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    Elliot Abrams Inducted Into National Meteorologist Hall of Fame

    February 02, 2011; 5:32 AM

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    Honor Recognizes AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist's Industry Contributions on Groundhog Day

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. February 2, 2011 - AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announces the induction of its own Chief Meteorologist and Senior Vice President, Elliot Abrams, into The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center's National Meteorologist Hall of Fame. Elliot was inducted today during the Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pa. where Punxsutawney Phil forecasted his annual winter weather prediction.

    "The Weather Discovery Center is very proud to have Elliot Abrams as a new member of the Meteorologist Hall of Fame," said Mary Jean Johnston, Project Administrator for the Center. "Elliot is so well-known throughout Pennsylvania and beyond for numerous contributions in his field. He is a wonderful example to aspiring meteorologists."

    Elliot joined AccuWeather as a meteorologist in 1967 and co-founded AccuWeather's radio service in 1971. Today, he is an AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist and Senior Vice President. He is also co-author of the college text "Meteorology," published by McGraw-Hill, and co-author of AccuWeather's award-winning On-Line With AccuWeather™ instructional program for junior and senior high school classes.

    Elliot is one of only a few people who have earned the accredited status of Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seals of Approval for both radio and television.

    His interest in weather started at the age of five when his father, a research chemist, built a barometer for him. Elliot was a weatherman in his second grade class play and was later blamed for rainy weekends in the fourth grade. He earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and, in college, Elliot was a charter member of The Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honorary Society. He is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Officer Training School.

    In addition to today's Hall of Fame honor, Elliot earned the 1993 AMS Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist "for his decades of significant contributions to radio weather broadcasting and to weather education at all levels," and following this award, the 1994 AMS Charles Mitchell Award for "outstanding and unique dissemination of weather forecasts to the nation's public by radio and television." In 1996, he was named "Broadcaster of the Year" by The National Weather Association. And, in 2009, Elliot was inducted into The Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

    The first inductee into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame was AccuWeather Founder and President, Dr. Joel N. Myers. Dr. Myers was inducted in 2007.

    The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, informal and interactive weather science center based in historic Punxsutawney, Pa. AccuWeather is proud to be a supporter of the Center, and provided the AccuWeather Galileo television weather graphic presentation system where visitors can role play their on-air meteorologist skills.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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    Elliot Abrams Inducted Into National Meteorologist Hall of Fame

    By pressrelease
    February 11, 2011, 6:34:20 AM EST

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    Honor Recognizes AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist’s Industry Contributions on Groundhog Day

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. February 2, 2011 – AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announces the induction of its own Chief Meteorologist and Senior Vice President, Elliot Abrams, into The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center’s National Meteorologist Hall of Fame. Elliot was inducted today during the Groundhog Day festivities in Punxsutawney, Pa. where Punxsutawney Phil forecasted his annual winter weather prediction.

    “The Weather Discovery Center is very proud to have Elliot Abrams as a new member of the Meteorologist Hall of Fame,” said Mary Jean Johnston, Project Administrator for the Center. “Elliot is so well-known throughout Pennsylvania and beyond for numerous contributions in his field. He is a wonderful example to aspiring meteorologists.”

    Elliot joined AccuWeather as a meteorologist in 1967 and co-founded AccuWeather’s radio service in 1971. Today, he is an AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist and Senior Vice President. He is also co-author of the college text “Meteorology,” published by McGraw-Hill, and co-author of AccuWeather’s award-winning On-Line With AccuWeather™ instructional program for junior and senior high school classes.

    Elliot is one of only a few people who have earned the accredited status of Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seals of Approval for both radio and television.

    His interest in weather started at the age of five when his father, a research chemist, built a barometer for him. Elliot was a weatherman in his second grade class play and was later blamed for rainy weekends in the fourth grade. He earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and, in college, Elliot was a charter member of The Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honorary Society. He is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Officer Training School.

    In addition to today’s Hall of Fame honor, Elliot earned the 1993 AMS Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist “for his decades of significant contributions to radio weather broadcasting and to weather education at all levels,” and following this award, the 1994 AMS Charles Mitchell Award for “outstanding and unique dissemination of weather forecasts to the nation’s public by radio and television.” In 1996, he was named “Broadcaster of the Year” by The National Weather Association. And, in 2009, Elliot was inducted into The Philadelphia Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame.

    The first inductee into the National Meteorologist Hall of Fame was AccuWeather Founder and President, Dr. Joel N. Myers. Dr. Myers was inducted in 2007.

    The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, informal and interactive weather science center based in historic Punxsutawney, Pa. AccuWeather is proud to be a supporter of the Center, and provided the AccuWeather Galileo television weather graphic presentation system where visitors can role play their on-air meteorologist skills.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content for more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, including the wallstreetjournal.com, CBS News Mobile, and WABC-TV New York. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

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