Elliot Abrams (meteorologist)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the American foreign policy lawyer, see Elliott Abrams.

Elliot Abrams (born May 31, 1947), a meteorologist, is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Abrams has been an employee of AccuWeather since 1967 and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with both a bachelor's (in 1969) and a master's (in 1971) degree in meteorology, where he was also a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity.[1] He is a charter member of the Chi Epsilon Pi (national meteorology honor society),

Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather Chief Forecaster and Senior Vice President, is one of only a few living persons who has earned both the title of Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the AMS Seals of Approval for both radio and television from the American Meteorological Society. He is a member of the AMS Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists (term until 2008), a Fellow of the AMS,[2] and winner of the 1993 AMS award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcasting Meteorologist.[3] In 1996, the National Weather Association named Abrams "Broadcaster of the Year".[4] In 1994, he won the AMS Charles L. Mitchell Award for "outstanding and unique dissemination of weather forecasts to the nation's public by radio and television."[3]

Abrams is co-inventor of the AccuWeather Exclusive RealFeel Temperature(r), which some have criticized for not having any scientific basis.[5] He is a co-author of Meteorology, published by McGraw-Hill as a college text,[6] and Explorations in Meteorology[7]

In late 2010, he wrote the foreword to the book, "Extreme New England Weather" written by Josh Judge, a book that profiles and educates about the various types of weather in the area. Book website

His regular forecasts and analysis may be heard on WBZ 1030 AM radio, in Boston, and WBBM 780 AM radio in Chicago, among others. On AccuWeather's website, he is billed as "America's Wittiest Weatherman" because of his often humorous radio forecasts, particularly known for high levels of doggerel and puns.

On Friday, November 20, 2009, Elliot Abrams was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's Hall of Fame.[8]


  1. ^ 2011 Pi Lambda Phi Membership directory
  2. ^ AMS List of Fellows
  3. ^ a b AMS All Awards Inquiry
  4. ^ National Weather Association
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ McGraw-Hill, 2nd ed., 2003. ASIN: B000L7KDAO Archived April 6, 2010, at WebCite
  7. ^ McGraw-Hill, 1997. ISBN 0-697-21715-9
  8. ^ [2]

External links[edit]