National Weatherman’s Day
As I sit here in the wee hours of the night and stare out of my living room window, I see nothing but snow. The snow only began an hour ago and we already have a good 2+ inches on the ground. That’s also on top of the 5-6 inches we received the other day!
Today is the PERFECT day to honor our weathermen and women. Coincidentally, I discovered that today is National Weatherman’s Day! Let us honor those who work hard (day and night!) to accurately predict our weather — nationwide and worldwide.
Even though there have been huge advancements in technology, forecasting the weather is still difficult to predict. They may not be right 110% of the time, but they come pretty damn close and really help us figure out if we need a sweater or a coat during the Winter months!
Hats off to you, Mr. & Mrs. Meteorologist!
Why February 5th?
The date was chosen as a way to commemorate the birth of John Jeffries, one of America’s first weather observers. He was born on Feb. 5, 1744. Jeffries began taking weather observations daily while in the city of Boston in 1774. He also took the first balloon weather observation in 1784.
Be sure to thank your local weatherman today!