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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 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
  • Unsettled tropical weather dumping rain over Florida

    It’s the season for college graduation celebrations as well as late spring/early summer vacation travel plans. If you’re jetting off to Florida for a trip to the theme parks — or just a few relaxing days at the beach — you may want to pack the umbrella and rain parkas and leave the sunglasses at home. The National Hurricane Center has outlined a broad area of unsettled weather just to the west of Florida, courtesy of an upper level low […]

  • 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 It happens quickly The scenario happens often: […]

  • VORTEX-Southeast Tornado Focus Groups taking place in north Alabama May 19-26

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tornadoes are a fact of life in north Alabama. Unfortunately, they leave behind more than just physical storm damage. That is why VORTEX-Southeast researchers are teaming up with social scientists and psychologists to host focus groups in Limestone and Madison counties over the next two weeks. The tornado focus groups take place May 19 through May 26. Each group will last about an hour or two, and participants will be compensated $30 for their time. Space is […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Storm clouds, lightning electrify the sky Sunday night

    After a dry afternoon featuring plenty of sunshine, a line of scattered storms traveled south from Tennessee into north Alabama late Sunday afternoon into early Sunday evening. The storms have since dissipated, but not before producing gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. The storms remained below severe limits, but they did produce picturesque views at sunset as well as electrifying moments within the sky. Below are your photos from across north Alabama on Sunday evening.

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Brilliant sunset after Saturday’s storms

    A round of heavy rain and storms pushed through north Alabama Saturday, exiting the area in time to produce brilliantly colored sunsets. Below are photos from throughout the region. Did you snap an awesome sunset photo? Share yours via the button below!

  • Vacation plans in Florida or the Caribbean? Gusty winds, rain stick around this weekend

    It’s the season for college graduation celebrations as well as late spring/early summer vacation travel plans. If you’re jetting off for a Caribbean cruise  — or just spending some rest and relaxation time along south Florida’s Atlantic beach — you may want to pack the umbrella and rain parkas and leave the sunglasses at home. The National Hurricane Center has outlined a broad area of unsettled weather over the Bahamas, courtesy of an upper level low pressure system that is […]

  • Weekend Update: Scattered storms Saturday, cloudy but dry Sunday

    We were spoiled with one fantastic, perfect weekend of weather last week — but once again, rain will crash the weekend party! It may not rain every second of every minute of every hour this weekend, but it sure looks like we will have occasional, on-and-off showers for most of the day Saturday before they taper off Saturday night. Saturday washout? Rain begins early in the morning as mainly patchy areas of light rain; it grows in coverage and gets heavier […]

  • Warmest temperatures of 2018 possible this week

    A dry cold front moved through the region Saturday night, knocking temperatures down Sunday afternoon. Highs only reached the upper 60s/lower 70s, which were 10 degrees cooler compared to Saturday! That chill will linger through Monday morning, when temperatures plummet into the upper 30s for our usual cold spots in the higher elevations as well as river valleys. Communities closer to urban areas will see temperatures drop into the mid-40s by sunrise. A chilly start to the work week, but […]

  • April’s Full Moon is the “Pink” Moon 

    The full moon will take place Sunday evening at 7:58 p.m. According to, “the name Pink Moon comes from one of the first spring flowers, Wild Ground Phlox, also known as Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) as they cover the ground like a pink blanket. These brightly-colored flowers are native to North America, and they often bloom around the time of April’s Full Moon.” No, the moon won’t actually be pink, but it will light up the spring sky!

  • Looking back at April 27, 2011 and the importance of being ready for severe weather

    According to the National Weather Service, a total of 62 tornadoes touched down in the state of Alabama alone on April 27, 2011, with nearly two thirds of them occurring within north Alabama. Marshall County alone was impacted by over a dozen tornadoes — 15 to be exact. Limestone and Madison counties were hit by a combined 13 tornadoes. Seven tornadoes hit DeKalb County, including a long-track EF-5 that directly hit the city of Rainsville, packing wind gusts higher than […]

  • “Red Bow” or “Red Rainbow” spotted in Fort Payne Thursday morning

      Many thanks to Fort Payne Ham Radio operator Jeremy @W4FPA for tweeting this photo to us Thursday morning! In his tweet, Jeremy described his view as “a vertical slice of a rainbow, looking southwest, 6am, from north Fort Payne.” Indeed, it is a rainbow, and Jeremy told us via a phone interview that he could see the rest of the colors in person, but they were very faint — too faint for his camera to detect, likely due to […]

  • Cullman County Hailstone sets four extreme climate records in Alabama, per NOAA

    NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) released Friday additional information regarding the hailstone that fell in Cullman County on March 19, 2018. According to the NCEI as well as the State Climate Extremes Committee, the Walter, Alabama hailstone set the following state climate records: Weight: 9.8 ounces (over half a pound) Diameter: 5.38 inches (over 5 inches wide from end to end) Circumference: 13.75 inches (measuring around the hailstone, it is over a foot in length) Volume: 19.80 cubic […]