Chief Justice William Rehnquist is now an official "weather weenie."
Rehnquist was presented with a plaque by the Washington chapter of the American Meteorological Society honoring his interest in weather and climate.
The chief justice served as a weather observer in the Army Air Corps during World War II and described his service in North Africa in a talk to the weather group. Meteorologists use the term "weather weenie" as a good-humored description of people interested in the weather.
Commenting on his decision after the war to leave meteorology and become a lawyer, Rehnquist said he likes to think the switch improved both professions.