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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
  • Severe outlook today and tonight

    Wednesday: Another day of showers and storms

    8:20 am Wednesday, 5/27/15: Another day in the Tennessee Valley, another chance for scattered showers and storms…. Sporadic development of isolated showers is possible from mid-morning to mid-day, with the highest chances occurring over Northwest Alabama.  More widely scattered storms are likely to move into the Valley this afternoon, spreading from west to east in scattered clusters of heavy downpours and lightning.  A limited threat for severe weather could materialize if storms can get more organized, but widespread damaging weather […]

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    Sunday afternoon/evening potential for passing storms

    6:28pm: A heavy complex of storms has entered North Alabama and is moving north-northeast at a decent pace.  Nothing has been deemed severe as of this update, but some gusty winds and small hail are a possibility. Downpours moving through N-Cent/N-West Alabama, bringing lightning, occasn’l gusty winds and small hail. #valleywx pic.twitter.com/yidrsWJSIH — Brandon Chambers (@BChambersWX) May 24, 2015     3:30pm Sunday 5/24/15:  The climbing humidity is now palpable in the Tennessee this afternoon, and the instability provided by the […]

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    Wednesday Morning: Showers/storms approaching the Valley

    8:30am Wednesday (5/20/15) – A couple of quick-moving disturbances will bring the potential for two rounds of rain this afternoon and evening.  The first round will be associated with a complex of showers and storms currently trekking through the Mississippi River Valley of Mississippi and Tennessee, heading in the general direction of the Tennessee Valley. This complex has been weakening with time, and that trend is expected to continue as it enters Northwest Alabama.  This means an uneven rain chance […]

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    Sunday Afternoon: Sporadic downpours around the Valley (again)

    It’s another warm and very muggy day around the Valley, especially if the sunshine has managed to break through the clouds above your community.  This heat and humidity is again leading to sporadic development of heavy showers with occasional lightning.  It’s a summer-like pattern we’ve seen since Friday, and it remains basically unchanged today:  There is nothing to arrange the downpours in any organized way, and clusters of heavy rain will essentially form in a random pattern through the afternoon. […]

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    (EXPIRED)Severe T’storm Warning: Limestone Co. till 3:30pm

    THIS WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE     BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 303 PM CDT SUN MAY 17 2015 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... NORTHERN LAWRENCE COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN ALABAMA... * UNTIL 330 PM CDT * AT 302 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR COURTLAND...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH. HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. IMPACT...HAIL […]

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    Saturday evening update: Spotty showers on radar

    6:00pm Saturday (5/16/15) – As of this update, downpours continue to form in scattered clusters across the Valley.  This sporadic mode of development will continue through the evening, giving some communities some brief downpours while leaving others dry.  Occasional thunder and lightning is possible, so you may need to scurry inside and let the storm pass. The scattered showers and storms will generally taper by 10pm, with only isolated showers expected overnight. Refresh this page for the latest radar image […]

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    Mugginess is back, scattered Friday downpours

    Just spend a few moments outside and you know the weather pattern has shifted around the Tennessee Valley.  Unlike the crisp, cool mornings of Wednesday and Thursday, a return of muggy air near the surface has kept things much milder to begin Friday, while developing clouds show us the humidity is increasing overhead as well. This deep moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will eventually lead to the possibility of scattered showers and storms through the day Friday. But as we’ve discussed […]

  • Unsettled pattern gives occasional showers to the Valley, severe weather out west

    At first blush, the 7-day forecast for the next several days looks pretty wet around the Tennessee Valley, but there’s more to the story than that.  It’s true, the pattern is shifting toward one more supportive of showers and storms, but we don’t expect any complete washout days and rain can’t be guaranteed at any given point.  Rather, we are expecting a chance at a scattering of showers or storms each day from Friday into Monday (especially during the afternoons), […]

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    Scattered storms Monday, low-end threat for severe weather

    After days of warm and bone-dry weather, we may finally get a few showers or storms around the Tennessee Valley Monday afternoon or evening.  Storms are expected to be somewhat scattered, and not everyone is guaranteed rain, but the a few of the storms that do form could get strong enough to produce isolated wind gusts to 60mph and medium-sized hail.  However, widespread damage is not anticipated. Roughly speaking, the best prospects for strong thunderstorms will be limited to the […]

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    Weather pattern shift: From soggy to dry

    After a soggy April where a large portion (but not all) of the Tennessee Valley received above normal rainfall amounts for the month–including a large swath that received nearly double the average amount–it’s hard to believe we’ll likely be facing a moisture deficit very soon.  But the extended forecast, considered beautiful by many, spells the end of nature’s “free” water and the beginning of irrigation for farmers and gardeners. The most important thing about rainfall during the growing season is […]