About National Weather Observers Day
A weather observer, also known as a meteorological observer, is a person who is responsible for collecting and recording weather data. This data is then used by meteorologists to make forecasts and predictions about future weather patterns.
Weather observers can work in a variety of settings, including airports, weather stations, and research facilities. They typically use a variety of instruments to measure different weather variables, such as temperature, humidity, wind speed, and precipitation.
Weather observers are responsible for taking accurate and consistent measurements, and for recording the data in a systematic manner. They also perform regular maintenance on the instruments and equipment they use, and troubleshoot any issues that arise.
Weather observers work closely with meteorologists and other weather experts to analyze the data they collect, and to make predictions about future weather patterns. They also communicate their findings to the public through reports and forecasts.
In addition, weather observers are also responsible for monitoring severe weather conditions, such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. They also take special observations related to aviation, such as visibility, cloud height, and wind direction.
Overall, weather observers play a critical role in understanding and predicting the weather, and help keep the public informed and safe.