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Balloons Going Up! Snow Coming Down.
It’s autumn! It’s time for leaves to turn and, if you are in New Mexico, balloons to float....
La Niña: Good or Bad?
Here’s the news – La Niña, that cool pool of water in the Tropical Pacific, is back. It’s...
Hurricanes: Does Size Really Matter?
Hurricane Irene was huge! But are the big storms more harmful? You might be surprised to find the...
When Irish Skies are Raining--A Visit From Hurricane Katia
When we are lucky enough that a hurricane doesn’t hit us, we seldom ask where it went. We are...
Weather Recipe: How to Make a Hurricane
So you want to cook up a hurricane in the Atlantic—reach into your cupboard and take out: 1. ...
Hurricanes and the Deadly Ripple
It didn’t seem deadly in the early days. Back in the 1970s—the era of shaggy hair and bad shirts—...
The Return of La Niña???!!!
La Niña might return. The huge Pacific weather event that shaped last winter and this year’s...
Roadtrip through the Texas Drought
OK—the only thing higher than July’s temperatures is the price of gasoline. So why am I on a road...
The Heat Dome that Fried the U.S.A.
The heat wave that is baking America is being called a “heat dome”. A better name would be “Hadley’...
Basic Meteorological Terms, Concepts, and Phenomena
Confused by weather forecasts? Here are some of the more common and basic meteorological terms,...
Here Comes the Tropical Trio
Are you ready for the Tropical Trio—heat waves, monsoon storms and hurricanes? Ready or not, it’s...
Another One Bites The Dust
My young friend from Arizona was not happy. He had served in Iraq and learned to hate haboobs. The...
La Nada in the Pacific: A Whole Lot of Nothing
La Niña, that trouble-making cold spot in the Pacific, is gone and now we are being told to brace...
Wildfires—When the World Ends in Fire
This week the air is filled with smoke. I am over 200 miles from the huge Wallow wildfire in...
Boom! The Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano
Volcanoes such as Grímsvötn are nature’s wildcard. First there is the fiery eruption , followed by...
Drought in the South
While the Mississippi floods grab the headlines, Texas and the South are baking in a drought. Crops...
Spring 2011: Floods and Droughts
Most springs bring April showers and May flowers. This year, springtime has brought floods,...
Yikes! Record-breaking Tornado Activity
There were an estimated 305 tornadoes that swirled through the South in late April—a new record....
Few things in creation are as terrifying as a tornado. A list of weather statistics can never...
On April 11, the Japanese government raised the Fukushima nuclear accident level from five to seven...
Ding, Dong, the Drought is Dead!
On March 30, the Jerry Brown, the new governor of California, announced that the state’s three-year...
March: Out Like a Lion
According to weather folklore, a stormy March that comes roaring in will meekly leave with sunshine...
La Niña's Goodbye Gift: Springtime Floods and Droughts
In Spanish, La Niña means “Little Girl”. Don’t let the cute name fool you. La Niña is one cold...
Earthquakes and Weather
This week I’ve been asked a number of questions about earthquakes and weather. Is there “earthquake...
Storm in the Salad Bowl
Mother Nature has had a lot of people stewing. This year, the stormy 2011 winter weather has been...
Myth-Busting: Blizzards, Bergs, and Other Urban Legends
Have you heard the latest urban legends? A “Biblical blizzard” buried the hearty citizens of North...
Space Weather: Big Solar Storms And Itty-Bitty Earth
If a scientist tells you sunny days are ahead – duck and cover! He may be talking about space...
When, Oh When, Will La Niña End?
La Niña is still strong and still here. Expect more cold stormy blizzards. Ugh! When will winter...
La Niñas, Arctic Oscillations, and Blizzards, Oh My!
Welcome to Weather Math 101. Today’s equation: 1 Strong La Niña + 1 Insane Arctic Oscillation = 1...
El Niño and the Groundhog – Science and Folklore
Groundhog Day is coming! Will the groundhog see his shadow? If we were in the middle of an El Niño...
La Niña and Your Grocery Bill
This winter’s weather is being shaped by two enormous weather patterns—La Niña and the Arctic...
Almanac Promo Images 2018
Files to Download The following files are available for use in your catalogs, e-commerce sites, or...
Blame the Arctic Oscillation!
The Arctic Oscillation has many aliases. In California, it is the Yukon Express, the cold northern...
An explosive grenade is nicknamed a pineapple. A recent storm that clobbered California is...
The Facts Behind the Folklore: Weather Proverbs
Almanac readers love weather proverbs. Are they fact or fiction? Find out in this free sample...
Weather by the Moon
See the below Weather by the Moon calendar showing what sort of weather will probably follow the...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Insects and Reptiles
Next time you see an ant or a spider, check out what it’s doing—it could let you know something...
Ice Thickness Safety Chart
Stay safe during the winter months by using our chart to help determine what is safe ice thickness...
Predicting Weather Using a Barometer and Wind Direction
Use a barometer to forecast wind direction and the character of upcoming weather. Here are some...
How To Measure Hail
Check out our chart for how to measure hail, using the Torro Hailstorm Intensity Scale. Hail falls...
15 Deadliest Tornadoes in U.S. History
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes give little warning and strike suddenly. Here are the top 15 deadliest...
Cooking Resources: Cooking Measurement Conversion, Ingredient Substitution, and More
Do you have a recipe that calls for a pottle of milk? How about a pinch of salt? The Old Farmer’s...
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