PUNXSUTAWNEY- The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center has announced that Tony Martin, Chief Meteorologist at WJAC-TV, will accept his induction into the Meteorologist Hall of Fame on February 1 via Skype, instead of in-person. Because of the high incidence of cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the area, WJAC-TV’s current policy is to prohibit public appearances by on-air personalities.
Martin will be inducted into the Weather Discovery Center’s Meteorologist Hall of Fame in a ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, February 1 at 12 p.m. in the Center’s theater. Martin’s acceptance will be broadcast on the theater’s Smartboard. The ceremony is open to the public with an $8 admission. A small reception of refreshments will be held beforehand.