Localized Weather & Stormfronts/Changelog

As Localized Weather & Stormfronts (Weather 2) is the continuation of Weather & Tornadoes, its version numbers begin at 2.



  • Initial release of partial cloud coverage chance feature, for now only goes between 100% or as low as 60% coverage until further testing is done with lower amounts that would interfere with storm spawn rates
  • Fix compatibility issue with Tough As Nails that resulted in no rain particles but still had splashing effects on ground
  • Fix dedicated server crash when using global spawn mode when no players connected
  • Fix potential issue with no wind events fighting high wind events causing issues with sandstorms
  • Sacrificed more players to the almighty spinny being


  • Requires latest CoroUtil
  • Fixed sand layer duplication exploit
  • Added recipe to turn sand layers back into sand, and made the inverse recipe more balanced
  • Made snowfall fade in to avoid particle popin
  • Added config option for every recipe
  • Adjusted EZ GUI config descriptions to be easier to understand
  • Added EZ GUI options for global storm rates that switches between 1 randomly chosen player for storm vs each player getting their own storm
  • Added EZ GUI option to disable sandstorms


  • fix for sky flickering during vanilla weather transitions when using global overcast config option


  • Migrated cosmicdans network optimizations to 1.10.2 which reduced network load by at least 80%


  • Fixed EZ GUI performance option "Cloud/Storm effects" not updating particle rates for sandstorm
  • Fixed Client side weather systems not cleaning up properly on disconnecting from server or closing world causing performance and other type of issues
  • Fixed a lot of server to client syncing issues, changing worlds, reconnecting, changing dimensions, respawning, all properly reloads weather systems to client
  • Fixed missing texture issue for windvane and anemometer caused by newer forge versions


  • Made precipitation and sand buildup more compatible with chisel and bits
  • Preventing sand buildup from breaking cactuses


  • Added more config options for deflector, how intense a storm has to be to be deflected, to deflect sandstorms, to deflect rainstorms
  • Fixed a bug where hurricanes would spawn as sandstorms on the client side


  • Bugfix for deflector killing off sandstorms regardless of the deflect range
  • Added config to set the deflect range


  • Fixed issue of debug mode on for vanilla shovels causing sand buildup



  • Sandstorms! Spawn in deserts, builds up layered sand, causes intense visuals via fog and particle action
  • Added special siren noise for sandstorms, icon visual for radar block
  • New layered sand block like layered snow block
  • Pocket sand item
  • Reworked all weather recipes to use a base weather item to minimize recipe conflicts
  • Reworked rain and snow precipitation to work better in high wind
  • Reorganized configurations from a single file to multiple files for each major feature, actual config names within files mostly unchanged
  • My lightning no longer causes fire when global overcast is off, fire was spreading since server side rain couldnt prevent spread
  • Added ability to have a second stormless cloud layer with configurable height level
  • Wind state saved to disk and restored on world load
  • High wind events that keep it super windy for a while, sandstorms only happen during these events
  • Improved how wind influences particles, objects can no longer be pushed faster than the wind speeds itself
  • Now gives a proper "Missing CoroUtil" message if you try to run it without CoroUtil
  • Many many other bugfixes and tweaks
  • Sandstorms can be force spawned with "/weather2 storm create sandstorm" but requires there be some desert upwind of your position.


  • Using global overcast mode causes sky flickering when vanilla weather state is transitioning on server side, fix still in the works



  • Fixes NPE in tickRenderScreen


  • Attempt to fix crash in getRainStrengthAndControlVisuals


  • Patch for worlds that are crashing due to storms that haven't been removed since packet optimization bug


  • Remove console spam



  • Works with optifine, using a work around due to optifine breaking forge methods



  • Needs CoroUtil 1.1.7 for this update for fixes
  • Fixed a bunch of bad code that crashes dedicated servers
  • Tiny performance improvements
  • Might run much better now that things arent error spamming in background for dedicated server



  • Updated to MC 1.10.2
  • Particle lightning might be less glitch, or more! Who knows!
  • Rain is 80% more relaxing


  • fix for sky flickering during vanilla weather transitions when using global overcast config option



  • Updated to MC 1.8.9
  • Attempted to improve fps when tornado is tearing up the world: added a block update queue system to make tornadoes less relentless on chunk render updates

Known issues:

  • Clouds tend to either flicker or drastically change in brightness
  • non cloud particles appear darker than usual



  • Added way to switch to a global rate of tornadoes instead of per player rate, should solve problem of super frequent tornadoes for heavily populated server areas, activate with setting "Server_Storm_Deadly_UseGlobalRate", and config with "Server_Storm_" prefixed configs
  • Storms are now saved and reloaded from disk between world save loads, they still visually have to reform a bit but active storms should persist. Dimensions that unload while you are still in the save lose their active storms for now.
  • Keep your farms safe! Added config to prevent entity grabbing of non players via config Storm_Tornado_grabPlayersOnly, use in combination with Storm_Tornado_grabPlayer to false to prevent all types of entity grabbing
  • Documented a chunk of the config file, mainly tornado configs


