When i saw TPM lately it hit me how much attention the storm on Tatooine gets. Several scenes/ shots are build around it. This couldn't be a coincidence, GL was telling us something here! I believe the storm is a manifestation of the Force, or more specific a manifestation of things to be; the future. A few things play into this IMO: -We have Jira who looks like a fortune teller ('my bones are aking') -Qui-Gon Jinn obviously feels something, you can tell he's focused on it, - Anakin sees Qui-Gon is hiding a lightsaber (his destiny) This moment is presented to him through a gift, the palees (sp?). A bond between him and the Jedi is forged already -Who leads them out of the storm? Anakin Skywalker (..ROTJ) -Panaka says: 'This storm will slow them down' Actually it is Anakin who's slowing them down This is obviously an enormous important moment. It is from here they team up and Qui-gon gaines an interest in Anakin for reasons which will shape his destiny. Is the storm trying to convey an message here? Is it saying 'danger danger!'? A storm can work as an antithesis for clearness...It is a forbode of the darktimes yet to come? In episode II when Anakin is waiting outside the Lars homestead, we can clearly here a storm in the distance. Another important moment in Anakin his life is about to take shape. Is this related to the first storm? Your thoughts?