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!
2010 Inductee: Jim Burton
Jim Burton is the Chief Meteorologist for WJAC TV and WKYE FM in Johnstown, PA. Growing up in northeastern Canada, where winters are long, summers short, and thunderstorms rare, sparked his interest in meteorology. After an acceptance to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, he also worked at several radio and television stations in the area during college.
His television weather career continued in Johnstown after college, but branched out to Philadelphia and Washington, DC where he also narrated documentaries for the History and Discovery Channels. In 1998 he returned to WJAC TV and became the Chief Meteorologist. His community and school involvement is vast, and he currently is on the State Board for Special Olympics of Pennsylvania.