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Since I asked the question, I found instances of fasting for rain: (1) Chief Rabbis of Israel sometimes call for it. For example, in 2010, the Chief Sephardic rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, called for fasting and praying for rain due to severe drought in Israel. Israeli Rabbi Moshe Lichtenstein, co-Rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut, ...

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