  • Crash when Storm_OddsTo1OfHighWindWaterSpout is set to 0



  • Adjusted way block grabing rules work, if Storm_Tornado_GrabCond_List is set to true, it ignores Storm_Tornado_RefinedGrabRules and Storm_Tornado_GrabCond_StrengthGrabbing and only grabs based on block list usage, this is so you dont have to disable those 2 settings to make block list based grabbing actually work
  • Made tornadoes block ripping shape be circular instead of square
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on startup of client, possibly due to other mods installed
  • Fixed grabbed blocks not getting their metadata value correctly which caused them to have potentially wrong state when finally lands and blockifies


  • Added config Storm_Tornado_GrabCond_List_PartialMatches to allow for partial matches to blocks registered names for grab list
  • Added Server_Storm_Deadly_UseGlobalRate to make tornado rates work in a global way instead of per player, Server_Storm_Deadly_OddsTo1 and Server_Storm_Deadly_TimeBetweenInTicks also added, act the same as the player versions, this way if theres a big community of players close together, there wont be a crazy amount of deadly storms, just 1 per the set rate/delay give or take random chance



  • Updated CoroUtil to remove console spam and visual glitches



  • Added compatibility config "Storm_OddsTo1OfLandBasedStorm" to allow for storms to happen anywhere over land, this is so superflat and modpacks like crashlandings recent update to still have storms. Default off (-1), requires a value greater than 0 to enable



  • Fixed ConcurrentModificationException sound crash (90% confirmed, if still issues, post in my thread)



  • Updated to 1.7.10


  • Fixed grabbing based on configurable block list (fix is in both 1.7.2 and 1.7.10 versions)



  • Updated to MC 1.7.2, tested on forge 1147


  • Fixed snowfall feature functioning outside loaded chunks and causing issues/crashes



  • Fixed crash using weather deflector on server



  • config Cloud_Layer0_Height allows changing of the height clouds are at, default is 200


  • When overcast mode is enabled, local rainstorms will be instantly killed off if the server isnt raining anymore (also prevents them from happening if no server rain)
  • When overcast mode is enabled and server side is not raining, active storms will die off 3x as fast


  • Fixed pausing for over 60 seconds causing an accidental trigger of client side cleanup, killing all storms



  • Weather2 is now feature complete! Graduated from alpha state and the move to 1.7.x begins!
  • Weather Forecast block now projects active storms on a mini grid of the area around the block
  • Water spouts have a random chance to form from high wind over water
  • Water spouts and forming tornados have a constantly bending funnel
  • new EZ GUI entry in preferences tab: Tornados and Cyclones
  • EZ GUI Dimensions tab now works
  • Added Anemometer block (spinny wind gauge thingy)
  • new config "Block_WeatherMachineNoTornadosOrCyclones" disables tornados and cyclones from weather machine
  • new config "Storm_NoTornadosOrCyclones" can disable formation of tornados and cyclones for natural and machine based creation
  • Added lightning/high wind/hail stages to weather machine


  • Seriously reduced the damage rate of cyclones
  • prevented F1 and greater tornados from turning into cyclones once they hit water
  • Made player only grabbed by strong wind if outside or near outside
  • Revised non player grabbing by strong wind (less accurate than player, only checks if exposed to sky)
  • Made the vertical pull increase slightly for each stronger tornado and cyclone type
  • limited how fast non player living entities get pulled upwards
  • Revised Weather Deflector to remove all found storms within radius of 150, instead of just the closest storm


  • Fixed a bug that caused some cloud/rainstorms to fail to get removed client side and causing endless rain
  • Fixed client side wind effects dimension list to not also include weather manager and vanilla cloud disable feature




  • Fixed no wind events being off causing no wind at all
  • Forcing storm to end when source weather machine is broken (to prevent survival from freeing storms to do damage)



  • EZ GUI! click it in ingame menu or type /weather2 config
  • Mod compatibility improving feature "overcast Mode" that makes storms only develop if server side rain is active, also forces a minimum amount of rain (I wish I could reduce the vanilla rain sound >:U)
  • Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes added, will only form over water, for now cyclones/hurricanes rip blocks similar to tornados but in a gigantic radius, also their look is more of a fat tornado for now until I get inspired on how to revise it
  • Config option "Particle_VanillaAndWeatherOnly" to make client wind visuals ONLY effect vanilla and weather mod based particles, helps for mod compatibility
  • Config options "Storm_OddsTo1OfOceanBasedStorm" for creation of ocean based storms
  • leaves blowing in the wind sound effect (volume configurable)
  • Weather machine that can cycle between rain, F1 Tornado, and Stage 1 Cyclone
  • Weather Deflector that kills off any storms within a 100 block radius
  • Super professional programmer quality textures for Weather forecast, machine, and deflector blocks
  • Multidimension support, change in config file or use /config method


