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

  • More Storms Friday Afternoon, Drying Out This Weekend

    Posted on: 3:39 pm, June 7, 2013, by , updated on: 03:40pm, June 7, 2013

    The chance of rain goes down this weekend, but there is more typical early June storminess coming next week!
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  • NEW INFORMATION: Monday’s ‘Blob’ On Radar Over Huntsville

    Posted on: 8:23 am, June 5, 2013, by , updated on: 11:36am, June 5, 2013

    8:15 AM Wednesday: No anomalies on radar this morning…just heavy storms. We’re still trying to figure out what that mystery...
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  • Valleywx.com: Threat of a Late-Season Freeze?

    Posted on: 4:40 pm, April 26, 2013, by

    (WHNT) – The latest freeze on record in Huntsville is May 7, 1944. I have never been able to find...
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  • Valleywx.com: Mid-Afternoon Update On Tonight’s Storms

    Posted on: 12:55 pm, April 18, 2013, by , updated on: 04:01pm, April 18, 2013

    (WHNT) – As of 3 PM, the Storm Prediction Center has dropped the MODERATE RISK from their thunderstorm outlook. That’s...
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  • Valleywx.com: Storm Prediction Center Removes Slight Risk From North Alabama

    Posted on: 4:13 pm, April 16, 2013, by

    Some heavier thunderstorms are still possible, but due to the lack of storms so far and the fact that this...
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  • Valleywx.com: Don’t Plant Tender Flowers & Veggies Just Yet

    Posted on: 3:04 pm, April 12, 2013, by

    Master gardeners, professionals, and even amateurs (like me) know it’s usually not totally safe to set out tender garden plants...
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  • Moulton Middle School Kidcam!

    Posted on: 10:51 pm, March 22, 2013, by

    I had Moulton Middle School on the schedule for a while, and I was really looking forward to the visit....
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  • Valleywx.com: Severe Storms Moving East

    Posted on: 10:27 am, March 18, 2013, by , updated on: 03:15pm, March 18, 2013

    Strong and severe thunderstorms continue moving east producing wind gusts from 45 to around 65 miles per hour. The strongest...
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  • Valleywx.com: Severe Weather Threat Tuesday Night Into Wednesday Morning

    Posted on: 12:26 pm, January 28, 2013, by

    The Storm Prediction Center has posted a MODERATE RISK of severe storms for parts of the Midsouth on Tuesday. This...
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  • Valleywx.com: Wintry Weather Expectations Tonight

    Posted on: 4:47 pm, January 24, 2013, by

    Model guidance across the board is coming into line with reality on this winter weather set-up for tonight. From the...
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  • Valleywx.com: Improving Conditions This Evening

    Posted on: 8:27 am, January 17, 2013, by , updated on: 04:23pm, January 17, 2013

    The snow is ending quickly west of Guntersville and Albertville, and is a “bust” for northern Jackson County. Through 5...
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  • Valleywx.com: Winter Storm Watch Through Thursday Evening

    Posted on: 4:00 pm, January 16, 2013, by

    (WHNT) – A Winter Storm Watch for most of North-Central and Northeast Alabama is in effect through Thursday evening for...
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