Happy National Weatherperson’s Day!

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February 5 is National Weatherperson’s Day, observed to recognize the men and women who provide your weather forecasts every day.

The National Weather Service says the date commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, who began recording daily weather observations in 1774.

Jeffries also took the first weather observation in a balloon in 1784.

National Weatherperson’s Day recognizes meteorologists, forecasters, broadcasters and volunteer weather spotters who work to bring you weather information every day.

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If you’re snowed in on National Weatherperson’s Day, click here for some creative and fun weather-related projects to try.

For more weather-related experiments you can try at home, click here.

For weather games, videos and even more experiments for kids, click here.

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