Paul Huttner

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.

Stories by Paul Huttner

Hurricane Joaquin models favoring offshore track

As forecast models continue to grapple for consensus on the eventual track of Hurricane Joaquin, there is a growing trend. Most of the models seem to be coming more into agreement with the ECMWF model's notion of an easterly track that keeps the powerful and dangerous hurricane out to sea and away from the US coastline. It's still too early to be sure the US will avoid a direct hit from Joaquin, but a distinct shift in that direction has occurred.