The U.S. Weather Bureau became official on this day in 1870. A committee was immediately established to think up awesome names for weathermen like Storm Brewing and Rainy Dayes while two dozen weather observers sent their reports to Washington, D.C.
Exactly one week later, the brand-new organization issued its first storm warning for the Great Lakes area, although reports of newspaper writers branding it “Stormpocalypse” have yet to be proven.
If you’re anywhere in the country except the East, you can celebrate today by thanking your dear and fluffy lord for clear skies. If you live along the eastern seaboard, you’ll probably be celebrating Weather Day by shoveling snow, eating out of cans and bartering your children for chainsaws so you can get out of the driveway.Tweet