Jennifer Watson

Jennifer is the weekend morning meteorologist at WHNT News 19. She has over three years of experience forecasting weather in the Southeast.

Jennifer grew up in Rochester, NY where she grew up shoveling feet of lake effect snow and dealing with below zero wind chills in the Winters. Her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina while Jennifer was in high school. After graduation she attended East Carolina University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in Geography, a minor in mathematics and certificates in both Atmospheric Science and Geographic Information Systems. She then went to Mississippi State University where she taught GIS labs and did research for the Institute of Clean Energy Technology, along with studying and earning her Masters degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology.

During her last semester at MSU she did the weekend weather at WTVA in Tupelo, MS, where after graduation she became a fulltime meteorologist and has worked for the past three years. While at WTVA, Jennifer covered one of the most historic tornado outbreaks in U.S. history on April 27th, 2011. Along with presenting weekday forecasts in Tupelo, Jennifer also worked part time at Hyperion Technology Group Inc. where she did research in the Great Plains chasing storms.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel, storm chase and spend time with her family and friends.

Recent Articles

  • Winter Weather Advisory: Monday-Tuesday; Forecast for Snow & Ice

    Posted on: 4:10 am, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:08am, February 10, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala (WHNT) – The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a *Winter Weather Advisory* for most of the...
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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: Wind Chill Warning, Snow & Icy Roads Possible

    Posted on: 1:52 pm, January 5, 2014, by

    We’ve been talking about this severe Arctic outbreak for several days now and it’s about to arrive this evening/overnight. Thanks...
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  • Strong/Severe Storms Still Expected This Evening/Overnight

    Posted on: 11:59 am, December 21, 2013, by

    We continue to closely monitor showers and storms developing along and west of the Mississippi River this morning.  The Storm...
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  • Timing of Showers & Storms Halloween Night – Severe Threat Remains Low

    Posted on: 9:14 pm, October 28, 2013, by

    Halloween…it’s right around the corner and everyone is finalizing their costumes and trick-or-treating plans. Unfortunately we may be contending with...
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  • Valleywx.com: Monday Evening’s Fireball Over Alabama

    Posted on: 10:25 am, September 10, 2013, by

    (WHNT) – Reports started coming via social media shortly after 8:15 pm of a bright green object streaking across the...
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  • Pictures: Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Colbert County

    Posted on: 1:59 pm, August 21, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:01pm, August 21, 2013

    CHEROKEE, Ala. (WHNT) – People in Colbert County saw some major flash flooding Wednesday morning due to heavy rains. Much...
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  • Valleywx.com: Scattered Storms & Flash Flood Warnings

    Posted on: 1:40 pm, August 21, 2013, by

    We woke up to tranquil weather this morning, but showers and storms have been developing over the past several hours...
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  • Groundbreaking For New UAH Severe Weather Research Lab

    Posted on: 8:09 pm, July 15, 2013, by , updated on: 10:45pm, July 15, 2013

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday afternoon for the Severe Weather Institute and Radar and Lightning...
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  • El Reno Tornado Upgraded to an EF5 & Now Widest Tornado On Record

    Posted on: 12:51 pm, June 4, 2013, by

    Based on veloctiy data from The University of Oklahoma’s RaXpol data (Rapid-scan X-band Polarimetric radar) the El Reno tornado that...
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  • More Tornadoes Possible In The Great Plains Wednesday – Moore, Oklahoma In The Risk Area

    Posted on: 12:04 pm, May 29, 2013, by

    Let me begin by stating that the severe weather in parts of the Plains and Midwest over the past couple...
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  • More Showers & Storms – Talladega Forecast

    Posted on: 10:12 am, May 5, 2013, by

    Rain chances will be increasing across the Tennessee Valley throughout the day as an upper low tracks right over the...
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