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 weather.com 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
  • Thunderstorms Return Monday; Isolated Severe Storms Possible

    Scattered showers have already left some communities in the Tennessee Valley with wet grass, but we’re not done with rain yet today. A cold front approaching from the northwest will bring another round of storms for the afternoon, some of which could get heavy. Before you step out the door get a quick check of the storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! Strong to Isolated Severe Storms Possible Monday: By lunchtime, stronger thunderstorms […]

  • Fireball ’40 times brighter than a Full Moon’ spotted over northeast Alabama after midnight Friday

    Did you notice a bright flash of light around midnight Thursday night/early Friday morning? If so, you may have spotted a fireball! Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center captured it on several cameras and tells us this: ‘Last night, at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was also detected by all six NASA meteor cameras in the region. Analysis of the […]

  • PHOTOS: California wildfires seen from space

    Numerous wildfires continue to burn in California, and their smoke and pyro-clouds can be seen by satellites as well as the International Space Station. According to NASA, the Mendocino Complex recently surpassed the 2017 Thomas fire as the largest wildfire on record, charing 460 square miles of land — the equivalent size of New York City. The heat from these fires can produce its own cloud type, known as pyrocumulus, which forms when the heat of the fire pushes humid […]

  • Honey Bees’ behavior before a storm: Are they riding an outflow boundary?

    Check out this video that was sent to WHNT News 19 by Jonathan Harbison in the Moorsville area on Thursday afternoon. In it, Jonathan noticed a large number of bees flying around in a neighborhood, and he surmised that the bees were riding an outflow boundary: “Just about the time a storm hit today around 11:45am a colony of honey bees seemed to be riding the straight line winds of the storm passing right by us.” In observing the radar […]

  • Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 16 and 17: Monitoring storm systems and California’s wildfires

    Recently, we received an email from a viewer who asked an interesting question: “Jason: You mentioned something ever so quickly [Friday night] … Go 16, 17 satellites? What are they and will we mere mortals ever see them and their great new images ” of the fires in California” ???” – Kathleen Douglas I went back and watched Jason’s 10pm newscast from Friday evening — he mentioned “GOES 16 and GOES 17”, which are Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (or GOES […]

  • EF-0 tornado touched down in Opelika, Alabama Saturday; large hail falls in eastern Alabama and western Georgia

    OPELIKA, Ala. — Severe storms moved into east-central and southern Alabama as well as west-central Georgia Saturday afternoon, producing large hail and a tornado that touched down near Opelika in Lee County, Alabama. Photos from Elijah of the hail in Delta, AL. LARGE HAIL with the storms right now along the Georgia line. Take the warnings seriously! pic.twitter.com/E7PQw8KqZa — Sarah Cantey (@SarahCantey) July 21, 2018 A severe thunderstorm watch went into effect for the area at 4:45pm CDT Saturday. Thunderstorms […]

  • Tennis ball size hailstones fall in Mobile, south Alabama Sunday afternoon

    MOBILE, Ala. — Severe thunderstorms in south Alabama produced large hail throughout the region. The National Weather Service in Mobile is monitoring a large hailstone that fell in Andalusia, which is located in Covington County about 80 miles north of Destin, Florida. ⛈️Tennis ball sized hail near Andalusia, AL earlier this afternoon. Thanks to Angela Mitchell & her husband for this photo. We've seen several pictures & reports of tennis ball size hail around the Andalusia area (Covington County, AL). […]

  • SATURDAY UPDATE: Marginal Risk of Severe Storms Continues

    Most of the storm action narrowly missed the Tennessee Valley Friday afternoon and evening, but numerous reports of severe weather came out of East Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. This same upper-air storm system that served up severe storms in other areas Friday lingers through the weekend, and that means we will maintain a chance of some scattered thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday. Expect a high Saturday in the lower 90s with a heat index above 100ºF unless you’re the […]

  • CAP & GOWN Project students learn about meteorology

    One of my favorite school visits of the year happens in the summer, when I visit participants of the CAP and GOWN Project. Created during the 2013-2104 school year, local teachers volunteer their time and resources to Create Academic Pathways and Guide Others Wherever Needed, which is the essence of the CAP and GOWN Project. The CAP & GOWN Project’s goal is to prepare underrepresented students in Huntsville City Schools to graduate from college and boost the human capital of […]

  • Thunderstorm dumps nearly 3 inches of rain over Florence, Shoals Saturday afternoon

    A slow-moving thunderstorm moved over southern Lauderdale County into northern Colbert County Saturday afternoon, dumping heavy rain over the city of Florence as well as Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia. The National Weather Service in Huntsville reports that as much as 1.63 inches of rain fell in Florence, with about 2.41 inches of rain at a reporting station nearby. A weather reporting station to the northwest of the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals reported 2.36 inches of rain, […]

  • Halfway into 2018: Hottest vs coldest day (so far)

    We are over half way done with 2018, and it has already been a year of extremes! Coldest Day of the Year Way back on January 17, Huntsville recorded the coldest day of the year when morning lows dropped to 7 degrees Fahrenheit. No, that wasn’t the wind chill — it actually cooled to 7 degrees that morning!  For perspective, the average low for January 17 is 32 degrees, though a record low of -4 degrees occurred on 1982. By […]

  • Lightning strike vaporizes, explodes bark off of a tree in northeast Huntsville Saturday evening

    Curt and Cari Worshek sent this photo Saturday evening of bark exploding off of a tree after a lightning strike to WHNT News 19 from northeast Huntsville: “Fascinating and scary at the same time! Thankful no one was hurt!” Cari told us via email. She further explained: “It happened soooo fast!  I was about to get out of the car to beat the rain! My husband was already inside and saw a bright orange flash.  The bark “exploded!” It’s crazy to see […]