Today, I flew across the country from Seattle to Michigan, and there was a lot of different weather - Seattle low 50's when I left, Minnesota - runways covered with snow, Michigan in the 20's, but sunny. I think if I were a weatherperson I would love to play in front of the green screen – I think that it actually would be quite hard to point to what I was meaning to point to at the right time. I am sure that is a skill that takes hours of practice in school.
This day is actually to honor the memory of Dr. John Jefferies who was born on this day in 1744. He was basically the first American weather observer and also was the star witness in the Boston Massacre. Another interesting fact about Dr. Jeffries is that he accompanied Jean-Pierre Blanchard in 1785 on a balloon flight across the English Channel.