New to Minnesota, my Israeli friend threw up her hands in exasperation.
“Augh!” she groaned. “Doesn't anyone around here ever talk about anything but the weather?”
Well, this is the Midwest. We have lots of weather here and we talk about it a lot. We're proud of our weather, and find it intrinsically interesting. Hell, we have weather here that can kill you. That's pretty interesting.
For pagans, of course, there's added incentive. Earth, Sun, Storm, the Winds: what we call “weather” is what the gods are doing.