Of course, the Glorious Leader could control the weather during his long and prosperous reign, so it should be no surprise to the imperialists.
A snowstorm hit as Mr Kim died and ice on the volcanic Chon lake near his reported birthplace at Mount Paektu cracked, it said.
Following the storm's sudden end at dawn on Tuesday, a message carved in rock - "Mount Paektu, holy mountain of revolution. Kim Jong-il" - glowed brightly, it said. It remained there until sunset.
On the same say, a Manchurian crane also apparently adopted a posture of grief at a statue of the late leader's father in the northern city of Hamhung.
Kim's birth was greeted in a similar fashion. He was born in a log cabin (seriously, they say) and nature was impressed.
The official tales of Kim Jong Il's death have continued the myth that he was born on Mount Paektu, with the moment 'foretold by a swallow' and 'heralded by a double rainbow'.
Maybe Kim was the son of Marx, as was foretold.