The Farmer’s Almanac has been around since 1818, but not everyone has heard of it. Or if they’ve heard of it, they really don’t understand what it is.  So New Focus Daily decided to share a little bit about this amazing resource given that fall is almost HERE and we all will be wonderin’ what “Old Man Winter” will have in store for us in the coming months.

The Farmer’s Almanac is an annual publication – which is now online as well – with a wealth of topics ranging from long-range weather predictions for the United States and Canada, calendars, tips on best days to fish, go on vacation, plant a garden, natural remedies, healthy and tasty recipes, and natural home remedies for  a variety of ailments.   The website even lists a tool that allows you to look up all of the weather information for a given day going back to 1945.

Using their own specific – and top secret- formula, which has been reported to include climatology, meteorology, and solar cycles, the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s weather experts claim to be accurate with their weather predictions. According to the Almanac’s website, “The only person who knows the exact formula is the Farmers’ Almanac weather prognosticator who goes by the pseudonym of Caleb Weatherbee. To protect this proprietary and reliable formula, the editors of the Farmers’ Almanac prefer to keep both Caleb’s true identity and the formula a closely guarded brand secret.”

To provide better accuracy, the experts divide the country into 18 different regions, which each have their own forecast. Some meteorologists don’t believe in their methods, though a lot of followers do.  The publication publishes an analysis of their forecast from the previous year.  Unlike commercial forecasters,  the Almanac’s forecasts are calculated several years in advance. They gave themselves a 55.6% accuracy rating in 2016 and a 96.3% accuracy rating in 2015.  The website hasn’t posted their accuracy rating for 2017 yet, but it is sure to be in the just-now-released 2018 almanac.  Many of their followers claim an 80-85% accuracy rate.

Take a look below at what is being forecast for 2018 according to the Farmer’s Almanac and explore the website for a wealth of resources and really cool facts and tidbits!

 

Source:  www.farmersalmanac.com

 

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In July 2017, a partnership was announced with the media group, New Focus Network (NFN). NFN became the underwriter of the online magazine, and the name was changed to New Focus Daily to allow shared content between the two entities to support womens’ empowerment.

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New Focus Daily (Formerly NOU Magazine) is a women’s lifestyle magazine, which provides go-to guide for strategies about health and wellness, cancer survivorship, money, career, relationships, inspiration and more. New Focus Daily is published in partnership with New Focus Network and serves as a Ribbon of Support of the Women Survivors Alliance. NOU magazine was created in 2012 and officially launched at 2013 SURVIVORville. It began under the name “The Plum” with six published articles each month. In January 2015, the magazine officially changed its name to NOU and substantial growth began. In January 2016, NOU Magazine was redesigned and Cindy Chafin became Editor-In-Chief. By November, the magazine officially hit the one million mark in readership over the past four years. In July 2017, a partnership was announced with the media group, New Focus Network (NFN). NFN became the underwriter of the online magazine, and the name was changed to New Focus Daily to allow shared content between the two entities to support womens’ empowerment. New Focus Daily now delivers updated articles to a base of 15,000 readers 3-4 times weekly. Newsletters are delivered to 14,000 weekly and delivers 1.4M impressions per year. In partnership with New Focus Daily Downloads, NFD also delivers to over 28K viewers per week via social media. In July 2017, New Focus Daily Magazine published its first hard copy edition. In partnership with New Focus Network, the content of New Focus Daily can expand into the television viewing market for health, wellness and lifestyle.

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