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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
  • Artist Rendering of GOES-16 (image: NASA)

    Preliminary data comes in from GOES-16

    Scientists have received the first data from GOES-16, previously known as GOES-R. Goes-16 was launched as GOES-R back in November and was renamed GOES-16 once it reached orbit. On this new satellite is a host of instruments, including the magnetometer (MAG) which became the first to start transmitting data in December. This preliminary data came in December 22nd and plots uncalibrated magnetic field strength. The preliminary data is not final, but it is exciting! The MAG is mounted on a boom […]

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    Midwest recovers from weekend ice storm

    A strong storm system has left much of the Midwest now coated in ice. A strong area of low pressure tracked through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, over the weekend. A state of emergency was declared for Oklahoma and Missouri. Freezing rain started up Friday across northern Texas and Oklahoma, but the worst of the storm hit Saturday. Freezing rain and sleet came down through the Southern Plains and Midwest, leaving  up 1.25″ of ice on roads, trees, and power […]

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    ADECA downgrades Drought Emergency to Drought Advisory

    The Office of Water Resources within the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has lifted the drought emergency declaration across Northern Alabama in favor of a drought advisory. This decision comes after the Alabama Drought Monitoring & Impact Group discussed Alabama’s drought situation Tuesday, January 10th. The group meets every two weeks during severe drought conditions to discuss appropriate actions. Back in November, most of Alabama was declared to be in a drought emergency. This is the first time since […]

  • Snowfall Reports from across the Tennessee Valley

    The first snow of 2017 has come and gone in the Valley

    A few rounds of light to moderate snow fell across the Valley Friday. The first band moved through southern Tennessee early Friday morning, dropping decent accumulations in Wayne and Lawrence Counties. On and off snowfall continued through the day, with the next band of moderate snow moving into Eastern Alabama Friday night. That left parts of DeKalb with snowfall amounts up to 2 inches. For areas between these two bands, like Madison and Limestone counties, little if any flakes were seen. The pictures sent in were […]

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    Is your car ready for the cold?

    The cold can be hard on us, but it’s also hard on your vehicle. Winterizing your vehicle is a simple way to make sure it runs smoothly through the cold months. Since freezing is a main concern, you want to check any and all fluids. A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water for your radiator is recommended for most vehicles and climates, but you can check your owners manual or consult with your mechanic to be sure. You might consider […]

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    How to heat your home safely this winter

    Staying safe at home during cold weather means more than keeping it warm. According to the American Red Cross heating sources are the second leading cause of home fire deaths. Make sure whatever heat source you use, from space heaters to fireplaces, that the equipment is clean and in good shape. When looking for a space heater, you want one that has a temperatures scale and will automatically turn off. The most obvious step to staying safe is to keep anything […]

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    Limestone County unable to receive NOAA Weather Radio warnings

    The Huntsville Weather Radio transmitter went offline again Monday. When this happens the National Weather Service points listeners to other transmitting sites. Most counties can receive warnings from more than one transmitter. In Madison, warnings are broadcast from the Huntsville transmitter, the Arab transmitter, and the Winchester, TN transmitter. This way, when one goes down you have other options. This is not the case for Limestone county though. The Huntsville transmitter is the only one that currently broadcasts warnings for […]

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    NWS explores ways to back up weather radios

    The NOAA weather radio transmitter in Huntsville is offline again. Last time this happened was November 29, when an EF-2 tornado passed close by the transmitter site causing a phone line to go down. This time it’s the phone line again, but they’re not sure what exactly the problem is. The National Weather Service is waiting for the phone company that owns the line to determine the problem and fix it. This happens too often for the phone line to […]

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    2016 the warmest year on record in Huntsville

    Now that we’re entering 2017 we can officially say that 2016 was the warmest year on record in Huntsville. The average high temperature this year came in at 76.5°F, which is 3.6 degrees above average. The average daily temperature (which averages highs and lows) came in 2.9 degrees above average, at 65°F. This isn’t that unexpected since the last 11 months have come in above average too. This October Huntsville was a sweltering 6.8 degrees above average. That gave 2016 […]

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    Drought persists after a soggy December

    The Tennessee Valley continues to experience drought conditions, despite the wet month of December. Huntsville has picked up 5.58 inches of rain as of December 30th, but remains in a 10.07 inch deficit. The rain we’ve received the past few weeks has helped us keep up with the drought, but not make significant improvements. Most of the Valley is still in a “severe” drought, but East Alabama remains under an “extreme” drought. That is a slight improvement from November, when the drought was […]

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    A wet end to 2016 is in store

    Northern Alabama spent most of the fall hoping for rain, and December has delivered. Since December 1st Huntsville gained 4.79 inches of rain. That may not seem like a lot, but we only saw 2.90 inches the previous 3 months (from September 1st-November 30th). We still need more rain too, since all of the Valley is still under a moderate-severe drought. The last week of 2016 will be another one that helps chip away at that drought. On Tuesday morning […]

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    Storm System Likely To Impact Holiday Travel

    As the holiday weekend gets underway, many across the country are bracing for a strong storm to move in. If you’re travelling north or west for Christmas, this system could impact your own travel plans. Christmas Eve: A line of showers continues to push eastward Saturday from Arkansas, through Tennessee, and into Virginia along a cold front, but this front will fizzle out Saturday night. Further west an area of low pressure is developing over the Rocky Mountains. That will bring […]