bad weather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bad weather weather unsuitable for outdoor activities
    • ***

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Bad weather always looks worse through a window.”
  • Alfred Polgar
    Alfred Polgar
    “Too often man handles life as he does the bad weather, He whiles away the time as he waits for it to stop.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”
  • John Ruskin
    John%20Ruskin
    “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.”

Usage

In literature:

This may in part account for the uneventfulness of its passage; events do not happen rapidly among the Creoles in bad weather.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
Not so bad in summer for it was soon day but in winter the weather was cold and darkness was longer passing away.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In this place we were detained nine days by bad weather.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr
Bad weather, Monsieur Philomene, for the voice!
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
You know he is sure to come to-night, bad as the weather is, on account of that affair.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Should the weather continue bad, I proposed to Jackey to try the overland route.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
I was prevented by the bad weather from making trips to any distance, but one afternoon I drove to Tivoli.
"A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy" by Ida Pfeiffer
Bad weather immediately ensued, and for several days, the provisions could not be landed, so high was the surf occasioned by it.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 1" by David Collins
In bad weather heavy seas toss the buoy, and the bell rings.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
She had met with much bad weather on her passage, and, being exceedingly infirm, her pumps had been kept constantly at work.
"An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2" by David Collins
***

In poetry:

By day, by night he may be had,
Be the weather good or be it bad.
Many a knock and many a fall
He gets, and yet survives them all.
"Patience" by Mary Tourtel
Under osiers with ivy ingrown
We are trying to hide from bad weather.
I am clasping your arms in my own,
In one cloak we are huddled together.
"Intoxication" by Boris Pasternak
Thou ruler of heaven, of earth, and the main,
Of wind, and of weather, of tempests, and rain,
O, list to the moan and the mournful request
Of us, who're by storms, and bad weather distrest!
"Another, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
Captain, Captain, heavy squall in sight;
Just took in the royals, ship she jumps like mad.
Somethin' on the weather bow, looks like a light.
Better come on deck, Sir, things is black and bad.
"Envoy" by Lincoln Colcord
Weather is cold; and snow and sleet
Make it bad for their little feet;
And they dare not peep outside, because
Jack Frost stands ready to pinch their paws--
That's why she sits,
And knits, and knits.
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
The clouds look low and heavy, as if there would be rain,
It always means bad weather when you hear the brook so plain.
The wet won't make much trouble now, for all the crops are in,
And yet I somehow hate to see the long fall rains begin.
"A Farmer's Sorrow" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

A watch (like a severe thunderstorm or tornado watch) means conditions are favorable for bad weather in a particular area.
Winemaker Cherie Spriggs had watched the bad weather over southern England's vineyards all season long.
Bad weather handicapped search, but hikers were unharmed.
The ninth edition of The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) was full of drama, bad weather and amazing performances.
Medical helicopter hit bad weather before crash in Illinois .
Juke Joint Jog Coordinator Kendra Moreland said the event will take place despite possible bad weather.
There's something about the hot weather that seems to bring out bad judgment .
JACK WOLLITZ With bad weather, look on the bright side.
Yuhina birds fight over nest space, but in bad weather they leave each other alone much more.
The proposal accounted for everything except bad weather.
Bad weather means ranger's body may remain on Mount Rainier until midweek .
Rocker's pilot was 'disoriented' in bad weather in May incident.
It warns that bad weather will likely cause more delays and cancellations throughout the Northeast.
Due to bad weather, Claire Barratt's multimedia art installation at The Flood Gallery went a little under the radar when it opened three weeks ago.
While students and teachers might have enjoyed the recent snow day, several blood drives had to be canceled due to the bad weather.
***

In science:

In total, 99 nights were allocated, but due to bad weather conditions or technical problems, not all nights were useful.
A Spectroscopic Survey of WNL Stars in the LMC: General Properties and Binary Status
The DOT and Hinode carried out simultaneous observations, but there is little overlap between them because of bad weather conditions.
Emergence of small-scale magnetic loops through the quiet solar atmosphere
In spite of the initial success of our programme, the Nordic time-allocation committee started turning down our proposals for further search time, and the last regular search run on the original programme was allocated for February 2005, but was completely lost due to bad weather.
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
During some bad weather nights, flexure tests at the telescope were performed.
SAOLIM, a prototype of a low cost System for Adaptive Optics with Lucky Imaging
Bad weather, interception and component failure are the most common factors and the maps in real time looks more like an animation of appearing and disappearing contracting and extracting regions which might not even be circles.
Stochastic Homology. Reduction Formulas for Computing Stochastic Betti Numbers of Maximal Random Complexes with Discrete Probabilities. Computation and Applications
***