Meteorologist Christina Edwards joined the WHNT News 19 Weather Team in September 2015.

Prior to moving to Huntsville, Christina was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia, where she experienced a wide range of wild weather.

In fact, Christina will never forget her first experience observing thundersnow as the Blizzard of ’93 (also known as the “Storm of the Century”) dropped nearly 3 feet of snow in her neighborhood.

Fifteen years later, Christina vividly recalls watching an electrified thunderstorm heading south along I-75 on a warm, March evening; minutes later, that thunderstorm produced an EF-2 tornado in the heart of Atlanta, just two miles from where she lived.

Christina’s passion for science began at a young age, when she would watch the clouds for signs of changing weather patterns and produce homemade “weather forecasts” on poster boards for family and friends. That passion helped propel Christina towards a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating from college, Christina worked as a digital meteorologist for The Weather Channel and weather.com as well as a weather producer for WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Christina is active in the weather community as a Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge counselor as well as a member of the American Meteorological Society.

When Christina is not watching the skies, she enjoys watching college football. Her favorite teams are the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets… and whoever is playing the University of Georgia. No matter the school, Christina always cheers on the marching band: She marched the sousaphone in her high school as well as college bands, and she is a member of the co-ed marching band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.


Recent Articles
  • UPDATE: NWS Huntsville finds EF-0 tornado damage near Skyline in Jackson County

    000 NOUS44 KHUN 241948 PNSHUN ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-250800- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 248 PM CDT Mon Apr 24 2017 …NWS Damage Survey for 04/22/17 Tornado Event- Update 2… .Update…Updated to include the Skyline Tornado event. .Overview…NWS and EMA survey teams found evidence of an EF-1 tornado near Jones Chapel and straight line wind damage near Battleground (Cullman County); an EF-0 tornado in the far western side of Franklin County, Alabama, about 5.5 miles north of Red Bay, and […]

  • KidCam! Homeschool Weather Watchers talk up a storm at Space and Rocket Center

    My fascination with meteorology began when I was 5 years old, and it seems that these youngsters have caught the “weather bug” as well! The U.S. Space and Rocket Center “Weather Watchers” invited me to come talk to them about how meteorologists analyze weather maps and generate weather forecasts, and I jumped at the opportunity. We talked about my favorite weather tools (including lots of discussions about radar!) and how meteorologists track severe weather. Y'all, these @RocketCenterUSA #Homeschool Weather Wonders Kids […]

  • Tropical Storm Arlene forms in the Atlantic

    UPDATE AT 4 PM CDT THURSDAY: Tropical Storm ‘Arlene’ has developed in the Atlantic. ‘Arlene’ won’t last long; conditions in the North Atlantic are unfavorable for further development (and too harsh for the storm to maintain it’s strength). It is no threat to land!  April storm are rare; forecaster Lixion Avila said this about Arlene’s formation: "Tropical storms in April are rare and Arlene is only the second one observed in this month during the satellite era. It should be […]

  • Bad hair day? Blame this warm, humid weather

    Ladies (and longer-haired gentlemen): Do you feel like your hair is waging war against your head? Been styling it and trying to tame it to submission, but it still comes out looking frizzy? You can blame the weather — specifically the warm, humid, summer-like conditions we’ve been experiencing lately in the Tennessee Valley. The battle of the frizz: Why humidity plays a role Believe it or not, hair changes length based on the amount of water vapor that is present […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: “Hit and miss” showers roll through the Valley Monday

    Often in a weather report, you may hear a meteorologist say “there’s a chance for scattered hit and miss showers and storms today.” Monday afternoon’s storms provided picture-perfect examples of these “hit and miss” situations: Scary looking rainshaft seen as I was approaching Huntsville from the west at 4:25. #notatornado #alwx #valleywx pic.twitter.com/S8nwgpd6M7 — Mike Wilhelm (@bamawx) April 17, 2017 In these photos from Mike Wilhelm, you can see areas of blue skies and sunshine surrounding the rain clouds. In […]

  • Easter Weekend Forecast: It may be spring, but dress for summer!

    It’s no secret that it has been unseasonably warm in the Valley lately, and toasty temperatures will continue for the Easter holiday weekend. Thermometers at Huntsville International Airport soared 89 degrees Friday afternoon, tying a record high that was set in 1925. Easter Saturday While we don’t expect a repeat of the near-90 degree heat, we do anticipate temperatures to run into the mid-80s Saturday. Coupled with the heat is higher humidity, which brings the chance of an isolated shower on […]

  • Kids in hot cars: Look before you lock to prevent a tragedy

    As temperatures go up this spring and summer, no doubt you will be feeling the heat. In fact, it can feel down right oppressive as you climb into the car, clambering to crank the A/C. But imagine being strapped in for hours, with the car parked in the sunshine without the air conditioning running. It’s a deadly combination, and unfortunately it has claimed the lives of 755 children between 1990 and 2015, according to KidsAndCars.org. It happens quickly The scenario happens often: […]

  • A “very unique event”: Rare anticyclonic tornado touched down in southeastern Tennessee Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The National Weather Service in Nashville confirmed Thursday that two tornadoes touched down in southeastern Tennessee on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. In Warren County, an EF-1 tornado packing estimated 90 to 95 mph winds touched down 8 miles south of McMinnville, Tennessee, and traveled a path of 3 miles. The tornado injured one person in the Irving College community; it also heavily damaged a large barn, uprooted and snapped trees, and it destroyed a mobile home. It […]

  • Is it too early to begin spring planting? (Oh yes)

    You may have spring fever from the recent balmy conditions, which may inspire you to plant your spring garden. Don’t do it yet, though. Hold off on those plans — or have a way to protect your plants through the rest of the season. Average Last Spring Freeze Despite the recent warm spell, we do expect temperatures to drop back into the 40s both this weekend as well as the second weekend of April. Check out our forecast discussion page for […]

  • Don’t Try This: Kayaker Braves Rushing DeSoto Falls

    Check out this video sent to WHNT News 19 by Gary Parker. With the recent rains that moved through the Valley, water levels are high enough to draw kayakers out to area rivers that are dependent on rainfall for adequate river flow. As much as half an inch of rain fell between Monday morning and Monday night, March 27. That rainfall created an impressive flow over DeSoto Falls in the Litter River Canyon on Tuesday. One experienced kayaker braved the […]

  • ‘What is that?’ Discovering some of the instruments used in VORTEX-SE

    Huntsville’s own UAH is serving as host to a large severe weather research project that is taking place here in the Tennessee Valley. Known as the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment — or VORTEX for short — experts and researchers are turning their attention from the Great Plains to the Southeast. (MORE: VORTEX-SE Kicks Off March 1 in Huntsville) As VORTEX-SE sets its sights on northern Alabama, you may happen to see them as they roll down […]

  • Gulf storms Thursday may diminish Valley severe weather threat

    The Storm Prediction Center has indicated a slight risk for severe weather in the Tennessee Valley Thursday, but there is a possibility that storms remain below severe limits — if they develop at all. (MORE: Understanding Severe Thunderstorm Risk Categories) In order to have thunderstorms, two ingredients must be present: atmospheric moisture and a lifting mechanism, like a cold front. We are confident that the two ingredients will be available: Southerly winds will return to the Southeast Wednesday, allowing warm and […]