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.
Strange Minnesota Roadkill Rules – Can You Take a Deer Home After a Collision?
Just hit a deer with your vehicle? Follow specific rules and you can take the fresh roadkill home for dinner. Yes, really.
Minnesota Man Brings Pet Coyote To Dog Park, Is This Even Legal?
When asked about his "pet" the man smiled and said, "Yep. 100% pure coyote." The coyote was reportedly playing quite well with other dogs who were doing more sniffing than usual....they were curious.
Lottery Luck – Two New Minnesota Millionaires In 2023 So Far
There's one game in particular that's getting a lot of big wins.
Addicted To My Phone: “Nomophobia” Is A Real Thing – Do You Suffer Any Of These Symptoms?
Recent data suggests nearly half of us are addicted to our smart phones. "Nomophobia" is a real thing, and here are the symptoms and potential solutions to healthier smartphone usage.
It’s Science: “Beer Goggles” Make You 1.7 Times More Likely To Do This
Beer goggles won't make you, or anyone else, more attractive, but science confirms that alcohol will make men more likely to make an introduction, however awkward
Wisconsin – You OK? Study: 7 out of 10 “Drunkest Cities” in USA in the Badger State
Excessive binge drinking is a national problem, but Wisconsin has 7 of the top 10 cities for heaviest rates of alcohol consumption.
Pavement-Buckling Heat? These Cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin Will Feel Like 110F
The hottest air of the summer will brush much of Minnesota and Wisconsin with a heat index anywhere from 100 to 111F Tuesday and Wednesday, hot enough to buckle roads according to NOAA
Minnesota Brushed by 1-in-100 Year “Heat Dome” Next Week: Where Will it Feel Like 110F?
The hottest weather of the summer may brush parts of southern and western Minnesota with 100-degree heat next week, with potentially dangerous heat indices
It’s Official: Here is the Most Popular State Park in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Have you checked out the most popular state park in both Minnesota and Wisconsin? Here are the most-searched parks.
Morbid CDC Data: The Animal Most Likely to Kill You in Minnesota and Wisconsin
The number one killer isn't mosquitoes, spiders, snakes or big bears lurking in the woods.