Paul is a Penn State meteorologist and AMS Fellow with 45 years of television and radio experience. A serial entrepreneur, Douglas has launched 7 businesses, including EarthWatch Communications, Digital Cyclone and Praedictix, which provides content, consulting and severe weather briefings for media and corporate interests. EarthWatch created 3-D weather special effects for Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and “Twister” and Digital Cyclone was first to put Doppler radar on cellular phones in 2001. Today developers manage unique streams of weather data and imagery for corporate optimization, worldwide, via AerisWeather, which was sold to Vaisala in early 2022. With a daily print and online weather column at Star Tribune, Paul provides daily weather updates on WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. A contributor to the Climate Science Rapid Response Team, Douglas has authored 4 books, including a focus on climate, faith and science in 2017 with “Caring for Creation, the Evangelical’s Guide to Climate Change and a Healthy Environment”. Paul’s latest illustrated book is “A Kid’s Guide to Saving the Planet”. A frequent contributor to MSNBC on the link between climate and weather, Douglas was featured in NOVA’s “Decoding the Weather Machine”. With a home in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities and a cabin on Pelican Lake, Minnesota, Paul has been married for 38 years, with two sons and a 2-year-old grandson, Jordan.
Read It and Sneeze: Northland’s Allergy Season A Month Longer Than It Was in 1970
If you're sneezing more than you can ever remember there's a good explanation: pollen and ragweed season is more than a month longer now than it was in 1970.
Buyer Beware: 5 Summer Weather Myths That Will Get You Into Trouble
Summers in the Northland are amazing, but during severe weather you may have minutes or seconds to do the right thing - and avoid these dangerous myths.
What’s In a Name? The Craziest Town Names in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nationwide
There is a long list of bizarre, unusual and sometimes lewd town names across the USA, and a few of them are in our backyard.
You May Be “Retro” If You’ve Used Any Of These 8 Gadgets
Not that long ago, before everything was digitally stored in the cloud and available in real time, we used paper, film and retro devices and it wasn't all that bad.
How Weatherwise Are You? Take This Quick 7-Question Severe Storm Quiz
Severe thunderstorm season has been delayed, but it's coming in June, and a quick weather quiz may help get you into a weatherwise state of mind.
Skeeters on Steroids: 25 More “Mosquito Days” in Duluth Since 1979
Mosquito season in the Northland is nearly a month longer than it was for our parents in the late 70s, according to data from Climate Central.
How Can I Protect My Family From Wildfire Smoke?
Smoke has arrived a couple of months early this summer season and here is how you can help your family protect themselves on days when air quality is poor.
A Free 55″ 4K HDR TV? Yes, But There’s a Catch
You may be able to reserve a $1,000 55" HDR television set for free, but you're going to sit through a lot of TV commercials.
Silver Linings: Best Buy and The Mayo Clinic Both Started With a Tornado
The Mayo Clinic and Best Buy were both born from tornado tragedies 98 years apart, and the world will never be the same.
‘Twister’ Sequel, ‘Twisters’, To Feature ‘Nope’ Star Brandon Perea
"Twisters", the sequel to the 1996 box office hit "Twister" is set to launch in 2024, with "Nope" star Brandon Perea
Research Shows This Is What Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day
Mother's Day can conjure up feelings of existential dread for many of us - but the solution may be easier than you think. Consider giving the gift of (free) time, or an unforgettable experience to go with that fancy card Sunday morning.
May Windchill: Chilly, Windy Fishing Opener But Rain Bypasses Northland
It won't snow for the Minnesota Fishing Opener, but it will be windy and chilly with wake-up temperatures stuck in the 40s. The good news: most of the rain should pass to our south and west on Saturday. Choppy on your favorite lake, but at least you won't get soaked.