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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
  • Humid And Stormy Weather Persists To Start the Week

    We’re in for more heat and humidity for the next few days! Daytime highs stay in the low-to-middle 90s with a heat index over 100ºF Monday, and Tuesday. The humidity will be particularly thick over regions that received heavy rainfall over the weekend. As always be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks from the heat! Some of us could see our temperatures knocked back a few degrees, but only if you get a pop-up storm over your community. More […]

  • Flash Flood Warning Issued Sunday Afternoon

    A line of heavy storms remained stationary for several hours over Limestone, Lawrence, and Morgan Counties Sunday morning and produced over 3 inches of rainfall according to radar estimates. This amount of rain within 3-4 hours could cause localized flash flooding. The National Weather Service in Huntsville has since issued a Flash Flood Warning through Sunday afternoon for a section of each county including eastern Lawrence, southern Limestone, and northwestern Morgan. The full warning from the NWS is listed below: […]

  • Halfway into 2018: Hottest vs coldest day (so far)

    We are over half way done with 2018, and it has already been a year of extremes! Coldest Day of the Year Way back on January 17, Huntsville recorded the coldest day of the year when morning lows dropped to 7 degrees Fahrenheit. No, that wasn’t the wind chill — it actually cooled to 7 degrees that morning!  For perspective, the average low for January 17 is 32 degrees, though a record low of -4 degrees occurred on 1982. By […]

  • Chris Becomes Second Hurricane of the Atlantic Season

    The Atlantic’s second hurricane of the season has developed off the East Coast as of Tuesday afternoon. Chris first developed into a tropical depression on Friday, then into a tropical storm on Sunday. Chris has been slow to strengthen, but is now looking well organized with sustained winds of 85 mph. Chris is not expected to directly impact land.Chris will primarily bring impacts to the East Coast near the Mid-Atlantic, with enhanced rainfall and rough seas. By the end of the […]

  • Redstone Federal Credit Union joins WHNT Towercam Network

    WHNT and the Tennessee Valley’s Weather Authority are excited to announce a new partnership with Redstone Federal Credit Union to continue the support and expansion of our weather towercam network. The pairing was an easy match since the Redstone Federal credit Union and WHNT both share a love of our community and are always seeking ways to give back. As your Weather Authority we strive to keep you safe and informed regarding the weather and our towercam network is one of […]

  • Satellite Imagery Captures Hail Damage in South Dakota

    Severe storms often scar the land that they move over and in some cases this damage is so severe that it can be seen through satellite imagery. This was the case in South Dakota in late June when hail storms swept through South Dakota damaging farmland. Not only can the scars be seen in satellite imagery, but the damage changed the land’s composition enough to create a noticeable temperature difference between the damaged and undamaged land! Hail and wind can […]

  • Tropical Storm Chris Develops Off The East Coast

    The Atlantic hurricane season’s third named storm has developed off the coast of the Carolinas as of Sunday morning. Tropical Storm Chris first developed into a tropical depression on Friday and has since slowly strengthened into a tropical storm. Chris is not expected to develop quickly, but could still manage to strengthen into a hurricane by midweek. At this point the upper-level wind flow would help usher the storm off to the northeast and out to sea. Chris will primarily […]

  • More Summertime Storms Possible This Week

    July is starting off with some serious summer heat and humidity! Highs this afternoon will warm into the low 90s, while the ‘feels like’ temperature climbs into the 100ºF – 105ºF range. Try to avoid doing anything strenuous outdoors between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. If you do have to spend time outside, protect yourself from heat illnesses by taking frequent breaks in the air conditioning or shade, drinking plenty of water, and wearing light colors. You’ll also […]

  • Heat Advisory Issued For Saturday

    The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for parts of the Tennessee Valley including Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, and Lawrence Counties in Alabama. A heat advisory is issued when Heat Indices are expected to reach near 105° for several hours. Western Alabama is more likely to meet that criteria, but the entire Tennessee Valley should take precautions against the excessive heat and humidity this weekend. The humidity doesn’t just make it feel uncomfortable, it can make the heat more […]

  • Fascinating Lightning Photographed Across the Valley Tuesday Night

    Summertime often brings the most intense lightning displays of the year, which has been pretty evident by storms this past week. Not only have storms been producing frequent lightning, but storms have been producing a wide variety of lightning types. ‘Heat’ Lightning: We received a flood of incredible photos and videos featuring what many refer to as heat lightning. This title is misleading and inaccurate though; by official definition heat lightning does not exist. Heat lightning usually refers to lightning that […]

  • Heavy Storms This Afternoon – Damaging Winds & Hail Possible

    A few isolated storms popped up here and there Tuesday afternoon, but the widespread storms stayed away and let the heat build. We see a better chance of rain and some thunderstorms on Wednesday as an upper-air disturbance moves overhead. The Storm Prediction Center outlines a *SLIGHT RISK* of severe storms (mainly for strong winds and hail) on Wednesday. A thunderstorm complex developing over Tennessee Wednesday morning moves across North Alabama through early afternoon. Storms thin out and the heat […]

  • Summertime Storms Possible Each Day This Week

    This weekend’s system, which brought severe storms and damaging winds, has shifted to the north. That takes the strongest storms north with it, but we won’t totally dry out either. We’re still in a very warm and humid flow, which will allow for periods of showers and storms each day this week. As temperatures heat back up each day, a few more widely scattered storms will develop during the late morning and last into the afternoon. The storms that we experience […]