7&4 News celebrates National Weatherperson's Day

7&4 News celebrates National Weatherperson's Day

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU)-- After the past week of up and down weather, it's timely that February 5 is National Weatherperson's Day.

The holiday recognizes those in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting and broadcast meteorology.

Primarily celebrated in the United States, the holiday is observed on John Jeffries birthday. Jeffries, thought to be America's first weatherman, started collecting weather data in Boston in 1774. Then in 1784, Jeffries made the first balloon flight over London to collect weather data.

While 7&4 Storm Team meteorologists, Blake Hansen, Joe Charlevoix and Mark Watkins aren't tracking the weather in flying balloons, they are staying up to date on all of the latest using the best tracking technology to give northern Michigan the most accurate information.

For those who have never celebrated National Weatherperson's Day and are wondering what to do, it's easy. Simply thank your local meteorologist or weather person for all of their hard work.

Thank you Blake, Joe and Mark!

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