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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
  • 22-degree sun halo spotted in the Tennessee Valley Wednesday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Did you see a halo around the sun Wednesday? 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 ice […]

  • VORTEX-Southeast research taking place in the air above the Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A group of severe weather researchers is back in the Tennessee Valley, and they have their eyes on the sky this spring. The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment-Southeast (or VORTEX-SE for short) is a collaborative effort coordinated by the National Severe Storms Laboratory and involves the Air Resources Laboratory, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Texas Tech University, Purdue University, University of Louisiana-Monroe, and many others. Vortex-SE is hoping to study the atmosphere within the first three miles […]

  • Second year of VORTEX-Southeast tornado research kicks off in the Tennessee Valley

    Researchers from 20 different colleges, universities and organizations will reconvene in the Tennessee Valley this spring as part of the on-going tornado research project that is occurring in the region. The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment-Southeast (or VORTEX-SE for short) is a collaborative effort coordinated by the National Severe Storms Laboratory and involves the Air Resources Laboratory, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Purdue University, University of Louisiana-Monroe, and many others. The goal of VORTEX-SE is to understand the environmental […]

  • Severe weather threat ends for the Tennessee Valley

    The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been cancelled for all Tennessee Valley (#valleywx) counties.  The weather improves from here, but it gets cooler tonight: latest forecast update from WHNT News 19. (MORE: What makes a storm ‘bad’ or severe?) You can always track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! In addition, our Live Alert 19 app will notify you if lightning or heavy rain are detected in your area, or if a watch […]

  • Ever balance an egg on the equinox? Turns out, you can balance an egg year round

    Every year, many people in the U.S. participate in the “tradition” of balancing an egg on its end in honor of the vernal equinox, also known as the first day of spring. The “idea” is that because the earth is in line with the sun in such a way that equal amounts of sunlight is reaching the earth’s northern and southern hemispheres, the earth is in “balance” which should allow an egg to stand on its end. That idea, in a nutshell — […]

  • What is the Vernal Equinox? It is the first day of spring!

    Spring officially began in the Valley during the vernal equinox, which took place at 5:29 a.m. on March 20, 2017. The word “equinox” hearkens back to Medieval Latin, meaning “equal day and night”. However, it’s not exactly true that the Valley will experience an equal amount of daylight and darkness on the equinox. This is due to the refraction of the sun’s light as it travels through the atmosphere — and the earth’s atmosphere is thicker at the equator than it […]

  • Freeze Warning continues Thursday morning

    Freeze Watches and Warnings posted from Missouri to the Gulf Coast and Central Florida show just how impactful this cold blast really is! Wednesday featured a meager warm up from Tuesday, with most of us making it into the low 40s during the afternoon. That was after starting the day at 25 degrees Wednesday morning in Huntsville! That same frosty air will hit us again Wednesday night too. Expect a hard freeze: as many as 10-12 hours of subfreezing temperatures […]

  • Harmony School celebrates annual Pi Day

    Happy Pi(e) Day! Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which comes out to roughly 3.14159 (hence why it’s celebrated on 3-14 every year). Math/science teachers around the world use Pi(e) Day as a fun way to teach geometry to their students, and today was no exception! I went down to Harmony School in Cullman County to talk about how meteorologists use math and science in weather forecasting, and to have some fun with these ambitious students! McKellah, […]

  • Twenty-four years ago, the “Storm of the Century” dropped snow over all 67 counties of Alabama

    There’s a reason why meteorologists in the South don’t discount snow during the month of March, and it’s due to the Blizzard of 1993. On March 13, 1993, the high in Huntsville never rose above freezing, and visibility became so poor due to the winds blowing the snow that white out conditions occurred throughout the Southeast. This monster of a storm dumped nearly two feet of snow in the higher elevations of the Alabama and north Georgia mountains, and all 67 […]

  • How much snow did you get? March 11-12 snowfall totals throughout the Valley

    Snow started flying in southern Tennessee mid-day Saturday, March 11, and it continued to fall as the system moved through northern Alabama during the overnight hours into Sunday morning, March 12. Below is a list of the preliminary snowfall totals throughout the Tennessee Valley from the National Weather Service in Huntsville.   000 NOUS44 KHUN 121704 PNSHUN ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-130504- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 1204 PM CDT Sun Mar 12 2017 ...Snowfall Reports... Location Amount Time/Date Fayetteville 2.0 […]

  • NWS Huntsville field survey shows EF-1 tornado damage in Moore and Franklin Counties from Thursday night’s storms

    Public Information Statement National Weather Service Huntsville AL 441 PM CST Fri Mar 10 2017 …NWS Damage Survey for 03/10/2017 Moore and Franklin County Tornado Event… .Overview…NWS and Moore County survey team determined an EF-1 tornado touched down in Northeastern Moore County and continued into Northwestern Franklin County. .Moore/Franklin Tornado… Rating: EF-1 Estimated Peak Wind: 100 MPH Path length /Statute/: 5.18 Miles Path width /Maximum/: 320 Yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start date: Mar. 9, 2017 Start time: 1155 PM […]

  • BLOG: Strong storms produce high wind gusts, hail late Thursday night

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A line of strong storms pushed through the Tennessee Valley late Thursday night, March 9. High wind gusts, vivid lightning and some hail fell, and scattered reports of damage and power outages occurred. This is an archived live blog from the severe weather event. Updates from our team appear below in the order they were posted.