Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: The Weather on the Day You Were Born

This week for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver found a fun site to play around with.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission:  Impossible! music) is:

(1) Have you ever wondered what the weather was like on the day you were born?  Was it a bright, sunny day, or a wet and windy dreary day?

(2) Go to the site and follow the directions.  Put in your birthdate and birthplace and find out what the weather was on that day.  [Note that it only goes back to 1901.]

(3) For extra credit :), find out the weather when your parents and your spouse(s) were born.

(4) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on social media.  Please leave a link on this post so we can see what you found.

So here are my results.

• I was born April 9, 1962 in Los Angeles, California.

• My father was born December 4, 1935 in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

• My mother was born November 11, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York.

• And my boyfriend was born November 28, 1951 in Santa Monica, California.

Okay, I have to admit that I like the fact that the temperature was the same on my boyfriend's and my birthdays.

I also entered the date for a funeral that took place in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1932 for a family that I have researched, because I wanted to see just how cold it was when everyone was there.

My guess is that the site is using the high temperature for the day.  It would be even more fun if it could take into account the time the person was born.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments on this blog will be previewed by the author to prevent spammers and unkind visitors to the site. The blog is open to everyone, particularly those interested in family history and genealogy.