Paul G. Knight

Paul G. Knight

  • Retired
  • Senior Lecturer in Meteorology
  • Weather World Host, Feature Writer & Producer
  • Pennsylvania State Climatologist
Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. MS -- The Pennsylvania State University (1977)
  2. AMS TV Seal (1980)
  3. CCM (1994)
  4. NWA TV Seal (2000)
  5. CBM (2005)


Paul is also producer, co-host and on-camera meteorologist Weather World, a fifteen minute, weeknight weather magazine show which was seen on 3 PBS stations in Pennsylvania for over 25 years and is now broadcast on Pennsylvania Cable Network and Penn State’s Public Television Station (WPSU). Paul’s research interests include long range prediction techniques and the use of artificial intelligence in forecasting significant weather events. Paul holds both the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) and National Weather Association's Television Seal of Approval, is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and served on the AMS Board of CCM's. He is also a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He received his bachelor and master degrees in meteorology from Penn State. He was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters and the AMS Outstanding Service by a Broadcast Meteorologist in 2003. Paul has worked closely with PennDOT in evaluating their RWIS network and developing a prototype early warning system for weather hazards. He has been quoted in more than 100 newspapers and magazines, been interviewed on all of the major networks prime news shows and has testified at more than a dozen trials. He was the president (2006-2008) of the American Association of State Climatologists.