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0000195Dwarf FortressWeatherpublic2010-04-02 16:192014-10-27 14:33
Toady One 
0000195: Setting WEATHER:NO just keeps rain from stopping, not starting
I set weather to "No" in init.txt during a rainstorm, and reloaded the game. It has now been raining for two years. Is this a feature? Is this switch simply supposed to stop the weather from changing?
Wait until it rains. Save/Exit and set Weather to "NO" in init.txt. Reload game.
has duplicate 0007593resolved Footkerchief Weather off apparently means weather permanently on. 
related to 0004310resolved Toady One Rain start and stop announcements may only pertain to a small part of the map 
Issue History
2010-04-02 16:19garanisNew Issue
2010-04-02 16:20YmrelNote Added: 0000324
2010-04-02 16:30garanisNote Added: 0000328
2010-04-02 16:42solarshadoTag Attached: init.txt
2010-04-02 18:49DoctorZuberNote Added: 0000360
2010-04-29 13:11FootkerchiefCategoryGeneral => Weather
2010-06-27 06:05UltraviolentNote Added: 0009165
2010-06-27 19:42FootkerchiefSummarySetting weather to "No" does not stop weather. => Setting WEATHER:NO while it's raining causes it to rain forever
2011-03-23 10:44FootkerchiefSummarySetting WEATHER:NO while it's raining causes it to rain forever => Setting WEATHER:NO just keeps rain from stopping, not starting
2011-03-23 10:44FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0004310
2014-07-23 17:30FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0007593
2014-09-17 20:03PickerelNote Added: 0030239
2014-09-17 20:03PickerelNote Edited: 0030239bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0030239#r11805
2014-09-17 22:36FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-09-17 22:36FootkerchiefStatusnew => confirmed
2014-10-27 14:33Toady OneStatusconfirmed => resolved
2014-10-27 14:33Toady OneFixed in Version => Next Version
2014-10-27 14:33Toady OneResolutionopen => fixed
2014-10-27 14:33Toady OneAssigned ToFootkerchief => Toady One

2010-04-02 16:20   
This is an old issue. Turning off weather while it is raining causes it to rain forever.

I think this can be fixed by turning weather back on, waiting until the rain stops, and then turning weather off again.
2010-04-02 16:30   
Well, now that there is a bug tracker it will get resolved as either a bug or a feature...
2010-04-02 18:49   
Old issue or not, still sounds like a bug to me.
2010-06-27 06:05   
I did a forum search first and saw some people with the same issue as me.

I wait until it stops raining, save and quit DF, change weather to NO and then reload DF. After some play time, it starts raining again and never stops.

I've tried turning weather back to ON and waiting for the rain to stop 4 or 5 times. No matter when I turn weather off, it always starts raining again and goes indefinitely.
2014-09-17 20:03   
I can confirm, it has little to nothing to do with the weather status at the time of turning weather to 'NO'. If it wasn't raining when you did it, it will shortly thereafter begin, and it will not stop.