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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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What is a Rainbow? | How Rainbows Form
What is a rainbow? Most everyone has seen a rainbow sometime in their life, but do you know how...
Hurricane Forecast 2017 | Hurricane Facts and Common Questions
Find the Atlantic hurricane forecast for 2017—plus, hurricane facts and information from The Old...
List of Names for 2017 Hurricane Season
Tropical storms have been named for 2017, so here is the list of hurricane names for the Atlantic...
The First Snowflake Photographer, Wilson Bentley
Is there any truth to the old saw, “No two snowflakes are alike”? Wilson A. Bentley, a farmer and...
Reading the Weather: The Alphabet from Space
We’ve all gazed at the clouds, and seen different shapes such as animals or faces, right? Here’s a...
What a Stuffy Nose Teaches Us About A Heat Wave
Are you celebrating winter with the dreaded common cold? It may be miserable, but it is showing you...
“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold. And when they talk about it, you pay attention. These reports caught our eye,...
First Snow: Polish the Skis and Snowboards
November opened with cool temperatures and good snow in the West. That whoop you are hearing is...
How to Tie Knots
Learning how to tie knots is a very useful skill. Here’s how to tie knots, including all the basics...
Weather Proverbs and Prognostics: Rain and Clouds
Predict the weather with our collection of weather proverbs and folklore about rain and clouds....
Outdoors Tips: Fishing, Camping, Sky Watching
Heading outdoors for camping, fishing, or sky watching? Here are some great tips and tools to help...
Types of Clouds
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather. Clouds are classified by their...
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” ...
How to Estimate Distances
Did you know that your arm is about ten times longer than the distance between your eyes? That fact...
Eclipse 2017 Weather Forecasts
As the total solar eclipse of 2017 inches nearer and nearer, our attention turns to what will make...
Predicting Weather Using a Persimmon Seed
According to weather folklore, you can predict winter weather with a persimmon seed. Here’s how to...
Heat Waves: 10 Tips for Extreme Heat Safety
What do you do when a heat wave hits? This summer has brought some record-breaking summer...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part III)
Now that we are well into hurricane season, I am continuing a look back at some of the most notable...
How We Predict the Weather
How does The Old Farmer’s Almanac make its long-range predictions? We have a unique, age-old...
Woolly Bear Caterpillars and Weather Prediction
The woolly bear caterpillar—also called woolly worm and fuzzy worm—has the reputation of being able...
Predict Temperature with Cricket Chirps
Did you know that you can tell the temperature by counting the chirps of a cricket? It’s true! Here...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part II)
With the beginning of hurricane season in June, last month we began to look back on some of the...
Nature’s Fireworks: Thunderstorm Facts and Lore
The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that today’s 4th of July festivities will bring fireworks in the...
Surviving Power Outages During a Storm
This summer brings intense storm systems—and a season of power outages. Don’t wait for the next...
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 3 – Meet the Newest Clouds
As I’ve mentioned before, twelve new cloud types were announced this past year. Some of the most...
Summer Weather Forecast
We bring you the 2017 Summer Weather Forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada. When we released The...
Wedding Weather Forecasts
Wondering what the weather will be like for your wedding day? See our weather prediction tools—plus...
UV Index Chart: Time to Burn
The UV Index chart tells you how quickly you will burn your skin without protection so that you can...
Worst Hurricanes in American History (Part I)
With the start of hurricane season upon us, let’s look back on some of the worst, most destructive ...
Temperature Conversion Celsius to Fahrenheit
Looking to change Fahrenheit to Celsius or Celsius to Fahrenheit? Use our Celsius to Fahrenheit...
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 2 – Meet the Newest Clouds
My last post celebrated cloud lovers and how they shook the science world with their cell phones....
Phoning in New Clouds: Part 1
Reach into your pocket and you will find the newest weather instrument—your cell phone. Thanks to...
Power Outages: What to Do Before, During, and After an Outage
What should you do in case of a power outage? Here’s some advice on preparing for and enduring any ...
How to Survive a Hurricane: Hurricane Safety Tips
All U.S. Atlantic seaboard and Gulf coastal areas are subject to hurricanes or tropical storms. If...
Emergency Survival Kit
Keep the following supplies in your emergency survival kit, and you will be prepared for any...
How to Survive a Flood: Flood Safety Tips
Are you in a flood-susceptible area? Know your flood safety guidelines, courtesy of FEMA and the...
How to Survive a Tornado: Tornado Safety Tips
Did you know that the United States has the highest incidence of tornadoes in the world? Before you...
2017 Summer Forecast From The Old Farmer's Almanac
What’s the summer weather outlook? Here’s your 2017 U.S. summer forecast from The 2017 Old Farmer’s...
House Plant Growing Tips
Here are a few key growing tips for houseplants. Please add your own tips at the end of this page!...
The Facts Behind Weather Folklore
Scientists now—finally—admit that many weather proverbs are TRUE! Weather proverbs—the delightful...
Summer 2017 Weather Predictions
With winter behind us, let’s look ahead to see our most likely weather over the rest of spring and...
Long-Range Weather Predictions for May 2017
Here are the May 2017 long-range weather forecasts for the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of The 2017...
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