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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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    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 […]

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    UPDATE: Overview and analysis of severe weather potential Monday night into Tuesday

    4:15 PM – we have a live blog running now here at Valleywx.com. That information supersedes this post. This post is intended to give a general overview of the severe weather threat facing the Valley Monday and Tuesday. For a lengthier and more detailed discussion of not only our severe weather expectations, but also tonight’s weather and the cool-down that follows the upcoming storms, head over to the main forecast page. 2:35 PM Update: Update from the Storm Prediction Center…(scroll […]

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    Additional Thundershowers Overnight

    9:15pm Sunday 10/12/14 Spots of heavy rain and lightning persist this evening, but as of this update no severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect. An additional round of thundershowers is moving toward the Valley and will move through at least part of Northern Alabama and Southern Middle Tennessee after midnight, tapering before sunrise. The severe weather threat with this post-midnight round of rain is very low. A substantial severe weather threat unfolds around the region Monday and Tuesday. For the […]

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    Severe T’Storm Warning: DeKalb,Jackson (Expired)

    This warning has expired. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHEASTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA... EAST CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 900 PM CDT * AT 833 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HENAGAR...OR 14 MILES NORTHEAST OF RAINSVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... […]

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    Update on Heavy Storms Rolling Through the Valley

    Storms are tracking to the northeast. Refresh this page for the latest radar image: Another round of rain and storms is possible later in the evening. The severe weather threat is expected to remain somewhat limited today, but if storms begin to strengthen and the threat becomes more enhanced than anticipated, we’ll turn this post into a live blog to provide more rapid-fire updates. A more significant threat for hazardous storms materializes late Monday. We’ll have frequent updates here on […]

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    Severe T’Storm Warning: DeKalb (Expired)

    This warning has expired. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... CENTRAL DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 445 PM CDT * AT 358 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FYFFE...OR 8 MILES SOUTHWEST OF RAINSVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... FORT PAYNE...RAINSVILLE...LITTLE RIVER CANYON NATIONAL PRESERVE... HENAGAR...SYLVANIA...FYFFE...LITTLE […]

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    Severe T’Storm Warning: Marshall, DeKalb (Expired)

    This warning has been allowed to expire.   THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA... EAST CENTRAL MARSHALL COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 305 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR ALBERTVILLE...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. * LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... ALBERTVILLE...GUNTERSVILLE...CROSSVILLE...GERALDINE...LAKEVIEW... […]