Meteorologist Christina Edwards joined the WHNT News 19 Weather Team in September 2015.

Prior to moving to Huntsville, Christina was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Georgia, where she experienced a wide range of wild weather.

In fact, Christina will never forget her first experience observing thundersnow as the Blizzard of ’93 (also known as the “Storm of the Century”) dropped nearly 3 feet of snow in her neighborhood.

Fifteen years later, Christina vividly recalls watching an electrified thunderstorm heading south along I-75 on a warm, March evening; minutes later, that thunderstorm produced an EF-2 tornado in the heart of Atlanta, just two miles from where she lived.

Christina’s passion for science began at a young age, when she would watch the clouds for signs of changing weather patterns and produce homemade “weather forecasts” on poster boards for family and friends. That passion helped propel Christina towards a B.S. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating from college, Christina worked as a digital meteorologist for The Weather Channel and as well as a weather producer for WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Christina is active in the weather community as a Boy Scout Weather Merit Badge counselor as well as a member of the American Meteorological Society.

When Christina is not watching the skies, she enjoys watching college football. Her favorite teams are the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets… and whoever is playing the University of Georgia. No matter the school, Christina always cheers on the marching band: She marched the sousaphone in her high school as well as college bands, and she is a member of the co-ed marching band fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi.

Recent Articles
  • Heat continues to build for Memorial Day Weekend, but change is on the way!

    Huntsville reached 95 degrees Saturday and 96 degrees on Sunday, both days just shy of the daily daytime record highs for the Rocket City. Muscle Shoals reached 97 degrees Saturday and 98 degrees on Sunday, breaking the daily record high for Sunday that was previously set in 2012. Unfortunately (or fortunately, if you plan to spend time on the water), the heat is not going anywhere for the next few days as a stubborn area of high pressure stays parked […]

  • The Heat is On for Memorial Day Weekend

    Heading into the unofficial start of summer, temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 90s for the Memorial Day Weekend. Many swimming pools — including those at Point Mallard Water Park — will open up on Saturday for the first time this season, and hopping in the water is a great way to cool off during the hottest temperatures of the season. As we head into the summer, you’ll hear terms like “Heat Advisory”, “Heat Index” and “Heat Wave”, […]

  • Drier air settles in, cool and dry for Monday and Tuesday

    A cold front swept through the Tennessee Valley Sunday, pushing warm, muggy air out of the region and pulling cool, drier air in. Dewpoints are falling from the mid-60s into the mid-50s and will continue to fall into the 40s; as a result, Monday morning temperatures will fall into the mid-50s, and Tuesday morning temperatures will fall into the 40s! Because the air is so dry, temperatures will be quick to cool, but just as quick to warm. This means […]

  • Tornadoes, straight line winds cause damage in Tennessee Valley

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The National Weather Service in Huntsville said Friday that storm damage found along the Alabama-Tennessee state line near US 231 and Hunter Road was caused by an EF-0 tornado that produced maximum estimated peak winds of 80 mph. It was on the ground for a little over 2.5 miles and it was 75 yards wide. The tornado uprooted hardwood trees, some of which landed on a house on the north side of Hunter Road. In addition, two […]

  • May 8 marks the first 90 degree temperature of 2019

      It got hot Wednesday afternoon! A south breeze and a good dose of sunshine helped push temperatures up to 90°F at Huntsville International, marking the first 90 degree day of 2019 and the hottest day (so far) of the year. That push of southerly air is also going to help funnel in more moisture from the Gulf, so be ready for a climb in humidity over the next 24-48 hours. For many, the word “hot” tends to describe temperatures […]

  • Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks this week

    The Eta Aquariid meteor shower is active from April 19th-May 28th, but it will be at its peak as the calendar flips to the first week of May. Be sure to lookup between May 5 and May 7! According to the American Meteor Society,  the Eta Aquariids “produce [average] rates of 10-30 per hour just before dawn. Activity is good for a week centered the night of maximum activity. These are swift meteors that produce a high percentage of persistent […]

  • Storm threat waning for Tennessee Valley, stronger storms possible for east Alabama

    If your weekend plans involve being outdoors today, you’ll want to keep an eye on the weather and have Live Alert 19 handy; a secondary wave of heavy rain showers are moving through and will continue to do so for the rest of Saturday evening. Although forecast guidance indicated that severe weather was possible for north Alabama this afternoon and evening, the atmosphere remained more stable — or less favorable for thunderstorms — and the severe weather threat is waning […]

  • 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1

    June 1 is the traditional start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, but tropical cyclones can form well before the official start date. Just last year, Tropical Storm Alberto kicked off the 2018 season a week early when it formed off the Yucatan Peninsula on May 25. In 2017, Tropical Storm Arlene formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean on April 29 and fizzled out on April 21; it was the sixth known tropical cyclone to form in the month of April […]

  • Hit-or-miss, unevenly-distributed rain and storms for the next few days

    A few scattered, locally-heavy storms are moving eastward at 30-35 MPH Wednesday afternoon and evening; some brief heavy rain, lightning and wind gusts to 40 MPH are possible. It’s not quite hot enough to talk heat index yet, but Huntsville International technically did report a heat index one degree hotter than the air temperature at 2 PM. It stays warm compared to the norms for early may through the end of the week; expect highs in the mid-80s Thursday and lower 80s […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: “Jellyfish” clouds illustrate virga in the sky

    Did you spot these clouds in the sky Saturday afternoon? If so, you are looking at virga, which is the name for precipitation (like rain) that falls from a cloud but evaporates before reaching the ground. Sometimes, the combination of the altocumulus cloud and the rain shaft resemble a jellyfish, which is why they are sometimes referred to as “jellyfish clouds”, though that is not an official cloud classification. But why does the rain evaporate before reaching the ground? The […]

  • Beautiful spring weekend ahead!

    Clear skies will prevail for north Alabama and south middle Tennessee, allowing for a chilly start to Saturday morning! Expect sunrise temperatures to fall into the upper 30s in cool spots near the Alabama/Tennessee border, low to mid 40s for areas closer to bigger cities. But the chill will be very brief: Once the sun comes up, temperatures will quickly moderate back into the low 70s at lunchtime before reaching the upper 70s in the afternoon. There’s only one little […]

  • Spring weather bringing you outside? Keep an eye out for snakes

    The weather is warming up and plenty of dry days are in the forecast — if you’ve been angling to catch up on some fishing, boating, or general yard work, it’s a good time to do so. But remember: It is the season to keep an eye out for snakes! Ramona Edwards spotted this particularly large specimen Wednesday, saying “It might be worth reminding your viewers that it is now snake season!! They can be found anywhere, but especially around […]

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