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
  • ‘What is that?’ Discovering some of the instruments used in VORTEX-SE

    Huntsville’s own UAH is serving as host to a large severe weather research project that is taking place here in the Tennessee Valley. Known as the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment — or VORTEX for short — experts and researchers are turning their attention from the Great Plains to the Southeast. (MORE: VORTEX-SE Kicks Off March 1 in Huntsville) As VORTEX-SE sets its sights on northern Alabama, you may happen to see them as they roll down […]

  • Twenty-Five 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 […]

  • NWS storm damage survey determines a tornado touched down in Cullman and Morgan counties Wednesday

    PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 307 PM CST Thu Mar 1 2018 …Public Information Statement… …NWS Damage Survey For 02/28/18 Tornado Event… .Northeast Cullman Tornado… Rating: EF0 Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph Path Length /statute/: 1.34 miles Path Width /maximum/: 100 yards Fatalities: 0 Injuries: 0 Start Date: 02/28/2018 Start Time: 04:46 PM CST Start Location: 3 SE Eva / Cullman County / AL Start Lat/Lon: 34.2948 / -86.7239 End Date: 02/28/2018 End Time: 04:48 PM CST […]

  • Storm damage reported in Morgan and Cullman Counties; funnel cloud spotted in Marion County

    In addition to the heavy rainfall and flooding occurring in the Tennessee Valley, a few storms were able to develop enough strength to cause wind damage in northern Alabama. Funnel Cloud Spotted in Marion County, Severe Storms move into Walker County Between 3 and 4pm Wednesday, enough favorable wind shear and instability was in place in Marion County to produce a few funnel clouds, particularly near Winfield and Brilliant. Shannon Falkner was in the right place at the right time […]

  • How do you get your severe weather alerts? Why you want both a weather radio as well as an app

    If you’re listening to the forecast and you hear that severe weather is possible, there are a few simple things you can do ahead of time that can potentially save your life. The first thing to do is to make sure you are receiving severe weather alerts from multiple sources, essentially setting up redundancies for your office as well as your home. Make sure you have at least two (if not all) of the following: NOAA weather radio Live Alert […]

  • Lightning: Electrically fascinating, but don’t underestimate its deadly impact

    By definition, any rainstorm is considered a thunderstorm if thunder can be heard. And if thunder is rolling, then that means lightning is present — and it could strike you if you are not careful. Lightning 101: How it forms Lightning is a spark of electrical current flowing from the cloud to the ground, or even from one cloud to another. The atmospheric form of lightning is a giant version of the static electricity “shock” you experience when you rub your […]

  • Sun halo spotted in the sky Wednesday afternoon

    Sam Talley spotted this in the sky over Florence, Alabama Wednesday afternoon. Did you see something similar? If you did, you spotted an atmospheric optical phenomenon known as a 22-degree halo. 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 […]

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: Tornado Safety

    Tornadoes are certainly no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. From 1950 through 2015, over 500 tornadoes have touched down in northern Alabama, per the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Southern Tennessee is sees its share of tornado activity as well. According to, over 130 tornadoes have touched down in Wayne County east into Franklin, Moore, and Marion counties between 1950 an 2010. And it’s important to note that tornadoes can occur year round in the Southeast, including northern Alabama and […]

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: The Dangers of Flooding

    During a thunderstorm, many people are understandably scared of the electrical current flowing through lightning, and even the sonic boom that creates the bellowing clap of thunder. But according to the National Weather Service and the Centers for Disease Control, floodwaters claim more lives than any other thunderstorm-related hazard. In fact, it is the second most deadly weather event across the nation (heat-related fatalities ranks first). Flooding is an overflow or over-abundance of water accumulating on land that is normally […]

  • February 23-25 is Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Free Weekend

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The weekend of February 23-25 is Alabama’s severe weather preparedness sales tax holiday. This means your can buy common items that cost less than $60 tax-free. These are things like batteries, cell phone chargers, radios, and self-powered light sources. While those items are usually first on your list, there’s also a few covered that you might not know you need. These are items like tape, non-electric can openers, and ice packs would definitely be useful in the […]

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week: Severe Thunderstorm Preparedness

    Thunderstorms are common not just in the United States, but indeed worldwide. In fact, the National Severe Storms Laboratory states that there are an estimated 2,000 thunderstorms in progress at any given moment throughout the globe. In the U.S., approximately 100,000 thunderstorms occur annually, but only about 10% of these storms are categorized as severe. What makes a storm severe? When meteorologists talk about “bad” storms, what they’re referring to are storms that meet severe limits. So when you wonder if “it’s going […]

  • Are you weather-ready? February 18 through 24 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

    Severe weather can impact the Tennessee Valley at any time of the year but the peak seasons are spring as well as fall. For that reason, in late winter, it is prudent to review the different types of severe weather, the alerts associated with them, and the various safety tips that can keep you and your family safe. (MORE: NWS Huntsville offering free storm spotter training) This year, the state of Alabama will recognize February 18-24 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. […]