Longtime Denver meteorologist Mike Nelson retiring at the end of 2024

After more than 30 years forecasting the weather for Denver viewers and nearly 50 years in television, longtime meteorologist Mike Nelson will retire in December.

Nelson is chief meteorologist at Denver7, where he’s worked for 20 years, the station said in a news release Monday. He was also the chief meteorologist at 9News for 13 years and worked in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madison, Wisconsin, before coming to Colorado.

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In a statement, Nelson said he’s loved watching storms since he was a child and tried to bring that enthusiasm to his weather reports.

“I hope that my forecasts have been a source of knowledge and comfort, especially during severe weather. I will always enjoy keeping an eye on the skies, savoring the beauty and wonder of the weather,” Nelson said.

Nelson has delivered weather news during some of Colorado’s most devastating natural disasters, including the Windsor tornado in 2008, deadly flooding in September 2013 and major blizzards like the March 2019 “bomb cyclone.”

He has also been recognized with 20 Emmy awards, the Silver Circle award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Colorado Broadcasters Association’s 2001 Citizen of the Year, according to Denver7.

His final broadcast will be Dec. 12.

This is a developing story and will be updated. 

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