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Weather, sky watch, gardening, recipes, good deals, and everyday advice!
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-...
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 days 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...
Fire Rainbows and Fire Tornadoes
South Carolina reported seeing a “fire rainbow” on August 16, 2015. Then two days later, a “fire...
Double Roar! The Monsoon with Attitude Clobbers California
Last week I blogged about the Southwestern Monsoon. It started early and was running strong. The...
ROAR! The Monsoon with an Attitude!
July is the time of desert miracles. From Southern California to Western Texas, the wet season...
The Soggy Ring of Fire
“And it rains, rains, rains, That ring of fire, that ring of fire.” If you love country music, the...
Red, White and Blue: Antarctic Ice!
When you think of Red, White and Blue you normally think of the flag and the Fourth of July. If you...
It's Raining Critters
I’ve recently blogged about “blood rain” and have blogged about raining “cats and dogs”. Now it’s...
The "Shocking" Secrets of Lightning
If you’ve ever been close to a lightning strike, you know just how powerful a stroke of lightning ...
Floods: The Texas Two-Step
When Texas decides to end a drought, there are no half-measures. The Texas and Southern Great Plain...
Bad Girl Ana
Ana was a rule-breaker. The Atlantic Hurricane Season is supposed to start in June. Tropical Storm...
Hot Water and Weird Weather
In the West the California rainy season just ended. It was dry with several grim records for ...
Getting a Ride From a Tornado
It’s nice to get a lift—but for two students in Oregon, it got pretty scary! They were in the...
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