Alex joined WHNT in August 2019 after working for the past two and a half years as the morning meteorologist at WCBI in Columbus Mississippi where he covered multiple tornado outbreaks, including an EF-3 tornado that narrowly missed the television station. Alex has worked in Alabama before as a weekend meteorologist at WVUA in Tuscaloosa. Alex is a proud graduate of Mississippi State University and loves to root for the Bulldogs. When Alex isn’t working on the forecast, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, hiking, watching movies (especially Star Wars), and spoiling his dog, Hank.


Recent Articles
  • An Early Look At Thanksgiving Week’s Weather

    As folks start to think about Thanksgiving travel, and want to know what the weather is going to do, the answer this far out is, forecasting specifics this far out isn’t really feasible. Having said that, there are some signals in the long range model data worth keeping an eye on as you make plans. Be prepared for some rain and storms towards the middle of next week, but it’s too early to get specific about the timing.   Meteorologist […]

  • As Hurricane Season Wraps Up; Area To Watch In Atlantic

    Hurricane season officially ends at the end of this month, and after a slow start, 2019 looks to wrap up as an above average season across the Atlantic Basin and entire Northern Hemisphere. I’ve mentioned Accumulated Cyclone Energy before on the blog. It’s a way to measure how active a hurricane season was, and is a better, more accurate measure of the activity of a season than just looking at the number of named storms. We’ve still got a little […]

  • Cool and Dry Football Weather This Weekend

    The weather looks to be pretty good for some late season college football. Auburn v. Georgia: The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry adds another chapter this afternoon, and you can catch it on WHNT. The weather will be pretty classic fall football weather. Lots of sunshine with temperatures around 60° at kickoff, dropping into the low 50s by the 4th quarter.   Alabama @ Mississippi State: Alabama looks to rebound after a tough loss at home with a game against Mississippi State. Cool […]

  • Sleet, Gusty Winds, and Brutal Cold Greet North Alabamians This Morning

    Well, many of us woke up to some wintry weather. Light sleet and snow accumulations on grassy and elevated surfaces led to some pretty pictures this morning. Tuesday Morning Wintry Mix – Your Viewer Photos! Thankfully, this didn’t cause any major widespread issues this morning, but it has been a brutally cold and windy morning. Wind gusts have exceeded 30 mph across parts of north Alabama, and that coupled with the cold air led to single digit wind chills in […]

  • With Brutal Cold On The Way, Time To Think About The 4 “P”s

    Brutally cold weather is on the way later this week. Temperatures will stay shy of 40° Tuesday, and wind chills will stay below 30°. By sunrise Wednesday morning, temperatures are likely to be in the teens. With the weather getting this cold, it’s time to start thinking about cold weather safety. Around here, that means to protect the 4 “P”s. People: Check on your friends, family, and neighbors. If you know anyone who doesn’t have access to central heating or […]

  • Multiple Billion Dollar Weather Disasters So Far In 2019 Across U.S.

    2019 has been another active weather year across the United States. The National Centers for Environmental Information (a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Associaton, aka NOAA) has determined that 2019 has already produced 10 billion dollar weather disasters as of October 8. All of these disasters are either related to severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, flooding, or tropical storms and hurricanes. So far, we haven’t had any winter weather events crack the billion dollar threshold yet, but that could […]

  • Latest Palmer Index Shows Continued Drought Improvement

    The latest Palmer Drought Index from Alabama State Climatologist Dr. John Christy shows all of Alabama out of drought. It’s important to keep in mind that this is different from the drought monitor that is released every Thursday, but the continued improvement week upon week is likely a sign we can expect further improvement in the drought monitor when it is released tomorrow. Check out last week’s drought monitor here. Additional rain is likely tomorrow as a cold front moves […]

  • Early Look At the Forecast For Alabama/LSU

    The forecast looks good for the Alabama/LSU game this weekend. Drier and cooler air takes over the area with no rain in the forecast! If you are heading to Tuscaloosa, keep in mind the temperatures are going to be chilly. If you are going for GameDay early, temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s. Allow yourself extra time to get into the stadium as well with a larger crowd expected. With two top 2 teams, the President coming, and […]

  • Brutal Cold Weather On The Way Next Week

    Models are coming into agreement that a big shot of cold air will move into the Tennessee Valley next week. When we’re more than a few days out from a weather event, ensemble models (basically a big group of slightly different models averaged together) can give a better idea of what to expect, and the ensembles are showing that very cold air is on the way. Now, keep in mind that these are models, not a forecast. Those numbers won’t be spot […]

  • Relatively Cool and Calm Pattern In Store Through Mid November.

    No big weather threats on the horizon As we head into November, the overall pattern looks fairly cool and tame, which is good news! There is some climatological (i.e. historical) support for the risk for severe weather this time of year.   Thankfully, as of right now, I can’t see anything in this pattern I think would support a mentioning of any severe weather potential at this point. That means despite the fact it’s something we can see, this year, we should […]

  • Daylight Saving Time Ends Early Sunday Morning

    Daylight saving time will end at 2 AM Sunday morning. We will “fall back” to Central Standard Time, meaning we “gain an hour” Saturday night. Consider this a friendly reminder to set those clocks back one hour. This is also a good time to replace the batteries in things like smoke detectors and weather radios to ensure they are in working order. Meteorologist Alex Puckett Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meteorologistalexpuckett Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/puckettwx

  • Freezing Fog Gives Way To Sunny Day

    Early morning freezing fog gives way to sunny skies today: We had some patchy dense fog set up this morning, which reduced visibility to under 1/4 mile at times in parts of Jackson, Marshall, and DeKalb counties, as well as around Muscle Shoals and Florence. Here’s what it looked like inside the fog at Lake Guntersville. After the sun rose, the fog slowly mixed away. Sunny skies in store for the rest of the day. #alwx #valleywx pic.twitter.com/T4gDAKdTAw — Alex Puckett […]

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