As gale-winds swirl and shatter under the shrilling gusts
on days when drifts of dust lie piled thick on the roads
and winds whip up the dirt in a dense whirling cloud –
so the battle broke.

– Homer

The Iliad, Book 13, lines 388-391. An epic weather simile, using the image of powerful winds whipping up clouds of dust and dirt, is used to decribe the fighting between the Trojans and Greeks by the Achaean ships.