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27th May '17 12:41:41 PM nombretomado
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** Yes, the YanksWithTanks tried it in TheVietnamWar, in something called Operation Popeye in 1966-7. When revealed to the press, weather modification for military purposes was banned by Congress and then by an international agreement.

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** Yes, the YanksWithTanks tried it in TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, in something called Operation Popeye in 1966-7. When revealed to the press, weather modification for military purposes was banned by Congress and then by an international agreement.
16th May '17 12:27:37 PM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', it is revealed that the Dwemer built one (known as the Karstangz-Beharn) in their city of Bamz-Amschend. After their disappearance, the city of Mournhold was built over top of it. [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Almalexia]]]] will command you to use it in the ''Tribunal'' expansion to create ash storms in Mournhold as a show of her power. It will reset to normal following completion of the ''Tribunal'' main quest, but nothing is stopping you from going back to it and setting it to create whatever weather you want.

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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', it is revealed that the Dwemer built one (known as the Karstangz-Beharn) in their city of Bamz-Amschend. After their disappearance, the city of Mournhold was built over top of it. [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Almalexia]]]] will command you to use it in the ''Tribunal'' expansion to create ash storms in Mournhold as a show of her power. It will reset to normal following completion of the ''Tribunal'' main quest, but nothing is stopping you from going back to it and setting it to create whatever weather you want.want.
** A couple of different [[MakeMeWannaShout Shouts]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' have this effect. Clear Skies eliminates local weather effects (like MysteriousMist), while Storm Call does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



* A couple of different [[MakeMeWannaShout Shouts]] in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' have this effect. Clear Skies eliminates local weather effects (like MysteriousMist), while Storm Call does ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
27th Apr '17 12:00:38 PM Theriocephalus
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* ''FanFic/ThroughTheWellOfPirene'': The goblins living in the hidden castle in the Everfree use this kind of machines in lieu of traditional magic for their brand of weather control, making rainbows out of crushed gemstones and manticore oil, clouds with water and huge fans and lightning with jars of static and electrically charged thunderstones.
27th Mar '17 11:02:20 AM BeerBaron
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* A weather control machine is featured conservatively in the ''Tribunal'' expansion to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' under the city of Mournhold. Unlike some other Dwemer machinations, no attempt to justify it is given. Considering one of the valid settings includes "ash storm," whether or not it was built as a genuine weather machine is worth questioning. It never actually gets destroyed, despite being used by the BigBad as part of a scheme to inspire fear and belief in her power -- it is reset to inactive at the end of the main quest-line, but nothing keeps you from going down to it and setting it to the weather ''you'' want.

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* A weather control machine In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', it is featured conservatively revealed that the Dwemer built one (known as the Karstangz-Beharn) in their city of Bamz-Amschend. After their disappearance, the city of Mournhold was built over top of it. [[spoiler:[[PhysicalGod Almalexia]]]] will command you to use it in the ''Tribunal'' expansion to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' under the city of Mournhold. Unlike some other Dwemer machinations, no attempt to justify it is given. Considering one of the valid settings includes "ash storm," whether or not it was built create ash storms in Mournhold as a genuine weather machine is worth questioning. It never actually gets destroyed, despite being used by the BigBad as part show of a scheme to inspire fear and belief in her power -- it is power. It will reset to inactive at the end normal following completion of the ''Tribunal'' main quest-line, quest, but nothing keeps is stopping you from going down back to it and setting it to the create whatever weather ''you'' you want.
5th Mar '17 5:42:49 PM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer in MarvelComics.

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* [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor's]] hammer in MarvelComics.Creator/MarvelComics.
20th Jan '17 11:47:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Normand Lester's science thriller ''{{Verglas}}'', the 1998 icestorm that struck the Montréal area is an experiment by ThePentagon in the development of a climactic weapon that went wrong. The book speculate that ULF waves generated by a transmitter at Siple Station, a US base in Antarctica, caused the icestorm by affecting the ionosphere over Québec.

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* Normand Lester's science thriller ''{{Verglas}}'', ''Literature/{{Verglas}}'', the 1998 icestorm that struck the Montréal area is an experiment by ThePentagon UsefulNotes/ThePentagon in the development of a climactic weapon that went wrong. The book speculate that ULF waves generated by a transmitter at Siple Station, a US base in Antarctica, caused the icestorm by affecting the ionosphere over Québec.



* In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert Red Alert 2]]'', one of these is the Allied superweapon. Somewhat justified in that the entire American nuclear arsenal was destroyed in the game's intro, so they had to turn to new ideas for superweapons.
** The Scrin in ''Command and Conquer 3'' have the ability to artificially induce storms, which make certain units even better.

