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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR MARCH

Fair, cold 1,2,3) with Nor’easter, heavy snow (4,5,6). Fair, cold again (7,8,9,10,11) with showers mainly in the southern part of the region (12,13,14).  Fair, cool (15,16,17) with more showers (18,19).  Fair but colder (20,21) with yet more showers, some snow in the north (22,23); Fair and much cooler temperatures (24,25) with STORMS mainly in the south (26,27). Showers (28,29) turning fair and cool (30,31).

MONTHLY GARDEN ACTIVITIES


BEST DAYS FOR FARM ACTIVITIES 

                                                       


THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S 

LIVING  

    

"If you don’t expect the impossible, you will never be disappointed” 
                                                                                      John Gruber  (1768-1857) 

The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack was established in 1797, making it the second oldest almanac in the United States. It began in a modest print shop on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown, Maryland and was the creation of colonial printer John Gruber and his partner and son-in-law Daniel May. Gruber is considered by many to be one of Hagerstown's "favorite sons" right along with Jonathan Hager, the town's founder and namesake. His almanac has been published continuously for 223 years and is the ONLY almanac that is still published today by direct descendants of its founder.

     The Almanack, as it soon became known, grew in popularity, quickly becoming an integral part of everyday Early American life. For many years hence, it was THE primary source for agricultural, meteorological and astronomical information vital to an agrarian community's survival. The highly accurate weather forecasts (made over 14 months in advance) were first derived using centuries-old methods but over the years, the method has been advanced, incorporating newer, more reliable techniques. And it still contains favorite folk remedies, useful hints and tips for everyday living, and other forms of traditional community wisdoms. Millions of copies have been sold and it has been said that the The Almanack has made Hagerstown widely-known throughout the U.S. and has given Maryland an ‘epicenter’ of farming and agricultural life.

     Throughout its long history, The Almanack has been recognized countless times for its contributions to the steady development and success of colonial agrarian society as well as for making a significant contribution to our national pride (see Hagerstown Celebrates Star Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary!

Gruber's Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has been recognized by Wikipedia as the 47th oldest company in the United  States.  Click on 'List of Oldest Companies in The United States' to see the full list.

THE ALMANACK THANKS THE HERALD-MAIL!

     Over the years, The Herald-Mail, local Hagerstown newspaper, published by Herald Mail  Media , Inc. (www.heraldmailmedia.com/) has given The Almanack great coverage (see a perfect example of that coverage!) but it also has given space to our monthly newsletter as well.  Click here to see the nice graphic they put together and publish the first of each month.   

                  INTERIM FORECAST FOR DECEMBER 2018 TO MARCH 2019

     The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has issued an interim update to its predictions for the coming Winter of 2018-2019. The Almanack's weather prognosticator, Bill O'Toole outlines what's ahead for us in a detailed summary that can be viewed by clicking below.  For local coverage of the weather update, click on  'Winter Could Produce a Storm Every Week', Prognosticator Says'.

                         For more  Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack, click here