Weather forecasters across the U.S. are recognized for their weather reporting excellence each year on Feb. 5.
The date was chosen to commemorate the birth of John Jeffries. He was born on Feb. 5, 1744. Jeffries was one of America's first weather observers.
Jeffries began taking daily weather observations in the city of Boston in 1774. He took the first balloon weather observation in 1784.
AccuWeather Meteorologist Intern Nick Marguccio said, "I first became interested in the weather when I was in the second grade. I enjoyed learning about the weather and doing weather experiments. Ever since then, I have always wanted to forecast the weather."
"The Blizzard of 1993 super-storm first interested me in the weather," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Andy Mussoline. "Recently, I have started to prefer warmer weather."
If you know or see a weather forecaster today, be sure to thank them for all their hard work throughout the year.
Following a couple of days of drier weather to end the week, steady snowfall may return to the Detroit area by Sunday.
Following the recent stretch of dry and pleasant conditions across the Dallas area, cooler weather and rain showers will return to the area for the weekend.
The punches just keep coming from Old Man Winter as another storm with snow may sweep from the Midwest this weekend into the Northeast by Groundhog Day.
An Alberta Clipper will bring a fresh wave of snow from the Midwest to the Northeast from late Wednesday through early Friday.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 1, as Super Bowl kicks off in Glendale, Arizona.
The Columbia River froze in Oregon. Pedestrian traffic and sleighs were able to cross from Vancouver to Portland on the frozen river.
Washington, DC (1922)
Knickerbocker storms 28-inch snowfall crushed Washington theater of that name killing over 100 movie patrons.
Arkansas to South Carolina (1948)
Ice storm (Jan. 24th-31st) causes considerable damage; at least 30 deaths and $20 million damage.