Super Bowl? It's National Weatherperson's Day!

12:43 PM, Feb 5, 2012   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- While many people across the country will be celebrating the excitement that comes along with Super Bowl Sunday another section of the population is also celebrating National Weatherperson's Day.

February 5th is recognized through the weather community as National Weatherperson's Day and was started to commemorate one of America's first weather observers, John Jeffries. Jeffries, born on February 5, 1745, was a Boston physician who was known for making great contributions to weather observations and aiding in overall understanding of the weather in the Boston area.

National Weatherperson's day is a day to recognize all of the men and women who contribute to the collective forecast that is put out every day by forecasters all across the country.  While often it is the broadcaster that is most recognized in the field of meteorology there are many more who are just as invested to the weather and the advancement of the science.

From the meteorologists at local National Weather Service Offices to storm spotters, amateur meteorologists and passionate weather watchers the entire community of weather enthusiasts deserves as much credit as those on television.

So often our team of meteorologists at WFMY rely on the observations and reports from the community to complete the complicated weather picture that sometimes exists in the Piedmont.  To all of you we say thank you for your loyal contributions and look forward to and appreciate your continued effort.

We welcome any weather reports, pictures or questions that you may have.  The open conversation about weather information proves to promote better forecasts and in the end a safer community, especially when severe weather threatens.

We would love to have you join the conversation with WFMY and our meteorologists on facebook or twitter.  It is through social media where we area able to quickly share and receive pictures, discussions and important weather information.

WFMY ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

     WFMY: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

     ERIC CHILTON: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

     ED MATTHEWS: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

     LEIGH BROCK: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

     GRANT GILMORE: FACEBOOK / TWITTER

While today most of the weather community is waiting for the thank-you's, we would like to say thank you to you for all that you do for our weather community right here in the Triad!

WFMY News 2

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