Is there a connection? I don’t know. I’m not superstitious but sometimes I can’t shake the feeling that there is a weird karmic connection to activities we undertake here in the real world, and the coming of rain. People try all kinds of things to bring rain, from offerings to the gods, to ritual dances, to attempts at manipulate weather through technology.
There are other strange coincidences as well. If I wash my car there’s a sudden chance of rain, but if I also spend an entire weekend in the backyard weeding, sweeping, cleaning out the grill & filling up the propane tanks, putting kindling in the fire pit… the chance of rain goes up dramatically.
If I do all those things *and* accidentally leave my windows down on my truck overnight, rain is pretty much guaranteed.
But for the Army, at least, we can rest assured that a period of high pressure, with a hot, sunny drought, will become a brutally cold windstorm with driving rain overnight when troops go downrange.
…OR, it will get even hotter, drier, and the eggs of all the bugs in a thousand miles will hatch.
Stay safe out there. The weather is not your friend.