Celebrating meteorologist: Happy National Weatherperson's Day!

Celebrating meteorologist: Happy National Weatherperson's Day!

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Whether rain, snow, sleet, or shine, they help you plan your day. It's National Weatherperson's Day!

National Weatherperson's Day is always celebrated February 5 and honors all individuals in the field of meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology. If you're a volunteer storm tracker, you're celebrated as well.

The date was chosen because it commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries, a scientist and surgeon, who "is considered to be one of America's first weather observers" from 1774 to 1816, according to nationaldaycalendar.com.

WMC Action News 5's Storm Tracker team makes sure to give you the most accurate forecast to help you get through your week. You can keep up with their forecasts and updates by clicking here, or downloading the WMC Action News 5 weather app. Click here for iPhone/iPad. Click here for Android.

To observe National Weatherperson's Day, use the hashtag #WeatherpersonsDay on social media and tell them how much you care.

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