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Brandon Chambers joined the WHNT News 19 team in June 2011.

Brandon was born and raised in Oklahoma, but his roots run deep in the south. In fact, his grandfather was born here in the Tennsessee Valley in Decatur.

Brandon holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma, and served for seven years as a meteorologist in Oklahoma City, where he covered weather that ranged from destructive tornadoes and hail to ice storms and blizzards.

Other than his passion for weather, Brandon's interests include almost all sports (especially baseball), hunting, fishing, flying, and just about anything else that will get him outdoors.


Recent Articles
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    Saturday Evening: Diminishing Severe Threat

    6:00 pm Saturday Though we’ve had sufficient wind shear and instability in place to support strong to severe thunderstorms in the Tennessee Valley today, thankfully there wasn’t enough lift in the atmosphere to trigger storms, and we’ve made it through the day unscathed.  The rest of the evening looks breezy and warm with little to no chance for storms. Meanwhile, storms moving southeast from Kentucky may hold together just enough to give us some brief light showers around midnight tonight. […]

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    Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Showers and Storms

    Our next wave of widespread rain begins approaching Northwest Alabama around midnight or little before (although a few light showers will be possible before then) and then spreads northeast, covering most of the Tennessee Valley by 3 or 4 am.  Occasional thunderstorms within the rain could bring some localized heavier downpours and loud thunder tonight, but the severe weather threat is very low through sunrise Sunday morning. It will likely be a wet start to the day for a large […]

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    Stormy morning, dry and cooler afternoon

    6:00 am Friday 4/10/15:  Overnight storms rattled a lot of folks out of bed around the Tennessee Valley, but as of this update, we’ve managed to steer clear of any officially severe weather, and severe weather isn’t likely moving forward. Refresh this page for the latest radar image: As the sun rises this morning, showers and storms will gradually end from west to east as a cold front brings a drier, cooler air mass to the Valley.  The bulk of the […]

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    4:30 am Update: Monitoring overnight storms

    4:30 am Friday(no changes, storms continue trekking east): Highly-electric storms are producing almost constant lightning as they rumble from west to east across the Valley. Even though they sound menacing, no severe watches or warnings are in effect as of this update.  Some wind gusts to 40mph are possible along with some small hail, but the severe weather threat through sunrise and beyond is low.  That’s not to say we can completely rule-out an isolated occurrence of severe-level winds or minor […]

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    Shower/storms likely Monday

    We can’t guarantee you’ll see rain on Monday, but it’s a pretty good bet that at least one round of showers or thunderstorms will pass nearby, regardless of where you live on the Tennessee Valley.  Localized heavy downpours are likely when thunder and lightning occur, but severe weather isn’t expected. This kicks off a warm and stormy week.  Check out the main forecast page for a discussion of the weather for the next seven days.  

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    Frost advisory in effect Sunday morning

    The Frost Advisory has been expanded to include the entire Tennessee Valley from 3am to 7am Easter Sunday morning.  Temperatures are anticipated to drop into the 30’s everywhere in North Alabama and Southern-Middle Tennessee, meaning the possibility of frost damage to tender, early-season plants is possible.  

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    Timing tonight’s showers, storms

    4:00pm Sunday- A weak cold front will bring a round of widespread showers with occasional thunderstorms to the Valley tonight, and regardless of where you live in North Alabama or Southern-Middle Tennessee, it’s a pretty good bet you’ll encounter at least one shower by sunrise Monday morning.  Occasional heavy rain, some thunder and lightning, and wind gusts near 30mph are possible, but severe weather isn’t anticipated. Timing: Most of Sunday evening will stay dry, but scattered showers could begin developing […]

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    Record low temperature at Huntsville International Friday morning

    Clear skies and a layer of sleet on the ground allowed temperatures in the Tennessee Valley to drop deeper into unusually cold territory this morning, even breaking a long-standing record at Huntsville International Airport.  The previous record for March 6th at HSV was 17 degrees, set back in 1932. We officially reached 16 degrees today at 5:43 am . Muscle Shoals dipped to 22 at 6:19 am, so the record low of 14 set way back in 1914 still stands. Huntsville […]

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    Live Blog: Ice impacts roads through Tennessee Valley

    The winter weather threat is over, but icy roads linger on through tonight and Friday. Click to the main page here at Valleywx.com for the latest information. Also, be sure you’re checking here for school and business closings. You can be a big part of making our weather coverage even better for your community!  Send us your reports from your area on twitter using the hasthag #valleywx or contact us on Facebook.  Make sure to include your location. school and business […]

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    BLOG: Wednesday, February 25 record Valley snowfall

    TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT)– Heavy snow began falling across parts of the Tennessee Valley late Wednesday morning. Widespread moderate to heavy snow continued into the afternoon, dropping more than a foot of snow in spots. Huntsville’s snow total was just over 8 inches. Related: Wednesday’s winter storm was one for the record books This is an archived live blog. Below, you’ll find minute-by-minute pictures, reports and updates as the winter storm unfolded.