Dr. Walt Lyons was the first professional TV meteorologist in the Twin Cities, coming to KSTP in 1975, and after a stint at WLS-TV was a meteorologist at WCCO-TV in the 1980s. This video is a few selected forecasts from 1976 and 1977. Dr. Walt’s website is:


Mike: Thanks so much for posting this.I crave anything from before 1980 on KSTP News.

Craig Crossen: Dr. Walt was not only a splendid on-air TV weather broadcaster, but an outstanding on-air teacher: his broadcasts gave me a firm understanding of the dynamics of Minnesota’s complicated summer and winter weather, an understanding that has stood me in good stead for many decades of outdoors work and recreation. He raised the standard of Twin Cities TV broadcast journalism in general in the mid-1970s. It’s a delight to see his work again after so many years.




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