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National Weatherman's Day

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

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When : Always February 5th

National Weatherman's Day honors weathermen, and woman who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business.

Knowing the weather is important in so many ways. It affect how we dress, where we go, and even if we go. Space launches are made or delayed depending upon the weather. And, knowing the weather can save lives. The most obvious example is knowing when and where hurricanes or tornados may hit.

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, 1744. He kept weather records from 1774 to1816.

If you see a weatherman today, give them your appreciation for a job well done.

Origin of National Weatherman's Day:
While we know why this day was created, we do not know who initiated it or when.

We found no documentation in congressional records to confirm that this is truely a national day.

This Day in History February 5

Earthquake in Pompeii, Italy. (62)
South Carolina becomes the second state to ratify the Articles of Confederation. (1778)
The United States and the United Kingdom sign a treaty for the Panama Canal. (1900)
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists. (1919)
A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. (1958)
Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission. (1971)
Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. (1972)
Russian forces massacre at least 60 civilians in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny, Chechnya. (2000)
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PATRICIAAK 2/6/2013 12:13AM

    It's also national pancake day

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LITTLEWIND53 2/5/2013 8:06PM

    I agree, I often change my plans depending upon the weather.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/5/2013 1:58PM

    Isn't it wonderful how well they predict! I am truly greatful for them! Have a nice day Alan! emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 2/5/2013 1:48PM

    Being a farmer, my dad never missed the weather forecast, even after he quit farming.

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HANSBRINK 2/5/2013 11:41AM

  A thankless job. No recognition when the prediction is right and plenty of recognition when the prediction is wrong.

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PLMITCH 2/5/2013 10:53AM

    When I was growing up, I thought I would become a meteorologist when I grew up. That never happen, but I consider myself an amateur meteorologist, or weather geek!

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PMAY0313 2/5/2013 8:07AM

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NANNABLACK 2/5/2013 7:31AM

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GAYLLYNNE 2/5/2013 7:00AM

    I had no idea!! Great to know and I will make sure I acknowledge them somehow today!

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MILPAM3 2/5/2013 3:04AM

  Bless our weather forecasters! Weather is something everyone seems to want to know about and it's a pretty safe subject when meeting strangers.
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