Check out Communication and tomorrow’s forecast by Larry Kunz. Here is an excerpt:
In 1854, John Ball, newly elected to Parliament, stood in the House of Commons to suggest that, just a few years hence, it might be possible to predict London’s weather 24 hours in advance.
He was drowned out by laughter.
Not much more than a century and a half ago, the notion of forecasting…
The full article is available here.