National Weatherperson’s Day
February 5 is National Weatherperson’s Day (or National Weatherman’s Day) in the USA.
This day is observed by individuals in the field of meteorology, weather forecasting, broadcast meteorology. This day is also important for volunteer storm spotters and observers.
National Weatherperson’s Day commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries, the first weather observer in the Untied States. He started taking daily weather observation in 1774 in Boston and made his first balloon weather observation in 1784. We take weather forecast for granted and never think what stands behind it.
Men and women at your local National Weather Service gather raw data, analyze it and study numerical computer models to issue the weather forecast or warning to protect your life and property.
National Weather Service improves its capability to warn people of impending hazardous weather. Up to date forecasts are more accurate, then they were 10 years ago, and warnings lead time increases year by year.
Why not find out more about how the weather forecasts we receive daily are collated and communicated and have a bash with your colleagues or school friends at presenting the weather just like they do on TV?