The Weather Channel announced today that on-camera meteorologist Jen Carfagno will be inducted into the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center’s Meteorologist Hall of Fame ahead of Groundhog Day. This will mark the Hall of Fame’s 16th honoree and the fourth meteorologist from The Weather Channel to be honored. Previous inductees from The Weather Channel include Stephanie Abrams, Dr. Greg Forbes, and Jim Cantore.
Carfagno has covered Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney since 2011 and currently serves as co-host of the network’s flagship morning show, AMHQ. Cargfagno is a native of Collegeville, Pa., and a graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She joined the network as an intern in 1997 and shortly after became a full-time meteorologist.
“I am so honored to be joining my colleagues in the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Hall of Fame,” said Jen Carfagno, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel. “Each and every year I look forward to covering Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, but this year will be that much more special with this exciting moment.”
“Not only does Jen belong in the Hall of Fame because of her impressive professional credentials,” said Jim Cassidy, Board Chairman of the Weather Discovery Center, “but also because she’s been supportive of Punxsutawney and the Weather Discovery Center through her coverage of Groundhog Day and her willingness to embrace the fun of the event.”
Carfagno will be included into the Hall of Fame on February 1st , which is open to the public with a $7 admission to the Weather Discovery Center. It will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET with a small reception of punch and groundhog cookies during which the public can meet Carfagno and fellow weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil. To read more about this event, and other activities scheduled during the Groundhog Day celebration, please visit Weatherdiscovery.org.
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