Considering what a winter we have had in weather, I thought it would be interesting to note that National Weatherman’s Day, always on February 5th, honors weathermen and women who work hard to accurately predict the weather.
Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is about as accurate as that of a Pennsylvania rodent. But, even a good guess is important in several ways.
We need to know how to dress the kids for school, whether or not we need an umbrella, should we make more time available for our commute, how to pack for a vacation or trip and so much more.
Knowing what to expect from our weather can even save lives from dangerous developing weather systems such as blizzares, hurricanes, wildfires and tornados.
Weatherman’s Day apparently honors the birth of John Jeffries, one of America’s first weather observers. Jeffries was born on Feb 5, 1744 and began keeping weather records in 1774 until 1816.