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
  • How much rain fell where you live? Rainfall totals from Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon

    A swath of very heavy showers and thunderstorms moved through the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning. A few heavy downpours picked up once again Wednesday afternoon. Altogether, over an inch of rain fell in many locations, and some spots saw as much as 3-5 inches of rainfall. Below are rainfall totals from throughout the Tennessee Valley for the 24-hour period between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.   000 NOUS44 KHUN 201806 PNSHUN ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-210606- Public Information Statement National […]

  • Dense Fog Advisory issued for much of Alabama, five counties in southern Tennessee through Monday morning

    WWUS74 KHUN 180509 NPWHUN URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Huntsville AL 1109 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017 ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-181500- /O.NEW.KHUN.FG.Y.0019.171218T0509Z-171218T1500Z/ Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-De Kalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN- Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens, Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Cullman, Lynchburg, Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs, and Cowan 1109 PM CST Sun Dec 17 2017 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY... […]

  • Big warm up in store for the week before Christmas

    The first half of December definitely felt a lot like Christmas, with daytime highs running as low as 10 degrees above average. But for the week leading up to Christmas, we will see thermometers climb into the low 60s, which is 10 degrees above average! Why the thermal swing? The answer lies with the polar jet, which levels off and retreats northward towards the Great Lakes. As a result, warm and humid air is able to transport back into the […]

  • Snowfall Roundup: Snowfall totals from around the state of Alabama

    Snow showers developed in Alabama early Friday morning and continued to fall in a 120-200 mile wide band from Mobile to  Birmingham to metro Atlanta. It even snowed on Dauphin Island! Snowing on Dauphin island — Dauphin Island (@dialchamber) December 9, 2017 In the areas where snow fell the most, as much as 6 inches of snow as reported. Some areas in the Tennessee Valley also received accumulating snow, including Cullman, Gadsden, Guntersville, Albertville, Fort Payne, and Mentone. Below […]

  • Friday’s Winter Weather Advisory extended north into Blount, Etowah and Cherokee Counties

    The National Weather Service in Birmingham has extended Friday’s Winter Weather Advisory further north into Blount, Etowah and Cherokee Counties in Alabama. Click here for the latest forecast discussion for north Alabama and southern middle Tennessee. Below is additional information regarding the area under the advisory from the Birmingham office of the National Weather Service. Forecast information will change over time; be sure to continually monitor the weather conditions through Saturday morning. …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM […]

  • Bundle up because the arctic chill is here to stay!

    December started off very warm with daytime highs in the upper-60s, and some areas nearing 70 degrees. But yesterday’s cold front brought a Big Chill to the Valley, and temperatures will remain 15-25 degrees colder through the next seven to ten days. Alabama’s weather has a habit of fluctuating widely between running several degrees above and below average. For the next several days, the eastern half of the country is locked into an atmospheric pattern that will allow reinforcing blasts […]

  • Supermoon creates rare “moon halos” and “moondogs” over the Tennessee Valley!

    While there’s no formal definition of a Supermoon, it’s typically considered a full moon that occurs at perigee. Perigee is the point in the moon’s orbit in which the moon is closest to the earth. A full moon at perigee will look up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon that is located farthest from the earth, known as apogee. Sunday night, we got something more than just a super moon! Look at this — […]

  • Warm weekend in the Valley and at the SEC Championship, turning colder next week!

    Traveling to Atlanta for the SEC Championship?   Auburn vs. Georgia – Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta – 3pm CT Saturday (WHNT News 19) The Tigers and Bulldogs play for a spot in the college football playoff this weekend in Atlanta. Saturday morning will start off partly to mostly cloudy and chilly: morning lows will dip into the low-to-mid 40s. For perspective, though, this will be our afternoon highs by this time next week! Saturday afternoon will be very warm and dry by […]

  • Thursday’s meager rainfall closes out the dry month of November

    Thursday’s light rain has brought an end to a dry spell that has plagued the Valley since the beginning of November. In fact, Wednesday marked the 10th day since the Valley has received measurable rainfall, and even then only 0.07 inches fell in Huntsville; the Shoals picked up half an inch. Before that point, it was another 10-14 days since it rained in the Valley: November 2017 has been a very dry month! Though Huntsville picked up 0.04″ on Thursday […]

  • National Weather Service issues Dense Fog Advisory through Friday morning

    Be extra cautious when driving overnight through Friday morning — dense fog has developed throughout central Alabama and along the Sand Mountain corridor of northeastern Alabama. Visibilities are expected to be reduced to less than a quarter of a mile at times. The advisory is in effect through 6am Friday. Be sure to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you. It’s best to use the low beams, as the greater amount of light scatters and […]

  • Warm up on the way for the final week of November

    The tranquil and dry conditions continue for the next few days, which means a gradual warm up is in store both in the early mornings as well as the afternoons! In the short term, a light northerly breeze will continue to blow into the Valley overnight, which means a quick cool down back to the mid-to-upper 30s is in store once again Monday morning. A few of us will have to defrost the windshield before heading off to school or […]

  • Forget Dreaming – Is A White Christmas Even Possible in the Tennessee Valley?

    Yes, it’s the South, but if you listen to Bing Crosby enough, you can’t help but start dreaming of a White Christmas. The holiday is only a month away, and while it is too soon to give a definitive answer regarding the Christmas Day forecast, if you look at the graph above, historical probabilities indicate that the chance for a White Christmas in northern Alabama/southern Tennessee are slim to none. Keep in mind, though, the technical definition of a “White […]