Raise a glass to weather forecasters, the reporters we all know and love. 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 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 render them invaluable contributors to the field of meteorology.
They 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 Weatherpersons’ Day by sipping cocktails that bear meteorological nomenclatures, and sharing weather-related stories with friends. Tune in to the weather channel and when you hear the foretelling of a record-breaking snowfall, the forecast will sound perfectly reasonable.