frost dates for your last spring frost and first fall frost If your town isn’t listed...
Frost Chart for Canada
Below is a chart showing Canada frost dates in the spring and fall for various Canadian cities. (...
Long-Range Weather Forecasts for April 2016
Here is our April monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Whatever March does...
Long-Range Weather Forecasts for May 2016
Here is our May monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. Keep in mind that the...
The Perils of Predicting Weather
Here at The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we have often explained the forecasting methodology that we use...
Early Spring Weather Warmer Than Normal
This year, the early spring weather really is warmer than normal. Nope, you did not imagine it!...
Praying for a Miracle March
Be careful what you wish for. Californians have been praying for rain and have been blasted by a...
Long-Range Weather Forecasts by Month
Here is our March monthly snapshot of the U.S. and Canadian Weather forecasts. When the cat in...
2015 Warmest Year on Record
The data is officially in, and every credible source has reported that 2015 was the warmest year...
How Herring Runs Predict Spring Weather
Herring—they aren’t just for eating. Besides being the favorite snack for Northern Europe and...
Canadian Cold: The Screaming, Mauling, Scary-o Clippers
The United States is blessed with a wonderful northern neighbor … except when Canada is in a...
Valentine's Day: Cold Weather / Hot Romance
Why do we hold Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate hot romance, in the middle of cold snowy ...
Yes, There Will Be a Winter!
It’s now February, 2016. With the strongest El Niño on record taking control of our weather,...
El Niño – Will It Get Stronger or Weaker?
The El Niño is fading away! Yay! Considering the horrible weather that it brought, that’s a good ...
Hurricane Alex’s New Year’s Resolution
Hurricane Alex is the first hurricane in January in 75 years. How did a hurricane occur in January...
Worst Winter Weather Cities
What are the top five coldest cities to live in the Unites States? Here’s our list (updated in 2015...
Predicting Floods: The Flash Factor
Flash floods are the single deadliest storm-related weather hazard, killing more than 140 people...
Household Uses for Winter Snow and Ice
It’s winter! In central New Hampshire where I live, snow from the first big storm of the season is...
The Wonder of Our Oceans
Tornadoes roar across the USA. Giant earthquakes shake the Earth. Storms rip across the continent. ...
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...
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