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Observe the Weather Day

Get ready to look up and take notice because it's Observe the Weather Day! From sun to rain, let's appreciate all that Mother Nature has in store.
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January 25
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Get ready to bundle up and pay attention to the forecast, because January 25 is Observe the Weather Day! This holiday was created in honor of one of our favorite conversation topics – the ever-changing and unpredictable weather. Whether you love sunny days at the beach or cozy nights by the fireplace, this day encourages us to appreciate all types of weather and how they affect our daily lives. So grab your raincoat or sunglasses and join in on the fun activities and discussions that come with observing the weather on this special day.

History of Observe the Weather Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>650 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Weather Observations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, made some of the earliest known weather predictions, recorded in cuneiform inscriptions on clay tablets.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>350 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Aristotle's Meteorology</div><div class='timeline-text'>Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote Meteorologica, one of the earliest works discussing weather phenomena.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1639</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Weather Diary</div><div class='timeline-text'>Colonial America pastor John Winthrop kept the first recorded weather diary, observing the weather in Boston from 1639 to 1641.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1644</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Torricelli's Barometer</div><div class='timeline-text'>Italian physicist Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer, a pivotal instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure, a crucial factor in weather prediction.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1870</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of National Weather Service</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Congress establishes the National Weather Service, marking a significant step in organized, scientific weather observation and forecasting.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Observe the Weather Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Observe the Weather Day is celebrated, bringing awareness to the importance of understanding and observing weather patterns for safety and scientific advancement.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Observe the Weather Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a weather-themed hike</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a hike or nature walk on Observe the Weather Day and pay attention to how the weather changes throughout your journey. Take notes and photos to remember the experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a weather-themed movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and watch movies that feature extreme weather, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards. Serve weather-related snacks like cloud-shaped cookies or hurricane popcorn.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a weather journal</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start keeping track of the weather in your area by creating a weather journal. Write down the temperature, precipitation, and any other interesting weather observations each day. This can be a fun and educational activity for kids.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a meteorology workshop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for local workshops or classes on meteorology and attend one on Observe the Weather Day. You'll learn more about how weather works and maybe even get to try predicting the weather yourself.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a weather-themed BBQ</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Fire up the grill and have a weather-themed BBQ with friends and family. Serve food that represents different weather conditions, like sunny-side up eggs for a sunny day or chili for a stormy day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Observe the Weather Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun way to educate ourselves about the weather</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Observe the Weather Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the weather and how it affects our daily lives. Take this day to do some research, watch a documentary or take a trip to your local weather station to see how they gather data.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages spending time outdoors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On Observe the Weather Day, make sure to go outside and actually observe the weather - feel the sun on your skin, smell the rain in the air, watch the clouds roll by. This holiday reminds us to appreciate and be aware of our natural surroundings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The weather impacts our daily lives in countless ways</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From planning our outfits to deciding when to plant crops, the weather plays a significant role in our daily routines and major events. Observe the Weather Day is a chance to reflect on how much we are influenced by the weather and appreciate its power and unpredictability.</p></div></div>

5 Unbelievable Facts About Weather

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 56.7°C (134°F)</h3><p class='facts-content'>This scorching temperature was recorded on July 10, 1913, in Furnace Creek Ranch, Death Valley, California.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The coldest place on Earth is Antarctica</h3><p class='facts-content'>The lowest temperature ever recorded there was -89.2°C (-128.6°F) at the high ridge in Antarctica on 21 July 1983.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>You can tell the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the cricket world, the rate of chirping varies with temperature. By counting a cricket's chirps for 15 seconds and adding 37, you receive a fairly accurate estimate of the outside temperature in Fahrenheit.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds</h3><p class='facts-content'>Clouds may appear to effortlessly float in the sky, but the water and ice particles they contain can weigh up to 1.1 million pounds. However, their hefty weight is spread out over a large area, allowing them to float in the air.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Bolt of Lightning Can Reach Temperatures Five Times Hotter Than Those Found at the Sun's Surface</h3><p class='facts-content'>A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of around 30,000 kelvin (approximately 53,500 degrees Fahrenheit). The heat causes surrounding air to rapidly expand and vibrate, which creates the thundering sound we hear.</p></div></div>

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When is Observe the Weather Day?

Observe the Weather Day is celebrated on January 25 every year. In 2024 Observe the Weather Day will occur on a Thursday.

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