The science of weather - Thescienceofweather

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The science of weather Old weather tradition: Old Farmer’s Almanac. 1792-present, it has never missed a year.  Contained weather forecasts, planting, fishing and gaming laws. Robert B. Thomas – wrote based on his experiences studying the weather and uses a  formula (locked away) and is the basis for how the old farmer’s almanac predicts  weather. It is 80% accurate. Joseph Henry – first director of the Smithsonian institute in 1846, the institute was  developed out of money donated to the U.S. government by James Smithson – a British  chemist/geologist who wanted to diffuse knowledge. Joseph Henry wanted to establish a meteorology program and in 1849 he had 150  observation stations throughout the country. Each was manned by a volunteer who  would report back to the Smithsonian. 1849 and on, there were 600 observation stations.  They found that weather moves from the west to the east.
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