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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
  • Summer Safety Week is here!

    Don’t be fooled by this week’s cool down, summer is fast approaching! The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day, is only a week away. Before you gear up for longer days spent outside, make sure you know how to stay safe. Below is a list of potential hazards you could face in the coming months. If you prepare now, you can have fun this summer without worry! Severe Weather Summertime storms can pack a big punch. A combination of heat […]

  • Severe weather likely across the Central US this week

    The peak of severe weather season here in the Tennessee Valley is early May, but in other parts of the country the peak has yet to come. This is the case for what is commonly referred to as Tornado Alley (stretching from Texas to Nebraska), where severe weather season peaks closer to June. This week’s forecast for Tornado Alley is lining up closely with the climatology. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a slight risk of severe weather from Texas […]

  • Have you noticed a guest in your garden?

    Now that spring is well underway ruby-throated hummingbirds are returning to Alabama! The height of breeding season for the ruby-throated hummingbird is Mid-May, so now is a good time to keep an eye out for one in your garden. The birds migrate to Mexico and Central America for the winter and then start heading north again during spring. Many of the birds will migrate even further north than Alabama, but they will nest here during breeding season. You might notice the birds […]

  • Madison County holds Drinking Water Festival for local kids

    Madison County hosted the Drinking Water Festival for the 20th year this week as an ongoing effort to raise awareness of our natural resources, particularly water. The festival is made possible by over 25 sponsors, over 100 volunteers, and takes a year to plan. The final product is well worth the effort though! Around 1,600 fourth grade students and teachers came to this year’s festival to enjoy the many hands on activities, presentations, and magic shows. Activities were built to teach kids […]

  • First Eastern Pacific tropical depression forms Tuesday

    The Eastern Pacific Hurricane season officially starts on May 15th, but the first tropical system has developed already. Tropical Depression One-E developed Monday afternoon south/southwest of El Salvador. As of Monday afternoon the storm was looking more organized and was producing winds of 35 mph, meeting the threshold to be considered a tropical depression. The storm is under minimal wind shear, which should allow it to further organize. It’s also over very warm ocean waters, which should allow it to strengthen. […]

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week is here!

    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. As an example, remember Hurricane Opal (1995): Opal made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Pensacola, before weakening into a tropical depression over Tennessee. The storm was still producing winds of 50 mph as it moved through the Tennessee Valley. That’s why this […]

  • Eta Aquarid meteor shower about to peak

    The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is active from April 19th-May 28th, but it will be at its peak this weekend. The official peak came during the predawn hours of May 6th, but the Aquarids will be similarly active for a few more days. After a cloudy few days we expect the morning of May 7th-10th to give us mostly clear mornings. That will make for much better viewing then the past few days, which have been quite cloudy. Head out at least an […]

  • Line of showers and storms moves through Saturday evening

    The upper level trough that allowed bitterly cold air to plunge southward is still over us, if just barely. The core of the cold air has pushed off to the east, but the edge of the trough will remain over the Valley Saturday evening. That will track a weak cold front southward into the Valley Saturday evening. That brings a few showers and isolated storms to Southern Tennessee and Northern Alabama. Most storms will bring a quick round of rain and […]

  • GOES-16 captures incredible lightning display

    Since its launch back in November, the GOES-16 satellite has been capturing weather phenomena in ways we’ve never seen before. Some of the most incredible imagery was captured by the new Geostationary Lightning Mapper this past weekend as storms swept through the Midwest and South. This imagery is already giving us more insight into storm structure, as jumps in lightning have been linked to tornado development. This is preliminary data, which means it still needs to be tested for reliability. The way […]

  • NWS confirms tornado damage in Cullman County

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville has confirmed EF0 tornado damage in Cullman County from Sunday’s storms. The NWS surveyed areas of Cullman and Morgan Counties Monday afternoon and found evidence of tornado damage about 5 miles south of the Eva community. The NWS has determined that the tornado damage did not extend into Morgan County though. The tornado warning for this storm was issued just after 2:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon for Cullman and Morgan Counties. The storm started in Northern Cullman […]

  • What to Expect: heavy storms likely overnight into Thursday morning

    Through early Thursday morning: A line of heavy rain and some embedded thunderstorms moving through the Valley overnight (including Central Alabama and Middle Tennessee) has the potential to produce some briefly intense storms.  That means the risk is low, but anytime we have “severe” potential a storm can do some damage! That batch of storms shifts east through across the region ending in North Alabama around 6-7 AM. Showers and storms will likely end in far northeast Alabama and southern Middle Tennessee […]

  • TVA adjusting dams in Northern Alabama

    A viewer living in Lacey’s Spring called WHNT Tuesday afternoon to ask about the Guntersville dam, which they live downstream from, so we decided to take action and create a list of all the dams across Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Listed below is each dam along with its discharge rate as of Tuesday. The Wilson Dam located on the Tennessee River between Lauderdale and Colbert Counties will be spilling until further notice. The Wheeler Dam located on the Tennessee […]