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!
2009 Inductee: Richard J. Kane
Richard Kane is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service, NOAA office in Pittsburgh, PA. His interest in weather began as a child growing up on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and it continued as a member of the Naval Weather Service. After receiving his B.S and M.S. in meteorology from Penn State University, he entered the National Weather Service. His tours of duty took him around the country and to the Peoples Republic of China, as an international representative for NOAA.
He is a published author and experiences extreme weather up close! As a SKYWARN coordinator he urges communities to improve “communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property—before and during the event.”