Today is the 62nd year the world celebrates World Meteorological Day! Meteorological DayThis date, March 23rd, marks the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 1951.

The WMO was established because climate and water are shared by everyone on this planet, thus international cooperation is essential in order for earth sciences to develop. WMO is a part of the United Nations and functions as their authoritative voice in water, climate, and weather related hazards.