National Weatherpersons Day

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:07am

I mentioned in an earlier post this morning that today was national Weatherpersons Day. This day is observed every year on February 5th. Here is what the celebration of today is all about.

National Weatherperson's Day

Observed by Meteorologists, weather enthusiasts

Date February 5

Next time 5th February 2019

Frequency annual

National Weatherperson's Day, also known as National Weatherman's Day, is observed on February 5 primarily in the United States. It recognizes individuals in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting and broadcast meteorology, as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers. It is observed on the birthday of John Jeffries, one of the United States' first weather observers who took daily measurements starting in 1774, born on February 5th, 1744

Jeffries made the first balloon flight over London in 1784 with the purpose of gathering data for a scientific study of the air at high altitudes.

Those being honored on National Weatherperson’s Day work hard to accurately forecast and report the always changing, and often unpredictable, weather.   With all of the new technological advances, forecasting the weather is still a challenging business.  Predicting “Mother Nature” and what path she may choose, is a very daunting task even with the most state-of-the-art technology.

Knowing the weather forecast is valuable to us in so many ways.  We often look to the forecast to plan our activities for upcoming days.  It affects what we do, how we dress, where we go or even if we go at all.   Being prepared for upcoming storms, hurricanes or tornadoes can save lives.

So get out on social media and thank your favorite weatherperson! As always thank you for following Rowan County Weather!

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