National Weather Observers Day - May 4
Sat, May 4, 2024

National Weather Observers Day

National Weather Observers Day is an American holiday dedicated to experts in the field of meteorology. Thanks to these people we can get the latest data on the weather changes in a given period of time, as well as get an important modern warning of the approach of serious natural disasters and more. It is celebrated annually on May 4.


A man named Alan Brew is to be thanked for the creation of National Weather Observers Day. He proposed the creation of this holiday in 1989 to honor all meteorological observers, both professional and amateur. Observing the weather is an extremely important task for all mankind, and also a very exciting thing to do!

The holiday encourages all people who are not indifferent to weather observation to join the CoCoRaHS Observers, an organization that gives everyone the opportunity to join a team of specialists who are willing to learn new skills and develop in the field of meteorological observation. Calculating precipitation, wind patterns, analyzing cyclones and anticyclones is so much fun!

Interesting facts

  • We would not find the sun missing until eight minutes later. That’s about how long it takes for light to reach Earth, so darkness would not come instantly.
  • The speed of the droplets in a very heavy downpour can reach 30 km/h.
  • The famous English River Thames in 1684 was frozen in ice for two weeks in the most severe frosts.

How to celebrate

Take more time to study the weather that day. Learn interesting facts about various natural phenomena. Try your hand as a meteorologist by studying and analyzing data from weather stations.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it! Also congratulate users if they work as meteorologists.

When is National Weather Observers Day celebrated in 2024?

National Weather Observers Day is observed on May 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday May 4 2024
Sunday May 4 2025