Raise a glass to the reporters we all know and love, our weather forecasters. When they predict picture-perfect weather, life is good. When foretold of foreboding predictions, they incur our verbal wrath.
On Weatherperson’s Day, we take pause to acknowledge and appreciate their efforts. It is observed on February 5, the birthday of John Jeffries, our nation’s first predictor of weather.
We honor the forecasters that babble excitedly about funnel clouds and the storm chasers whose seemingly suicidal escapades, in attempts to get footage, render them valuable contributors in the field of meteorology.
Forecasters endure the occasional abuse but tough audiences are rarely placated. When told of extreme temperature revelations, we groan. Over heavy rainfall predictions, we grumble. At impending hurricanes, we panic.
Today, we give all weatherpersons a break!
Celebrate Weatherperson’s Day by hosting a gathering and serve cocktails bearing meteorological nomenclatures. Exchange weather-related stories and experiences. Then tune in to your favorite weather channel and when you hear the foretelling of a northeastern snowfall, it will sound perfectly reasonable.