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The 2016 Farmers Almanac
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6 Wild Winter Retreats You’ve Got To See To Believe!

Would you sleep in a bed made of pillars of ice? Check out these “cool” places to vacation!

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6 More Weeks Of Winter? Don’t Ask The Groundhog, Ask Us!

Anyone who consulted the 2016 Farmers’ Almanac has known since August whether winter will end early. Find out!

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5 Strange Things That Have Rained From The Sky

Meat? Jelly? Frogs? Sometimes when it rains, it pours . . . these things you won’t believe! Learn more!

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Top 5 Memorable Weather Events of 2015

Every year, weather extremes affect us all, from coast to coast, and last year was no exception. Here are our picks for the 5 that made quite an impact.

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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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The Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888

In 1888, an unexpected blizzard swept across the prairies and claimed 235 lives, most of them children. Learn more.

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New Year’s Eve Weather: Mild Or Wild? Get Our Forecast!

If you’re headed outside on New Year’s Eve to ring in 2016, be sure to check out our long-range predictions before picking out your outfit!

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Best Types of Snow For Winter Fun!

Ever hear of snirt? How about crud or corn snow? Learn about the many different types of snow and which ones are a part of your favorite winter activities!

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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 1919, 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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