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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Weather

What Exactly Are “Fair Skies”?

Believe it or not, this weather term actually has an official definition. Read more!

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February’s Cold Temperatures Set New Records

How low did it go? These cities report in, including one whose record had stood since 1885!

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Almanac’s “Shovelry” Forecast Proves Accurate In New England

We called it! See how snowfall totals are rising and records are falling in the Northeast.

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What Is An Alberta Clipper?

No, it’s not a barber or a ship! Learn more about this powerful weather system that comes sweeping down the Plains.

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What Are Mustache Clouds?

Learn about this rare and interesting cloud formation – Quick, before it’s gone!

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Six More Weeks Of Winter? What Does The Almanac Say?

Forget groundhogs! What does the Almanac predict for the remainder of winter?

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Were Winters Better Or Worse A Century Ago?

Are arctic blasts and “snowmageddons” unique only to winters of today? Find out here.

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Must-Read Cold Weather Safety Tips!

Learn how to stay safe when the mercury drops.

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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.