Erika Martin

Greater Hartford native Erika Martin is happy to be back home, as a member of WTNH's Storm Team 8.

Erika grew up watching WTNH and remembers sitting in her grandmother's living room, with her family, hanging on every single Hurricane Gloria update -- until the power went out! She's happy that her family can now tune in to her weekday evening forecasts, for weather updates, and watch her doing what she loves.

Erika attended S.S.Cyril & Methodius, in Hartford, and Northfield Mount Hermon preparatory school in Massachusetts.

A degreed meteorologist, she has previously forecasted the weather for the Sierra Nevada region, San Francisco's Bay Area, and Western Massachusetts.

Erika began her college career at NYU, but completed her degree in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in Production at Santa Monica College. Erika has earned a B.S. in Meteorology from Mississippi State University, and is currently preparing for The CBM Seal. She has also been accepted into a Masters program in Meteorology and will begin classes next fall.

Erika loves spending time with her family, her husband Rob, practicing Yoga, working out big time, reading anything published by Hay House, dinner with good friends, and helping her girlfriends plan their weddings!

She also has a lifestyle and weather blog: fairweatherfashion.wordpress.com

Her professional affiliations include: AMS, SPJ, NAHJ, AFTRA, SESAC

Latest Articles

  • From Downpours to Some Sunshine...Then a Warm-up!
    The offshore low is slow in moving and clearing us of clouds, persistent in it's kickback of moisture, so clouds barely mixing out this afternoon. High pressure builds overnight, but weakens...
  • Coastal Storm Watch: Downpours & Damaging Gusts for CT
    Coastal storm moving into the state and it's been a gloomy day--one system out and now the second one in... I'll have 24-hour rain totals in my full forecast. simply because I do want to keep an eye on...
  • From Scattered Rain to Widespread Downpours & Storm Track Radar
    I'll be relying on Storm Track Radar (wonderful tool) to time out showers through early AM Friday. I will do my best to break down rain showers moving through, but expect heavy rain as the low in the Mid-Atlantic...
  • From Frosty to Stormy, This Week!
    temperatures in the upper 20's, this morning, with the overnight low in the upper 20's for some. A freeze warning overnight has since been discontinued and now  weather stories include: Low from west...
  • The BIG Chill--Brisk Mornings Next Week!
    We now enter the final stages of the warm streak...A shift in the winds and a push of cooler air, NW by later Saturday will start to drop those Wind Chill numbers quickly and the big story this weekend...
  • DROP IT! Likes It's...Getting Colder
    On to the next one...Next big weather story includes the return of Wind Chill Forecasts! Temperatures nose dive into the 50's for the daytime highs and lows in the 30's for parts of N. CT. However, before...
  • Threat of Severe Weather AM Thursday...Tracking First Flurries!
      Weather stories this afternoon and evening include Thursday's rain and thunder, slight threat of severe weather and yes I am seeing a shot at some flurries for the hill towns next week... Warmer...
  • The Weather Forecast is "Sacred" To Coach Al and Our Athletes!
    Former male model turned softball coach, Al, visited me today on the set of Wxedge.com--sure looks a lot like the set of News8...Anyhow he brought two softball players, Annie & Becca and we all discussed...
  • Saturday's Rain Not a Big Deal
    Even though we are under the influence of a high pressure system, as I mentioned yesterday, it is a weak one so a few clouds are moving through. Cooler air moving in, but conditions still remain dry. Shortwave...
  • Breezy but Mostly Sunny Forecast--No Rain Until Saturday...
    Check out this site for rain totals, great one I posted on my twitter and FB pages @erikamartinwx http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/mesomap.cgi?state=CT&rawsflag=3 The overnight system (shortwave)...
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