Kyle Elliott, a former meteorologist/forecaster with AccuWeather, has been named director of the Weather Information Center at Millersville University. Elliott was named director after a national search and takes the place of Eric Horst, who retired in 2020.
“We are excited to have Kyle on board,” said Dr. Rich Clark, chair of Earth Sciences at Millersville. “He will bring a passion for all things weather to the University.”
Elliott began on September 7 and is based out of Caputo Hall on campus.
At AccuWeather, Elliott issued real-time snow, ice and severe weather warnings for clients, including school districts, transportation and sanitation departments, airports, credit unions and shipyards. In addition to verbal and written warnings, he created snowfall and rainfall maps to outline these threats visually. He used long-range computer modeling, analogs and teleconnections to contribute to seasonal forecasts. He was active with the media and wrote discussions for major Northeast TV markets, focusing on the weather patterns for the week ahead and what impacts the weather would have on roadways, travel, sporting events and people’s health and comfort. He was active on social media for AccuWeather and answered clients’ weather-related questions.
Elliott graduated from Millersville with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology. He was on the dean’s list at Millersville and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He went on to receive a master’s in meteorology from Penn State.
As director of the Weather Information Center at Millersville, Elliott will be responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of daily operation of the center, including twice daily weather updates; supervision and mentorship of students working for the Campus Weather Service; outreach to the community; expert weather information service to the public, agencies and media outlets on behalf of the meteorology program, department, and university; and expert weather guidance for university decisions.