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The Millersville Meteorology program was born in the early 1970s, and the original weather station was located in Roddy Science Hall. For most of the next decade the facility was managed by Barry Walton, with the first forecasts being issued to the local media in 1980. Joining MU Meteorology in 1988, Eric Horst spearheaded efforts to grow the program's forecasting operations and community outreach. Rapid growth of MU Meteorology in the 1990s and the construction of the new Caputo Hall led to the launch of the current Weather Information Center (WIC) from the penthouse weather station atop Caputo Hall. Horst continues as the director of the WIC with nearly 100 meteorology students participating in the various forecasting activities. In recent years, the WIC has become widely recognized as a top source of quality forecasts and expert analysis. The WIC's principal members are listed below, along with their contact information.

Eric J. Horst - Director, Weather Information Center
A graduate of Penn State University, Eric's primary focus is on weather analysis, media meteorology and the development of Internet weather resources. An expert forecaster, he has been quoted hundreds of times in newspapers and magazines and he has appeared on numerous radio and TV broadcasts.

Richard D. Clark - Professor of Meteorology
With a PhD from University of Wyoming, Rich is an expert in boundary layer meteorology and lower tropospheric dynamics. His current research focus is low-level ozone and particulate concentrations over the East Coast megalopolis.

Alex J. DeCaria - Assistant Professor of Meteorology
A Veteran Navy Forecaster and graduate of University of Maryland, Dr. DeCaria specializes in atmospheric chemistry and numerical modeling. His particular interest is the effects of lightning and convection on atmospheric chemistry.

Sepidah Yalda - Associate Professor of Meteorology
Sepideh Yalda is a Professor of Meteorology and the Director of the Center for Disaster Research and Education. Her research interests are in the areas of climate dynamics and regional climate change. She earned her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University in 1997.

Todd Sikora - Assistant Professor of Meteorology
Prior to joining Millersville Meteorology, Dr. Sikora was an Associate Professor at the United States Naval Academy. He is our expert on marine meteorology, synthetic aperture radar, and air sea interaction. Todd earned his BS, MS, and PhD at Penn State University.

David Fitzgerald - Meteorology Systems & Network Manager
A graduate of Millersville University and the University of Wyoming (M.S.), Dave oversees all aspects of our meteorological network.


Campus address:

Room 401 Caputo Hall (Building 50)
East Frederick Street
Mailing address:
Weather Information Center
Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551
Media & Public Requests: 717-871-2263
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