Friday, April 14, 2017

An Epic List of Weather Descriptions, Part 1


Remember to get the weather in your book - weather is very important. - Ernest Hemingway


As promised, here is a list of weather descriptions. However, when I got started, I couldn't stop. So, I decided to break it up into two parts. Part one includes descriptions of Rain & Storms, Wind, Lightning, Floods and Overcast skies. Part two includes Fog & Mist, Snow & Ice, Heat & Humidity, and Pleasant weather.



Rain & Storm:
Drizzle
Stream
Patter
Spatter
Sheet of rain
Splash
Torrential
Downpour
Drench
Gushing
Soak
Spurt
Pitter-patter
Pelt
Spritz
Raining cats and dogs
Stream
Pour
Drip
Torrents
Raining buckets
Sprinkle
Shower
Thunderhead

Lightning:
Flash
Bolt
Strike
Thunderbolt
Firebolt
Arc
Ball of fire
Electric
St. Elmo’s fire

Wind:
Draft
Stream
Jet stream
Inflow
Crosscurrent
Gale
Gust
Blast
Blow
Gale
Waft
Breeze
Chinook
Bone-chilling
Raw
Biting
Nippy
Easterly
Westerly
Trade wind
Doldrums
Roaring
Tempest
Violent
Squall
Wind shear
Whirlwind
Bluster
Turbulent
Windswept
Wail
Howl
Scream
Whisper
Blustery
Cyclone

Flood:
Flow
Surge
Course
Flush
Flash
Gush
Overrun
Spill
Roll
Swell

Overcast:
Darken
Gray
Overshadow
Dim
Eclipse
Somber
Gloomy
Obscure
Blackening sky
Extinguishing the light
Shade
Shrouded
Murky
Dusky
Cloaked
Leaden sky
Lackluster
Bleak
Dull
Dead
Drab
Wan
Inky
Sullen
Grim
Rayless
Shady

Shadowy

To be continued....

Do you have other lists that you like using? What other weather descriptions would you add?

♥ Shadow

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