ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – National Weatherperson’s Day is here! It’s always celebrated on February 5 to honor all individuals in the fields of meteorology and forecasting.
Volunteer storm spotters and observers are also honored on this day as well as any others that work in the weather field.
This annual holiday commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries who was born on February 5, 1744. Dr. Jeffries, a scientist and a surgeon, is considered to be one of America’s first weather observers. He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816. Jeffries took his first balloon observation in 1784.
Predicting “Mother Nature” and what path she may choose, is a very daunting task even with the most state-of-the-art technology and Meteorologist Nick Johnston would agree. We depend on him to give us our weather – and sometimes blame the weatherman instead of the actual weather.
So let’s cut him a little slack on this day and give a round of applause for his knowledge of climate in the Capital Region.