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
  • Abnormally Dry conditions persist in North Alabama, even following a stormy week

    After several days of on-and-off showers and storms, a few portions of North Alabama are still considered abnormally dry on the latest US Drought Monitor. The recent surge of tropical moisture from Hurricane Barry wasn’t enough to rid us all of dry conditions, since the rain that came from Barry wasn’t widespread – western Alabama saw considerably more rainfall than Eastern Alabama. In the last seven days for example, Russellville received over 5 inches of rain, while Albertville didn’t even […]

  • NOAA is sending robots into the ocean to improve hurricane forecasts

    Four robotic ocean gliders are now probing conditions off the coast of Puerto Rico for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These gliders – which can continue operations even under hurricane conditions – are the first set of several expected to sent out to sea this summer: The ocean gliders are collecting data for NOAA, which could improve hurricane forecasts in the future. The gliders will travel up to a half mile down into the ocean to record temperatures […]

  • Flooding in Arkansas shows how tropical moisture can enhance storms

    The remnants of Hurricane Barry are moving north through Missouri as of Tuesday, but the system’s feed of tropical moisture is still flowing over Louisiana and Arkansas too. That moisture contributed to intense flooding over Arkansas Tuesday morning. The flash flooding even washed out the roadway of a few highways according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation: A set of thunderstorms stalled near the city of Nashville, Ark. early Tuesday morning and dumped between 10” and 20” of rain based […]

  • WATCH: Barry’s path comes full circle this week

    The remnants of Hurricane Barry are moving north toward Missouri this week, placing the system exactly where it originated over a week ago! Phillippe Papin tweeted out a satellite loop of this track, showing Barry from its start as a MCV over land to its development into a hurricane in the Gulf, to where it is now: It's been a long 10+ day odyssey since the MCV that ultimately spawned #Barry formed in Missouri. Here is a long wv loop, […]

  • More stormy days are ahead for Alabama as Barry moves inland

    Hurricane Barry made landfall as a Category 1 storm with winds of 75MPH Saturday afternoon. Barry will now slowly move north through Louisiana and into Arkansas through our Sunday. The storm will weaken more quickly the farther inland it gets, likely become just a remnant low by Monday. As Barry drifts by to our west, we’ll get the edge of the system’s heavy rain and storms. Expect heavier storms to develop through Sunday afternoon and last through the evening. While […]

  • Why tropical cyclones are often more dangerous on the ‘right’ side

    If you watch a storm like Hurricane Barry as it moves over land, you might notice notice something odd: the right side of the system is producing heavier rainfall and higher winds: This is very common among tropical systems, and can be explained by their structure and the way that they move. Let’s start with defining the sides. The right side of a tropical cyclone is relative to the storm’s forward motion. So if we look at a tropical cyclone […]

  • How a tropical system could impact the Gulf’s algae bloom

    An algae bloom – or algal bloom – has closed  beaches in Mississippi and Louisiana in recent weeks. Harmful algae blooms (HABs) can occur in any coastal or Great Lakes state, and can shut down beaches, fishing, and other recreational activities focused on water. The particular blue-green algae in the Gulf releases toxins that can be harmful to our health, potentially causing rash, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. So, how did this happen in the Gulf? The events that […]

  • How humidity in the summer can threaten our safety

    We hear it all the time around here: “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”! That’s true not just for how uncomfortable we feel, but also in how safe we are being outside in the summer. The humidity affects our body’s natural ability to cool off from sweat. The way sweat works is simple: sweat absorbs some of the heat from your body so that it can evaporate. This is called evaporative cooling, and it’s really effective at keeping us cool […]

  • The hottest weather of the year is still ahead of us!

    The hottest day of 2019 so far was back on June 21st, when Huntsville International hit 97°F. Since then our temperatures have consistently hit the 90s each afternoon, but we’re still nearly a month away from what is typically the hottest part of the year for us in Alabama! The map below shows when each region of the United States receives their hottest temperatures, based on a 30-year average: For nearly the entire United States the warmest day of the […]

  • Rain chances fall, while temperatures rise this week

    A cold front is pushing through the Tennessee Valley, which means we will get a break from the humidity…at least for a short while! Unfortunately, we don’t get a taste of cooler air behind the cold front. Instead, some of the hottest weather of the year develops! A summertime ridge sets up just to our west this week, cutting back rain chances and turning up the heat. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday all look like mainly dry days which will allow […]

  • How to see the best stargazing July 2019 offers

    The fourth of July celebrations will be wrapping up soon, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some great sights look up at in the nights to come this month! Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, and Mars will all be visible in July if you know when and where to look. The first event to look out for is Saturn’s Opposition, which will occur on July 9th. At opposition Earth will be between Saturn and the Sun, and this year the orbits […]

  • Make heat safety part of your Independence Day plans!

    Independence Day often pushes us outdoors to enjoy some of our favorite summer activities, but make sure before you fire up the grill or jump in the water that you’ve planned to stay safe! While this heat might be typical for an Alabama summer, it can still be dangerous. Averaged over the past 30 years, heat is the number one culprit among weather related fatalities. Here are some easy ways you can enjoy the holiday (and weekend) while staying safe: Before […]

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