Consider the following:
"Blowin' in the Wind"
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." (Subterranean Homesick Blues)
"Buckets of Rain"
"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"
"A messenger sent me in a tropical storm" (Sara)
"You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing." (Jokerman)
"Shelter from the Storm"
"When the Night Comes Falling From the Sky"
"Thunder on the Mountain"
"I ran into the fortune-teller who said beware of lightning that might strike." (Idiot Wind)
"A change in the weather is known to be extreme." (You're a Big Girl Now)
"Crash on the Levee (Down in the Flood)"
And this is by no means a comprehensive list.
Of course with any songwriter who's released around 500 original songs and whose career spans over five decades, there are bound to be a number of references to a topic as ubiquitous as the weather, but just as the authors of ancient myths, Bob Dylan often seems to find inspiration in the heavens.
In keeping with the somber mood of the album, "Tempest" will be released on Sept. 11th.