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Paul Douglas (meteorologist)

Paul Douglas (born June 12, 1958; real name Douglas Paul Kruhoeffer)[1] is a meteorologist, author, entrepreneur, and software expert in Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota. He has over 30 years of broadcast television and radio experience.


Douglas worked at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota from December 1997 until he was laid off in April 2008 as part of nationwide cutbacks by CBS.[2][3] He currently leads a number of companies that he founded or co-founded, including WeatherNation (as CEO), Broadcast Weather (as CEO) and Smart Energy (as President).[4] Douglas regularly writes and speaks about global warming and is critical of those who say that it is not occurring or is not caused by human actions.[5]

Douglas wrote a daily weather column for the Star Tribune from 1997 until his replacement by the WCCO-TV weather team in February 2009. He provided forecasts for three local radio stations. He remains a reporter for the Twin Cities Public Television show Almanac.

Douglas received a B.S. in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1980.[6]

Other workEdit

He founded EarthWatch Communications in 1990, which created weather visualizations for the films Jurassic Park and Twister. He made a cameo appearance in a weather center scene in the latter. He also co-founded Digital Cyclone in 1998. The company creates weather applications and supplies content for wireless devices under the My-Cast brand name. Douglas sold Digital Cyclone to Garmin in 2007 for $45 million.[7]

Douglas has authored two books, Prairie Skies (1991) and Restless Skies[8] (2004).[9]

In 2007, he co-founded SingularLogic LLC, a patent holding company, and founded Broadcast Weather LLC and NoozMe LLC, which hope to capitalize on SingularLogic's patents.[10][11][12]

In 2009, the St. Cloud Times took him on as the head of their meteorological team[13][14] and Conservation Minnesota partnered with him to create MNWeatherCenter, a hub for Minnesota weather.

In 2010, the Star Tribune rehired him as a weather blogger.[15]


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