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Heading to the Beach?

Heading to the Beach?

The weekend is tantalizingly close. Anyone who spends their workweek cooped up indoors knows there’s nothing more special than good weather during a summer weekend.

The Farmers’ Almanac’s main office is located in Lewiston, Maine, about an hour in one direction from Maine’s celebrated mountains, and an hour in the other direction from the coast, with its sandy beaches. While most people probably associate our far northern state with skiing and moose, rather than with lounging on the beach, the latter is precisely what I intend to do this weekend.

Planning on hitting the beach yourself? Don’t miss our 2013 beach forecast, to find out when the weather will be perfect!

You can also get our tide tables to find out when you’ll have the most sand to enjoy, and when you’ll need to move that beach blanket to keep it from getting washed away!

Taking the kids? Try these games and activities to keep everyone happy and prevent bickering or whining.

Even if you’re not taking the kids, be sure to stay safe yourself with our beach safety guidelines.

Enjoy the surf and sand!


1 Jaime McLeod { 07.15.13 at 1:04 pm }

Bill – You can always see four free months of our forecast here:

Thanksgiving is not currently visible, but it will be shortly (this updates one day at a time to give four full months).

2 Bill Adams { 07.14.13 at 4:08 pm }

My wife and I would like to know how the weather is going to be in the Triad area in NC for the month/year November 2013 thru Thanksgiving. How do we find this out in the Almanac? Thanks in advance anyone please.

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