  • Storm progression changed to how weather1 used to do it, every storm starts at thundering, and each stage has an increasingly weighted random chance to progress to next stage of intensity, thunder -> high wind -> hail -> sign of formation of tornado/cyclone -> F1 / cyclone stage 1 to stage 5, stage 5 cyclone is a hurricane
  • High wind and hail stages use the enhanced cloud formation look that tornados have in 2.1, and has a bit of a ground effect to show wind speed and direction
  • Widened block damage radius of all tornados
  • Added support to make snow happen outside biomes, but for now only unnaturally spawned storms can do that, its just so messy otherwise
  • Turned off all new snow feature configs after determining they kill framerates and eat memory. Turn back on at your own risk.
  • changed smooth snow placement default to false until its less buggy
  • renamed config Wind_Particle_leaf_rate to Wind_Particle_effect_rate
  • added fake hail visuals that renders along with the real hail that can hurt you
  • Added more data to weather forecast block
  • Made wind able to have no wind events for as long as half a minecraft day


  • Potential fix for an endless loop stack trace overload crash caused by my snowfall
  • Fixed wind vane render bounding box




  • Wind gusts readded
  • Wind events added
  • Tornado touchdown stage readded
  • F2-F5 readded, refined from what they were in weather1, and wont spin backwards for F4 and above
  • Wind Vane completed and working great, credit to Razz from Decocraft for the model
  • Weather Forecast block has basic text info (very WIP)
  • Particle Rain & Particle Snow added
  • Snowfall causes more gradual snow buildup, and tries to smooth it out between neighbor blocks, you can customize how high it builds up to, how fast, and if it should smooth out
  • New configs: Lightning_rateOfFire and Lightning_lifetimeOfFire (since at the moment server side rain cant put fires out like vanilla ways), also like 20 other configs added
  • New per player based configs for deadly storms, a deadly storm can only happen once every 3 minecraft days (configurable)


  • added particle render order feature to my particle renderer (this fixes clouds appearing infront of tornado)
  • renamed blockID configs to prefix with Block_
  • increased the vertical variance in clouds ever so slightly, gives more look of depth
  • tweaked storm forming/active tornado visual to have more visual activity in the clouds around the center
  • Darkened clouds at night even more
  • Changed Storm_Tornado_maxBlocks to Storm_Tornado_maxBlocksPerStorm which reflects what it does better in weather2, lowered default from 500 to 200


  • Misc_ForceVanillaCloudsOff only forces it off if you are currently in main overworld dimension
  • Added code that cleans up storm data on world close (should fix reloading to different world derpy states)
  • Added code to sync all currently active storms/clouds to newly connecting players on a server
  • Made living entities lighter, so they get vertically pulled better
  • Fixed the vertical grab rate for entities being multiplied per tornado (no more stuff shooting super fast into sky when many tornados around)
  • Made lightning flash sky only if player is within 256 blocks of lightning
  • Changed lightning sound to be client side only, might fix no thunder issue for cauldron




  • Tracked down some memory leaks, should be moderatly better with that now, survived an 8 hour test while I slept.
  • Fixed crashes when using dedicated server, tested working with 1 player joining a server


  • waterfall rules revised, should fix bottom of ocean sounding like waterfall
  • fixed waterfall sounds still playing when water is removed
  • fixed sound related crash when resourcepack changed or reloaded
  • very very WIP wind vane thingy, waiting on model/textures


Info from forum:

  • spawns cloud formations randomly around each player
  • builds up a water level when its over ocean, river, swamp, jungle, when it hits a max it rains after a small random odds to 1
  • cloud formations store the temperature based on the biome it spawned over, this defines it as either a warmfront or a coldfront, they will also slowly adjust to the temperature of the biome they are currently floating over
  • assuming the global wind is perfectly east or west moving, a warmfront will move more towards the north and coldfront will move towards the south (the angle adjustments might not be perfectly north or south if global wind is already in that direction)
  • since cold fronts and warm fronts move at different angles, this makes them able to collide
  • when they collide (currently too often) it takes the difference in temperature to determine the intensity peak of the newly created storm
  • if cloud/storm is raining or more, you can tell by the darkened color of the clouds, no "long distance raining effect" just yet
  • Because of the complexity of storm front rules, they are a little out of wack, might take a few releases for me to balence it
  • Areas where desert/swamp are right beside ocean/wintery biomes will have more intense storms due to the rules of the stormfront system.
  • Living inland away from water and radical biome temperature changes SHOULD have calmer weather.

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