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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
  • GOES-16 field campaign visits the Valley during weekend storms

    NASA and NOAA both had aircraft flying through and around storms Saturday afternoon taking important measurements. @NASAAirborne ER2 and @NOAA P3 working on the storm moving into Northern Madison Co. #alwx pic.twitter.com/K1fOq5mtAP — Chris Schultz (@cschultzwx) April 22, 2017 NOAA hurricane hunters were flying over the Valley to help gather data for the ongoing VORTEX-SE project. That project is studying tornadic development across the Southeast and is now in its second year. The other plane was a NASA ER-2. NASA is […]

  • Scattered showers and storms move in Monday

    After a summery and mainly dry weekend, we’ll finally see a decent chance of rain move in to start the work week. Coverage likely will not be widespread, but many of us will get enough rain to at least settle the pollen. A weak cold front will move north of the Tennessee Valley Monday morning, then stall out. That keeps us in a good position to see scattered showers and a few storms Monday, especially during daytime heating hours. Showers will start […]

  • How El Niño could impact the Atlantic hurricane season

    Colorado State University released its annual forecast for the Atlantic Hurricane season earlier this month. One of the biggest factors in predicting how active a hurricane season can be is the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) pattern. During a neutral ENSO pattern the sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific ocean warm. This allows the Easterly Trade Winds to stay strong, which helps minimize vertical wind shear (the change in wind direction or speed with height). Low wind shear environments are more favorable […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Grass Moon rises over the Valley Monday night

    This year April’s full moon is the first full moon of spring. That makes it special for a few reasons. First, this moon determines the date of Easter. Easter is always held the Sunday after the first full moon that follows the spring equinox. That’s why Easter can sometimes seem to happen rather early or late; it can fall anywhere between Mach 22nd and April 25th. You might also catch sight of Jupiter while looking at the moon Monday night. […]

  • Huntsville NWS to hold storm spotter class for deaf and hard of hearing

    Storm season is definitely underway in the Valley. We’ve taken action before to encourage you to take spotter classes to prepare, but we want to take another moment to bring your attention to a special class coming this week. The National Weather Service in Huntsville will be holding a Skywarn Storm Spotter class Monday evening for those that are deaf or hard of hearing. The class will include all of the same information as other storm spotter classes, including how […]

  • All clear for the night: breezy, colder weather sets in

    Strong storms with hail and gusty winds moved out, but blustery conditions continue with occasional gusts of wind around 30-40 miles per hour.  There is a Wind Advisory in effect until 7 AM Thursday. Track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! WHNT.com’s Maps & Radar Page Live Alert 19 and the WHNT News 19 App   What the “risks” mean:  The Storm Prediction Center’s outlined “risk” areas mean more to […]

  • Widespread areas of rain spread into the Valley overnight, Monday morning

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Our spell of dry, warm weather comes to an abrupt end overnight and early Monday morning as widespread areas of rain return to the Tennessee Valley. Many areas (especially in northwest Alabama where the rain began before 10 p.m. Sunday) will likely see several hours of steady, soaking rain through Monday morning. We still think the greatest risk for damaging storms will exist across central and southern Alabama (not here), but we will watch radar trends very […]

  • Don’t let pollen keep you inside this spring!

    I spent most of my life not worrying about allergies, but then I moved to the South. I learned very quickly how powerful tiny little grains of pollen can be! I also learned that you don’t have to let allergies keep you inside all spring. So, let’s talk pollen and how to avoid it! Know what you’re up against: Many plants pollinate year round, but most people consider spring allergy season because it’s when we have the most plants pollinating. […]

  • RECAP: Strong to severe storms moved through the Tennessee Valley Monday

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A series of strong to severe thunderstorms moved through the Tennessee Valley Monday afternoon and continued late into Monday evening. Storms produced tremendous amounts of hail as well as brief rotation. However, no tornadoes have been confirmed as of this writing. Below is a gallery of some of the clouds as well as storm reports from the event. Below this gallery is a recap from our live blog. This is a recap from our live blog. Information will […]

  • International Cloud Atlas will feature new classifications this year

    For the first time in 30 years the International Cloud Atlas will see new names added! The atlas is published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) as a standardized reference for observations. It was first published in 1896 with only 28 cloud pictures. The newest atlas, published online March 23rd, will hold closer to 600 pictures! This is the first atlas to be completely digitized too. The WMO wants the new atlas to reflect the new age of cloud spotting […]

  • Prescribed burn leads to hazy skies Monday

    Many areas in Northern Alabama experienced a haze developing Monday afternoon. That came from a prescribed burn being performed by the Alabama Forestry Commission in Bankhead National Forest. The National Weather Service posted to their social media accounts to confirm that the smoke was not from a wildfire, but was being controlled safely. You can see the smoke moving northward in the loop below: This probably won’t be the last smoky day in the Tennessee Valley. The Forestry Commission is […]

  • Spring weather returns just in time for the equinox

    Living in the Tennessee Valley, nothing says spring is on the way like rapidly changing weather. Snow one Saturday, than temperatures near 70 the next? Yep, it’s almost springtime! Luckily, we get temperatures near 70 this Saturday instead of the snow! After a little bit of rain Saturday morning, quiet and mild weather settles in for our weekend. You still might want to protect particularly sensitive plants Saturday night as temperatures dip into the 30s one last time before the […]