Paul Huttner

Paul Huttner

Meteorologist
Minnesota Public Radio
phuttner@mpr.org


Paul Huttner is the chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio. An award-winning veteran broadcast meteorologist for 30 years, Huttner has worked TV and radio stations in Minneapolis, Tucson and Chicago. He holds a BA from Macalester College in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. His first living memory is a close call with the 1965 Twin Cities tornado outbreak. While at WCCO-TV Huttner was the sole anchor for the Halloween blizzard of 1991, the largest snowstorm in the Twin Cities' history. He is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) member and AMS Television Seal of Approval holder. In March 2008, Huttner earned AMS's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, the AMS highest professional certification for the quality of his weather broadcasts. Huttner has received numerous AP awards for his work. In 2014, he received a first place Page One Award by the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists for Climate Cast, an MPR News program. Huttner was also featured as Scientist in Focus as a meteorologist and climate communicator in the Guardian in August 2014.

Paul Huttner Feature Archive

Two City of Mankato snowplows clear a road
Snow blowing across the roads + warm tires = instant freeze. (01/07/2015)
All elements appear to be lining up for the first significant accumulating snows for parts of northern Minnesota Friday night. Even the Twin Cities metro area may see the first flakes of the season late Friday night into Saturday morning. (10/03/2014)
Only in Minnesota can you bask in 82 degrees on Sunday, and fend off snowy rumors by Friday. (10/02/2014)
A hyperactive sun has spawned twin geomagnetic storms that have been pummeling earth's magnetosphere and the effect will likely peak over the weekend. (09/12/2014)
The combination of two celestial events and a crisp clean and dry Canadian air mass overhead could make for some of the best sky watching over Minnesota in years. (08/11/2014)
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are making a beeline for the Hawaiian Islands. (08/06/2014)
Looking at the data, you can see there may be no such thing as an average summer when it comes to the number of 90 degree days in the Twin Cities. (08/05/2014)
Minnesotans earn our summers. We endure, no survive winter's daylight deprivation, Polar Vortexes and Snowmageddons. (08/05/2014)
Temperatures in the low to mid 80s and dew points in the 60s is pretty typical for early August. The lakes are (reasonably) warm, the landscape is lush green and the mosquito population has finally crashed to late summer levels. Quality of life is high these days. (08/02/2014)
The wettest year through the first half in much of Minnesota has mercifully eased back a bit this month for the metro. (07/24/2014)
You might be forgiven for wondering how it could be the third warmest year on record globally if you live in Minnesota. (07/22/2014)
A well predicted storm tore across the Red River Valley and northern Minnesota as expected overnight. The damage reports are extensive. (07/22/2014)
A massive smoke plume sliding south from Canada has drifted over Minnesota and the northern tier of states today. Hundreds of wildfires are burning in western Canada, and the smoke plume is extensive. (07/17/2014)
With several dry, sunny days in the forecast, the pace of falling lake and river levels will pick up in the next few days. If the dry forecast holds, that could mean Lake Minnetonka will reach a level where 'no wake' rules could be removed as early as next week. (07/16/2014)
Meteorologists may finally get the chance to put their feet up on the Doppler and enjoy life for the first time this wacky weather year of 2014. (07/16/2014)