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Meteorologist Gabrielle Deabler joined the WHNT News 19 Weather Team in August 2016. Her move to Huntsville comes after spending the previous year as the morning meteorologist for WWAY in Wilmington, NC where she first fell in love with the South.

Before embracing southern living she was Midwestern, born and raised in Missouri. That’s where her passion for the weather was born as well. Constantly in awe of Missouri’s wide range of weather extremes, she grew up waiting for storms every spring and hoping for snow every winter.

Her love for science and mathematics in school eventually lead her to the University of Missouri where she graduated a proud Tiger in May of 2015 with her Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences.
While attending Mizzou she also had the chance to work as the weekend meteorologist for KMIZ in Columbia, Mo. This job gave her immeasurable experience in severe weather coverage. In the two years she worked there she covered tornado outbreaks, flash flooding, blizzards, ice storms, and more.

Gabrielle is always keeping up with the world of weather and is a member of the American Meteorological Society.

Gabrielle is also an avid reader of all genres and encourages everyone to support their local library! Her other interests include hiking, yoga, and her cat Parker.


Recent Articles
  • November’s Cool & Wet Weather Persists To Start December

    November has come and gone, and if you felt like it was particularly cool and damp then you would be right! This last month’s average high temperature was about 57°F, a solid 6 degrees below normal. We also received almost two inches more than is normal on rainfall, ending the month with 6.27 inches in Huntsville. We don’t see a major pattern shift in the near-term, so the start of December looks about the same. The first week of the […]

  • Cold Nights Make For Easier Stargazing

    Winter’s chill made an early visit to the Tennessee Valley this week, and will continue on for a few more days. You might not be ready for the cold, but there are some upsides to it too! Cold air can be clearer than warmer air, which makes our skies deeper blue during the day and the stars brighter at night. Cold air can’t evaporate as much moisture as warm air, which cuts back on the number of micro water droplets […]

  • A Cold Front Is About to Bring Rain & Chilly Weather!

    A cold front is heading this way, bringing a chance of rain with it. Sunday afternoon, clouds will increase and a few spotty showers will move in from the west. Any rain that falls before 4PM will be very light and spotty; more widespread rain will move through between 4PM-11PM. The rain quickly clears out overnight, while the colder air settles in! The air behind this cold front is a significant change from what we got used to this weekend. […]

  • Dense Fog Advisory Issued Sunday Morning

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for the entire Tennessee Valley Sunday morning through 8AM. Be prepared for visibility to drop to 1 mile or less early this morning; drive slowly and keep the low beams of your vehicle on even after the sun is up. Leftover moisture from Saturday morning’s rainfall is allowing the fog to develop so easily. Without a full dose of sunshine this morning, fog will take a while to […]

  • Is The Weather Always Nice For The Iron Bowl?

    The Iron Bowl this year is happening right in the nick of time; rain moved through Friday and we expect more rain to move through Sunday. Other than some muggy grounds left over from the .52″ of rain in Tuscaloosa, game day is looking dry and pleasant! Temperatures at kick off sit in the low-60s with a partly cloudy sky and it only drops into the upper 50s in the fourth quarter. This is exactly the kind of weather we […]

  • Alabama Develops Rainfall Surplus

    The dry conditions that developed earlier this season have been effectively washed away by November’s rainfall! Not only is the Tennessee Valley no longer under drought conditions, we actually have a solid rainfall surplus. Huntsville and Muscle Shoals have both received about double the amount of rain that is average for the month of November. If we look at the 30 day rainfall percentages, you can see that surplus isn’t just for some; it’s reflected evenly over the entire Tennessee […]

  • The Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!

    The skies have cleared out just in time for the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower this weekend! The shower peaks Sunday morning, as Earth passes through the debris trail of the comet Temple-Tuttle. The peak of the shower stretches from midnight through dawn Sunday, but you’re best chance of seeing a meteor will be closer to Sunday morning. That’s because the waxing gibbous moon could create too much light and wash out meteors Saturday evening. The moon sets around […]

  • Freezing Fog Advisory Issued Saturday Morning

    The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Freezing Fog Advisory for Marshall, Jackson, and DeKalb Counties through 8AM Saturday morning. The rest of the Tennessee Valley is also under a “Significant Weather Advisory” for patchy freezing fog. The difference between the two advisories is simply a matter of coverage and likelihood of impacts. Freezing fog is possible for all of us this morning, but is not expected to be widespread outside of the Jackson, Marshall, or DeKalb Counties. […]

  • Winter Weather Awareness Week Arrives Just In Time This Year!

    It seems some near wintry weather is coming into the Tennessee Valley just in time for Winter Weather Awareness Week! It’s unlikely that we see anything more than  a few snowflakes this week, but you do need to prepare for when we could see more impactful winter weather. That’s why the National Weather Service had declared this a week to prepare for the season ahead! What To Do Now: To be prepared ahead of time you should have a plan for […]

  • Soaking Rainfall Likely Monday

    A lot of Veteran’s Day events scheduled for Monday are being cancelled due to the weather, and for good reason: widespread, soaking rainfall is expected across the Tennessee Valley throughout the day Monday. The rain is going to spread over the Gulf states Sunday night as a developing area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico approaches the coast. This low pressure system is going to bring a lot of moisture with it, setting us up for a lot of […]

  • It’s Time To Start Preparing For Cold Weather!

    This weekend is going to serve as a good reminder that it’s not too early to start getting ready for winter! If you’ve managed to make it through fall without seeing a freeze or frost yet, that likely ends early Sunday morning. That means you need to start thinking about how to prepare for the winter chill. For Your Home: If the temperature is expected to drop below freezing, you’ll need to let your faucet drip to prevent pipes from freezing. […]

  • UPDATE: NWS damage surveys provide additional information about Monday night’s tornadoes in Alabama, Tennessee

    A large complex of severe storms moved across Mississippi,  North Alabama and Tennessee Monday night into Tuesday morning producing numerous tornadoes in and near the WHNT News 19 viewing area. Mississippi: Two total tornadoes, one EF-2 tornado in the Pontotoc and Lee Counties and an EF-1 in Itawamba County (click the link to read the NWS Public Information Statement) Tennessee: Eight total tornadoes — Rutherford County (EF-2); Cannon/DeKalb Counties (EF-1); Wayne County (EF-0); Lawrence County (EF-1); Lawrence County (EF-0); White County […]