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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
  • rainvision

    Showers/Storms Dwindling

    A good portion of North-Central Alabama has received a decent soaking of rain this afternoon courtesy of a line of showers and storms that moved over a few counties earlier today. This line was solid for only a relatively short period of time, which has left much of Northwest and Northeast Alabama as well as Southern-Middle Tennessee with little-to-no rainfall thus far. Currently, showers are beginning to dissipate, and we expect that trend to continue through the rest of this […]

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    Rain Totals Piling-Up Quickly

    6:07 PM: Widespread rain is over for the evening, but some isolated showers continue.  More impressive rain is likely on Friday – and maybe even Saturday for some.  See the latest forecast discussion at WHNT.com/Weather! 12:45PM: Widespread rain showers with embedded thunderstorms storms are making for a soggy beginning to the afternoon for a majority of the Valley. Many locations have seen heavy thunderstorms provide torrential rain for an extended period of time today, leading to quick ponding/flooding on roads […]

  • Radar

    Saturday Evening Storm Update (10:00PM)

    10:00PM: The last of the storms are now exiting the Tennessee Valley region to the southeast and we’re expecting a mainly dry, humid, and warm rest of the night with only a small chance for an additional stray shower. Watch for foggy areas to develop by early Sunday morning.   -Brandon

  • Radar

    Severe T’Storm Warning: DeKalb Co. (Expired)

      Update 4:24PM: The storm that prompted the severe thunderstorm warning has weakened, so the warning will be allowed to expire. BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 353 PM CDT SAT JUN 21 2014 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN DEKALB COUNTY IN NORTHEAST ALABAMA... * UNTIL 430 PM CDT * AT 353 PM CDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER […]

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    A Handful of Saturday Storms

    A relatively few locations in the Valley are encountering  storms on another otherwise hot and humid afternoon. The storms that have managed to form are producing localized gushes of rain and lightning. Occasional gusts of stout winds are also possible. Be prepared to head duck inside if you hear thunder moving toward your direction. Much like we’ve seen the previous few days, these afternoon storms will diminish this evening as we approach sunset, leaving us with a warm and humid […]

  • Daylight_Change

    Summer Begins Tomorrow!

    Of course, to those of you muddling through our hot and humid conditions of late, this particular date on the calendar has little bearing on your daily life, but, for what it’s worth, the summer solstice – the official beginning of summer – occurs tomorrow, June 201, 2014 at 5:51 AM local time. You probably know this is when we reach the maximum amount of daylight of the year, but we’ve been slowing the amount of daylight we’ve gained since […]

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    A Foggy Friday Morning

    Areas of patchy dense fog have developed in the Tennessee Valley’s most fog-prone locations as a result of mostly clear skies, light winds, and a very humid atmosphere. The fog will dissipate over the course of the next few hours, leaving us with another mostly sunny and muggy day. Like the last few days, we may see a few thunderstorms develop. This persistent pattern will finally relent and allow for more widespread rain. You can read our thoughts on when […]

  • Sat_Rad

    Hot, Humid, Without Much Wind

    Wednesday 6/18/2014: We’re in for another hot, muggy afternoon here in the Valley as high pressure remains the main player in the weather around the region. Characteristically, our winds beneath that high will remain calm or light through the day, so don’t expect a breeze to provide much relief from these summer doldrums. Also typical of a summertime pattern in the south are the isolated to scattered thunderstorms that can provide a localized dash of brief, heavy rain. Like yesterday, […]

  • PQPF1

    No Big Surprises for Monday’s Weather

    It’s that time of year where we can more or less start using copy/paste when talking about the weather from day-to-day. If you liked Sunday’s weather, you’ll probably like Monday’s conditions as well (and the majority of the rest of the week). Expect warm and fairly humid conditions, a light south breeze, and only a slim chance for a passing shower or storm. There is a little variability in the 7-day forecast, but you have to look closely to see […]

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    Evening Showers, Storms Providing Some Spotty Heavy Rain

    It’s another warm and humid afternoon with scattered storms in the Valley. The radar has been noticeably more spotted with single and clustered thunderstorms than on Saturday, providing many Tennessee Valley communities with at least a quick splash of heavy rain accompanied by some lightning and occasional gusty winds. Most of the storms will diminish as the sun goes down, but a few isolated showers may persist deeper into the evening. -Brandon