February 5th is National Weatherman’s Day which honors, meteorologist and weatherpersons who work hard to try and accurately predict the often fickle weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business.
Sometimes the criticism is more challenging than the forecast. We get used to it. Weather is not an exact science and no matter how much we are right and sometimes wrong there will always be someone who isn’t happy with the forecast.
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, 1745. He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.
But Jeffries was more than a weather observer or “weatherman” he was a Boston physician, and you can read some interesting history about the man in the link provided, if you like. Dr. John Jeffries: physician, Loyalist, aeronaut.
So lets try to keep the criticism to a minimum today and be nice to your local weather person and meteorologist. From my experience most of you are very kind and have good sense of humor so I want to thank you.
Today would also be a good day to appreciate those who observe the weather and I want to thank those that take time to be part of local SkyWarn, Storm Watchers and Weather Watchers. Thank You…