I think this is a topic we all probably understood before we read this chapter--we just may not have recognized it. The weather in a story or poem (or movie) definitely helps set the mood. When we read Wuthering Heights, you will see how much the weather plays a role in the plot. It acts more as a reflection of what the characters are feeling.
So what about what we've read so far? Can you think of any stories where the weather was a factor? What about in the novels you've read for your journals?
I am reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It takes place in a very dry part of California, and the quest for water is very important. The characters can't wait for the rain. It reminds me of their lives--for the most part they are very dry--but every once in a while something major happens (a rain storm???) and things get very interesting.
So now it's your turn. Think of a story, poem, or movie where rain or snow is factor and/or a reflection of what's going on.