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National Weather Observers Day
National Weather Observers Day on May 4th provides a day for the people who enjoy watching and observing the weather.
Weather observers often assist the National Weather Service as Storm Spotters. These hobbyists are valuable resources for communities. This day is also an opportunity to get out and learn about a variety of weather phenomena, the history of weather tracking, and find about meteorological instruments.
When is Skywarn Recognition Day?
Around the world, weather stations and weather spotters contribute to hundreds of thousands of observations a day. From land, sea, and sky, these observations provide valuable information that helps predict weather and warn of impending storms. They also contribute to historical data that is studied and may help to better understand weather phenomena.
HOW TO OBSERVE WEATHER OBSERVERS DAY
While you’re exploring the weather, sign up for a weather spotters course. Learn how to identify different types of clouds, shifting weather, and prepare for types of weather in your climate. Use #WeatherObserversDay to post on social media.
You can also learn how to make your own barometer. It is easy to do with only a few items you likely have at home. We also created this weather chart you can download and print. Will you begin tracking the weather near you?
Visit the National Day Calendar® Classroom for more ways to help your students to #CelebrateEveryDay!
NATIONAL WEATHER OBSERVERS DAY HISTORY
In 1989, Alan Brue, who was a psychology major at State University of New York, founded National Weather Observers Day on May 4th. The New York college senior created the day for weather enthusiasts and professionals to celebrate their love of weather.