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Quotes of the Day for 9 February 2002 – Weather

The US National Weather Service was founded on this day in 1870. If you think weather forecasting is bad now, think what it must have been like in those early days!

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The quotes:

For the man sound in body and serene in mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
     - Jerome K. Jerome

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
     - Robert Frost

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
     - Kelvin Throop III

Weather, n. The climate of the hour. A permanent topic of conversation among persons whom it does not interest, but who have inherited the tendency to chatter about it from naked arboreal ancestors whom it keenly concerned.
     - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
     - Kin (Frank McKinney) Hubbard, 1868 - 1930


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