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Will Halloween Weather Be Spooktacular?

Will your little ghouls and goblins need an umbrella or should they bundle up like a mummy? See our Halloween weather predictions for the US and Canada.

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The Persimmon Lady’s 2018-19 Winter Forecast

Can you predict the weather ahead with persimmon seeds? According to folklore, yes! Here’s our persimmon seed forecast with a batch of Eastern NC seeds.

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Winter Wimps: 7 Cities That Can’t Handle Snow

When it comes to winter weather, one person’s flurry is another’s freak-out. Do you live in one of these 7 weather wimpy cities?

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Hedge Apples and Other Unusual Winter Weather Forecasters

Before Doppler radar and other high-tech gizmos, people relied on indicators from the natural world to predict the weather. In addition to our 20 Signs of A Hard Winter, we found more signs to watch. See the list!

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Will Fall Be Fantastic? Get Our Forecast

Many of our readers and Facebook fans tell us that fall is their favorite time of year, full of their favorite things—apples, colorful leaves, and especially cooler temps. So will this fall deliver? Here’s what we’re predicting.

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Is Cold Weather Good for You?

Before you pack up and move to the tropics to escape the impending winter, you may be surprised to learn about cold weather health benefits. See the list.

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Goodbye August, Hello Fall?

According to our calendars, we still have a few weeks of summer left to enjoy. But in meteorological circles, fall begins September 1st. Why are there two dates? We explain.

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What Did People Do Before Air Conditioning?

Our parents and grandparents had to get creative when it came to keeping cool. See the list of ways people used to beat the heat before air conditioning was invented.

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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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