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MacNeill recounts the beginning of weather forecasting from Cape Hatteras when George Onslow, a civilian employee of the Signal Corp of the U.S. Army, arrived in 1883. He was the first man to sign his name to an official weather report dispatched from Hatteras Island on August 15, 1883. MacNeill explains why the Hatteras area is one of the most difficult for weather forecasting.