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!
2007 Inductee: Dr. Joel N. Myers
Dr. Joel Myers was a graduate student in meteorology at Penn State University in 1962 when he began his career as a weather consultant to a Pennsylvania utility company. In 1971 his company became known as "AccuWeather" and it went on to become known as the world’s leading commercial weather service - and is now one of the most respected names in weather forecasting in the United States.
Until his retirement from teaching at Penn State he trained an estimated 17% of all practicing meteorologists in the U.S. He continues to serve as a trustee of his alma mater. Dr. Myers was dubbed "the most accurate man in weather" by the New York Times. The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is honored to have Dr. Joel N. Myers serve as its first recipient of the Hall of Fame award.