by Anita Foster, chief communications officer, American Red Cross North Texas Region
As you might imagine, weather is our world at the American Red Cross. We huddle around radars, listen in as storm spotters are in the field and scan Twitter for the most current reports of any severe weather. And who are we listening to? Our DFW Weather teams. In honor of National Weatherperson's Day, we want to express our gratitude to the meteorologists who work around the clock to keep us safe. And here's a little background from the National Weather Service on this special day:
February 5 is National Weatherperson's Day, commemorating the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries, one of America's first weather observers, began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774 and he took the first balloon observation in 1784. This is a day to recognize the men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation.
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