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!
Janice Dean, "The Weather Machine," Fox News Senior Meteorologist and author of the Freddy the Frogcaster children’s book series, will be honored as the 2017 inductee into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center’s Meteorologist Hall of Fame. Ms. Dean will be our guest at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center to accept her award at an induction ceremony on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1pm. On February 2, Groundhog Day, she will join us again to host a reading from one of her books and autograph copies for attendees.
Dean grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and experienced harsh winter weather there, developing an interest in how meteorologists do their job to warn people in advance of dangerous weather. After college, she began her broadcast career initially in radio as a co-host, reporter and DJ in Ottawa. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and in 2009 was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval. During her tenure at FNC, she has covered major storms including Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Katrina, and the Moore, Okla., EF5 tornado in 2013. Click here for more about her biography.