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Brandon Chambers joined the WHNT News 19 team in June 2011.

Brandon was born and raised in Oklahoma, but his roots run deep in the south. In fact, his grandfather was born here in the Tennsessee Valley in Decatur.

Brandon holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and served for seven years as a meteorologist in Oklahoma City, where he covered weather that ranged from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards.

Other than his passion for weather, Brandon's interests include almost all sports (especially baseball), hunting, fishing, flying, and just about anything else that will get him outdoors.


Recent Articles
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    Photos: WHNT’s Storm Chasing Trip In Texas

    TEXAS (WHNT) – WHNT News 19 has a team in Texas for a storm chasing educational trip. Here are various photos.  We’ll continue to add more over the next few days.

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    Valleywx.com: Latest Severe Weather Outlook For Thursday

    (WHNT) – The Storm Prediction Center has expanded the increased the higher probability of seeing severe weather to cover more of the Tennessee Valley for Thursday and has increased the odds for areas south and east of the WHNT News 19 viewing area. This powerful storm system is currently affecting some Mississippi River Valley states to our west with the threat for severe weather today. Multiple tornado watches are in place for Arkansas, Missouri, and southern Illinois. The threat for […]

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    Valleywx.com: Minor Winter System Moves Through Tonight

    A quick moving upper-level disturbance, currently developing in the Plains to our west, will begin affecting the area with a wintry mix tonight, possibly consisting of rain, snow and sleet. Major accumulations of snow are not expected, but  grassy surfaces, rooftops, and cars may get some minor accumulations, most likely less than an inch. The best opportunity for accumulations will generally be west of I-65 (see the figure below). You can also interpret the image above as the areas with […]

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    Valleywx.com: Winter Weather Advisory Tonight/Tomorrow

    In anticipation of some minor accumulations of snow and near or sub-freezing temperatures the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Jackson, DeKalb, and Franklin (TN) Counties from 9PM tonight through 12PM Saturday. Even though major accumulations of snow are not expected., a few slick spots may develop late tonight/early tomorrow morning, especially on the bridges and overpasses in the higher terrain of Northeast Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee, where the temperatures will be cooler. Even though […]

  • Making it Right: A Taking Action Investigation Follow up

    We first brought you the story of Rhonda Norman in early November.  She called WHNT News 19 after watching our Taking Action Investigation: The Plumber- a hidden camera investigation where we exposed the unethical business practices of Ardmore man Tommy Mayo. WHNT News 19 took action after the Better Business Bureau of North Alabama contacted us with a history of deceptive practices concerning Tommy Mayo.  Mayo’s plumbing business, “A&A Plumbing,” has an ‘F’ rating with the BBB. The BBB says […]

  • Tools for Teachers: Shanda Upchurch

    Meet Tools for Teachers honoree Shanda Upchurch.  She teaches third grade at Riverton Elementary School.

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    Valleywx.com: Storms Moving Through Tennessee Valley

    (WHNT) – Storms are quickly becoming more numerous in a very hot and humid airmass across the Tennessee Valley. General movement is southeast. Some storms could grow to severe levels today with high winds being the primary threat and hail as the secondary threat. Everyone will have a chance at severe weather, but the risk is elevated slightly in southern and southeastern areas as indicated by the Storm Prediction Center’s slight risk area. The best chance for storms will be […]

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    Valleywx.com: Severe Thunderstorms Possible This Afternoon

    The Storm Prediction center has issued a Mesoscale Discussion regarding increasing instability over portions of the Tennessee Valley and surrounding areas. A severe thunderstorm watch may be issued for these areas later in the afternoon. The full text of the discussion can be found here, but the summary is that instability is increasing as temperatures heat up. Thunderstorms with strong winds and hail will be possible this afternoon through the early evening. A severe thunderstorm warning is already in effect […]

  • The Clothing Color Test: Different Temperatures On Each

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – You always hear it — wear light, loose-fitting clothing in heat.  WHNT News 19 decided to see if different-colored shirts really make a difference when it comes to temperature. On Friday, June 29 we put four colored shirts in the heat and let them sit.  The temperature was about 105 degrees Farenheit.  After the shirts sat in the heat for an hour, we used a ‘temperature gun’ to see how hot they were. The white shirt […]

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    Tools For Teachers: Colin Duckworth

    Male teachers are few and far between, especially in elementary schools.  However, this week’s Tools For Teachers recipient has taught several age groups.  All of his students and fellow teachers love the enthusiasm he brings to the classroom. Colin Duckworth used to dabble in computer animation and multimedia.  Now, he’s teaching first graders at James W. Williams Elementary in Huntsville.   His teaching philosophy is simply ‘Let’s have a little fun.’ “I do a little more differently than some teachers, […]

  • Tools For Teachers: Karen Taylor

    In this edition of Tools For Teachers, we surprise Karen Taylor at Belgreen Elementary School in Russellville. Tara Oliver has been taking notice of her colleague, Taylor, for several years.  In fact, the two spent five years teaching third grade together.  Tara says she’s always known Karen was special. “Everything is about making sure that her kids succeed.  Top-notch, no matter the cost, no matter what she has to do,” Oliver said.  “It’s all about her kids.  She wants the […]

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    Tools For Teachers: Larisa Sweat

    All teachers have a tremendous responsibility each and every day, and not just to the children who find it easy to learn. This Tools For Teachers honoree is truly called to her profession.  We introduce you to Larisa Sweat, a teacher at Mt. Carmel Elementary in Madison County. Sweat works with children who have special needs. In Sweat’s class, the learning curve is different, and the lesson plan is student-specific. “What we do is try to bring out the best […]