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Volcanoes: How to Measure...
How do we determine the explosiveness of a volcanic eruption? Traditionally, the
Volcanic Explosivity Index
(VEI) helps us measure volcano activity in order...
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Dog Days of Summer
The phrase “Dog Days” conjures up the hottest, most sultry days of summer. What and when are the...
El Niño and Christmas
Each month, we offer a short video with a dose of weather history, a weather Q&A, and weather...
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,...
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...
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...
The Epic Battle: Volcanoes vs. Hurricanes
It’s the greatest fight on Earth. It’s not Godzilla vs. King Kong, but when volcanoes battle...
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...
Have you enjoyed shivering your way through the latest bout of volcano weather? After a record-...
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. ...
Halloween is Pumpkin Weather for Zoos!
It’s getting close to Halloween. Time to give a pumpkin to—to a polar bear. Isn’t it obvious?...
Sun Photos and Images
Enjoy wonderful, winning SUN photos from Almanac readers! Winning Sun Contest Photos Florida Sunset...
Zombie Tropical Storms Hit Alaska
At the same time that South Carolina was awash with flooding because of a passing hurricane,...
2014-2015 Winter Photo Contest Winners
Congratulations to the 2014–2015 Almanac Winter Photo winners. This year, both the Almanac editors...
Not Just Weather Lore: Bears in the Backyards
Mom! There’s a bear in the backyard! Californians are beginning to learn why their state flag has a...
7-Day Weather Forecast
Short-term 7-day forecast for thousands of locations in the U.S. and Canada. Includes current...
Weather History Search
Get past weather reports with the Almanac weather history tool. Find historical weather data by...
Long-Range Weather Forecast
Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been known for its traditionally 80 percent-accurate...
The Full Moon at Winter Solstice
Since 1793, when The Old Farmer’s Almanac began tracking heavenly events and seasonal changes, the...
El Niño: Giant Pacific Hurricanes on Parade
This is the only time on record that a parade of giant Category 4 hurricanes is strolling through...
El Niño Weather and Wolves
For the first time in 91 years, wild wolves are in California. Scientists told people to expect...
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