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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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What’s Falling From The Sky? Types Of Frozen Precipitation Defined!

What’s Falling From The Sky? Types Of Frozen Precipitation Defined!

Have you ever heard of graupel? How does it differ from sleet and freezing rain? Find out!

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Do Raindrops Have A Shape?

Do Raindrops Have A Shape?

Are raindrops really tear-shaped when they fall from the sky? How fast do they fall? We explore some questions about raindrops and provide the scientific answers!

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Thanksgiving 2015 Forecast

Thanksgiving 2015 Forecast

If you’re headed over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving, you may want to check our long-range weather forecast first!

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Is The Current Drought The Worst On Record?

Is The Current Drought The Worst On Record?

How does the current drought measure up to droughts of the past? We explain.

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Labor Day Weekend 2015 Forecast

Labor Day Weekend 2015 Forecast

Labor Day is considered the unofficial end of the summer season. Find out what we’re predicting for your holiday weekend!

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Scuds, Gustnadoes, and Other Scary Clouds That Look Like Tornadoes

Scuds, Gustnadoes, and Other Scary Clouds That Look Like Tornadoes

Learn all about the many cloud formations that are often mistaken for the real thing, photos included!

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How Do Weather Sticks Work?

How Do Weather Sticks Work?

A stick that predicts the weather? Learn the science behind nature!

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Don’t Forget Your Brolly! Umbrella History And Facts

Don’t Forget Your Brolly! Umbrella History And Facts

Check out these fun facts on the ultimate weather accessory!

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Farmers’ Almanac’s Summer Forecast: Move Over Shivery, Get Ready For Sizzlery 

After one of the most memorable winters, with record-breaking snowfall totals, shivery conditions across much of the US, and a slow start to spring, many are now yearning for summer. But how hot will it be?

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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.

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