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Fall Foliage Prediction
Fall Foliage Forecast 2017
One of the joys of fall is the beautiful fall foliage—the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. How will weather affect their color? Is it a good year for pretty leaves? See...
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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...
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...
Bloody Awful Weather
It’s enough to make a superstitious person hide under a blanket for the rest of the year. A week...
Peek-A-Boo El Niño
California is in a horrible drought. Everyone was relieved last winter when they were told that...
One More Time! The Troubles with Predicting El Niño
It was so-o-o easy. Scientists would predict an El Niño. Boom—three months later, the El Niño would...
Under the Weather: Weather and Illness
It’s the ultimate irony. I love to write about weather but today it is hard because I’m under the ...
Tropical Paradise: Get It While It’s Hot!
Are you tired of the cold? Do your arms ache just thinking of shoveling snow? Have I got a vacation...
Did a Volcano Rain on Seattle on the West Coast?
It rained on the grateful West Coast! Then people noticed something very weird. The rain was ...
Hot Water and Cold Blizzards
Late in January, two winter storms are tag-teaming to flatten the East Coast. Ugh! Ironically, this...
Ice Flash! Looking at the Great Lakes
Remember last winter? (Shiver!) Ninety-two percent of the Great Lakes were covered with ice, the...
Fast Planes and Warmer Weather
Zip! This January, a passenger jet broke all records for crossing “The Pond”. A British Airlines...
Goodbye Triple R, Hello Pineapple Express
Ever heard of the Pineapple Express? California collects weather patterns with odd names. Does it...
A Weather Addict’s Wish List
It’s time to make a list of wishes for gift-buying relatives and elves. What do you give a hopeless...
Cloud Shapes 5: What Do You See?
For the past four months, we’ve shown you photos of clouds that might remind you of a certain...
Freezing Weather and Thundersnow
The only thing more spectacular than a cold spell bringing freezing temperatures to all 50 states...
Cloud Shapes 4: What Do You See?
It’s amazing how invisible water vapor can condense into tiny water droplets or ice particles,...
Cutting Cold: The Sword is Back!
Do you hear the swish of the Sword of Damocles overhead? Last winter I wrote about that ancient...
The Huge Eruption You Are NOT Hearing About
One of the largest eruptions in centuries in Iceland has been ongoing for months, flooding the...
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