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.
There was barely a cloud in the sky Wednesday, but something else was there that kept us from seeing true deep blue skies: Canadian wildfire smoke. Yes, the exact same northerly wind that gave us our refreshingly cool morning also brought us smoke particles from nearly 2,000 miles away! The way it happens is simple: all of the smoke billowing up from the fires gets caught by the upper-level wind flow of the atmosphere, which carries it south and east […]
Scattered hit-or-miss downpours over the weekend and through Monday gave us a lot of opportunities for rainbows to form! As drier air filters in for the rest of the week, we won’t see any more rainbows for a while. Fortunately, you can still look back on the colorful sights sent in from our WHNT News 19 viewers! Rainbows form when light enters a water droplet and is broken into its colored components. Those colors form the rainbows that we see. […]
Nature does incredible things, and sometimes our technology is able to capture them! That’s exactly what happened over the weekend when the National Weather Service noticed an interesting cloud pattern on the satellite imagery over Guadalupe Island: Here is the same vortex street via GOES-17 satellite loop pic.twitter.com/YWmW3uDYda — NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) July 22, 2019 The NWS office for the Bay Area recognized the pattern as a Von Karman Vortex Street. A Von Karman Vortex Street is a repeating […]
Just one more day stands in between the Tennessee Valley and a welcomed change in the weather pattern as cooler, drier air replaces the muggy swamp we’ve experienced for the past few weeks. A legitimate cold front will move through Alabama on Monday, bringing more scattered showers and thunderstorms with it. The front will take all day Monday to make its way through the Tennessee Valley, keeping areas of rain and storms around all day. The cold front will add […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]