You may have heard of Administrative Professionals Day (April 22nd), Sweetest Day (October 17th) or the wonderfully decadent National Donut Day (June 5th). But did you know that every day has a significance?
For instance, today, February 5th is National Weatherperson's Day. Today we honor all the weathermen and weatherwomen who work hard to predict the fickleness of Mother Nature. Knowing the weather patterns, even if not always 100% accurate, can assist with emergencies, evacuations, and, in my line of work, whether ceremonies occur outdoors or indoors. It affects travel, how we dress, and, in extreme circumstances, it can save lives (much as it did when Winter Storm Juno hit the Northeast at the end of January - by knowing the pattern and weather predictions, government officials were able to institute travel bans and keep people off the roads in hazardous conditions).
According to The Air Force News, Weatherman's Day "commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America's first weathermen." John Jeffries was born on February 5th, 1744 and he kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.
When you are watching your local news this evening, or checking out the forecast on the Weather Channel to see what to wear, give tremendous thanks to our weathermen and women! They are truly amazing individuals.
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