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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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    Windy Evening with Showers/Storms… Flurries Tonight (8:00pm Update)

    8:00pm update: A few clusters of showers continue trekking east across the Valley (see the radar image below… refresh this page to update). Little to no lightning is being detected, meaning we can’t really call them thunderstorms, but the cold air aloft is still allowing small hail to mix into the rain occasionally.  Gusts higher than 30mph will be possible with the heavier showers as well. Meanwhile, a cold-front is now nosing into NW Alabama with stout winds and colder […]

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    Rain Turns to Brief Snow Tonight

    Not much has changed with our thinking regarding tonight’s snow potential.  Only minor accumulations are expected with no major travel disruptions tonight or tomorrow. However, isolated slick spots-especially in our higher terrain communities-cannot be ruled out.  It will be prudent to check road conditions if you plan to hit the roads before 9 am Saturday morning. Timing Specifics: Friday evening will be chilly, damp, and breezy with mainly just drizzle as opposed to bona-fide rain showers through about 9 pm. […]

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    Live Blog: Monitoring Saturday Evening Storms (1/3/15)

    This live blog will provide you with frequent information through Saturday evening as we monitor the showers and storms through Saturday night. Just leave this browser window open and the updates will pop-in automatically.  

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    Monitoring the Regional Severe Weather Threat

    3:45pm Sat. 1/3/14- A tornado watch has been expanded to include a large portion of West-Central Alabama until 8:00pm, extending as far north as  Marion and Winston Counties. This watch is in anticipation of strong and severe storms currently tracking through Central Mississippi. No official watches are in effect for the Tennessee Valley. As of this update, heavier showers are closing in on the Valley. Refresh this page for the latest radar image: Here in North Alabama and Southern-Middle Tennessee, […]

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    Saturday Storms: Timing and Impacts

    The soggy weather we’ve got in the Tennessee Valley for Friday is all courtesy of a significant storm system that is just now moving through Texas. That means it’s going take some time before all the rain actually moves leaves North Alabama/Southern Tennessee.  Plan on consistent light showers or drizzle through Saturday afternoon with occasional dry periods. Meanwhile, a cold-front will be approaching from the west, triggering a swath of heavier showers and thunderstorms as it moves into the Valley Saturday […]

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    Multiple Rounds of Showers/Storms This Weekend

    A large storm system, consisting of several distinct waves of energy, is already spreading clouds and light sprinkles through the Tennessee Valley region Friday night and will be providing multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.  No severe weather is anticipated in North Alabama or Southern Middle Tennessee. Timing Essentially, rain cannot be ruled out at any given time or place this weekend, but there will definitely be periods when showers are more widespread and heavy than others. […]

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    Howling Winds Tonight Keep Things Mild

    A persistent wind blowing out of the south and gusting to 30 mph or higher is keeping temperatures climbing this evening. We’re at the warmest we’ve been all day with many areas in the mid-60’s! Be prepared for some howling winds tonight, because it won’t be letting up anytime soon. We’ll likely see even stronger gales develop around midnight as winds just above the surface are expected to reach 50-60 mph. Down at ground level, sustained winds of 20-30mph with  gusts close […]

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    Update on a Rainy, Windy Sunday

    2:10pm Sunday 11/23/14: You don’t even have to walk out the door to know the Tennessee Valley is under the influence of a potent storm system, which continues to stir up widespread rain and a stiff wind that occasional gusts over 30mph. Refresh this page for the latest radar image: The good news for us in North Alabama/Southern Tennessee is despite ample wind energy, the moisture-the fuel that helps power a thunderstorm’s convection- has largely been confined to our south, keeping the severe weather […]

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    Update on the Rain and Cold Air

    9:00pm Sun. 11/16/14- A large portion of the Valley has seen a healthy dose of rain today. Radar estimates show the highest totals have generally occurred west of Madison county with several Shoals communities receiving close to 2″ thus far. Showers diminished in coverage this evening, but the second wave of moderate and widespread rain is now moving into the area, and a large portion of the Valley could see an additional inch or more before the rain exits early […]

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    Studies Show it Gets Cold in November From Time to Time

    It’s that time of year again, when masses of Arctic air occasionally plunge south from the Polar regions into the Continental United States, dropping temperatures and sending many national and online media outlets into an escalating frenzy of hype-jargon and pseudoscience. This is a problem we experience in cases of both winter and severe weather, and it increasingly becomes the job of meteorologists to bring a dose of reality into the mix. First Things First: Yes, much of the country […]