ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Today is National Weather Person’s Day! This day honors all people in the fields of meteorology that include all weather forecasters, broadcast meteorologists, and private forecasters alike including the National Weather Service, plus storm spotters and observers.
Weatherperson’s Day History
The holiday originally commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries born on this day in 1774, who was one of the first weather observers keeping records dating all the way from 1774 to 1816! He was a physician and a scientist who also first started weather ballooning with the very first launch and observation in 1784.
Meteorologists and weather forecasters from all over work every single day to forecast everything that Mother Nature throws our way as accurately and efficiently as possible. Forecasting the weather also comes with its challenges and is always changing. It affects everyone as they go about their daily lives, and keeping the public safe from the always changing elements is our number one priority. It’s one that we keep in mind every day when giving you the latest updates in weather.
How can you celebrate National Weather Person’s Day?
Next time you see your favorite weatherperson or meteorologist, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate them!
~News 8 Weather Team