you have no idea what to do today then take some time to understand and
thank your local weather observer today because it's National
Weatherperson's Day! How many times have you checked the
without actually looking outside? Let's get right into
celebrating National Weatherperson's Day!
WHY IS THIS A
This day is set aside to commemorate the birth of one of
United States' first weather observers, John Jeffries. John was born on
this day in 1744 and led a very interesting life. He was a
military surgeon for the British Army in New York during the American
Revolution. In 1785 he floated across the English Channel with
Jean-Pierre Blanchard in a balloon, not a boat ;). And he actually was
the surgeon for Patrick Carr who was shot during the Boston Massacre,
which made him a key witness during the trial. But besides
that, John Jeffries started to take daily weather measurements in
Boston starting in the year 1774. He also would observe the weather in
a balloon floating over London in 1784. Now THAT'S a weather balloon!
come a long way since then; everything is all digital and way more
advanced. But if it wasn't for people like John Jeffries taking those
first few steps we may not be as advanced as we are today. I mean, when
is the last time you wondered how the weather was going to be and
walked outside and stared at the sky for a while for your forecast?
That's what I thought ;). We depend on our local weatherperson to do
that for us! They let us know how the weather is going to be
today and give us a forecast into the days to come which is very
beneficial to us. It lets us know how to dress, how to plan our trips,
if we need to protect our crops overnight and so on. Without
these weather observations we might end up having a chilly day because
we wore shorts when it was going to get colder than expected. We might
end up in an accident because things got icy and we had no warning. And
our crops might get damaged by frost because we didn't cover them in
advance. Aren't you glad we have these forecasts?
So how can you celebrate today? Well, why not spend a little
time watching a weatherperson do what they do best? Pay
to the different things they're making you aware of with their weather
report. We often look over the little tidbits of information
give out without realizing it. Or you could send them a
email or thank them in person if you have the chance. Let
know that you appreciate the work that they do. It always
someone a boost when they realize the good they're doing. Or
could give them a break and go buy a thermometer, barometer and maybe
even a digital weather forecaster. Take things into your own
hands and learn how to use these instruments to get accurate weather
predictions for your specific area. You could even compete
the Weather Channel and see if you can make a more accurate prediction
than they did. You may not win, given the amount of
they have on their side, but it wouldn't hurt to try ;).
Regardless of what you do today, I hope the weather is nice
you are and that you know what the forecast is in advance!