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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
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2014 Hurricane Update

2014 Hurricane Update

Hurricane season peaks this month. Get a recap of the season so far, and check out our predictions for the rest of the year!

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2014 — The Year of Storms

2014 — The Year of Storms

Spring storms can be just as dangerous as winter ones. Learn more about extreme spring weather.

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Blown Away: Wind Speed Records

Blown Away: Wind Speed Records

Some of the more extreme storms come with dangerous, sustained wind speeds. Check out some record breaking numbers.

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Our 2014 Tornado Season Forecast!

Our 2014 Tornado Season Forecast!

Find out whether or not the Farmers’ Almanac is predicting a bad season for tornadoes!

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Get Ready: Polar Vortex, Take Three

Get Ready: Polar Vortex, Take Three

Just when you thought it was gone, the polar vortex is back!

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“Pax” is No Surpise for the Almanac

“Pax” is No Surpise for the Almanac

As a nasty storm, dubbed “Pax” by the Weather Channel, tears its way up the East Coast of the United States, the Farmers’ Almanac staff is nonplussed. We foresaw this storm nearly two years ago.

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The Saint Valentine’s Day Blizzard

The Saint Valentine’s Day Blizzard

In 1940, instead of getting hit with Cupid’s arrows on Valentine’s Day, New England was bombarded with 60-mph winds and eight-foot snowdrifts. Learn more!

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Clothes That Laugh at Winter Weather

Clothes That Laugh at Winter Weather

It has been a bitterly cold winter so far, but that doesn’t mean you have to freeze. Get our tips on the best winter weather wear!

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The Super Bowl Storm of ’75

The Super Bowl Storm of ’75

While their beloved Vikings were battling the Pittsburgh Steelers for the NFL championship, Minnesotans (and much of the rest of the country) were battling a crippling storm!

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.