In keeping with the change of seasons, we’re sharing an American Sign Language lesson today that covers ASL weather signs! The video lesson also includes a primer on how to sign the seasons in ASL.
Learning to sign about the weather can really help you hold a conversation with a deaf or hard-of-hearing individual. After all, who doesn’t talk about the weather? And deaf people are no exception. Talking about the weather in your area is a wonderful icebreaker when you’re first getting to know someone who signs.
For more ASL practice, grab our set of free Weather ASL Fingerspelling Pages!
How to Use ASL Weather Signs
In this video, you’ll learn the signs for:
As you watch the video, you might see that facial expression and intensity play a huge role in the signs. For example, the sign “wind” changes in meaning, depending on how hard you sign it. It can mean a gentle breeze or it can mean a strong gust.
The same is true of “rain”. If you sign it softly, it means a shower. But if you sign it strongly, it can mean a storm or a downpour. Signing with intensity is the ASL equivalent of raising your voice. 🙂
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