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Celebrate your favorite meteorologist for National Weatherperson's Day

National Weatherperson's Day falls on Feb. 5 every year.

ST. LOUIS — Do you love learning about the weather and watching the weather forecasts? Do you call yourself a storm spotter? This holiday is just for you. Today is National Weatherperson's Day! 

According to the National Weather Service, National Weatherperson's Day is celebrated on Feb. 5 each year and honors the birthday of John Jefferies. 

Jefferies was one of the very first weather observers and kept a daily journal of the weather in Boston in 1774. The day honors individuals who study or work in meteorology and storm spotters and observers. 

The weather plays an important role in our daily lives. 

From the moment we wake up in the morning, we rely on a team of experienced meteorologists to accurately predict the weather conditions before we start our day. We also rely on them to give us warnings of impending severe weather to help keep us safe.  

Our Weather First Team here at 5 On Your Side works hard and around the clock to analyze maps, radars, and satellites to help bring you the most up-to-date and accurate weather forecast every day.

According to a survey conducted by the National Today data service team, at least 28% of Americans say they trust their local weatherperson while 14% say they just watch tv for the weather. 

So, what are some ways you can observe National Weatherperson's Day? 

First and foremost, you can email or message your favorite meteorologist on social media to say thank you for all that they do.

Another way to celebrate is to spend some time outside. Look up at the sky and take some pictures of the skyline and the sunshine. If it's raining, capture the raindrops on the flowers and if it's a snow day, capture some new memories with your family playing in the snow. 

You can send all weather photos and tips to 5 On Your Side by texting the number (314) 435-5355.

Finally, if you're feeling spontaneous, try your hand at weather forecasting. Click here for a list of weather forecasting games you can try by the National Weather Service. 

Download the free 5 On Your Side app to get the latest watches and warnings and track conditions live with our interactive radar. Use the links below to download now.

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