Old Farmer’s Almanac Web Site Launches Snow Report

The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s Web site, Almanac.com, has launched a new Snow Report section created especially for skiers, snowboarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts. While other winter weather Web sites focus on current conditions, the Snow Report gives users access to The Old Farmer’s Almanac’s famous 80 percent accurate long-range weather forecasts as well as a whole lot more.

“With snowfall expected to be above normal throughout most of Canada and many parts of the U.S., skiers and snow seekers should be ready for a great season. We created our Snow Report section on Almanac.com as an easy, one-stop resource for planning trips and outings—whether they’re at a local resort or across the country—all winter long,” says Catherine Boeckmann, Internet Editor.

Found at Almanac.com/snowreport, the new Snow Report section features long-range forecasts for both the U.S. and Canada (free for the current and next month) as well as seven-day predictions tailored for a user’s area.

Like to enjoy the winter weather by the light of the full Moon? Almanac.com’s Snow Report has you covered with an easy-to-use phase calendar. Concerned about windchill? You’ll find handy weather reference tools to help you plan your activities.

Those who prefer to skip the maps and charts should check out the “One-Minute Winter Weather Video” with snow and weather highlights across North America for the coming week.

Is every snowflake different? Answer this question and test your snow trivia knowledge in weekly contests on the Snow Report page. Win fun Almanac prizes including calendars, books, and coupons for the Almanac online General Store. A quarterly contest will invite users to submit their best winter weather photos and videos. The winner will receive a 9-inch widescreen LCD digital photo frame so that their prizewinning picture can be enjoyed all year long!

And because sometimes the best part of a winter day is being able to retire to the warmth inside, Almanac.com’s Snow Report offers recipes from the site’s popular cooking and baking section that are guaranteed to take the chill off. After all, what could be better than ending a day on the trails with a delicious cup of gourmet hot chocolate (http://www.almanac.com/recipe/rich-gourmet-hot-chocolate)?

Almanac.com, first established in the early 1990s, is an offshoot of The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is produced by Yankee Publishing Inc. of Dublin, New Hampshire. The Almanac family of publications also includes themed calendars for 2010: Gardening, Country, and Weather Watcher’s (for wall display); Every Day (in the page-per-day format); and the spiral-bound Engagement Calendar.

Just released is The Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids, Volume 3. This colorful, biannual book was created with the wit and wisdom of its parent publication for kids ages 8 and up. It features wacky and fascinating (not to mention educational) facts, stories, and projects that will keep kids occupied for hours. Find more information along with a free, downloadable activity guide at Almanac4kids.com.

Created for cooks (and anyone who likes to eat well) is the Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Cookbook. This collection features more than 400 home-style recipes, including updated classics and family favorites passed down through generations.

The 2010 Old Farmer’s Almanac is available wherever books and magazines are sold. Folks who can’t find it in bookstores, supermarkets, or hardware stores can order individual copies or subscriptions at Almanac.com or by calling 800-ALMANAC.