Cloud-Seeding Arrow

adventure251_splashThe Cloud-Seeding Arrow is a super-arrow from the future. It was sent to Green Arrow by fans from the year 3000 AD. The trick’s sole appearance is in “The Case of the Super-Arrows” from 1958. GA chose this arrow to try them out and see if they were real. He creates a sudden thunderstorm and drenches the woefully unprepared population below.


  • Type: Bizarre Arrow
  • Frequency: Unique
  • Effects: Scatters rain ‘seeds’ throughout clouds to cause thunderstorms
  • First Appearance: Adventure Comics #251 (1958)


Reality Check

Cloud Seeding isn’t science fiction. It’s the application of technology that can enhance a cloud’s ability to produce precipitation. While it is theoretically possible to seed clouds using ground-based equipment, targeting from aircraft is much more efficient and accurate. The cloud is affected through releases of a seeding agent in sub-cloud updrafts or by dropping the seeding agents directly into the upper regions of the clouds.