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
  • Rare Harvest ‘Micromoon’ rises on Friday the 13th

    Be sure to look up at the moon this Friday night! Not only will the Harvest moon be full, but it may look smaller than an average moon. According to NASA Solar System Ambassador Tony Rice, “The moon turns full on Friday, September 13 at 11:32 pm CDT — only about 1% of full moons fall on a Friday the 13th.  This one is even rarer occurring near apogee, the furthest point in the Moon’s orbit. This last happened in […]

  • Another week in the 90s, but is rain on the way?

    Labor Day took place on September 2 this year, but Summer just won’t leave the party when it comes to the brutal heat! Huntsville has officially recorded 75 days with daytime highs in the 90s — the average number is 60, and unfortunately, there is plenty of time to add to this count! Dry air and plentiful sunshine will allow temperatures to reach the upper 90s Monday, and a few areas in north Alabama may touch the triple digits Monday […]

  • Drought conditions continue in north Alabama; no rain in the forecast for the next several days

    As of September 5, Huntsville International Airport has registered 6 straight days in which thermometers reached 90 degrees or above. Overall this summer, Huntsville has recorded 73 days of 90+ degree temperatures. The average is 60 days. In addition, our rain is well below average for portions of north Alabama. Altogether, moderate drought conditions continue to build in the northeast corner of the state. Below is the difference between last week and this week’s drought monitors. Huntsville International officially reported […]

  • Category 5 Hurricane Dorian makes third landfall in Bahamas, continues to move west toward U.S. Atlantic coast Monday

    Major Category 5 Hurricane Dorian continues to slowly move through the Bahamas Monday morning, producing dangerous wind, flooding, and storm surge throughout the island nation. The hurricane already made landfall three times on Sunday, September 1. First Landfall – Elbow Cay, Abacos, Bahamas At 12:45 p.m. Sunday, the National Hurricane Center confirmed Hurricane Dorian made landfall in at Elbow Cay, Abacos in the Bahamas. The NHC said to expect wind gusts over 220 mph, storm surges of 18-23 feet, and […]

  • How do Hurricane Hunters collect data in the middle of a tropical system?

    Two teams provide the eyes and tools for hurricane forecasters in the U.S. One team is the NOAA Hurricane Hunters and their P3-Orion aircraft. Another team is the Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squad and their massive WC-130J Hercules airplane. It’s routine for these two groups to put their lives at risk to fly into hurricanes. Both organizations have numerous sets of rotating crews, and each crew is allowed to fly up to 16 hour missions for non-stop 24 hour surveillance. […]

  • Thursday Update: Hurricane Dorian moving northwest, may impact Florida this weekend

    Despite interacting with the Greater Antilles Wednesday, including the island of Puerto Rico, Dorian strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane, and it is now moving into the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon. Over the next several days, Dorian will remain south of a high pressure system anchored over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. This high will steer Dorian further west, in the direction of the Florida Peninsula and it may make landfall as a […]

  • Flash Flood Emergency canceled for the Shoals area Monday, but lingering impacts remain

    Northwest Alabama is still recovering from the effects of flash flooding that occurred Sunday. A slow moving thunderstorm developed over the Florence-Muscle Shoals area Sunday afternoon, producing as much as 3 to 9 inches of rainfall over the course of a few hours. The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Emergency for the entire Shoals area Sunday based on reports from the local Emergency Management agencies. According to the NWS, “an extremely dangerous situation developed across the Shoals late […]

  • DID YOU SEE IT? Fireball reported over north Alabama Sunday night

    Did you notice a bright flash of light around 9:30pm Sunday night? If so, you may have spotted a fireball! The American Meteor Society notes that more than 60 eyewitnesses reported the fireball in numerous states, including Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. Eyewitnesses report the fireball was visible for roughly 1.5 – 3.5 seconds. Additional information and reports are forthcoming regarding Sunday night’s fireball. However, many across the Tennessee Valley spotted the bright feature in the sky. [SUBMIT […]

  • Sizzling heat continues Sunday, humidity returns this week

    Talk about the heat! Temperatures reached 95-100 degrees throughout the Tennessee Valley Saturday afternoon, and triple digit heat was recorded in central Alabama as well. With clear, dry conditions in place, temperatures will start off in the upper 60s to lower 70s Sunday morning. Once the sun rises, though, it will turn uncomfortably hot in a hurry! Expect thermometers to reach the low 80s at 9am and top out in the mid to upper 90s under a mostly sunny sky. […]

  • Excessive Heat Warning/Heat Advisory In Effect For Tuesday

    The National Weather Service posted an Excessive Heat Warning for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, and Lawrence Counties in Alabama through Tuesday evening. There is a Heat Advisory for everyone else. The difference between an Excessive Heat Warning and a Heat Advisory is how high the heat index gets; the combination of hot temperatures and high dewpoints (70s) will make the heat index climb as high as 110ºF to 115ºF on Tuesday. High temperatures Tuesday will be among the highest of the year: […]

  • Sweltering heat building for the first half of next week

    We won’t be setting any record high temperatures anytime soon, but we do see some of the hottest weather of the summer just ahead for next week! Temperatures jump into the middle (and possibly upper 90s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Huntsville’s highest temperature so far this year is 98ºF on July 9th. We could make a run at that, but this time it would have a heat index near or even above 105ºF because of that high humidity […]

  • Fogbow spotted Thursday morning in Owens Cross Roads

    Thick fog blanketed the Tennessee Valley Thursday morning, dropping visibility to less than a mile in many locations. But once the sun rose over the horizon, a few beautiful scene took place in Owens Cross Roads, where Karen Durant spotted a fogbow! Fogbows form in a similar fashion to rainbows: Sunlight refracts within the water drop, splitting into the different colors that we see. In the case of the fogbow, the source of the water drop is not from rain, […]

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