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:

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

Latest Articles

  • Retrograding Low, Kicks Back Some Showers
    Yesterday I discussed breaks in the showers today as a low continues to rotate offshore. It retrograded, or push backed and continued to feed off the water. No washout right now, but as the low continues...
  • Rain Start The Day...Wednesday!
    Cooler air sliding in and a series of disturbances due to bring us a few rounds of rain this week... We'll get sprinkles tonight with areas of patchy fog and NE winds, but by tomorrow looks like a low...
  • Storm Still Moving Through, Not Done Yet
    Well the Nor'easter that traced up the east coast has lost a lot of moisture as it encountered very dry air. While I initially expected rainfall totals (by this time) to have reached an inch along the...
  • Nor'easter for Jeter's Last Game!
    Weather story is all about this low moving through the Mid-Atlantic organizing and forecasted to move through by tonight. Increasing gusts and heavy downpours. Looks like we’ll see anywhere from...
  • Heavy Flooding Rain on the Way
    Yesterday at 5, 5:30,, 6, 10 & 11 I kept going over various models concerning a major rain even that is developing in the Atlantic and headed north. The question was, "Which model was accurate" Two...
  • Rain, Rain Come Our Way! This Month's Rain Deficit: .6"
    High and dry conditions continue, but I am tracking some rain that could make it here on Thursday. Canadian and GFS models show a massive low developing off the coast of FL and paralleling the eastern...
  • It's Getting Cool Here, But No Snow Yet...Can't Say the Same for N. Plains!
    Last night at 10 & 11 I mentioned that the cold front moving in, is fizzling out and though we will get some rain, and an isolated storm (west) there is little moisture left. Winds are gusty and out...
  • MY HOME STATE VIEWERS!!!! Storm Team8 Viewer Appreciation Part-hey!!
    I had such a great time with our viewers. You guys are the best, and I am so grateful for all the support you show me every day:)   xo, Erika
  • Fast Forward to Fall!
    Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies as the low offshore continues to move NE. Still leaving a chance of some spot sprinkles, but this system steers clear. Winds are a bit gusty ranging between the upper teens...
  • Cooler Than Normal Temps and Rain In The Forecast, This Week
    A few shots at rain this week as a series of lows brush by us, but nothing moving over us directly. Models have backed up on the system for the Wed-AM Fri but still seeing the chance for a few strong storms...
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