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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.

Recent Articles
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    Christmas Travel: A Wet & Wintry System

    If you have plans to be on the road this weekend around the South, the weather will be changing quickly. A developing storm system near the Gulf Coast and a surge of arctic air will bring all kinds of weather scenarios for travelers over the next seven days. Up front, there is no good way to forecast “travel” weather for a seven day period; there are too many people going to many places to really get a good forecast for […]

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    A Close Look at Thursday’s Stormy Weather

    We have been talking about stormy weather coming in on Thursday for several days now, and we are starting to see some of the details a little more clearly. Weather forecasts for very specific times and conditions are a lot like trying to figure out what make and model an automobile is from a mile away on a flat highway. You know it’s there, but you just can’t see a lot of the specific characteristics until it gets closer. Two […]

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    Apollo 17: 40th Anniversary of the Last Lunar Mission

    (WHNT) – Forty years ago today, astronauts aboard Apollo 17 took their first steps on the moon. On the night of December 7th, 1972 Apollo 17 was launched into space from the Kennedy Space Center aboard a Saturn V Rocket, this was the first night launch the program had performed. Below is an image from NASA of the launch that occurred just after midnight, on December 7th, 1972. Image: NASA Late on December 10th, the Apollo 17 successfully landed on […]

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    Earth’s Closest Encounter With Jupiter Until 2021!

    Today, Earth will pass between Jupiter (the largest planet in our solar system) and the sun, which means planet Jupiter will be directly opposite the sun, this is known as an “opposition” of Jupiter.  The opposition will occur at 8:00 pm central time. You will be able to spot Jupiter tonight at midnight, by looking towards the southern sky. At dawn Monday morning, you’ll see Jupiter low in the western sky. Jupiter will be brighter than any star in the […]

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    Near Record High Temperaures!

    As you step out the door this morning, you may be thinking it’s springtime, rather than December. Morning lows for most only dropped into the low to mid 50s, with a few in northeast Alabama that dipped into the mid 40s. Clouds and breezy conditions overnight prevented much of a cool down and also inhibited fog development. Most were fog-free this morning. Check out this stunning shot I captured with our Jack’s Camera Network about 20 minutes before sunrise this […]

  • aerial1989 A Look Back at the 1989 Airport Road Tornado

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the 1989 Airport Road tornado, one of the deadliest tornadoes in Huntsville’s history.  The tornado touched down southwest of Huntsville and tracked northeast causing heavy damage along Airport Road and the Jones Valley area. After the damage was assessed, the tornado was rated an F4.  It killed 21 people, injured 463 and caused approximately $250 million in damage. Below is a more detailed description of the tornado’s path, courtesy of […]

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    Could Lake Guntersville Freeze Over Again? How To Be Prepared For This Winter

    Even though North Alabama and southern middle Tennessee don’t experience the harsh winters like the northern states, we still get all types of winter precipitation (snow, sleet, freezing rain…etc.) and extremely cold temperatures that can impact travel and threaten life and property. Below are two images from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and their U.S. Winter Outlook. The first image shows the temperature outlook and the Tennessee Valley in the region of “equal chances” and the same thing for the image […]

  • michelle_baker_falkville Some Sleet or ‘Soft Hail’ Reported In Several Spots

    (WHNT) – We have been getting some reports of “hail” from several viewers over the past 30 minutes or so.  WHNT News 19’s Robert Reeves reported pea size hail in Limestone County about 12 p.m. This is not “hail” produced by thunderstorms with strong updrafts and is not as hard as hail from thunderstorms so therefore will not do any damage to anything. The “soft hail” is due to the low freezing level and cold air mass in place. There […]

  • meteoriticshower Possible Meteorites Have Been Found In Alabama

    8:30PM UPDATE: Dr. Bill Cooke of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center: Update on our visitor from the asteroid belt: 1) Eyewitness reports put the meteor in the same area as the doppler echo – good confirmation. Check out the clump of lines in the map NW of Cullman (along with the eyewitness accounts) at this link: The American Meteor Society did a great job analyzing these reports! 2) The fireball (meteor) traveled from South to North (more SSE to […]

  • This photo shows meteorites from other events, not the one on Tuesday, October 30. Team Searching For Meteorites In Alabama

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A team is searching for meteorites in Alabama after a fireball streaks across the sky Monday evening. The fireball streaked across the early evening sky in north and central Alabama.  A team from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center is searching an area south of Huntsville and northwest of Cullman looking for meteorites. NASA has a specific area, but is not announcing it to the public at this time. Sightings of the fireball, along with reports of […]

  • Photo by Jessie Brown, taken near Danville High School Sun Halos, Sun Dogs & More, Thanks To Sandy

    (WHNT) – A rather stunning sight occurred over the Tennessee Valley today, thanks in part to high cirrus clouds that have been moving into the area on the backside of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy. Cirrus clouds are made up of millions of hexagonal ice crystals that refract the sunlight causing a 22 degree halo around the sun.  Something even more rare than a sun halo, is a circumzenithal arc which is also an optical phenomenon that occurs when ice crystals refract […]

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    Your Pictures: Tuesday’s Sun Dogs/Sun Halos

    (WHNT) – A rather stunning sight occurred over the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday, October 30, thanks in part to high cirrus clouds that have been moving into the area on the backside of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy. Cirrus clouds are made up of millions of hexagonal ice crystals that refract the sunlight causing a 22 degree halo around the sun.  Something even more rare than a sun halo is a circumzenithal arc which is also an optical phenomenon that occurs when […]