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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
  • Dew Point

    A Warm and Humid Mother’s Day

    A slowly-developing storm system out west in the the Plains will continue the stream of warm and humid air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico into the Tennessee Valley for Mother’s Day. Most should remain rain-free, but some isolated thunderstorms will be possible as the air destabilizes during the afternoon. Even though rain chances are low for Sunday, that doesn’t mean the rain that does occur will be light. Any thunderstorms that manage to develop (if any at all) […]

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    Live Blog 4/29/14: Tornado Watch Cancelled

    8:22 PM – Scattered thunderstorms will continue through the evening, but the larger-scale severe weather threat is over for the Tennessee Valley.  An isolated storm may briefly turn severe with some gusty winds or hail along with frequent lightning and heavy rain, but this does not look ANYTHING like the storms last night.

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    Live Blog: Tornado Watch Still in Effect for East Alabama

    Several counties remain in the TORNADO WATCH until 3 AM.  We will be here with you until the threat is over. We’ll post frequent updates on this live blog throughout the day and of course we’ll continue our coverage on WHNT News 19, WHNT.com and Valleywx.com until the storms are clear of our area.

  • Radar

    Storms Continue Into the Evening

    Some beefy storms have made their way into NW Alabama this afternoon, and they’ve brought some torrential rain, lightning and small hail. Thankfully, they’ve remained below severe levels up to this point. The individual storms are moving very quickly in a generally northeast direction, but more storms are expected to form behind them, leading to a multi-hour period of thunderstorms, especially west of I-65, that will last into the evening. Several strong storms will be likely, producing gusty winds, heavy […]

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    Heavy Storms Approaching NW Alabama

    A line of strong thunderstorms producing lightning and heavy rain along with occasional strong winds and hail is quickly approaching the Alabama state line in Western Lauderdale, Colbert, and Franklin (AL) counties. These storms are expected to weaken as they move into Alabama, but they could still create some brief severe winds and hail, especially west of I-65, before they taper. Once they arrive in your area, stay inside until they pass. Read more about the higher threat for severe […]

  • Radar

    Sunday Rain Update

    First things first, widespread severe weather isn’t anticipated today, so don’t fret if you hear a rumble of thunder this afternoon. If you’re looking for the latest information about the enhanced risk for severe weather Monday and Tuesday, check out this post from Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson that attempts to answer all the frequently asked questions you may have. — Rain has become more widespread across the Valley this afternoon than previously thought, and instead of brief passing showers, we’re […]

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    Refining Severe Weather Expectations

    Tomorrow and Monday are still expected to be significant severe weather days west of the Tennessee Valley in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Western Tennessee with “SEVERAL STRONG TORNADOES” possible, according to the Storm Prediction Center. The SPC has outlined an area of significant risk (moderate risk in SPC terms) for both Sunday and Monday. It’s not often that the “moderate risk” level is used in the day 3 outlook, which is just another indication of the overall strength of this […]

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    Showers Ending and Skies Clearing

    The few lingering showers that remain before daybreak this morning will quickly be pushed east of the Valley by a cold-front, which will bring drier air and clear our skies by this afternoon. The northwest breeze behind the front will keep our humidity low, and suppress afternoon temperatures by a few degrees, but, all-in-all, Friday is shaping up to be a a nice day. After a pleasant and mainly dry weekend, storms, along with the possibility of severe weather, returns […]

  • Sat_Rad

    Mainly Dry Monday, Showers Tuesday

    While we were enjoying nearly-ideal Easter weather here in the Tennessee Valley, a powerful storm system was churning to our west, causing some severe thunderstorms in the Southern Plains; however, its effects here in the Valley will be much more subdued as it moves through the region during the next two days. A few stray showers cannot be ruled out as early as Monday afternoon, especially in Northwest Alabama,  but most of us will stay dry until Monday night or […]

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    Skies Clearing for Some

    The powerful storm system that brought drenching rains to portions of Alabama and Georgia will gradually be pulling further away from the region today, allowing clearing skies and warmer temperatures for most of the Tennessee Valley. Cloud cover will be a little more stubborn in Northeastern Alabama, keeping temperatures just a bit cooler in those locations than the rest of the area. At the surface, a moderate northeast breeze develops through early afternoon with occasional gust above 20mph possible Temperatures […]