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
  • Turning colder, a few flurries possible through Monday morning

    It’s getting colder! After a weekend with near-constant temperatures in the low 40s, northerly winds are transporting colder air into the region and temperatures have dropped into the 30s. Misty, humid air is still in place over the Tennessee Valley, which means that in time, some of that mist/light rain may transfer over into a wintry mix and eventually into all snow showers. We are not anticipating anything more than minor accumulations on grassy surfaces or windshields since both moisture and cold […]

  • Heavy rain, gusty winds through Sunday morning, a few flurries possible Sunday night/Monday morning!

    To say that Saturday has been a cold, wet and windy day is an understatement. Temperatures hovered in the low 40s from Saturday morning all through Saturday evening, with the Huntsville Airport logging as many as 12 continuous hours at 43 degrees. Going on 12 hours of steady 43 degree temperatures in #HSV… #ValleyWx #ALwx #HUNwx — Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWHNTwx) December 9, 2018 The region has already picked up 1 – 2 inches of rain since midnight Saturday, and  batches […]

  • Did you know?! Fun facts about snow!

    Do you love snow?! If the answer is “yes”, show your love by sharing these fun facts with your friends! – All snowflakes have six sides. Due to the chemistry of water and how it interacts with other water molecules as it freezes, all snowflakes have six sides. For those who love science, more information about the molecular bonds within frozen water molecules is available in this video below. – All 50 states have recorded snowfall Yes, including Florida and […]

  • “Snowmaggedon” or “Snow-Way”?! Looking ahead to next weekend (Dec 7-9)

    When it comes to forecasting winter weather in the South, saying the word “snow” sets off quite the reaction to those who hear it — even if the chance of seeing a snowflake is little to none. But the weather this weekend does warrant the use of the “s” word, especially as the calendar marches closer and closer to this “winter weather event”. Timing is Everything As early as Thursday and Friday of last week, the GFS (or “American model”) […]

  • Don’t get used to the warmth: Another blast of cold air on the way!

    A cold front passed through the Tennessee Valley Saturday, bringing heavy rain and thunderstorms to north Alabama and southern Tennessee. As much as half an inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain fell from Saturday morning through the midnight hour Saturday night.   However, the “cold front” won’t have much “cold” behind it for Sunday, as the majority of the cold air remains limited to the Great Plains. As a result, temperatures will climb again Sunday afternoon into the […]

  • Freezing Fog, Rime observed in Hulaco Wednesday morning: What is it and how does it form?

    Check out these photos of freezing fog (in the distance) and rime (on the plants and fence) sent to WHNT News 19 by Greg Hudson in Hulaco. Wednesday morning low temperatures fell into the mid 20s, and morning dewpoints were in the mid-20s as well. As a result, any water vapor present in the atmosphere condensed into super-cooled water droplets, or tiny drops of liquid water that were colder than the freezing point. Fun fact about water: Liquid water needs a […]

  • Polar Night sets on Barrow, Alaska: Sun won’t rise for approximately two months

    On November 18, 2018, the town of Barrow, Alaska experienced its shortest Day of the Year, kicking off with the latest sunrise at 12:39pm. Just 65 minutes later, the sun set — 1:43pm — and it won’t rise again January 23rd. That’s 65 days, over two months, of darkness. Barrow is north of the Arctic Circle, and areas north of the circle experience “polar night” every fall through winter. While civil twilight is still observed during this time, the true […]

  • Santa Ana Winds: How weather is a big factor for the California Wildfires

    California wildfires continue to burn, and the weather will not provide any help in the near future. According to the Associated Press, “the Woolsey Fire has charred more than 83 percent of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, where official announced Wednesday that all trails were closed.” “Three people have been found dead in fire zone, which spans 153 square miles (396 square kilometers),” the AP reports. “The fire broke out Nov. 8 and […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Light wintry mix falls in northwest Alabama Wednesday

    The first significant winter storm of the season brought snowy, icy weather to North Mississippi, West Tennessee and eastern Arkansas. The forecast calls for several inches of snow (possibly up to 6”) from the northwest edge of Tennessee into Illinois and Missouri around Cape Girardeau and St. Louis through Thursday. DEADLY BUS CRASH: A bus bound from Huntsville to Tunica, Mississippi crashed on I-269 in North Mississippi Wednesday; weather was likely a cause. Significant, accumulating snow stays away from North Alabama […]

  • “…Nothin’ lasts forever, even cold November rain…”

    We are nearly two weeks into November, and already the Tennessee Valley has received well more than the average rainfall we expect for the eleventh month of the year. Huntsville has received double the normal rainfall, and Muscle Shoals is over an inch above average. And yet more rain (as much as 1.5 to 3 inches) is on the way! If the month of November is starting to feel like a Guns N Roses music video, just remember that “nothin’ lasts […]

  • November Snow: Is it even possible in north Alabama? A look back at previous Novembers

    Here in the WHNT News 19 Weather Office, we like to look at previous years’ data to determine whether an outcome is likely or not when analyzing forecast data. While we continue to monitor the conditions for Tuesday morning (additional forecast details are available here), it prompted the question: What’s the heaviest snowfall for the month of November in the Huntsville area? And what’s the coldest November day on record? November Snowfall The graph below shows the top 10 snowfall […]

  • Freeze Warning in Effect Friday night through Saturday morning in Alabama, Tennessee

    Temperatures are forecast to fall into the upper 20s to low 30s Saturday morning, and the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Warning for much of Alabama as well as Tennessee. This is mainly for agricultural purposes — any sensitive plants or crops that are not protected may be killed by the freeze. It is advised to bring any sensitive house plants inside Friday night. A hard freeze is also likely Wednesday morning. Click here for more details from […]