Elliot Abrams

Elliot Abrams

4am - 11am

Chief Forecaster, Senior Vice President, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Director Emeritus


Elliot Abrams was born in Philadelphia, PA on May 31, 1947. He became interested in weather at the age of five when his father, a research chemist, built a barometer for him. Elliot was a weatherman in his second grade class play and was blamed for rainy weekends in fourth grade. Elliot earned a B.S. as well as a M.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. In college he was a charter member of Chi Epsilon Pi Meteorology Honorary Society. Elliot is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Officer Training School.

Elliot joined AccuWeather in 1967 and was co-founder of AccuWeather’s radio service in 1971. Elliot was a leading force in revolutionizing the way weather is described and reported on the radio. Elliot is now a Senior Vice President and Chief Forecaster for AccuWeather. He is a co-author of the college text “Meteorology”, published by McGraw-Hill. Elliot is also the co-author of AccuWeather’s award-winning On-Line With AccuWeather™ instructional program for junior and senior high school classes.

Elliot earned the accredited status of Certified Consulting Meteorologist and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Seals of Approval for both radio and television. He served on the AMS Broadcast Board and the Board of Certified Consulting Meteorologists. He was the State College office’s first electee to the status of AMS Fellow. In local government, he is serving his 33rd year as a Patton Township Supervisor. He is the current chair, and has served longer than any other local elected official in the Centre Region.

Elliot earned the 1993 AMS Award for Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist “for his decades of significant contributions to radio weather broadcasting and to weather education at all levels.” In 1994 he won the AMS Charles Mitchell Award for “outstanding and unique dissemination of weather forecasts to the nation’s public by radio and television.” In 1996, The National Weather Association named Elliot “Broadcaster of the Year.” In his 43 years on KYW
Newsradio in Philadelphia, Elliot was named in association with awards from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, including a citation for his work during Sandy in 2012. He was an invitee for Benjamin Franklin’s “300th birthday celebration” as one of 300 people who were judged as most likely to have been invited to a party by Franklin himself.

In 2016, Abrams is heard daily on such stations as WBBM in Chicago, WBZ in Boston, WPRO in Providence, WKZO/WVFM in Kalamazoo, MI, KDKA Pittsburgh, and 1010WINS in New York City. Elliot recently published his 2500th blog article on AccuWeather.com and is the longest-standing continuous columnist for the service. He continues to record daily videos for AccuWeather.com or live television work that extends back to his student days in the 1960s.

Married to his wife Bonnie since 1969, they two have two sons: Mike and Randy.