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Are You Hurricane Ready?

Hurricanes are weather’s most monstrous storms and they can cause devastating destruction. These important tips can help you weather the storm — before, during, and after a hurricane strikes.

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Lightning Lore: Did They Get It Wrong?

Does the old saying, “lightning never strikes twice in the same place” hold true? Find out what Mother Nature has to say about it!

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Labor Day Forecast: What’s In Store For The Long Weekend?

What’s in store for the unofficial last weekend of summer? Will your cookout get rained out? Find out!

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Do Solar Eclipses Affect The Weather?

We’re all hoping for clear skies for Monday’s eclipse, but do eclipses themselves have any impact on our weather? Find out!

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What The Heck Is Mud Season?

Bet you didn’t know that many in the northeast endure five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter, and mud. And it’s not pretty. Learn more!

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Where Does the Saying “On Cloud Nine” Come From?

When you’re feeling extremely happy or blissful, you might feel you’re “on cloud nine.” But what on earth does being happy have to do with clouds? And why cloud nine? Find out!

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What’s The Weather Lore Behind the Morton Salt Slogan?

What’s the meaning behind the “When it rains, it pours” slogan? And why does salt cake together on muggy or rainy days in the first place? Find out.

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Hot Enough To Fry An Egg?

You’ve heard the expression before, but can summer weather ever really get that hot? Find out!

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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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