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
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    With the recent demand for eclipse glasses greatly outweighing the supplies, many of us are finding ourselves in a situation of waking up Monday morning without any eclipse glasses. But as long as you have a few kitchen supplies, you too will be able to enjoy watching the Great American Eclipse — indirectly, that is. It’s important to stress that you cannot look up directly at the sun without eye protection. However, it is possible to experience the eclipse, even by […]

  • Madison County Elementary School in Gurley is ready for the eclipse!

    Meteorologist Christina Edwards went to Gurley to discuss safe viewing practices with everyone at Madison County Elementary School. Gurley’s location is about 115 miles south of the path of totality, which means the town will experience 97 percent obstruction of the sun’s light from the moon. Many of us here in the Tennessee Valley will experience a partial eclipse — close, but not quite 100 percent totality, which means eye protection will be necessary for all of us.  

  • Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Caribbean Thursday

    The eighth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season formed in the Caribbean Ocean Thursday afternoon. The National Hurricane Center states Tropical Storm Harvey formed 250 miles east of Barbados. The storm is moving west at 18 mph. Tropical storm watches and warnings are in effect for the eastern coast of Central American, including southern portions of Mexico. Additional information from the National Hurricane Center is available below. 000 WTNT34 KNHC 172047 TCPAT4 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Harvey Advisory Number 2 […]

  • “Virga-bow” spotted near Hartselle Wednesday afternoon

    Connie Stewart noticed a strange-looking rainbow over the sky in Hartselle: I live outside Hartselle towards Somerville. Saw it while working out in the pool. I will send you a couple more pictures. I thought it was awesome !! Thanks, Connie It’s a curious thing to see, but it shows up time to time! It’s known as a “virga-bow”, and it occurs when the sun’s rays are passing through rain drops that are evaporating before reaching the ground. In this […]

  • Rainfall round up: Some received more than half a foot, others barely above an inch

    To say it’s been a rainy week in the Tennessee Valley is a major understatement, especially for those who have picked up over half a foot of rain within the past five days. The graph above shows radar rainfall estimates from throughout the region. Areas depicted in red and pink shades indicate estimated totals as high as 5-8 inches of rain. The heaviest area of rain occurred in portions of Lincoln County in Tennessee as well as Madison County, northeastern Jackson […]

  • National Weather Service cancels flash flood warning, Flint River flood warning

    A nearly stationary thunderstorm developed over Huntsville Thursday evening, dropping copious amounts of rain as well as prompting several of your pictures of the rain. As a result, the National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a flash flood warning for central Madison County — including the cities of Huntsville, Moores Mill, Meridianville, Hazel Green, Owens Cross Roads, and New Market — that expired Friday morning. Below is a quick timeline of the flash flood reports from around Huntsville: 7:57pm: Huntsville […]

  • Flood warning issued for Flint River at Brownsboro, affecting Madison County through Friday night

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a flood warning for areas along the Flint River in southern Madison County, mainly the Brownsboro area. This flood warning extends south into New Hope. Heavy rain developed in northern Madison County early Thursday morning; as much as 3 to 5 inches of rain impacted areas including Toney, Harvest, and New Market. As of Thursday evening, the Hazel Green Fire Department is reporting Billy D. Harbin and Walker Lane roads closed; these […]

  • Countdown to the Great American Solar Eclipse: What time will it begin?

    By now, you have heard that The Great American Solar Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21. But do you know exactly when the event will begin? The Answer Depends on Where You Live Recall that what we experience on earth as the solar eclipse occurs because the moon passes between the earth and the sun; as a result, the moon’s shadow is projected on to the surface of the earth. Because the moon is constantly in orbit around the […]

  • Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall, while the next tropical wave develops in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall late Monday night over the Yucatan Peninsula. The storm isn’t expected to weaken much before it moves back over water through the Bay of Campeche. Once the storm moves inland again over the eastern coast of Mexico it will weaken much more quickly. Here in the Tennessee Valley we haven’t been directly impacted by Tropical Storm Franklin. It did indirectly affect us by helping to push in more tropical moisture, which fueled the rainy start […]

  • Flash Flood Warnings Issued Monday Evening

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Lawrence and Franklin Counties in Alabama until 11pm Monday evening. Consistent heavy rainfall fell across the border of Franklin and Lawrence Counties in Alabama for several hours Monday evening. This lead to estimated rainfall totals nearing 3 inches in a span of about 3 hours. Localized flash flooding will be possible through the remainder of the evening, especially in low lying rural areas.   This comes shortly […]

  • Flash Flood Warnings Issued Monday Evening

    The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for portions of Lawrence and Franklin Counties in Alabama until 11pm Monday evening. Consistent heavy rainfall fell across the border of Franklin and Lawrence Counties in Alabama for several hours Monday evening. This lead to estimated rainfall totals nearing 3 inches in a span of about 3 hours. Localized flash flooding will be possible through the remainder of the evening, especially in low lying rural areas.   This comes shortly […]

  • Tropical Storm Franklin forms in the Caribbean; Tropical Storm Warning in effect for Gulf Coast of Mexico

    Tropical Storm Franklin formed in the Caribbean late Sunday evening. Franklin is the sixth named storm of the Atlantic Basin. Franklin is forecast to move west towards the Gulf Coast of Mexico, where tropical storm warnings are in effect from Campheche to Sabancuy. Below is the official forecast information from the National Hurricane Center. 000 WTNT32 KNHC 070244 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Franklin Advisory Number 2 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072017 1100 PM EDT Sun Aug 06 2017 […]