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
  • Arctic air returns, but snow is *not* in the forecast…this time…

    A big blast of cold air is on the way, the coldest so far of 2020. Morning lows next week will fall into the 10s to low 20s — we haven’t experienced air this cold since mid-November. (MORE: Detailed forecast discussion from the WHNT News 19 Weather Authority) This Arctic blast comes on the heels of a cold front that will swing through Saturday — and yes, rain is in the forecast, but not snow. Why is snow a big […]

  • Soggy start to 2020: How does January’s rainfall compare to other years?

    The first two weeks of 2020 are officially in the books, and it’s safe to say that it’s been abnormally wet around north Alabama. It has rained 11 of the past 16 days, and our month to date rainfall at the Huntsville International Airport is 6.61″, which is more than 4 inches over the monthly average. The Northwest Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals rain gauges have registered 5.97″ of rainfall, which is nearly 4 inches over the monthly average. To […]

  • January has already been wet, but more rain on the way

    Clouds have rolled back into the Tennessee Valley, and unfortunately more wet weather is in the forecast over the next several days. Another 1.5″ to 3″ of rain likely fall around North Alabama and Southern Tennessee through next Saturday, which means flash flooding will be a concern through next weekend. The first half of January 2020 is already shaping up to be the 7th wettest month on record for Huntsville. Stationary front stalls over North Alabama Warm, humid air will […]

  • Science behind Saturday’s storm threat: Potential bow echoes, derecho bring damaging winds

    The WHNT News 19 Weather Authority is worried about widespread power outages and wind damage on Saturday due to the potential for a squall line to push through the Tennessee Valley. The region has experienced squall lines before, but what makes this one so powerful? Bow echoes bring damaging straight-line winds When a squall line begins to surge, strong winds behind the line push ahead, producing wind gusts ahead of the line. On radar, the appearance of the line begins […]

  • Severe weather on the way? Monitor multiple sources for information

    With severe weather in the forecast this Saturday, it’s important to review some key severe weather safety tips so that you are prepared well ahead of time: Have multiple sources of weather information including TV, NOAA Weather Radio, and a weather app like Live Alert 19 Plan for “failures” and have redundancies: If the power goes out or your cellphone battery dies, you will have back up sources of information. If you’re not as familiar with your surroundings, Live Alert […]

  • Severe weather possible this weekend (highest threat on Saturday)

    Severe weather is no stranger to the winter season, and powerful storms are possible even in the first month of the year. Although it is too soon to know exactly when and where severe storms will develop, continue to monitor the forecast over the next few days as a potential storm system develops over the Southern Plains and Southeast. What we know right now: A potent upper level system will move across the central and southern US later this week. This, […]

  • It may be winter, but severe weather does not take a break

    When we think of winter, we think of the holiday season and Christmas Vacations… But rarely do we think of damaging winds, hail or tornadoes. Unfortunately, severe weather does not take a break in January, December and February, and the state of Alabama is not immune to tornado outbreaks during the holiday season. In the month of December alone, as many as 138 tornadoes have touched down in Alabama since 1950. In 2019, as many as 7 tornadoes touched down […]

  • Flood Warning for Paint Rock River in Woodville goes into effect December 23

    Steady moderate to heavy rainfall Sunday is leading to a swelling of nearby creeks, streams, and small rivers. For that reason, the National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Flood Warning for the Paint Rock River near Woodville, in the Madison/Jackson County line area. As of Sunday night, the Paint Rock River is at 7 feet, and it is forecast to reach flood stage of 15 feet on Monday afternoon. The river is forecast to crest at 16 feet […]

  • Warming up Sunday, but heavy rain and strong storms pull cold air back into north Alabama this week

    A few clouds will drifting overhead through Sunday morning, but enough breaks in the clouds will occur to allow temperatures to fall into the upper 30s to low 40s at dawn on Sunday. A southwesterly wind as well as a little more sunshine will buoy afternoon temperatures into the upper 50s to low 60s Sunday afternoon, with cloudy skies taking over Sunday night. Active weather ahead: The next big storm system moves in on Monday. Timing is everything with these things, […]

  • December Snow Climatology: Huntsville’s historical snow events (and yes, it has snowed on Christmas Day)

    While the excitement of last Tuesday’s snow event has since melted away, it’s a good opportunity to look Huntsville’s history with regards to December snow events. December 2019… So Far A cold front pushed through the Tennessee Valley on December 10, dumping as much as 0.7 inches of snow at the Huntsville International Airport, and as much as 2 inches of snow in higher elevations of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee. It was the most snow to occur in the […]

  • Afternoon highs in the 60s on Monday, but cold enough for snow flurries Tuesday?

    A *wind advisory* is up across the Tennessee Valley through midnight tonight. We’ll have winds gusting to 30 mph at times!   Get ready for a big temperature flip-flop this week! Monday afternoon temperatures will reach the mid to upper 60s, but Tuesday afternoon temperatures will drop into the upper 30s to low 40s! A cold front will approach the Tennessee Valley Monday night into Tuesday morning, triggering more showers, especially Tuesday. Off and on showers possible through the day […]

  • Clouds roll in Sunday, more rain and cold air this week

    Although a few clouds will drift over the Tennessee Valley for the first half of the afternoon, enough sunshine will be in place to warm temperatures into the upper 50s through lunchtime. However, don’t put away the umbrellas and winter coats just yet! Widespread cloud cover will drape across the region Sunday afternoon, and a few light showers will pass through as well. These showers will isolated and produce light rain, but keep the umbrella handy if you have any […]

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