Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Karen Minton expressed gratitude to her loyal viewers for counting on her to keep them safe through the years, and the love she has for the team she loves like family.

VIDEOS: Saying goodbye to Karen Minton at Channel 2 Action News February 27

Originally posted Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Karen Minton, after 33 years at Channel 2 Action News, provided her final weather forecast for the station Wednesday morning, February 27.

The station pulled out all the stops to fete the meteorologist with video packages about her life. She was one of the first female meteorologists on local Atlanta TV, according to WSB’s chief meteorologist Glenn Burns

Burns, who made a surprise appearance Wednesday morning, calculated she did more than 7,600 weather forecasts. 

“I have loved this more than anything in the world,” Minton told her morning crew Wednesday, her voice cracking with emotion, tears rolling down her face. “It’s been a pleasure... This is absolutely the best.” 

Brian Monahan will take over for her in the mornings from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

Below is a video package showing what time she gets up (12:24 a.m.) and how her day typically goes:

Meteorologist Karen Minton is retiring Wednesday.

And here is a little history about her life going back to her modeling days in college:

Karen is retiring on Wednesday after 33 years at WSB-TV.

Here is Minton recounting some of the biggest weather events she covered over the years: 

Karen’s last day is Wednesday and to say she will be missed is an understatement.

Burns, who recommended her to WSB-TV in 1986 from the Weather Channel, had kind words to say about his colleague and “little sis” and vice versa:  

Karen’s last day is Wednesday and to say she will be missed is an understatement.

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Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho
Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.