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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
  • 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 […]

  • Strong Storms Possible Wednesday

    Our next strong storm system will sweep through Alabama Wednesday bringing a wave of showers and storms during the afternoon, some of which could be strong or even severe. The Storm Prediction Center has outline the Tennessee Valley with an Enhanced Risk Wednesday, the third risk category on a 5 category scale. At this time, damaging winds look like the main threat. (MORE: Severe storms are “bad” storms) A warm front will lift north of Alabama by Tuesday, putting us in […]

  • 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. […]

  • Cold front brings storms Friday night and cooler weather for the weekend

    A storm system over the Great Lakes will drag a cold front through the Valley Friday evening. Most of the energy with this system will stay to our north, but we’ll catch the trailing end of a line of showers and storms developing along the front. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined a ‘Marginal Risk’ over Northeastern Alabama Friday night through the pre-dawn hours of Saturday. This is the lowest-end risk category, and it means you should be aware of the threat […]

  • Team at UAH contributes to out-of-this-world lightning research

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It’s one of the most common weather phenomena and yet also one of the most difficult to study. “It wasn’t much long ago that we would measure lightning by what we call ‘thunder days,’ and basically we would call folks up and say ‘Did you hear thunder that day?'” Professor Phillip Bitzer said. Bitzer is part of the team at University of Alabama in Huntsville that will help change the way we see and think about lightning. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]