There's no better day than today to thank the meteorologists in your life. That's because February 5 is National Weatherperson's Day--a day to recognize all who work and volunteer in the field of weather science.
What's the significance of celebrating this holiday on February 5? Believe it or not, it has nothing to do with Groundhog Day, weather's major holiday which is observed only two days prior. No, it happens to be the birthday of a man named John Jeffries--the first known weather observer in the United States. (Jeffries recorded daily weather observations from 1774 until 1816.)