Longtime WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling dies at 96

Bud Kraehling, photo provided by WCCO-TV
Bud Kraehling, photo provided by WCCO-TV

Longtime WCCO weatherman Bud Kraehling passed away Wednesday night from cancer. He was 96.

Kraehling reported the weather for 47 years on WCCO. He never actually earned a degree in meteorology, but he delivered a dependable forecast to Minnesota families for nearly 5 decades. After retiring in 1996, Kraehling worked as a Minnesota History Center greeter.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Natalie, and survived by his 4 daughters and second wife, Shirley Lockwood.


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