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.
Alabama’s 2019 Severe Weather Awareness Week has arrived, and as always we’re going to break down a topic on severe weather every day to help you prepare for the upcoming season. This year, we’ll start on Monday with some severe storm basics and safety. What makes a storm severe? A storm is considered “severe” by meteorologists if it produces any of the following: Wind gusts of 50 knots (58 mph) or greater Hail that is 1 inch in diameter (approximately the […]
Several rounds of rain will move through this week, starting Sunday. The first wave of rain already moved through with a warm front early Sunday morning. The next wave of rain will come through Sunday afternoon and evening with a cold front. Rain will just become steadily more widespread during the afternoon and evening, and although thunderstorms are not likely to develop a few rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out. Sunday evening’s rain lingers into Monday morning, then tapers off […]
NOAA officially announced that El Niño has arrived this week. The Climate Preiction Center issued the El Niño Advisory on Thursday, February 14th where they indicated El Niño conditions are likely to continue through our upcoming spring. What is El Niño? El Niño is a phenomena in which the waters of the central Pacific Ocean (near the equator) warm above average. The warmer waters can create a stream of moisture that flows from the central Pacific eastward across Central America, also influencing weather patterns in […]
Most of your Valentine’s Day is looking quite pleasant! After a light freeze in the morning, a breezy south wind will help temperatures jump back into the lower 60s for afternoon highs. Expect a ‘mainly’ dry day: clouds will increase throughout the day and the chance of a few isolated showers will climb as we head into the late afternoon and evening. Another Soaking Rain: If you’re starting to feel like we’re always talking about rain lately, that’s because we are! […]
GOES-17 is the latest in the most advanced series of weather satellites the US has ever launched to become operational! Now that it’s operational GOES-17 will be known as GOES-West, indicating the half of the country it primarily serves. This is a big step forward for meteorologists all across the country though, not just for those on the west coast! One of the biggest advances the GOES-17 will bring to meteorologists is its coverage over Hawaii and Alaska. Many of […]
Sometimes winter is inescapable, even if you’re taking a February vacation to the tropics! Parts of Hawaii experienced a rare coating of snowfall over the weekend as part of a powerful storm system, which is now moving away from the state. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has called the snow event “very unusual”, after several inches fell on Haleakalā, a volcano in East Maui. Maui’s Polipoli State Park received a coating of snow, something that could be a first […]
It might be cold out, but there are still some beautiful sights in the Tennessee Valley! This cold air allowed ice crystals to form in high thin clouds, making for the perfect conditions to spot ice halos. One of the most common halos is the 22° halo, which forms a circle of light around the sun. Ice halos were captured by our viewers on both Friday and Saturday: For these halos to form, rays of sunlight move through hexagonal shaped […]
Severe weather can impact the Tennessee Valley at any time of the year but the peak seasons are spring as well as fall. For that reason, in late winter, it is prudent to review the different types of severe weather, the alerts associated with them, and the various safety tips that can keep you and your family safe. (MORE: NWS Huntsville offering free storm spotter training) This year, the state of Alabama will recognize February 17-22 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. […]
We use satellite imagery every day to talk about cloud cover, but we can see a lot more than clouds with satellites! A practiced eye will notice certain variations that indicate what looks like cloud cover may in fact be fog, smoke, or snow cover. A great example of this can be seen on Visible Satellite Images from Wednesday afternoon. You can see what looks like a large swath of cloud cover over the Plains and Midwest region. If you […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) typically produces a World Magnetic Model once every five years, but a new version of the model has been released just 4 years after the previous update. The World Magnetic Model is a model used to map out Earth’s magnetic field. The Earth’s magnetic north pole determines our compass directions; that means when the magnetic pole shifts, so does due north. The World Magnetic Model helps us anticipate changes or shifts in the […]
This weekend sure felt like an early spring had arrived! The steady flow of southerly air that has helped boost our temperatures will also boost our moisture levels this week. To pair with the uptick in moisture, a series of weak systems will move through at a fast enough pace to keep rain chances around daily. Although every day this week carries a chance of rain, we don’t expect a total washout on any day. Here’s a general guide to when […]
Groundhog Day is here yet again! Early Saturday morning Punxsutawney Phil came out, didn’t see his shadow, and thus predicted an early spring. Sand Mountain Sam, Albertville’s prediction Opossum, also predicted an early spring. We have one outlier though: Smith Lake Jake in Huntsville did see his shadow, predicting 6 more weeks of winter. Who can we believe? Statistics would recommend no one; Phil himself is only right about 40% of the time. So, what can we say about the […]