John Jeffries is considered America’s first weatherman

Posted On Mon, February 6, 2017 By

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Nowadays, in this age of social media and hyper-mass-marketing, it seems there’s a “National “Day” for everything: sunglasses, hot dogs, ice cream, etc. Yesterday was National Weatherpersons’ Day, and it’s a fun day to ponder the incredible strides we’ve made in our still-young science of meteorology. Started in the ‘90s, the day commemorates American surgeon and scientist John Jeffries (1745-1819), a native Bostonian of Revolutionary times, who is credited with taking America’s first daily weather observations starting in 1774.

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