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Meteorologist Gabrielle Deabler joined the WHNT News 19 Weather Team in August 2016. Her move to Huntsville comes after spending the previous year as the morning meteorologist for WWAY in Wilmington, NC where she first fell in love with the South.

Before embracing southern living she was Midwestern, born and raised in Missouri. That’s where her passion for the weather was born as well. Constantly in awe of Missouri’s wide range of weather extremes, she grew up waiting for storms every spring and hoping for snow every winter.

Her love for science and mathematics in school eventually lead her to the University of Missouri where she graduated a proud Tiger in May of 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences.
While attending Mizzou she also had the chance to work as the weekend meteorologist for KMIZ in Columbia, Mo. This job gave her immeasurable experience in severe weather coverage. In the two years she worked there she covered tornado outbreaks, flash flooding, blizzards, ice storms, and more.

Gabrielle is always keeping up with the world of weather and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.

Gabrielle is also an avid reader of all genres and encourages everyone to support their local library! Her other interests include hiking, yoga, and her cat Parker.


Recent Articles
  • Get Ready for Drier and Cooler Air!

          We saw quite a bit of rain this past week!  What was Tropical Storm Cindy pulled a lot of tropical moisture into the Valley, which lead to rainfall totals of 2-4 inches across the Tennessee Valley. Incredibly though, Huntsville and Muscle Shoals are still looking at rainfall deficits. While Huntsville’s deficit has been narrowed down to less than one inch, Muscle Shoals is still 4 inches behind on rainfall for the year. Still, many of us will […]

  • Gulf system becomes Tropical Storm Cindy

    Huntsville, Ala. – The system in the Gulf of Mexico is showing more organization as of Tuesday afternoon and has been officially named Tropical Storm Cindy. Cindy is currently located south of Louisiana and is producing sustained winds of 45 mph. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect along the coast of Louisiana where Cindy is expected to make landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. Most of the rain and convection is still well east of the center of circulation. […]

  • Tropical Storm Advisories issued for parts of the Gulf Coast

    The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and a Tropical Storm Watch along parts of the Texas Gulf Coast. There currently exists a tropical wave north of the Yucatan Peninsula, which is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms, along with winds up to 40 mph. That means it is producing tropical storm force winds, but it’s not organized enough to be considered a tropical cyclone. To be a cyclone […]

  • Tropical Storm Bret forms east of the Lesser Antilles

    Monday afternoon an Air Force Hurricane Hunter was sent to investigate a tropical wave north of Venezuela to determine if was indeed a tropical cyclone. The hurricane hunter found the the center of circulation just east of the Lesser Antilles Islands with tropical storm force winds near 40 mph. The National Hurricane Center has named the Tropical Storm Bret and is now issuing advisories for the forecast path. The Public Advisory is listed below: Tropical Storm Bret Advisory Number 5 […]

  • Powerful earthquake causes damage in Guatemala Wednesday

    At least two people have been killed after an Earthquake struck Guatemala in the early morning hours of Wednesday. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck with a depth of 94 kilometers according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The center of the earthquake was located about three miles northeast of San Pablo, very close to the Guatemala/Mexico border, but was powerful enough to be felt across the entire country of Guatemala and into the Mexican state of Chiapas. A few reports of […]

  • Incredible Video: Storm spotters get a little closer than expected to Wyoming tornado

    CHEYENNE, Wy. – Severe weather has been moving through the Northern Plains since Monday afternoon, when several tornadoes were reported. The most damage, and the highest number of tornado reports, was over eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. A tornado reportedly hit Cheyenne, Wyoming shortly after golf ball sized hail came down over the north side of the city. Winds also overturned tractors, took out a shed and damaged a house. Storm chasers came nerve-rattlingly close to a few storms, as […]

  • Curiosity rover sheds light on previous Martian environment

    Minerals left behind from old rivers and lakes can reveal a lot about the past of a region. This is true here on Earth and on Mount Sharp, a mountain on the planet Mars. This is where the Curiosity rover has spent the past few years while collecting samples that could reveal a lot about the environment of Mars years ago. Some of the notable samples include sediments that are estimated to have been left behind some 3.5 billion years […]

  • Dry weather is moving in, but did we get enough rain?

    For the last two to three weeks, the Tennessee Valley has seen one wet day after another. Rainfall totals range from 3 inches to almost 10 since May 20th: All of this rain has certainly been good for our water systems and plant-life! You probably remember that this time last year we were starting to slip into a drought, which became an extreme drought by the fall of 2016. We finally started to feel some relief this past winter, but […]

  • From warm and humid to cool and dry this week

    A strong southwesterly flow has kept the Tennessee Valley feeling soupy for days. Temperatures reached the upper 80s through the weekend with dewpoints near 70. Dewpoints measure how much moisture is in the air with a dewpoint over 60 usually considered uncomfortably humid. This isn’t abnormal for early June, but you might still be relieved to know it’s going to feel more like early May by midweek. A cold front will move south over Northern Alabama Tuesday morning to usher in cooler and […]

  • Tropical Storm Beatriz moves over Southern Mexico

    Five people have been reported dead after Tropical Storm Beatriz made landfall over Oaxaca Thursday evening and brought soaking rains throughout Friday. The deaths were due to landslides after Beatriz dropped nearly fifteen inches of rain in parts of South Mexico. The storm lost its organization quickly after making landfall and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Friday. Saturday morning the remnants of Beatriz drifted over the southern Gulf of Mexico. Beatriz is the second named storm of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane season. The first storm was Tropical Storm […]

  • Tropical Cyclone Mora makes Landfall in Bangladesh

    Tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh early Tuesday morning and is tracking straight north. Six people have died since Tuesday morning’s landfall, likely due to high winds knocking over trees. Now nearly one million people are expected to be evacuated from the southern coastal regions of Bangladesh. The storm developed over the Bay of Bengal just two days prior to making landfall. The storm’s maximum sustained winds hit close to 75 mph, which would make it the equivalent of a category one hurricane. This […]

  • Unsettled weather will make for a wet week ahead

    Huntsville has picked up 4.32 inches of rain in the last 10 days alone and more rain is still to come. You might be ready for more sunshine, but we still need the rain. Despite the soggy conditions Huntsville is still facing a rainfall deficit of 1.57 inches since the beginning of the year. Don’t forget we ended 2016 nearly 10 inches below our average yearly rainfall total. Due to this extreme deficit, it’s been tough to chip away at the drought […]