It was supposed to be 31 degrees today. But it’s not. It’s 18. The meteorologists were wrong by 13 degrees. This is starting to become a routine — I check the weather forecast for the next 5 days — and it is never right. I expect strong sun on Wednesday, I get rain. I bring my raincoat on Thursday because the forecasters tell me so and I’m sweating in the sun. How can this be? Damn — it started raining again, this time I didn’t even bring an umbrella and I have a class to teach in 5 minutes. I expect various patterns of weather to arise here during my 1 year stay in Novosibirsk.
Hail: When rain is frozen during descent to the ground, it often comes a ball of ice. Can harm people on the ground.
Storm: A generic term used to describe various patterns of extreme weather conditions usually involving strong wind and rain. We use affixation, specifically prefix to further specify the type of storm we are describing — eg. Windstorm, thunderstorm, snowstorm.
Weather forecast: Fore means front + movement in English — Foreskin, Forward, Forethought. Forecast means prediction of the future.