The old man climbs to top of highest mountain overlooking enemy encampment. As he gazes down on them, he raises his staff and with it his power. Intense focus in his eyes, staff is pointed at sky. A few moments later dark foreboding clouds roll in, roiling with power and menace. In a flash, lightning suddenly fills night, a whirlwind spins through camp below, followed by a torrent of rain and mighty winds.
The enemy retreats next morning in defeat.
Now, honestly, when you read title of this, how many of you were thinking of something along those lines?
Weather control can be used for combat, which will be addressed in this article, but it can also be used to soften, at times stop totally, natural disasters. It can also be used to gain water for crops and to fight forest fires, before they destroy entire forest. A gentle breeze can be called to cool a hot summers day and stilled in winter to leave you with a bit of body heat.
The weather is an active system and therefore is fairly easily manipulated on a psychic level. Just because a thing can be done easily, does not mean it should be done though. It is important to use great care when working with environment, because what happens in one place can, and will, effect other places. Plus, in a very complicated system, it is difficult at best, to track all of possible results of a given action.
The actual techniques used in weather control are simple.
Properly center yourself and focus.
Hold idea of what weather effect you wish to happen. Make sure to hold it long enough that field will have a chance to create conditions you wish.
Thatís all that you really need to begin.
The trick is in how you do it and what you try to do. For instance, many of you will be familiar with idea of a self-propagating field, a field that continues to grow in strength and size under power of its own organization, which could lead to disaster when working with weather!
It is best to use less force and take more time, rather than forcing sudden drastic changes in climate or local environment. It cuts down on negative side effects.