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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
  • Storm Chances Stay Low This Week, But Could Rise This Weekend

    Humid air will lead to a few more spotty afternoon storms each day this week, but coverage will be uneven. That means some communities get soaked, while most stay dry. Outside of the pop-up storms it’s just going to be warm and humid with highs back in the mid 80s. Any afternoon storms will weaken and dissipate through the evening, but a stray shower is possible through each night too. That means most graduations stay dry, but one or two […]

  • More Heat and Afternoon Storms Expected This Week

    Saturday gave us a nice break from the constant storm chances, but that break is over. A pattern very similar to last week’s will set up for the week ahead too. A weak disturbance in the Gulf will pull in more tropical air, keeping it steamy all week. This tropical air also feeds in more moisture to support daily afternoon storms chances. The chance of scattered storms will slowly rise throughout the day Sunday, with the best chance of rain […]

  • Pop-Up Storms Lead To Major Spread Between Rainfall Totals Across The Valley

    This past week has brought round after round of widely spaced afternoon storms. This kind of summer like pattern can lead to uneven rainfall totals, but the difference between totals community to community has been especially great this May. That’s because the tropical air that has been streaming into the Valley has pushed in enough moisture for intense downpours within isolated storms. The result of just one week of this pattern is a spread of rainfall totals varying from less […]

  • Final La Niña Advisory Issued by the Climate Prediction Center

    This May the Climate Prediction Center issued a final La Niña Advisory. La Niña is the phenomenon  corresponding with the cooling of ocean waters over the Tropical Pacific Ocean. It’s essentially the opposite of El Niño, in which the same waters become warmer than average. La Niña conditions have been present over the Pacific ocean since the Fall of 2017, in which the waters cooled below average. We’ve been seeing a shift to a more neutral pattern over the past […]

  • Flash Flood Warning Issued For Lauderdale & Colbert Counties Wednesday

    Wednesday afternoon has yielded another round of pop-up storms producing heavy rainfall. A few of these storms stalled over Eastern Lauderdale County, prompting the National Weather Service in Huntsville to issue a Flash Flood Warning through 6:15PM. BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Flash Flood Warning National Weather Service Huntsville AL 319 PM CDT WED MAY 16 2018 The National Weather Service in Huntsville Alabama has issued a * Flash Flood Warning for… Eastern Lauderdale County in northwestern Alabama… East central […]

  • Rain, Storms Return This Week

    So far this May we’ve only picked up .25″ of rain in Huntsville, putting us 1.82 inches behind on the month’s ‘normal’ rainfall so far. For better or worse, we’ll finally get some rain around here this coming week. We stay through Monday afternoon as high pressure stays in control of our weather. Beyond Monday though a messier weather pattern sets up. A weak disturbance in the Gulf will pull in more moisture and spark off scattered showers and storms. […]

  • Circumhorizontal Arc Spotted Tuesday

    We receive a lot of great photos from our viewers, including pictures of cool phenomena like the  circumhorizon arc sent in to us Tuesday afternoon by Willis Brannon! The circumhorizon arc looks like an upside down rainbow, but it’s formed differently. Rainbows occur when light is refracted by water droplets, usually just after rain. Circumhorizon arcs however are one of many halos that can be formed by light’s interaction with ice crystals. Ice crystals are found high in the sky […]

  • Hurricane Awareness Week To Be Held May 6th-12th

    Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, but you don’t want to wait until hurricane season is underway to prepare. Even areas that are further inland, like the Tennessee Valley, can be impacted by tropical weather. The 2017 season reminded us of this by bringing high winds, soaking rains, and severe storms to North Alabama through the remnants of storms like Harvey and Irma. That’s why this week, May 6th-12th, the National Weather Service will hold Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day […]

  • Dense Fog Advisory Issued Sunday Morning

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the entire Tennessee Valley Sunday morning through 9AM. Be prepared for visibility to drop to 1 mile or less – this means drive slowly and keep the low beams of your vehicle on even after the sun is up. The rainfall from Saturday has left behind enough moisture for widespread fog to develop, especially near daybreak around 6AM. Where skies are clear and winds are light the […]

  • With Another Weekend Comes Another Round Of Rain

    Another fairly damp weekend is upon us,  but it won’t be a total washout; scattered showers and a few storms will roll through Saturday, then we get another warm and dry day for Sunday. A slow moving front will bring a wave of rain and storms through about 5PM Saturday. A few storms will likely develop from 12PM-4PM, but the risk of strong storms is low. If any storms are able to strengthen quickly, the main risks will be quarter-sized […]

  • Dry and Comfortable Weather Arrives For Panoply!

    In the last decade, from 2008-2017, Huntsville has picked up rain during Panoply all but ONE year (that year was 2009)! This year we’re breaking the trend with not a drop of rain in the forecast for Panoply! Breezy Saturday: With mostly sunny skies temperatures will warm up quickly Saturday afternoon; expect highs in the low to mid 70s. The only trouble from the weather Saturday might come from a breezy northwest wind up to 15-20 mph in the afternoon. the […]

  • Watch VORTEX-SE take flight for its third year of research

    Time lapse video of #NOAA42 flying near a tornado-producing storm in Alabama yesterday. This flight was part of VORTEX, a project to better understand the formation, intensity, structure, and path of tornadoes in this region. https://t.co/CkEiRQHQYH Credit: Mike McAlister, NOAA pic.twitter.com/OYjYqGLdAO — NOAAHurricaneHunters (@NOAA_HurrHunter) March 20, 2018 The WP-3D Orion NOAA42 was used to fly through severe thunderstorms right here in North Alabama in March, capturing incredible video during the flight. The craft, a hurricane hunter, was here as a […]