Tuesday, March 23, 2010

World Meteorological Day 2010

Today is a very special day for weather forecasters, weather broadcasters, atmospheric scientists and weather buffs like us – it's World Meteorological Day!

Each year on March 23 we pay tribute to the global meteorological community who continuously works together beyond all borders to save and protect people, their homes and their livelihoods. Today marks the 60th anniversary of that tradition – and the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

Founded in 1950, the WMO, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, became the United Nations' voice on the state and behavior of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

Happy World Meteorological Day!