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The momentary conditions of the atmosphere.

Six main components
Temperature, atmospheric pressure, wind, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness.

See Health forecasting.

Vox populi
verb To bear through an unpleasant time or activity (i.e., to weather through the final semester).


Vox populi That which people talk about when everything else is taboo
Weather US record-holders–Natl Weather Serv
Coldest Average temperature–36.4ºF–Intl Falls, MN
Warmest–77.7ºF–Key West, FL
Driest–2.65 inches–Yuma, AZ
Wettest–104.5 inches rainfall–Quillayute, WA
Cloudiest–242 cloudy days–Quillayute, WA
Snowiest–243.2 inches of snow–Blue Canyon, CA
Sunniest–348 sunny days–Yuma, AZ
Windiest–15.4 mph–Blue Hill, MA
Note: For international figures, visit list.htm


climate, climatic conditions.

weather stain
said of wool. See fleece rot.
weather stress
cold, heat, wet stress.

Patient discussion about weather

Q. can places with a very different weather make you allergic to something you werent allergic to before? my sister just went to England and she doesn't stop sneezing. We all thought she cought a cold but it's been like 8 days now and her eyes are teary and a she just got a small rash on her right arm. are these all even related? I guess we're an allergic family...

A. but how can you actually tell what the allergy is caused by? I mean- there are so many new things in her area now- it can be anything...

More discussions about weather
References in classic literature ?
The crooked weathercock would always turn it into a joke.
Pitman will continue until the end of the season before handing over the reins at her Weathercock House Stables to son Mark.
OWNER Malcolm Denmark is to have horses with David Pipe and Ferdy Murphy for the first time, but said yesterday that the bulk of his jumpers would remain with his salaried trainer Warren Greatrex at Weathercock House Stables in Lambourn.
Llewellyn is due to succeed Mark Pitman as trainer at Weathercock House in Lam-bourn after the Grand National meeting and he is scaling back his riding commitments as a result.
A flute fish placed on top of the sculpture acts like a weathercock and blows with the wind making pan pipes sounds.
Pitman, winner of the 1991 Cheltenham Gold Cup on Garrison Savannah, soon established himself as one of training's brightest young stars after taking over the reins of Weathercock House from his mother Jenny in 1997.
The daring vicar hopes to have raised about pounds 2,000 towards the pounds 60,000 revamp by removing the weathercock from its 156ft high perch - 77 years to the day after the structure was badly damaged by a bolt of lightning.
Mrs Pitman has about a month to run before she hands over Weathercock House stables in Upper Lambourn to son Mark.
Mrs Pitman, who this week announced she is to hand over the reins at Weathercock House to her son Mark, was obviously delighted with the result.
Pitman revealed that her son Mark, rider of Garrison Savannah in the Gold Cup and now in his second season as a trainer, will take over at Weathercock House.
Denmark added that he was intent on expanding his racing involvement and stressed that "the core" of his team would remain with Greatrex at Malcolm Denmark: plans a "diversification of horses" Weathercock, which he bought from Pitman's mother Jenny when she retired from training.
This will be Dempsey's first run since Carl Llewellyn took over the reins at Weathercock House from Mark Pitman.