Then nature reacts. Hail, rain, snow, wind, earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires all have shown themselves to be beyond our control. Weather predictions attempt to be more and more precise- one alert that I received on Sunday told me that the storm would start at 2:12pm and would last three hours where we would get 10 mms of rain. Hail wasn't mentioned. Everything about that forecast was wrong. No matter how sophisticated our weather equipment gets, nature just can't be put in the box.