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
  • Stronger Storms Possible This Afternoon & Evening

    2:14 PM Monday: The Storm Prediction Center says there’s only a 20% chance of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch being issued for Middle Tennessee and the northern edge of Alabama; however, just because we don’t have a (or expect a) watch doesn’t mean severe weather will not happen. 2:09pm CDT #SPC_MD 1569 , #tnwx #alwx #mswx #arwx, — NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) July 22, 2019 It just means the expectation is for a low chance of isolated severe storms.  In […]

  • Dangerous Heat Across Much Of the Country This Weekend

    I know we’ve had our fair share of rain lately. We would like more sunshine and dry weather to enjoy outside activities. We need to be thankful we aren’t seeing what our neighbors are across the Middle Atlantic, Ohio Valley, and Midwest Friday into the weekend. High temperatures across these regions reach the 100 degree mark with heat indices around 110 for places like Washington, D.C., St. Louis, and Kansas City. This is very dangerous where heat exhaustion can occur […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Shelf cloud moves over Madison County, produces heavy rainfall in its wake

    A thunderstorm moved through Madison County Thursday afternoon, producing a shelf cloud ahead of its arrival followed by heavy rain in its wake. What is a “Shelf Cloud”? Shelf clouds form as the rain-cooled thunderstorm air rushes out ahead of the storm and meets up with warm air. The colder, more dense air lifts the warm air, causing it to cool and form the shelf cloud. You may have noticed feeling the cool wind before the rain began. We see shelf […]

  • Uncomfortably muggy? You’re feeling the dewpoint!

    To say it’s been “wet” during the third week of July is a bit of an understatement: Both Huntsville and Muscle Shoals picked up between 2-4 inches of rain within four days, and there are portions of northwest Alabama/middle Tennessee that received as much as 7 inches within the week! All of this excess moisture along the ground is adding to the already damp air — and during the afternoons, it feels down right oppressive if a shower or thunderstorm isn’t nearby […]

  • Quieter Pattern Taking Over After Overnight Flooding

    A band of heavy storms pushed southeast across north Alabama Thursday morning. Several *FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS* were issued including one until 4:15am for Morgan, Lawrence, and Lauderdale Counties. Some areas have over three inches of rain since 10pm Wednesday night.     Thankfully it’s a quiet morning with just a few sprinkles leftover and some fog as of 7am.  Rain radar estimates are impressive with an additional 2-3″ on places that already have several inches of rain from previous days. […]

  • Flash Flooding Possible Wednesday

    It was an active morning for North Alabama, as heavy rainfall swept in from the northwest. Fortunately, as of 3PM all flash flood warnings have been allowed to expire. A batch of showers and thunderstorms working from tropical moisture leftover fro Barry produced excessive rainfall over parts of the Shoals early this morning, and some localized flooding is still possible there too. Rainfall total estimates from radar range from 1″-4″ over northwest Alabama: Reports were made of flooded roads in […]

  • Pattern Shift This Week – From Soggy To Sunshine – Widespread 90s Return

    We’ve had our fair share of rain across the Tennessee Valley especially our western sections. Some parts of the Shoals are over five inches of rain for the month of July. Here is a look at the numbers for Huntsville International.  We’ve had nine days of measurable rainfall totaling 2.05″ as of Tuesday morning, July 16. Some areas have much more while others mainly over eastern zones still have less. As we know in the summertime, it’s feast or famine […]

  • “Minor” Earthquake In Moores Mill Sunday Evening

    According to the USGS, a minor earthquake was recorded late Sunday evening in Moores Mill. It was a 2.3 on the Richter Magnitude Scale.   Anything below a 3 on the Richter Magnitude Scale, typically isn’t felt. As of 9am Monday morning, it was only felt by less than a hand full of people.   Here is a look at the Ritcher Magnitude Scale in detail:     According to the USGS, a magnitude 1-3, is “Not felt except by […]

  • Barry diminishes into a remnant low, but heavy rain still possible Monday

    The National Hurricane Center issued its final advisory for Barry on Sunday afternoon, which means the system will continue to weaken as it drifts north today and Tuesday. Nevertheless, off and on heavy rain showers and tropical downpours will remain in the forecast for north Alabama Monday as the edge of Barry’s remnants continue to swirl over the region. While you should keep the umbrella handy Monday, be aware that it won’t be raining everywhere all day: Storm coverage will […]

  • Post-landfall Barry producing heavy rainfall over Louisiana, Mississippi

    Barry strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane Saturday morning around 10AM, then weakened back to tropical storm status quickly after making landfall near Intracoastal City, Louisiana just before 1PM Saturday afternoon. Although Barry was only a hurricane for a few hours, it was still the first hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season. You can see the latest track the moment it is updated by the National Hurricane Center, see satellite and radar imagery of the developing storm, and keep an […]

  • Tropics 101: What is storm surge? How does it impact coastal communities?

    Storm surge flooding is the greatest threat to life and property during a tropical system, and storm surge directly accounts to approximately half of the deaths associated with tropical storms and hurricanes in the U.S. As a tropical system inches closer to shore, the familiar tropical storm and hurricane watches or warnings go into effect for those living near the coast. However, you may also hear of storm surge watches and warnings also being issued. These alerts were first put […]

  • Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf, Hurricane Watch in effect

    The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories Wednesday for a tropical system that has the potential to become a hurricane as early as Thursday evening. If it does, it would become the second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and it would receive the name “Barry”. A Tropical Storm Watch is already issued for portions of the Gulf Coast, including the Mouth of the Mississippi River west into Morgan City, Louisiana. The ‘main’ impact from this storm happens in […]

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