Eric Wilhelm is the chief meteorologist at 21 WFMJ, a position he has held since January 2013. 

As the Valley's self-proclaimed "Weather Geek", Eric's enthusiasm and love of the weather knows no bounds! 

The Earth's atmosphere is an extraordinarily complex system and Eric loves the daily challenge of trying to figure it all out. 

Prior to joining the 21 WFMJ weather team, Eric spent 11 years at AccuWeather, Inc. in State College, PA. While at AccuWeather, he forecast every type of weather for every type of climate in North America and broadcast AccuWeather forecasts on radio and television stations in dozens of markets across the country. 

Eric is originally from New Philadelphia, Ohio, just 90 minutes southwest of Youngstown. 

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from The Ohio State University in 2001. 

Eric is the Valley's only meteorologist who holds the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal. 

When not studying the weather, Eric likes to watch Cleveland and Ohio State sports, play golf, keep up with current events and spend time with family and friends. 

You can email Eric at ericwillhelm@wfmj.com and follow him on Instagram, Twitter and, Facebook.