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Farmers Almanac
The 2016 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Weather

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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Dreaming of a White Christmas? Get Our Forecast!

Some of you may be in luck! Find out what we’re predicting in your neck of the woods for the Christmas holiday!

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5 Snowiest Places in the U.S.

Which locations in the U.S. see the most fluffy white stuff each year? We’ve got the list here!

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Ski and Board Report for Winter 2015-2016

Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tubing — winter fun depends on snow! What does the upcoming season look like for those who love the white stuff? Find out!

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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

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?

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

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What Are Fogbows?

Will you spot one of these “ghost rainbows” in time for Halloween? Read how the conditions have to be just right for this beautiful, natural phenomenon to form!

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