National Weatherperson’s Day is an annual celebration observed on February 5th of every year. Imagine how you will find what will the weather condition the next day without the weatherperson. Of course, it is quite an impossible task for those like me to forecast it. Most of their weather prediction goes accurate, and you would have carried your raincoat and umbrella to protect yourself from rain and heat. It is these people who help us travel and make our trips enjoyable. So why not a special Day for these meteorological professionals and their team of members? National Weatherperson’s Day is created for them, and people are encouraged to appreciate and honor the weatherperson and make them proud of their incredible work.
“The weatherman is not only blamed for his failure to foretell, he is blamed for the weather itself.” – Chuck Jones
History of National Weatherperson’s Day
The creator and the year from when National Weatherperson’s Day has been in the celebration are anonymous. However, the date is precisely chosen as a way to reminisce about the birth anniversary of John Jeffries, who was born on February 5th, 1744. This Day is also known as National Weatherman’s Day. Jeffries was one of the first weather observers of the United States, and he had taken his daily measurements starting from the year 1774. As a physician by profession, he was the first person who made his first balloon flight in 1784 in London. He made this flight with the purpose of gathering data for a scientific study of the air at high altitudes.
Like Jeffries, there are many more people who have made a mark on the field throughout the years. The Weatherperson’s Day celebrates both the science of meteorology and those professionals working in this field. The weathermen are those who work hard to accurately forecast and report the often unpredictable and always changing weather. Even with so many new technological advances in this field, weather forecasting is still a challenging business. It is the perfect day to pay tribute to those men and women who forecast and broadcast all the weather-related information and warnings every day of the year.
Other Celebrations on February 5
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How to Celebrate National Weatherperson’s Day
Firstly, you can turn on your television or radio and listen to the weather news. Get to learn more about meteorological events and weather patterns. Never take the weather condition for granted. Know in detail and plan your day or the year accordingly and be prepared to save your lives from upcoming hurricanes, storms, or tornadoes. Download any weather app to stay updated. Appreciate any weatherman you know on this Day and make him/her feel proud. You can share your wishes and appreciation for the weatherperson on social media using the hashtag #WeatherpersonsDay.
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