National Weatherperson’s Day
Quick! Take a look out the window to see the current weather conditions. Take a look! Go look. Are you seeing the same thing as the weatherman said? It could be, but it may not. The history of weather measurements in the United States of America dates back to 1774. John Jefferies is the person who first recorded weather data in Boston, Massachusetts. He did this every single day, and it helped to make it an important activity. In 1784, Jefferies was also the first person to fly in a hot-air weather balloon above London. The purpose of this flight was to collect scientific data about weather at higher altitudes. These data were valuable for scientific research in meteorology. Although there have been many meteorologists over the years, Jefferies is the most notable. Although forecasting the weather and sharing information about it is an old profession, it has seen great progress in recent years. Most city radio and television stations no longer have one meteorologist, but a team of highly-trained meteorologists who form a weather team. Their precision has been a source of pride and they are highly competitive with other weather professionals. This is the day to honor those weatherpeople! It can be filled with interesting discoveries by both young and old. These are some interesting ways to observe and enjoy the day. You will find many exhibits that explain how the weather works, and some even provide examples from local areas. You can learn more about weather science and research at the museum. You can also use Netflix or other streaming services to enjoy shows about storms, and the people who chase them. You can also find movies about weather or watch documentaries. You will find many options for weather-related activities. You might consider contacting any storm-chasing group to learn more about their activities and the lessons they can offer. Chasing storms can be dangerous, and some have even claimed lives. Make sure you are accompanied by someone who is qualified to provide safety advice and training. To make this an unforgettable experience, caution and information must be combined. As a tribute to weatherpeople everywhere, enjoy watching these movies.