Published on February 14, 2020
On Feb 1, 2020, Groundhog Day, the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center inducted meteorologist Erik Salna, into the Meteorologist Hall of Fame. The annual honor recognizes scientists whose contributions have furthered the science of meteorology and broadcast meteorology.
Salna, who was part of the team who constructed the Wall of Wind, is the associate director of education outreach for the Extreme Events Institute (EEI) and the International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC) at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. He leads programs such as the Wall of Wind Mitigation Challenge for South Florida high school students.
Hall of Fame inductee Salna was featured on KVUE TV.