National Weatherperson's Day

National Weatherperson's Day, also known as National Weatherman's Day, is observed on February 5 primarily in the United States.[1] It recognizes individuals in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting and broadcast meteorology, as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers. It is observed on the birthday of John Jeffries, one of the United States' first weather observers who took daily measurements starting in 1774, born on February 5th, 1744. [2][3]

National Weatherperson's Day
Observed byMeteorologists, weather enthusiasts
DateFebruary 5
Next time5 February 2022 (2022-02-05)

Jeffries made the first balloon flight over London in 1784 with the purpose of gathering data for a scientific study of the air at high altitudes. [4][2] [5]


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  2. ^ a b Shiff, Blair. "National Weatherpersons' Day is Thursday". 9 News. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
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  4. ^ "Doctor John Jeffries". Celebrate Boston. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  5. ^ Crouch, Tom. "Across the Channel by Balloon". Air and Space. Smithsonian. Retrieved June 15, 2015.