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NOAA In Space Album


A Weatherman Poem by George Mindling, 1939 Banner

Who can say what contraption the future will bring?
There can be not a doubt, some more wonderful thing.

And if anyone ventures the future to scan,
Why indeed should it not be your old Weather Man?

Have you noticed how often in times that are past
We have used new inventions to improve the forecast?

Television is coming, it is not far away;
We'll be using that too in a not distant day.

Photographs will be made by the infra red light
That will show us the clouds both by day and by night.

From an altitude high in the clear stratosphere
Will come pictures of storms raging far if not near

Revealing in detail across many States
The conditions of weather affecting our fates....

In the coming perpetual visiontone show
We shall see the full action of storms as they go.

We shall watch them develop on far away seas,
And we'll plot out their courses with much greater ease.



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