Craig Edwards retires

Photo: Craig Edwards Facebook page.

Even the meteorologists are bailing on Minnesota winters.

Craig Edwards, the longtime meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service Twin Cities office, weatherperson at MPR, and meteorologist for the Minnesota Twins, announced on MPR’s Updraft blog today that he’s retiring.

As the daylight grows short, losing about 20 minutes a week, my flame for weather remains bright! But I am retiring from the Minnesota weather scene and moving on to a warmer part of the country, where wind chill drops to no more than 35 degrees.

I am very grateful to all the fine people that made my run on Minnesota Public Radio an enjoyable experience! Paul Huttner and colleagues will take you through the El Nino winter.

Edwards was NWS’s chief meteorologist here for 34 years before retiring in 2006.