Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy National Weatherperson's Day!

What better way to celebrate the imminent threat of a major snowstorm than with National Weatherperson's Day!

February 5 is National Weatherperson's Day, which commemorates the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Thirty years later, Jeffries, one of America's first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774 and he took the first balloon observation in 1784.

So Happy National Weatherperson's Day! This is a day to recognize the men (like everyone's favorite, CNN's Rob Marciano, pictured here) and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation.

You'll need 'em this weekend!