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Farmers Almanac
The 2014 Farmers Almanac
Farmers' Almanac

Category — Weather

Parched: Dealing with Drought

The American Southwest is drying up with no relief in site. Get our predictions for the coming months and some crucial water-saving tips!

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Our 2014 Tornado Season Forecast!

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

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Warm Winter Memories

While we wait for winter to head out the door, here’s a look at some of your warmest winter memories.

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Do Volcanoes Affect the Weather?

Volcano eruptions can be scary and awe inspiring, but their impacts go farther than most people realize. Learn more!

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Get Our 2014 Spring Forecast!

What will spring bring? Get our seasonal forecast!

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Do Cold Winters Kill Pests?

Some have said that this year’s frigid temperatures will mean fewer bugs this summer. But is that really true?

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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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Ice Quake! Earth-Shattering Cold

Sometimes frigid temperatures are enough to move the Earth. Learn more!

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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.