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.
We have about one full month left until the official start of summer on June 21st, but the weather is already in summer mode for Alabama! That makes this week perfect for Alabama’s Summer Safety Week! Below you’ll find the common threats from summer weather here in Alabama, and how you can avoid them. Heat: Averaged over the past 30 years, heat is the number one culprit among weather related fatalities. It’s good to familiarize yourself with the following signs of heat […]
It’s already feeling like summertime here in Alabama and the heat is only going to intensify in the coming days! Monday will be one of the coolest days of the week, with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s. By midweek a weather pattern more typical of mid-summer will set up, as a large ridge of high pressure builds in from the south. High pressure ridges often form ‘domes’ of heat, in part by blocking widespread rainfall and thus allowing southern air to warm […]
A strong storm system will pull a cold front into Alabama on Sunday, bringing a batch of isolated downpours and storms with it. These storms will mainly impact western Alabama through afternoon, before shifting over to eastern Alabama as we approach evening. The Storm Prediction Center maintains a Marginal Risk of a storm producing severe winds (60+mph) or hail. Keep in mind the definition of a marginal risk: severe storms are possible, but would be limited in intensity, duration, and coverage. […]
May’s full moon is often called the Flower Moon, and this year it can also be called a blue moon! You’re probably familiar with the common definition of a blue moon – the second full moon in a month. You might not be as familiar with the more traditional definition though, which states a full moon is the third of four full moons in one season. Both definitions involve having one ‘extra’ full moon. One full season typically spans about 3 […]
Researchers across the United States are teaming up for a new project that will examine the relationship between supercell thunderstorms (storms that contain rotating updrafts) and tornado development. TORUS – or Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells – will focus its research on the Great Plains, but this research will benefit anyone in a tornado-prone region. The knowledge and data that scientists will gain from this research could help form better models specifically for supercell thunderstorms, and will […]
The humid, unsettled weather we’ve been experiencing is just about over with! A cold front will sweep through Sunday, replacing the sticky air of the south with drier air from the north. That ends our rain chances, clears our skies, and ushers in some slightly cooler weather for the start of the work week. It doesn’t get much nicer in the middle of May than what we’re going to get this week! With clear skies, we’ll have cool mornings and warm […]
Monday morning satellite images over the Tennessee Valley revealed a wonderful outline of the valley and river systems that make our landscape so unique: Our #GOESEast satellite saw an impressive combination of river and valley fog in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee this morning. Toward the end of this loop, the fog begins to dissipate. More imagery: https://t.co/GSDpsuHajJ pic.twitter.com/WrtoQ9cCym — NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) May 6, 2019 Fog often shows up on satellite imagery looking like stationary clouds. This is also […]
Some communities in Alabama are still struggling to recover from 2018’s Atlantic hurricane season, and it’s already time to start preparing for the 2019 season. (MORE: Mexico Beach recovery efforts ongoing behind Hurricane Michael) Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, but you don’t want to wait until hurricane season is underway to prepare. That’s why this week, May 5th-11th, the National Weather Service will hold Hurricane Preparedness Week. Each day will be focused on a different area as described below: […]
If your weekend plans involve being outdoors today, you’ll want to keep an eye on the weather and have Live Alert 19 handy; a secondary wave of heavy rain showers are moving through and will continue to do so for the rest of Saturday evening. Although forecast guidance indicated that severe weather was possible for north Alabama this afternoon and evening, the atmosphere remained more stable — or less favorable for thunderstorms — and the severe weather threat is waning […]
Get set for the warmest temperatures we have experienced so far in 2019! High pressure will set up over the coast of Carolina, pumping warm and humid air into the Tennessee Valley through Wednesday. In addition to the heat, dry weather will also settle in for the first half of the week. In fact, most of us will stay dry through the middle of this week before the next wave of rainy weather moves in from the west from late […]
The latest forecast for the upcoming solar cycle 25 has been released, and it hints at a weaker-than-average level of magnetic activity from the sun. Solar cycles are fluctuations in solar magnetic activity that typically run for about 11 years. We’re currently in solar cycle 24, heading into solar cycle 25. The sun’s activity has been declining for the past few cycles, and is expected to reach a solar minimum either by the end of 2019 or sometime during 2020. […]
The lightning mapper on NOAA’s GOES East satellite registered a meteor early Wednesday, April 17th off the East Coast! You won’t need a satellite to see a few meteors this week though; the Lyrid meteor shower peaks the morning of Tuesday, April 23rd. At its peak, the Lyrid meteor shower can produce up to 20 meteors an hour. This year’s peak could be tough to view though, as a bright waning gibbous moon will likely wash-out all but the brightest […]