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In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2]]'', one of these is the Allied superweapon. Somewhat justified in that the entire American nuclear arsenal was destroyed in the game's intro, so they had to turn to new ideas for superweapons.
** The Scrin in ''Command and Conquer 3'' ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberiumWars Tiberium Wars]]'' have the ability to artificially induce storms, which make certain units even better.
27th Nov '16 2:54:16 PM nombretomado
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* There have been at least five weather machine usages on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. The first is seen in the background of an R&D, but its function is mentioned to show [[RuleOfCool how advanced the facility was]]. The second time was used to attack [[CanadaEh Canada]]. Third brought to life [[{{Snowlems}} an army of evil snowmen]] and brought a brief raining of frogs (wait... what?) The fourth was created by "Evil Ron" and dubbed "The Mega Weather Generator". The fifth was used to make sure it was always winter [[{{Narnia}} (but never Christmas)]]. The appropriate {{Continuity Nod}}s occur.

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* There have been at least five weather machine usages on ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible''. The first is seen in the background of an R&D, but its function is mentioned to show [[RuleOfCool how advanced the facility was]]. The second time was used to attack [[CanadaEh Canada]]. Third brought to life [[{{Snowlems}} an army of evil snowmen]] and brought a brief raining of frogs (wait... what?) The fourth was created by "Evil Ron" and dubbed "The Mega Weather Generator". The fifth was used to make sure it was always winter [[{{Narnia}} [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia (but never Christmas)]]. The appropriate {{Continuity Nod}}s occur.
12th Oct '16 12:49:22 PM kyojikasshu
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the weather in Equestria is controlled by direct manipulation of cloud formations by Pegasus with some resources from a weather factory in the city of Cloudsdale. This is likely a factor in the great prosperity of Equestria, as it pretty much ensures bumper crops every year. In fact, the concept of uncontrolled weather is alien to the ponies, and one of their many reasons for fearing the [[TheLostWoods Everfree Forest]] is the way that its weather could change on its own.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the weather in Equestria is controlled by direct manipulation of cloud formations by Pegasus with some resources from a weather factory in the city of Cloudsdale. This is likely a factor in the great prosperity of Equestria, as it pretty much ensures bumper crops every year.year (provided there isn't a blight). In fact, the concept of uncontrolled weather is alien to the ponies, and one of their many reasons for fearing the [[TheLostWoods Everfree Forest]] is the way that its weather could change on its own.
15th Sep '16 11:01:54 PM Killerikala
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* In an episode of Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff (Well, the Finnish version anyway)]] a scientist creates one, and fills their office with fog after being dismissed for being crazy. One of the main characters uses the machine to help Britain to win in several sports, but it's revealed that modifying weather in one place also affects the weather somewhere else; Thus the main characters end up jumping around the world fixing the weather, but keep messing it up even more.

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* In an episode of Radio/TheMenFromTheMinistry [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff (Well, ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Well, the Finnish version anyway)]] anyway]]) a scientist creates one, and scientist, angry for being accused of being crazy, fills their the main character's office with fog after being dismissed the same machine he was laughed for being crazy. One minutes earlier. Now seen the power of the machine, the main characters uses the machine promise to help look over it, but start using it to help/cheat Britain to win in several sports, but it's revealed sports. Then they find out that modifying changing weather in one place also affects causes it to change in other places, and the weather somewhere else; Thus the main characters two end up jumping around the world fixing the weather, globe trying to fix what they started, but keep messing it up even more.
2nd Sep '16 2:27:26 PM fgenzo159
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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer S.O.S. Meteors: Mortimer in Paris]]'', Mortimer uncovers the villains' EvilPlan to use a network of meteorological stations in order to manipulate West Europe's weather. The whole infrastructure is powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Ball Lightning]]. The main objective is to create a fog in which the nitrogen level of air gets lower, turning everyone in the streets "bonkers" by breathing more oxygen, including the cops and army, this way allowing these countries to be ''invaded''. Yeah.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer S.O.S. Meteors: Mortimer in Paris]]'', Mortimer uncovers the villains' EvilPlan to use a network of meteorological stations in order to manipulate West Europe's weather. The whole infrastructure is powered by [[ArtisticLicensePhysics Ball Lightning]]. The main objective is to create a fog in which the nitrogen level of air gets lower, turning everyone in the streets "bonkers" by breathing more oxygen, including the cops and army, this way allowing these countries to be ''invaded''. Yeah.
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