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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.


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    Rain Slowly Clearing – Minor Flooding Still Possible

    Rain started moving into northwest Alabama yesterday afternoon and persisted throughout much of the overnight as a cold front approached and moved through the region. The heaviest band of rain, which is also the back edge of the rain is slowly shifting east of I-65. Below is the latest radar image as of 9:13 am. Many creeks, streams and rivers are already swollen, along with a saturated ground, minor flooding is possibly, especially in low lying areas. A Flood Watch […]

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    Your Pictures: Comet Pan-STARRS

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – You still have a few more chances to see Comet Pan-STARRS if you missed it.  It’s rare for a comet to be visible to the naked eye. If you have a photo to share, please click the ‘Submit Your Photo’ button below.  We’ll check for additions and approve them.  You can also email pictures to photo@whnt.com. From Valleywx.com: For optimal viewing, you want an unobstructed view, away from any city lights. Monte Sano, Green Mountain and […]

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    Valleywx.com: Storms Still Expected Thursday

    We have been monitoring the potential for severe storms since last week, as the timing and strength of the storm system out west becomes more clear.  In the meantime, it has really felt like spring over the last couple days, thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures, increasing humidity and of course the overwhelming high pollen levels.  Today will be no different, with highs again around 80 degrees and a stout southerly breeze between 10-20 mph. Due to increasing humidity and warmer […]

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    NWS Confirms Two EF2 Tornadoes From Monday’s Storms

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) – The preliminary damage survey has been released by the National Weather Service in Huntsville in regards to Monday’s storms.  They have confirmed two EF2 tornadoes, the first, as reported, earlier in Kilpatrick and the second in Fyffe and Shiloh, which after more damage assessment was upgraded to EF2 strength. The Kilpatrick tornado was 4.3 miles long and 220 yards wide, with peak wind speeds at 125 mph. The Fyffe and Shiloh tornado was a little longer […]

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    Valleywx.com: Rain, Storms Quickly Moving East

    Showers and storms are continuing to quickly track east-northeast across the Tennessee Valley at about 55-65 mph, as a cold front moves through.  Some of the stronger storms may be capable of strong wind gusts of 35-40 mph and small hail, with a very low chance of any storms reaching severe limits. Expect the chance for any more strong storms to be gone mainly by 1:30 – 2:00 pm as this line continues to rapidly move east and should be […]

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    Flurries Tapering Off – Slick Spots Possible

    Scattered flurries are slowly tapering off across the Tennessee Valley, with many likely still seeing a few flakes flying. Armor radar is currently picking up light snow flurries mainly south of Huntsville towards Cullman and Albertville. More flurries are possible over the next few hours with snow showers still to our north, moving south…with only very light/minor accumulations possible in the higher terrain of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, where flurries/light snow showers may continue for much of the […]

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    Flurries/Snow Showers Continue Into The Evening

    Flurries and snow showers have increased this afternoon across the Tennessee Valley,  as they move in from middle Tennessee, tracking south-southeast. At times some of the flurries have mixed with sleet, but the main precipitation type has been snow and will continue to be. Below is a look at Armor Radar showing much of the Tennessee Valley with flurries or light snow. More flurries and light snow showers will continue to be possible through the evening as they move in […]

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    Snow Showers Likely This Afternoon

    There have been patches of flurries across the area all morning long, with heavier snow inching ever so closer to the Tennessee Valley. Many, especially in the higher terrain of northeast Alabama and southern middle Tennessee woke up to a very light dusting of snow on rooftops, cars, trees and even the ground.  The highest reported snowfall total so far is from Winchester, TN with a reported one inch of snow last night. Within the past hour, Huntsville has seen […]

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    More Snow Possible Today – Light Accumulations Possible

    We are getting several reports of flurries this morning. Most of the accumulations have been in the highest elevations of Madison, Jackson, DeKalb, Lincoln, and Franklin (TN) this morning. We might not be done yet with minor accumulations. Here is the regional satellite and radar. A band of light to moderate snow is just north of Nashville and if this holds together, another round of snow is possible later this morning into the early afternoon. Major accumulations aren’t likely as […]

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    Overnight Weather Update

    Good morning everyone! Light snow and flurries continue to fall across the area this morning. Thankfully, widespread travel issues aren’t expected. Here is the part of the discussion of the National Weather Service in Huntsville sent out at 3:23am. CANCELLED THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR JACKSON AND DEKALB COUNTIES BUT WILL KEEP IT GOING TO 8 AM FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY TENNESSEE. SHERIFF REPORTS IN JACKSON AND DEKALB COUNTIES HAD NO SNOW ON THE GROUND IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS…WITH ONLY A […]

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    Valleywx.com: Snow Still Looking Likely Friday & Saturday

    The low pressure system that brought the Tennessee Valley dreary, wet conditions yesterday has pushed northeast and is centered around the Great Lakes region.  Northwest flow around the low has kept cloud cover around along with cooler air.  Despite waking up to a cloudy sky, the cloud deck retreated some late this morning and is currently just north of the Alabama and Tennessee state line, giving some welcome sunshine to most across the Tennessee Valley. Temperatures are a few degrees […]

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    NWS: Tornado That Hit Hattiesburg, Upgraded to EF4

    Posted on Valleywx.com: The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi just released some preliminary results based on analysis of the damage from yesterdays storms. Here is their statement: “Prelim survey results…EF3 with winds of 145 mph across West Hattiesburg and the Oak Grove area…EF3 across parts of the city of Hattiesburg with winds up to 140 mph. This only a small section of the surveyed track…we will provide updates as new information is provided.” The National Weather Service in Jackson, […]

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