National Weatherperson's Day (February 5th)

It's that time of the year... time to celebrate National Weatherperson's Day!


Yes we get our own day every February 5th.  National Weatherman’s Day honors weathermen, and weatherwoman who work
hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather.  Despite major technological advances and supercomputers,
forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business.
According to the Air Force News, Weatherman’s Day  “commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America’s first
weathermen”.  Jeffries was born on Feb 5, 1745.  In addition, he was the first first to use a balloon to take weather observations over London in 1784.  He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.

So keep the weatherman jokes to a minimum…


If you would like to read more about John Jeffries, please check out :  http://boston1775.blogspot.com/2006/08/dr-john-jeffries-physician-loyalist_05.html


What a game by my Steelers this past Sunday ... as they squeaked out the win against the Cardinals.  By far, it was one of the better Super Bowls I have seen,,, of course, I'm probably biased on it.
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