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It's National Weatherperson's Day!

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Monsoon storm over the Santa Rita Mountains. Courtesy: Mike Olbinski Monsoon storm over the Santa Rita Mountains. Courtesy: Mike Olbinski

TUCSON - If you happen to know a weather geek, make sure to tell them thank you. Today is National Weatherperson's Day.

According to the National Weather Service, the day commemorates the birth of John Jeffries in 1744. Jeffries, one of Americas 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.

Many of us take weather information for granted. Turn on a light switch, you get light. Turn on your television or radio, or check a web site and you get the weather forecast. It is easy to forget that around the clock, dedicated meteorologists and weathercasters are vigilantly creating forecasts to help keep you safe.

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