Posted December 28, 2016

The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The Farmers’ Almanac have been predicting, or attempting to predict, the weather since the time of George Washington.


The almanacs forecast weather as far as 18 months ahead in some cases. How accurate are these predictions? That depends who you ask. Meteorologists are skeptical of the almanacs’ weather forecasting methods, while others swear by them. Each almanac sells about 4 million copies every year. So, which can you trust?


The following infographic compares the history, methods, and 2017 weather predictions to help you decide whether you want to follow The Old Farmer’s Almanac or The Farmer’s Almanac … or just stick to your phone’s weather apps. 

The Farmer's Almanac: Old vs. New

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