National Weatherman Day
About National Weatherman Day
When is National Weatherman Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 5
National Weatherman’s Day honors weathermen and weatherwomen who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle local and national weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather can still be a tricky and ever-changing business, especially when it comes to local variations.
We depend on an accurate weather forecast. Knowing the weather is important in so many ways. It affects how we dress, where we go, and even if we go. Space launches are made or delayed depending on the weather. And, knowing the weather can save lives. The most obvious example is knowing when and where a hurricane, tornado, or major blizzard may hit.
According to the Air Force News, Weatherman’s Day “commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America’s first weathermen”. Jeffries was born on Feb 5, 1744. He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.
If you see a weatherman today, give them your appreciation for a job well done.
How to Celebrate National Weatherman Day
- Most weathermen and weatherwomen are on social media. Send them a tweet or a Facebook post expressing your appreciation.
- If you see a weatherman today, offer them your sincere thanks for a job well-done.
- Watch the weather forecast for your area.
“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.” – – Robert Frost
History and Origin of National Weatherman Day
While we know why this day was created, we do not know who initiated it or when.
We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truly a national day. Nor, did we find a presidential proclamation. Weathermen are pretty important people in our lives. Therefore, we feel this should be a national day. We hope congress turns to this important issue and votes it official soon.
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