Paul Huttner Feature Archive

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)
Sometimes it seems there's a big weather target painted on Minnesota. Cue our next weather maker, another strong moisture laden low pressure system spinning in from the west this weekend. (06/13/2014)
El Nino is a periodic warming of ocean waters in the tropical Pacific. It affects weather patterns worldwide. It can suppress Atlantic hurricane activity, and favors milder winter in the northern US. It also tends to produce wetter winters in California and the southwest. (05/28/2014)
Weather Whiplash. All or nothing. Flood to Flash Drought. We eased into winter last year with increasing drought across Minnesota. Then the weather switch flipped "on" again. Polar Vortex. Snowmageddon. Spring deluge. May Monsoon. (05/20/2014)
This system is likely to produce severe storms with large hail of 1″ to 2″+ in diameter and has the potential for damaging winds in stronger storms. Storms may roll into the metro late tonight, and continue on and off through Thursday. (05/07/2014)
The next 48 hours look increasingly active for showers and some strong to severe storms across Minnesota. (05/06/2014)
Weather timing is finally good this weekend. A few clouds may drift by from time to time, but you may see some stunned Minnesotans looking up at a strange bright object in the blue sky -- and smiling. (05/02/2014)