February 5th National Weatherman’s Day

Everyone wants to know what the weather is going to be like so they can plan accordingly. We look to our weatherman (weatherperson) to tell us what to expect. Half the time they are right! The first weatherman in the US was John Jeffries who kept weather records from 1774 to 1816. Today celebrates his birth on February 5th, 1744. With the weather extremes that come today it is important to listen to your weatherperson, they can save your life. For the most part, weather is a record of the history in your area. Records tell us what to expect, even though as of late weather hasn’t been one for the records. Of course equipment has changed almost as much as the weather and makes the predicting a little more exact.

How to celebrate – Thank your weatherperson. Watch the forecasts every day, keep your own record of how often they are correct. Remember a 50% chance of rain does not mean maybe it will rain, and maybe it won’t. It means 50% of the cover area will get rain.

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