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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.


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    Are you weather-ready? February 19 through 25 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama

    Severe weather can impact the Tennessee Valley at any time of the year but the peak seasons are spring as well as fall. For that reason, in late winter, it is prudent to review the different types of severe weather, the alerts associated with them, and the various safety tips that can keep you and your family safe. (MORE: NWS Huntsville offering free storm spotter training) This year, the state of Alabama will recognize February 19-25 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. […]

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    Windy and colder behind Wednesday evening’s storms

    The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled for the Tennessee Valley, as the storms have cleared the region.  MUCH colder weather is following this cold front.  Temperatures have dropped almost 30 degrees since mid-afternoon in Northwest Alabama and Southern Tennessee as of 9 PM. We have received several reports of hail from the storms: mainly in Lawrence and Morgan Counties where the most intense storms of the evening passed.  There was also one unconfirmed report of some damage to an […]

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    Fort Payne NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter Back Online

    The Fort Payne NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter is back online this afternoon. The transmitter went down Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. Technicians were sent to the site for maintenance and service has since been restored. The full statement from the NWS is below: …NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter in Fort Payne back in service… NOAA Weather Radio station WWF-44, transmitting out of Fort Payne on a frequency of 162.500 MHz, has been restored to service. We […]

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    February Proclaimed Prescribed Fire Awareness Month

    Governor Bentley proclaimed February Prescribed Fire Awareness Month. This comes after the Alabama Forestry Commission stated last month that they felt it was safe to start conducting controlled burns. The US Forest Service will be conducting controlled burns in some of Alabama’s National Forests over the next 5-6 months. This past fall wildfires became a major problem for the Southeast. The Alabama Forestry Commission reports 2,645 wildfires just in Alabama from September 1st through December. So starting any kind of fire now […]

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    Weekend storms cause wind damage in Blount County

    High winds caused extensive damage to the town of Oneonta Sunday. Blount County 911 caught the storm on camera and posted after photos to their facebook page: The National Weather Service Office in Birmingham sent crews out to survey the damage Tuesday afternoon and determined that it was caused by straight line winds. A summary of their report is below: .ONEONTA WIND DAMAGE (BLOUNT COUNTY)…1/22 Rating: Estimated Peak Wind:70-80 mph Path Length (Statute): 1.4 Miles Path Width (Maximum): 1000 yards Fatalities: […]

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    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 […]