February 5th marks National Weatherperson’s Day – a chance to celebrate meteorologists, weather forecasters, storm spotters and observers, and all others who work or spend time in the meteorology field.
First recognized over four decades ago, the day commemorates one of America’s very first documented weather observers, Dr. John Jeffries. Born in Boston in 1744, Jeffries recorded his first weather observation in 1774 and continued to do so up until 1816. Ten years after his first recording Jeffries would take another first in American meteorology by sending a weather observation balloon over the city of London.
Meteorology and weather forecasting technology has come a long way since then. Today, 72-hour hurricane trajectory predictions are more accurate than 24-hour forecasts were 40 years ago! We have seen massive improvements in lead times and accuracy of predicting events like flash floods, tornadoes, and tropical storms; none of which would be possible without the hard work and dedicated efforts of meteorological scientists.
We could not let today go by without recognizing the incredible meteorologists and forecasters here at WeatherFlow. For over 20 years, WeatherFlow meteorologists have dedicated themselves to collecting and analyzing weather data that is reliable, accurate, and there to help you make decisions in your life – big or small. WeatherFlow data sets are also shared with the National Weather Service (NWS-NOAA), supporting their mission of predicting dangerous weather and warning the public of potential risks.
WeatherFlow's meteorologists make up much of our research and computer modeling divisions, customer support, and operational forecasting teams. Join us, today and each day, in saying THANK YOU!