in the dictionary of weather, B: many white horses

There is no definition for BABINET’S POINT only: see polarization of the sky.

[POLARIZATION OF THE SKY yields: *scattering by molecules in the atmosphere, but I am more interested in the entry below, which reads: see polar-air depression.]

In the dictionary of weather there are many terms that sound like sadness.

There is no definition for BAD-I-SAD-O-BIST-ROZ only: see: seistan. [SEISTAN from Persian “wind of 120 days.” A strong northwesterly wind over eastern Iran & Afghanistan. Blows almost continuously from May through September. It transports considerable quantities of sand and dust.]

The term contains both “bad” and “sad,” and it is easy to see why this might be true.

Here are other cross-references in the dictionary of weather, which may or may not suggest sadness:

see ultra-long duration balloon (BALLOON SOUNDING)

see wind arrow (BARB)

see pressure tendency (BAROMETRIC TENDENCY)

compare baroclinic (BAROTROPIC)

see cloud leaf (BAROTROPIC LEAF)

compare growler (BERGY BIT)

see omega high (BLOCKING HIGH)

see also gigantic jet (BLUE JET)

see bounded weak echo region (BWER)

[GROWLER refers to the remnants of an iceberg that are almost completely hidden beneath the surface of the water. The assigned term is menacing as compared to the visible remnants, or “bergy bits,” which could almost be seen as endearing.]

The handy standard BEAUFORT SCALE is for use at sea but adapted for land:

Force 5 (at sea) can be described as a “fresh breeze,” and the sea is said to be “moderate, fairly long waves, many white horses, some spray.”

On land, Force 9 is a “strong gale,” and events on land are likely to be “slight structural damage to buildings; chimney pots, tiles, and aerials removed.”

The Forces go from 0 (calm, calm) to 12 (hurricane, hurricane).

*Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857) was a British naval officer and hydrographer (see hydropgraphy). There is no mention of whether he was ever sad, but he is said to have written many letters – of a personal nature – in code. (see Beaufort Letters).

A BLUE MOON is thought to be caused indirectly by forest fires and volcanic dust.

A BORE is a large body of water that advances up an estuary or river in the form of abrupt waves. (see hydraulic jump). Related phenomena called UNDULAR BORES are lesser forms, but more widespread.