Hug a meteorologist: It’s National Weatherperson’s Day!


Global News

TORONTO – Okay, so the weather hasn’t been so great this week: eastern Canada is getting hit by a massive winter storm, and the west is once again experiencing the deep freeze. But don’t shoot the messenger. Be kind to your weatherperson because today is, after all, National Weatherperson’s Day.

National Weatherperson’s Day commemorates the birth of American John Jeffries in 1744. He was one of the country’s first weather observers and began taking daily weather observations in 1774.

(Yes, it’s American, but we can embrace it here.)

VIDEO: Trailer for 2005 movie ‘The Weather Man’

So, instead of blaming your local meteorologist (or weather expert, for example) for the unpleasant weather in your area, remember the good days. Remember the days that he or she makes your day just a little bit brighter by forecasting sunshine for your wedding, your trip to the beach, or your day out…

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BS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University's McCormick College of Engineering MBA from DePaul University's Kellstadt's College of Business JD from DePaul University's College of Law
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