Jason Simpson

Jason Simpson is WHNT News 19’s Chief Meteorologist. He joined our team in January 2012.

Raised in Holly Pond, Jason is no stranger to the Tennessee Valley. Prior to joining WHNT News 19, he served as the morning meteorologist at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, working alongside longtime Chief Meteorologist James Spann from 2004 to 2011. Simpson actually began his career while still in college, interning at ABC 33/40 as well. After college, he worked at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, where he was Chief Meteorologist.

Jason was awarded the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal for excellence in television weather in 2007. Simpson graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Broadcast Meteorology.

Jason has covered many weather events from hurricanes to tornadoes and blizzards. Jason was on the air April 27, 2011 and saw firsthand the magnitude of the destruction in different parts of Alabama. After the storm he took action, volunteering in devastated areas to help people rebuild and where he couldn’t go, he sent supplies.

A staunch advocate for science education in the classroom, Jason has been instrumental in building curriculum for elementary and middle school science classes through the "ABC's of Weather" series that he produced for the Alabama Math Science and Technology Initiative.

Jason and his wife Lacey have two beautiful children: Walt (born in 2011) and Shelby (born in 2013).

Recent Articles

  • Don’t Let Your Guard Down

    Posted on: 5:09 pm, November 21, 2014, by

    The Storm Prediction Center’s outlook issued early Friday morning kept the Tennessee Valley area free of any real threat of...
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  • Another Deep Arctic Blast on the Horizon

    Posted on: 3:27 pm, November 20, 2014, by , updated on: 06:10pm, November 20, 2014

    It’s warming up a little, but it’s not going to last! This brief warming trend is what you might call...
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  • From One Extreme to the Other

    Posted on: 5:43 pm, November 18, 2014, by

    November is often a month of wild weather changes, and the 2014 version has certainly had some of the usual...
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    6 AM Sunday - GFS 500 mb heights and winds
  • A “Tehuantepecer” Caused by this Week’s Cold Blast

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, November 14, 2014, by

    One of the coolest things about social media is the ability to learn new things on the spot. I had...
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  • Record-Setting Cold Next Week?

    Posted on: 9:20 pm, November 13, 2014, by

    It’s unusual to see record cold temperatures on a Seven Day Forecast. Records are records for a reason – they...
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  • Ardmore 6th Grade Kidcam!

    Posted on: 6:01 pm, November 12, 2014, by

    It was awfully cold out there this morning when I left to meet all of the Sixth Graders at Ardmore...
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  • Arctic Blast: What to Expect

    Posted on: 4:09 pm, November 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:25pm, November 11, 2014

    There’s a lot of excitement in the weather world about this big surge of Arctic air in November; it is...
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  • Arctic Blast En Route to the South

    Posted on: 4:31 pm, November 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:49pm, November 10, 2014

    What a blast of cold air coming this way! The temperature has dropped almost 50 degrees in the past 24...
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    DMA 24-Hour Temperature Change
  • Thursday Night Fireball

    Posted on: 9:24 pm, November 6, 2014, by

    Around 6:45 PM Thursday, reports like this one started rolling in: “I just came in from walking my dog and...
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  • This is November

    Posted on: 6:40 pm, November 6, 2014, by

    Thursday’s high of 67 and low of 59 degrees bring the average temperature for the month UP to 3.1ºF below...
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