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
  • Preliminary Reports as Hurricane Michael Moves Over Land

    Hurricane Michael maintained strength and intensity well into landfall, and as a result, a number of heavy rain and wind gusts have been recorded throughout Florida, Alabama and Georgia. Wind Reports PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL 643 PM EDT WED OCT 10 2018 …HIGHEST AREA WIND REPORTS OVER THE PAST 12 HOURS… …ALABAMA… …COFFEE COUNTY… SCHELL AHP 47 MPH 0521 PM 10/10 31.36N/85.85W …DALE COUNTY… HANCHEY AHP 62 MPH 0554 PM 10/10 31.35N/85.67W DOTHAN AIRPORT 61 MPH […]

  • Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall As A Powerful Category 4 Hurricane

    Hurricane Michael made landfall over the Florida Panhandle, near Mexico Beach, around 12:45pm Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane. At landfall Michael was producing winds of 155 mph, just shy of a Category 5 hurricane (winds over 156 mph). Michael will now quickly move northeast through Georgia and the Carolinas between Wednesday evening and Friday morning. Hurricane warnings are in effect along the coast of Florida, as the highest winds and heaviest rain moves through today. Impacts will be primarily […]

  • Tropical Storm Michael forms in the Gulf of Mexico, will impact Florida Panhandle this week

    A tropical disturbance that developed near Mexico Friday afternoon has since strengthened into Tropical Storm Michael Sunday afternoon, the thirteen named storm in the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical Storm Michael is expected to move north through the Gulf of Mexico early this week before turning northeast toward the Florida Panhandle. Current forecast guidance suggests a possible landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane near Panama City Beach early Wednesday afternoon. However, forecast information will change and anyone with interests from […]

  • Tropical Depression Fourteen Develops in the Gulf of Mexico

    The fourteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic hurricane season formed just south of the Yucatan Peninsula early Sunday morning. It is now expected to continue to strengthen into a tropical storm over the next 48 hours; if it does, it would receive the name “Michael”. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued along the Yucatan Peninsula and portions of Cuba. This is where heavy rains are already posing a flooding risk. Forecast models indicate that it could organize and strengthen into a […]

  • Roll Cloud ‘Rolls’ through Albertville Thursday Evening

    Did you see this cloud formation in Marshall County Thursday evening? It is called a “roll cloud”, and it was spotted on our camera networks rolling through Albertville along US 431. A roll cloud is similar to a shelf cloud, but the “rolling” portion is indeed spinning like a rolling pin, and it is separated from the base of the storm clouds. So what is a shelf cloud? A shelf cloud is the leading edge of rain cooled air falling to […]

  • Tropical Storm Kirk forms in the Atlantic; will approach the Caribbean late next week

    Tropical Storm Kirk formed in the Atlantic Ocean Saturday afternoon, about 500 miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands near the western coast of Africa. Kirk is the eleventh named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Kirk is expected to move west toward the Caribbean Ocean over the next several days. It may impact the Windward Islands as soon as Wednesday. Below is additional information from the National Hurricane Center. BULLETIN Tropical Storm Kirk Advisory Number 2 NWS National […]

  • September Update: Drought conditions spread throughout north Alabama

      DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 1125 AM CDT THU SEP 20 2018 ...MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS EXPAND SINCE LAST WEEK... SYNOPSIS... ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR (USDM) VALID TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2018, MODERATE DROUGHT (D1) CONDITIONS HAVE EXPANDED IN NORTHERN ALABAMA. THE AREA OF MODERATE DROUGHT IN NW ALABAMA THAT INCLUDES WESTERN PORTIONS OF LAUDERDALE AND COLBERT COUNTIES AND A SMALL AREA OF NORTHWESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY REMAINS UNCHANGED. HOWEVER, THE SWATH OF D1 DROUGHT ACROSS NORTH […]

  • Ready for Autumn? The First Day of Fall is September 22

    If you are ready to say “Good Bye, Summer!”, you don’t have to wait very long: The first day of fall takes place at 8:54pm CDT on September 22. The average morning lows in Huntsville and Muscle Shoals are usually in the 59/60 degree territory on September 22nd; average afternoon highs reach 83 degrees. Of course, fall makes us think of the cool nights that sometimes become down right frosty. Below are the average first frost dates in the Valley. […]

  • Hot and Dry Saturday, Florence may bring cloudy relief Sunday

    Hurricane Florence made landfall just before 7 AM CDT Friday near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category One hurricane. That’s important for North Alabama and Southern Tennessee for two reasons: (1) we are on the ‘dry’ side of the storm leaving us with only a few isolated pop-up showers and storms and (2) it’s not likely to have a ‘major’ impact on us here. Temperatures soared into the 90s Friday afternoon, and the heat index has been as high […]

  • The Eye of the Hurricane: Scientists observe Hurricane Florence from above as well as within

    You may have heard of the NOAA Hurricane Hunters and their P3-Orion aircraft, and it’s possible that you toured an Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squad’s massive WC-130J Hercules airplane. But why do they put their lives at risk to fly into hurricanes? And what’s the difference between the NOAA Hurricane Hunters and the Air Force 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron? While both organizations have numerous sets of rotating crews (each crew is allowed to fly up to 16 hour missions) for […]

  • Hurricane Florence approaching Carolina coast, will move west this weekend

    Hurricane Florence weakened slightly Wednesday afternoon: As of 4pm CDT Wednesday, it is a major Category 3 Hurricane with sustained winds of 120 mph. Some fluctuation in strength is possible as it moves toward land in the next 24 hours. Keep track of Florence, get the latest advisories, and see the other storms in the Atlantic with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! Florence’s impacts: The National Hurricane Center projects Florence’s landfall near the North Carolina-South […]

  • Tropical Triple Threat: Three different systems threaten U.S. soil

    The peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season takes place from late August to mid-September, and that is coming to fruition in the Atlantic as forecasters monitor Florence’s movement. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor Florence’s potential path as it may make landfall along the Eastern Seaboard during the middle of next week. However, Florence is not the only immediate threat to U.S. soil. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Olivia is forecast to impact the Big Island of Hawai’i […]