Weatherperson’s Day, also known as Weatherman’s Day is a holiday that celebrates the meteorologists who make knowing future weather forecasts possible. We often take for granted the luxury of weather forecasts. We live in a world where we can gage the temperatures for our weekend trips weeks ahead of time and we can know to bring an umbrella even though it’s sunny in the morning. On February 5th we celebrate the people who make all of this possible. The holiday is celebrated on the birthday of John Jeffries, one of the first weathermen who made significant discoveries in the field of meteorology by observing the weather throughout his life.
John Jeffries was a Boston Physician and one of the United State’s first observers. He began taking daily weather observations in 1744. In 1784 Jeffries took his first weather balloon to London, carrying a barometer, and a hygrometer to the height of 9,000 feet.
5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Weatherperson's Day
Ask an expert to come speak to your classroom or workshop
Make a Psychrometer
Prepare for a flood
Go outside and observe the weather and make your own predictions today.