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Hall of Fame Members

Each Groundhog Day, The Weather Discovery Center honors individuals who have advanced the knowledge of weather science, climatology, and meteorology.

As Hall of Fame members, they help to represent and advance the mission of the Weather Discovery Center, which is to help visitors explore and understand the science behind weather phenomena.

Join us in February as we induct our newest Hall of Fame member!

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2018 Inductee:
Joe Murgo
Well known to people in the region and a fixture at Gobblers Knob on Groundhog Day, Joe Murgo, Chief Meteorologist at Central Pennsylvania’s WTAJ-TV is the 2018 inductee into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center’s Meteorologist Hall of Fame.

Murgo received his bachelor of science degree in meteorology from Penn State in 1990, served as a Senior Meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College and then moved on to television, joining the forecasting team at WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, following up with time at WUSA-TV in D.C.

Returning to Central Pennsylvania, Murgo accepted the position of Chief Meteorologist for WTAJ-TV in 2001 and became the state’s first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, a designation awarded by the America Meteorological Society (AMS). He later served as chairman of the AMS board of broadcast meteorology. In 2008, Murgo also earned a Television Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.

Click here for more about his biography.

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2018 Inductee:
Joe Murgo
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2017 Inductee:
Janice Dean
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2016 Inductee:
Louis W. Uccellini, Ph.D.
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2015 Inductee:
Dr. Richard Alley
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2014 Inductee:
Tim Samaras
cantore
2013 Inductee:
Jim Cantore
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2012 Inductee:
Fred Gadomski
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2011 Inductee:
Elliot Abrams
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2011 Inductee:
Dr. Greg Forbes
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2010 Inductee:
Paul G. Knight
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2010 Inductee:
Jim Burton
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2009 Inductee:
Richard J.
Kane
abrams
2009 Inductee:
Stephanie Abrams
verszyla
2008 Inductee:
Jeff Verszyla
myers
2007 Inductee:
Dr. Joel N.
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