Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Tom Atkins

Tom Atkins, B.S. relocated from Des Moines, Iowa to Erie, Pennsylvania in 1988 because he was “highly motivated by the Lake Effect Snows of this area.” Trading tornadoes for blizzards, Mr. Atkins began forecasting Erie weather at WSEE-TV, but in 1995, he joined the JET Pinpoint Weather team of meteorologists as a weekend meteorologist and now anchors the weathercast on the weeknight evening and late news shows. He attended Iowa State University to study meteorology and broadcast journalism and also worked for a private weather forecasting company in Iowa through his college career. In addition to weather forecasting, Mr. Atkins teaches meteorology at Penn State Behrend and enjoys speaking engagements throughout the area.