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We are pleased to announce Minnesota’s own

Paul Huttner

as our keynote speaker for


Minnesota’s Changing Climate: Is this the new normal? 

Significantly warmer winters. Amplified extreme weather events. New birds and plants in Minnesota’s landscape. Why is Minnesota among the fastest warming states in the U.S.? What will Minnesota’s climate look like in 50 years? Minnesota Public Radio Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner look at the latest trends in Minnesota’s changing climate.

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 is the chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio.

He is also the author the MPRs Updraft Blog!

(obtained from http://www.mpr.org/about/people/phuttner@mpr.org )