Paul Huttner

Paul Huttner

Meteorologist
Minnesota Public Radio
phuttner@mpr.org


Paul Huttner is chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio. Huttner has worked TV and radio stations in Minneapolis, Tucson and Chicago. Paul is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul and holds a bachelor's degree in geography with an emphasis in meteorology. Paul is also a full member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and has been awarded the AMS Television Seal of Approval. In March 2008, Huttner earned AMS's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, a professional recognition of the quality of his weather broadcasts. Huttner is one of only two meterologists in the region to have earned this distinction. The only anchor who made it into the WCCO-TV station, Huttner reported on the Halloween blizzard of 1991, the largest snowstorm in the Twin Cities' history.

Paul Huttner Feature Archive

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)
Monday's record cold polar vortex sideswipe spins mercifully eastward today. The waves of attacking rain squalls are gone, but we play hide and seek in clouds in the cool exhaust today and tonight. (07/15/2014)
The Twin Cities will likely tie or break the all time record for the coldest daytime maximum temps on Monday of 68 degrees -- set way back in 1884. (07/14/2014)
Expect storm clusters to increase and move in through this evening. Primary threats are damaging winds and large hail. (07/07/2014)
How do you know it's a summer weekend in Minnesota? The radar glows with vibrant colors, while thunder, your weather radio and your rain-filled downspouts make strange musical weather noises. (06/27/2014)
Several waves of rain and thunder are likely through this weekend across Minnesota. Some of the storms will be slow movers, and that means the potential for more localized heavy rainfall totals. (06/26/2014)
The rainfall numbers are staggering. But the bigger picture scope and human perspective on the summer flood of 2014 is even more gripping. (06/26/2014)
The rainfall numbers are staggering. But the bigger picture scope and human perspective on the summer flood of 2014 is even more gripping. (06/25/2014)
One look at the rainfall map over Minnesota the past 30 days shows you why we're at capacity, even record water levels on many Minnesota lakes and rivers. Rainfall totals of 10 to 15 inches is literally half a year's rain in the past 30 days across a big swath of Minnesota. The heaviest flood zone runs in a swath from southwest Minnesota to International Falls. (06/17/2014)
After severe weekend storms pounded the Twin Cities this weekend, another round of storms is making its way through the state. A tornado watch is in effect for much of southern Minnesota, and there are scattered tornado and flood warnings as well. (06/16/2014)