National Weatherman's Day: Thanks Chuck!

National Weatherman's Day honors men, women who work to predict weather

Published On: Feb 05 2013 02:23:37 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 03:03:31 PM EST
DETROIT -

It isn't a holiday that a lot of people celebrate but we sure have a great weather team at Local 4.

Feb. 5 marks National Weatherman's Day. It honors weathermen, and woman who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business.

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Knowing the weather is important in so many ways. It affect how we dress, where we go, and even if we go. Space launches are made or delayed depending upon the weather. And, knowing the weather can save lives. The most obvious example is knowing when and where hurricanes or tornados may hit.

According to the Air Force News, Weatherman's Day "commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, one of America's first weathermen". Jeffries was born on Feb 5, 1744. He kept weather records from 1774 to1816.

If you see a weatherman today, give them your appreciation for a job well done.

Meet our Local 4Casters

Chuck Gaidica: Local 4 Director Of Meteorology

Andrew Humphrey: Local 4 Meteorologist

Brandon Roux: Local 4 Meteorologist

Paul Gross: Local 4 Meteorologist