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 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
  • Straight-line winds vs a tornado: What caused Saturday’s storm damage?

    Nearly 20,000 people were thrown into the dark Saturday after storms toppled dozens of trees and power poles throughout Cullman, Morgan, Madison, Limestone and Jackson counties. The National Weather Service in Huntsville determined that wind gusts as high as 90 mph occurred Saturday evening. With such extensive storm damage that occurred Saturday, many of us are wondering what exactly happened. Was it a straight-line wind event? Was it a tornado? What could have downed so many trees and powerlines in the Valley […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Shelf clouds spotted throughout the Valley ahead of severe thunderstorms

    Scattered showers and storms moved through the Tennessee Valley Saturday afternoon, and a few packed straight-line winds that were strong enough to topple numerous trees and power lines. In addition, these storms produced clouds that look like the ones in the gallery below. These are called shelf clouds, and they occur when the leading edge of rain-cooled air shoves warm, humid air higher into the sky. Occasionally, wall clouds (precursors to tornadoes) can be found within a shelf cloud, but […]

  • Need a break from the heat? Blast of cooler air arrives next week

    Temperatures sure have been hot lately! Take a look at the official daytime highs in Huntsville during the week of May 15-19: Monday: 88 degrees Tuesday: 90 degrees Wednesday: 90 degrees Thursday: 86 degrees Friday: 91 degrees In comparison, the average high temperature for May 15-19 is 82 degrees; last week’s temperatures were well above normal for mid-May, but were on the mark for mid-July. Thankfully, there is a bit of relief from the heat before we fully commit to inevitably scorching […]

  • Severe storms, tornadoes develop in the Great Plains Thursday

    Numerous severe thunderstorms developed Thursday in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, producing several tornado reports as well as damaging winds and large hail. Below are state-by-state updates from throughout the Great Plains. Texas A tornado downed powerlines and blew an anemometer off of a truck near Lockett, 60 miles northwest of Wichita Falls Half-dollar sized hail (1.25 inch in diameter) was reported near Novice, about 35 miles south of Abilene Oklahoma A tornado touched down in Duke (extreme southwest Oklahoma); radar imagery […]

  • Can you believe it’s still snowing?!

    While temperatures continue to soar into the upper 80s and 90s in the Tennessee Valley, there’s an area of the country that is still digging out from snow. Yes, snow! In the radar imagery above, the areas of green indicate rain where as areas of blue denote snow. It’s mid-May, so how can it still be snowing? The same surface low that is responsible for producing severe weather in the Great Plains this week is also responsible for cranking out a […]

  • Spring 2017 is abnormally dry: Is the Valley headed for another drought?

    It’s been a relatively dry spring period for the Tennessee Valley, and while that is good for school sports and other recreational activities, it is rather concerning considering what we experienced in 2017. Over the next seven days, the forecast call for highs in the upper 80s/lower 90s with isolated chances of rain. Consistently hot temperatures stress not only our lawns and house plants, but also the soil and crops that sustain our local farmers — and indeed, our own dinner […]

  • Hottest Week in May?

    The school year is coming to a close, and soon it will be time for celebratory pool parties and backyard cookouts! But even with the chilly pool temperatures, would it be warm enough to say “good bye!” to school and “hello!” to summer anytime soon? In short, yes! We are expecting a few afternoons to reach the big 9-0 over the next few days, which is perfect for any end-of-the-school year pool parties and celebrations. However, if you plan to […]

  • Massive hail pounds Denver, disrupts baseball game; damages cars and buildings

    The game between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies on Monday night was postponed because of rain and hail. Oh, hail no. 😬 — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 8, 2017 The Associated Press reports that the game was delayed for about 75 minutes before being called. Instead, it is played as part of a split doubleheader Tuesday, with the first game at 12:10 p.m. MT and the second at 6:40 p.m. There was so much hail in the afternoon that it had […]

  • Record-breaking cold temperatures set Friday, May 5

    If it felt abnormally cold for the first week of May, you are absolutely right! In fact, Friday was officially the coldest May 5th on record for the Huntsville Area, as daytime temperatures hovered in the low 50s (the official high hit the books as 53 degrees). Friday’s high is not the ‘coldest’ May day on record for Huntsville — that date was May 3, 1921. On that day, the high was 49ºF (about 4 degrees cooler compared to May 5, 2017) and the […]

  • Drought improves throughout the Tennessee Valley, but abnormally dry conditions continue

    Drought conditions in the Valley have improved considerably since this summer, but abnormally dry conditions still prevail in much of northern Alabama. This is due to a rainfall deficit that continues to build since the start of 2017: Huntsville is about 2.65 inches below normal, and Muscle Shoals is 2.54 inches below normal. As of the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, only southern portions of Cullman and Franklin counties (AL) are experiencing drought conditions. 000 AXUS74 KHUN 041934 DGTHUN ALC043-059-079-103-061945- Drought […]

  • Heading to Talladega Superspeedway for the GEICO 500 this weekend? Pack a jacket!

    Before you know it, Race Weekend will be upon us here in Alabama! But there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to the weather. Most notably, the calendar will say ‘May’ but it will feel more like ‘March’. You will want to pack clothing and supplies for staying warm this weekend! Friday:  Festivities at the Talladega Superspeedway kick off Friday morning with the Grandstands opening at 8:30am. If you’re planning to spend breakfast tailgating Friday morning, […]

  • “Safety is our greatest priority”: How NOAA Hurricane Hunters brave the weather while studying severe storms

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — When it comes to researching hurricanes and severe weather, many participants choose to stay on the ground. But the atmosphere is constantly changing, and it spans several miles high. In order to improve severe weather forecasts, it needs to be researched from above. No doubt, it is a daunting task — yet there are some who welcome the challenges of the job. “It’s the perfect fit for me,” explains Michael Holmes, a flight director and meteorologist with […]