Jason Simpson

Jason Simpson is WHNT News 19’s Chief Meteorologist. He joined our team in January 2012.

Raised in Holly Pond, Jason is no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. Prior to joining WHNT News 19, he served as the morning meteorologist at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, working alongside longtime Chief Meteorologist James Spann from 2004 to 2011. Simpson actually began his career while still in college, interning at ABC 33/40 as well. After college, he worked at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, where he was Chief Meteorologist.

Jason was awarded the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal for excellence in television weather in 2007. Simpson graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Broadcast Meteorology.

Jason has covered many weather events from hurricanes to tornadoes and blizzards. Jason was on the air April 27, 2011 and saw firsthand the magnitude of the destruction in different parts of Alabama. After the storm he took action, volunteering in devastated areas to help people rebuild and where he couldn’t go, he sent supplies.

A staunch advocate for science education in the classroom, Jason has been instrumental in building curriculum for elementary and middle school science classes through the "ABC's of Weather" series that he produced for the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative.

Jason and his wife Lacey have two beautiful children: Walt (born in 2011) and Shelby (born in 2013).

Recent Articles

  • Live Blog: Friday Morning Storms

    Posted on: 4:05 am, April 4, 2014, by , and , updated on: 06:30am, April 4, 2014

    Strong to severe storms are moving through the Tennessee Valley this morning. Expect strong winds, heavy rain, frequent lightning, and...
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  • Valleywx.com: Scattered Storms Overnight, Stronger Storms Thursday Night

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, February 18, 2014, by

    (WHNT) – Warm, humid air moving north from the Gulf Coast pushed temperatures up close to 70 degrees this afternoon,...
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  • LIVE Blog: Heavy Snow Ends, Travel Not Advised This Morning

    Posted on: 7:53 pm, February 11, 2014, by , updated on: 01:58pm, February 13, 2014

    We have reports of snowfall accumulations exceeding 9 inches on Brindlee Mountain in Morgan and Cullman counties.  The heavy snow...
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  • Valleywx.com: Specifics About Wednesday’s Winter Storm

    Posted on: 4:07 pm, February 11, 2014, by

    Snowfall on Tuesday morning was very impressive, and it far outpaced our expectations. That’s how this works more often than...
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  • Valleywx.com: The Rest of Today & Wednesday

    Posted on: 11:50 am, February 11, 2014, by

    As the heavier snow tapers off, expect road conditions to improve *slightly* around Huntsville, Athens, Decatur and The Shoals; there...
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  • Valleywx.com Live Blog: Snow Blankets Most of North Alabama

    Posted on: 11:42 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 08:55am, February 11, 2014

    This is our live blog where we will be posting frequent updates throughout the night/Tuesday morning on the snow/sleet/freezing rain. ...
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  • Valleywx.com: Midday Update on Snow Potential

    Posted on: 12:43 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 12:47pm, February 10, 2014

    We are entering a period of weather like we might not see again for a long time around here. There...
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  • Live Blog: Saturday Snow

    Posted on: 7:03 am, February 8, 2014, by , and

    We are watching a batch of light snow move across Mississippi into Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee; we will update...
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  • Valleywx.com: Light Snow Possible Tonight

    Posted on: 3:17 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    Up front, this is not going to be a big winter storm, but it could be impactful if you have...
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  • Valleywx.com: An Up And Down Week Ahead

    Posted on: 2:04 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 02:11pm, February 3, 2014

    The cold weather pattern of January is over, but don’t tell your thermometer yet. Huntsville’s noon temperature was only 39...
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  • Viral: Hey There, Up North!

    Posted on: 9:05 am, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 10:24am, January 30, 2014

    As some of my friends would say, this is a classic “get off my lawn moment” from Jason. Well, here...
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  • Valleywx.com: A Deep South Snow Event

    Posted on: 3:13 pm, January 27, 2014, by

    Throughout this period of cold, dry weather we have talked about the “pattern” being favorable for snow. Well, it looks...
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