It’s National Weatherperson’s Day!

February 5th marks National Weatherperson’s Day! These people work really hard to predict the weather day in and out and even with technological advances it’s still not an easy task. Weather is a fickle thing. I know what some of you are thinking – it must be a hard job because they’re not always right. Well, while that might be true some of the time, it’s not because they’re not trying. Mother nature just sometimes has her own way of doing things. Yet, we tune in to the news each morning and night (and sometimes throughout the day) whether it’s radio, tv or online to find out the upcoming weather. Knowing this info really does help us day in and day out, so today, have an appreciation for these folks. After all, they help us each day with what to wear, what to bring (ie.umbrella!), where to go and not go, and, when armed with weather info, it can even save lives. Not to mention the weather is one of the top talked about topics!

To all of the weather people out there, thank you! We look to you every day and appreciate your hard work!

So are you wondering how National Weatherperson’s Day came to be? According to HolidayInsights.com John Jeffries was one of America’s first weathermen. He was born on February 5, 1744 and kept weather records from 1774 until 1816. National Weatherperson’s Day is celebrated annually on his birth date, February 5th.

Now most of the weather people in our lives are usually pretty fun and sometimes even funny. Watch this weatherman, Nick Kosir from Idaho, who has made a name for himself as The Rapping Weatherman. Even if he’s not 100% accurate all of the time, at least he’s entertaining. Now that’s talent!

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