About National Weatherperson’s Day
National #Weatherperson Day on February 5th in the US recognises individuals in meteorology and weather broadcasting
The forecast is essential to aid most people in planning their days, and those who work in the weather industry are a crucial part of that.
The date was chosen to commemorate the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries, a Boston physician and one of America's first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774. He took the first balloon weather observation over London in 1784. He carried a thermometer, a barometer, and a hygrometer to the height of 9,000 feet.
This is a day to recognize the men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation.
Note: Other sources have 1745 as the birth year of John Jeffries.