One of my meteorologist friends posted on Facebook:
Meteorologists work 24/7/365!
I've been working with our superb team of AccuWeather meteorologists in both Wichita and State College today due to the ice storm and the serious problems (power failures and impassible highways) it will cause. We work with highway departments, hospitals, electric utilities, railroads and many other critical organizations to insure their response to the storm is the best it can possibly be.
Would I, and we, prefer a quiet Thanksgiving period? Of course! But, our job is to make sure everyone is informed, as safe as possible, and the inconvenience lessened.
So, if you know a meteorologist, thank them for all they do.