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
  • BLOG: Severe storms produce ominous clouds, wind damage, and rainbows across the Valley

    As severe storms moved through the Valley on Friday, many of our viewers took the time to take photos of the clouds and the damage they left behind. You can monitor the heavy storms while you are on the go with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! When to Watch: Programming that was preempted for storm coverage will re-air overnight Three injured in tornado-confirmed storm in Cullman County If you can safely take photos of the weather in […]

  • Severe storms possible Friday Afternoon

    Summer storms can be some of the worst weather you’ll deal with in a calendar year: even if they aren’t ‘severe’ by definition (winds over 58 MPH and hail larger than a quarter). The Storm Prediction Center outlines a *SLIGHT RISK* of severe weather for Friday: mainly for a lower-end threat of high winds and hail.   Timing exactly where the stronger storms will develop will depend on a few factors: Morning rain may literally put a damper on the […]

  • Sure it’s been hot, but Thursday marks the “official” start of Summer

    On May 10, Huntsville reached 90 degrees for the first time in 2018. Unfortunately, the thermometer hasn’t taken much of a break from reaching the 90s since then! In fact, temperatures soared to 95 degrees just a few days later (May 14), and a total of 9 days within May featured 90+ degree heat. The heat has been relentless in June. Out of the first 20 days of the month, 15 of them (or 75%) have reached 90 degrees or […]

  • Heat, humidity tumble for the first half of the week

    We get a break from the heat, humidity, and constant storm chances to start this upcoming week as a large area of high pressure from the north settles over us. Get set for a spring-like chill today and Tuesday, as temperatures drop all the way down into upper-50s to low-60s! This is well below average for early June, when our morning lows are usually in the mid-60s. But we are definitely not complaining! You may want to grab a light […]

  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in the Caribbean; will move north during Memorial Day weekend

    Subtropical Storm Alberto formed Friday morning about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico. The Government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Cabo Catoche. The Government of Cuba has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio. Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida. Heavy […]

  • Tropical cyclone development highly likely Memorial Day Weekend, impacts extend beyond Gulf Coast

    All eyes remain on the Yucatan Peninsula as an area of disturbed weather becomes more organized early Monday morning. The cluster of thunderstorms are located approximately 800 miles south of Mobile, but anyone with vacation interests from Biloxi to Gulf Shores to Panama City should remain aware of the weather for the next several days. As of this writing, enough wind shear (change in wind direction and speed from the surface of the ground to 40,000 feet high) is present […]

  • Tropical Weather 101: What’s the difference between a “tropical disturbance”, tropical depression and a tropical storm?

    Throughout the summer and into fall, you may hear meteorologists use phrases that sound like they mean the same thing to describe systems developing over the ocean. These phrases may include Tropical Cyclone Tropical Disturbance Tropical Depression Tropical Storm While they all start with the word “tropical,” the phrases are distinctly different from each other. Per the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), a branch of NOAA within the Hurricane Research Division, the phrase “tropical cyclone” is a general term […]

  • Unsettled tropical weather dumping rain over Florida

    It’s the season for college graduation celebrations as well as late spring/early summer vacation travel plans. If you’re jetting off to Florida for a trip to the theme parks — or just a few relaxing days at the beach — you may want to pack the umbrella and rain parkas and leave the sunglasses at home. The National Hurricane Center has outlined a broad area of unsettled weather just to the west of Florida, courtesy of an upper level low […]

  • Kids in hot cars: Look before you lock to prevent a tragedy

    As temperatures go up this spring and summer, no doubt you will be feeling the heat. In fact, it can feel down right oppressive as you climb into the car, clambering to crank the A/C. But imagine being strapped in for hours, with the car parked in the sunshine without the air conditioning running. It’s a deadly combination, and unfortunately it has claimed the lives of 755 children between 1990 and 2015, according to KidsAndCars.org. It happens quickly The scenario happens often: […]

  • VORTEX-Southeast Tornado Focus Groups taking place in north Alabama May 19-26

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tornadoes are a fact of life in north Alabama. Unfortunately, they leave behind more than just physical storm damage. That is why VORTEX-Southeast researchers are teaming up with social scientists and psychologists to host focus groups in Limestone and Madison counties over the next two weeks. The tornado focus groups take place May 19 through May 26. Each group will last about an hour or two, and participants will be compensated $30 for their time. Space is […]

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Storm clouds, lightning electrify the sky Sunday night

    After a dry afternoon featuring plenty of sunshine, a line of scattered storms traveled south from Tennessee into north Alabama late Sunday afternoon into early Sunday evening. The storms have since dissipated, but not before producing gusty winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning. The storms remained below severe limits, but they did produce picturesque views at sunset as well as electrifying moments within the sky. Below are your photos from across north Alabama on Sunday evening.

  • YOUR PHOTOS: Brilliant sunset after Saturday’s storms

    A round of heavy rain and storms pushed through north Alabama Saturday, exiting the area in time to produce brilliantly colored sunsets. Below are photos from throughout the region. Did you snap an awesome sunset photo? Share yours via the button below!