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
  • Autumn’s chill arrives Monday, lingers through Friday

    A cold front pushed through the Tennessee Valley Sunday, and behind it a pool of dry and chilly air will settle into the region. After numerous days of 80-degree weather, the cooler temperatures will bring not only a welcomed relief from the heat, but a real connection to the fall season through the rest of the week. Highs Monday will barely make it out of the mid 60s. Coupled with the cool temperatures will be a sustained north-northwest wind that […]

  • La Nina conditions expected winter 2017-2018, what does this mean for the Valley?

    Earlier this week, the Climate Prediction Center — a division within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA — indicated that the winter of 2017-2018 may exhibit La Nina conditions in the Northern Hemisphere. So what does that mean for the Tennessee Valley? And what is La Nina in the first place? Two phases of an ocean-atmosphere system La Nina is part of an overall ocean-atmospheric pattern called the EL Nino Southern Oscillation, or ENSO. ENSO conditions are observed […]

  • Southeastern Autumn colors reach their peak this weekend

    If you and your family enjoy traveling to the Smoky Mountains during the Fall, this weekend may be the best time to visit and enjoy the peak of autumn’s festive hues. From the Blue Ridge Mountains south into the Piedmont, the majority of the leaves will have changed to their vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds. From this point to the first weekend of November, the colors will eventually change to brown as the leaves wither and fall from the bushes […]

  • Dry and comfortable for week 7 of Football Fridays

    Clear and pleasant for high school football. Temperatures drop into the 60s by early evening. Low: 62. Wind: Light East.

  • First snowstorm of the season hits Colorado

    A strong cold front dropped into Colorado Monday, bringing the first snowstorm of the 2017-2018 season with it. The cold front brought a blast of winter temperatures, but the precipitation started before the colder temperatures came. That means that the storm started with rain, then ice, then finally snow by Monday afternoon. This has left a mess for commuters across northeastern Colorado, including Denver. 4-8 inches of snow is expected for most regions, but closer to 6-12 inches is possible […]

  • Nate’s impact in the Valley: Rainfall totals and wind gust round up

    Though Tropical Depression Nate weakened significantly as it moved into the Tennessee Valley Sunday afternoon, it did produce gusty winds in northeastern Alabama as well as heavy rain throughout the region. Below is a round up of the rainfall totals and reported wind gusts in the Valley area. Wind Gusts Rainfall Totals WHNT News 19 viewers have also reported the following: 3.5 inches in Hebron community in Grant 1 inch in Prospect, TN 3.56 inches at Skyline 3 inches in […]

  • Nate makes second landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi as a Category 1 hurricane

    Hurricane Nate made its second landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi early Sunday morning as a category 1 hurricane packing maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Nate’s first landfall occurred Saturday evening as the center of circulation moved over extreme southeast Louisiana, near the mouth of the Mississippi River. In meteorology, the term “landfall” refers to when the surface center of circulation moves over land. Often, the strongest winds within a hurricane or tropical storm are not located in the due center […]

  • Sunday’s Tropical Timeline: What to expect as Nate moves into the Tennessee Valley

    As Nate continues to push inland Sunday, it will quickly curve towards the north-northeast and move straight through the Tennessee Valley. As a result, heavy rain and gusty winds are expected Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon, tapering off in the evening. Below is a quick glance at the current alerts and advisories in effect for the Tennessee Valley. Click the bolded text for more in depth information: Tropical Storm Watch in effect for Cullman, Morgan, Marshall and DeKalb Counties until further […]

  • Hurricane Nate makes landfall Saturday night near the mouth of the Mississippi River

    WTNT31 KNHC 072352 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Hurricane Nate Intermediate Advisory Number 14A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL162017 700 PM CDT Sat Oct 07 2017 …NATE MAKES LANDFALL NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER… SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…29.0N 89.2W ABOUT 10 MI…15 KM SW OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER ABOUT 100 MI…160 KM S OF BILOXI MISSISSIPPI MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…85 MPH…140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 350 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL […]

  • Flash flood watch in effect for central, northeastern Alabama and northern Georgia through Monday

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville issued a flash flood watch for central and northeastern Alabama, spanning into northern Georgia in anticipation of heavy rain associated with Hurricane Nate. The flash flood watch goes into effect Sunday morning and expires Monday morning. A flash flood watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for flash flooding. It does not mean that flash flooding will occur, but that it is possible. Below is additional information from the […]

  • Tropical Storm Watch extended into Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb Counties in northern Alabama

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville in coordination with the National Hurricane Center has extended the tropical storm watch to include Morgan, Marshall and DeKalb Counties in north Alabama. A tropical storm watch is issued when a tropical cyclone containing winds of 39 to 73 mph or higher poses a possible threat, generally within 48 hours. These winds may be accompanied heavy rain and river flooding. Further south, a tropical storm warning is in effect for central Alabama, including Tuscaloosa […]

  • Tropical storm watch in effect for Birmingham, Atlanta in anticipation of Nate

    The National Weather Service in Birmingham as well as Atlanta-Peachtree City in tandem with the National Hurricane Center have issued a tropical storm watch in anticipation of Tropical Storm Nate. The tropical storm watch is in effect for Blount, Etowah and Cherokee counties, but the rest of the Tennessee Valley are not included in the watch. A tropical storm watch means tropical storm wind conditions are possible somewhere within the area in the next 48 hours. Below is additional information […]