I finally got to the main quest, and got the Clear Skies shout. Got all 3 words. It works everywhere, but Winterhold.

I have a couple quests going in and around Winterhold. Everytime I visit Winterhold, it is ALWAYS snowing. I want to clear it out. But it does not work. The guards eventually ask me to stop shouting.

Does the shout only work in certain areas? And since the name of the place is Winterhold, does it always have to be snowing?

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    @agf I think that was referring to windhelm – l I Dec 20 '11 at 19:30
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    It might be a bug. Try using it inside the College's walls. – Krazer Dec 21 '11 at 20:26

There are other things going on in Winterhold that could be affecting the weather. If you follow through the mage guild / college quest, you'll get an idea of what's troubling that region, and it's possible they'll elaborate further in DLC.

It's likely by design that you cannot use the shout there.


Actually, if you use the shout inside the Courtyard of the college, the weather clears and stays clear as long as you don't step out of college grounds... Weather turns back to snow almost as soon as you step back on the bridge to Winterhold...

Might be linked to the fact that the town was destroyed by the elements while the college hardly suffered. The most likely explanation is that the town is indeed cursed, and the college warded against the curse somehow, and the Thu'um is not strong enough to overcome the curse without the help of the college's wards.


If you go to the big blue mana pool before the entrance to the Hall of Elements, get in it and shout up, the sky will clear for a bit but then go back to snowing.


Don't use all three words, use the first one with a short shout then right when the Cooldown is up use it again... Works everytime...


Use the shout at the college. The town may not be high enough altitude for your shout to reach the sky to clear it.

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