Friday, August 10, 2012

Congratulations to Mr. John Jekielek of McGaffey for getting the Benjamin Franklin Length of Service award for more than 55 years of taking observations as a NWS Cooperative observer!  The link to this award was posted on the Albuquerque NWS webpage recently.  Jekielek has operated the MCGAFFEY 5 SE station since May of 1956. Below is a scan of the May 1956 report at the McGaffey 5 SE station.
Franklin was the first U.S. Postmaster General and instructed other postmasters to record the weather.

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