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
  • Cindy’s inland impact: Potential severe weather in the Tennessee Valley Friday

    Tropical Depression Cindy continues to move over land and is heading for the Mississippi River, but its impact spans over a much greater area than the ‘center’ of the storm. Heavy rain and severe thunderstorms on Cindy’s east side will continue to move northward through the Tennessee Valley Friday, bringing soaking rains and a threat of a few severe storms. The threat of tornadoes usually increases with landfalling tropical systems, and we do want to make you aware that tornadoes […]

  • Tropical Depression Cindy dropped heavy rain over Alabama, Tennessee Thursday

    As Tropical Depression Cindy swirled its way through Texas and Louisiana, its large rain bands swept as far as Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. So far, over 3 inches of rain has fallen in Oneonta in Blount County. Two inches have fallen in Fort Payne. Huntsville also picked up nearly two inches of rain as well. An inch of rain fell in southern Tennessee. Rainfall was not as heavy in the Shoals, where only three-tenths of an inch fell. Statewide rainfall totals […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: 22-degree sun halo spotted in the Valley on Tuesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Did you see a halo around the sun on Tuesday If you did, you spotted an atmospheric optical phenomenon known as a 22-degree halo. Earthsky.org explains it very simply: “Halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet or more above our heads. These clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals. The halos you see are caused by both refraction, or splitting of light, and also by reflection, or glints of light from these […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Brilliant sunsets Monday night; Valley weather dries out Tuesday

    Sometimes, the best sunsets occur when the rain moves out but the clouds stick around. That is the case Monday evening throughout the Tennessee Valley. Before drifting south of the region, nearly an inch of rain fell in portions of north and western Alabama. Widespread cirrostratus and cumulostratus clouds remained suspended in the sky as the sun sank below the horizon. The sun’s rays refracted through the cloud particles, generating the gorgeous purples, pinks and indigo hues Monday evening. Dry weather […]

  • Two people injured Thursday as severe storms pushed through the Valley

    A line of strong to severe thunderstorms pushed through the Tennessee Valley Thursday afternoon. The line dropped south from western Tennessee, and it strengthened as it approached northwestern Alabama. It continued to move east into the Sand Mountain region before exiting into Georgia. Below is a round up of the storm damage reports from throughout the Valley, as compiled by the National Weather Service in Huntsville as well as the Storm Prediction Center:     Highway 35 between Rainsville and […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Stunning sunsets after Thursday’s storms

    Sometimes, the best sunsets occur after a particularly stormy afternoon. That is the case Thursday evening throughout the Tennessee Valley. Widespread cirrostratus and cumulostratus clouds remained suspended in the sky as the sun sank below the horizon. The sun’s rays refracted through the cloud particles, generating the gorgeous purples, pinks and indigo hues Thursday evening. Click here to view pictures taken during the peak of the storms’ fury as well as a roundup of local storm damage reports.

  • ‘What’s that funny looking cloud?’ It’s more common than you may think!

    During the summertime, hit-and-miss showers and storms bubble up during the heating of the day and dump torrential rain over the land that is lucky enough to receive it. Often, these isolated storms are surrounded by areas of blue skies and sunshine, which means that different portions of the rainstorm are featured. Cumulonimbus clouds Check out this time lapse of a cumulonimbus cloud as it developed over Winchester. The cloud was captured on the WHNT News 19 tower cam located […]

  • Sunshine continues, but temperatures heating up for the weekend!

    If you have any plans to spend outdoors this weekend, the weather will be fabulous for mowing the lawn…or even taking care of an early summer harvest! John Simon snapped these photos along Wall Triana Highway near Towne Lakes in Triana. Simon summed up the photos succinctly: “Two combines harvesting winter wheat on a warm sunny afternoon.” All this week, temperatures remained below average, both in the morning and in the afternoon. Overnight lows dropped into the low-to-mid 50s Friday […]

  • Heavy rain continues to flood the Sunshine State

    If you are planning on a summer vacation in sunny Florida this week, well… Pack the umbrella. An area of low pressure will continue to drive rich, tropical moisture into the not-so-Sunshine State. Combined with a stalled surface front over the Florida/Georgia line, this steady stream of humid air will continue to provide the “fuel” for on-and-off thunderstorms throughout the Florida peninsula. The result? Very heavy rain from Tallahassee south to Miami. In fact, here are the preliminary 48-hour rainfall […]

  • Bonnaroo 2017 Forecast: Pack plenty of sunscreen!

    This year, weather conditions will be quite favorable for festival goers heading to Manchester, Tennessee for Bonnaroo 2017. Not only will rain be missing from the forecast for the 4-day music fest, but the two days prior to the festival will be dry as well, mitigating the potentially muddy situation that occurs when thousands of concert-goers descend on the Tennessee farmland. But dry conditions can still impact your concert experience: Be sure to dress for the large temperature swings that […]

  • Look up this month: Saturn reaches opposition in mid-June, rings visible through a telescope

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – June provides a few spectacular star-gazing opportunities, especially for night owls who like to stay up past midnight. Be sure to grab a telescope in order to see the best details in the sky! Jupiter and Saturn in the sky together Both Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the night sky together, mainly after sunset when Saturn rises above the horizon. Don’t wait too long to view both planets: Jupiter will set around 3 a.m. for the […]

  • North Alabama no longer experiencing drought conditions, per U.S. Drought Monitor

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After an exceptionally dry 2016, enough rain fell in the first half of 2017 to help mitigate the drought conditions that developed in the Tennessee Valley. As of Tuesday, May 30, the U.S. Drought Monitor has determined that “moderate drought (D1) is no longer occurring.” The Drought Monitor does note that “abnormally dry (D0)” conditions still linger in western Colbert and Franklin counties; however, “abnormally dry” conditions are not considered to be drought conditions. Drought Information Statement […]