He is The Most Quoted Man in the World. Well, maybe not the world, but the most quoted person in Lancaster and throughout much of Central Pennsylvania. He is Millersville’s Eric Horst. Horst, director of the weather information center and meteorologist at Millersville, spends most of his time forecasting the weather and mentoring students in the art of forecasting, as well as being regularly quoted in local newspapers, radio, and TV.
Not only is he the “go-to” person when Millersville University is deciding whether or not to close, but he also has national recognition, recently appearing on National Public Radio (NPR) and being interviewed for Associated Press articles throughout the nation.
It’s been a busy winter for Horst. He is quoted on an almost daily basis in local newspapers, such as the Intelligencer Journal/New Era, Sunday News and the York Daily Record. It’s his information that provides the basis for front page articles such as “Another Storm Headed Our Way” and “Rumors Fly in Advance of Flakes.”
“I would like to personally thank Eric for all of his help during the many storms this winter,” said Dr. Richard Clark, chair of earth sciences at Millersville. “I often remind people that you are doing many of the interviews on your own time, not only for Lancaster newspapers, but for many other media in Central Pennsylvania. It is a wonderful service you offer.”
Horst has been featured in several video chats with LancasterOnline this winter. He provides an in-depth analysis of coming storms and what people need to know to be safe.
Horst has been an adjunct faculty and staff member at Millersville University since 1988. He founded Campus Weather Service and Millersville’s Weather Information Center.