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

  • When It’s Quiet Here It’s Stormy Somewhere Else

    Posted on: 6:20 pm, July 28, 2014, by , updated on: 12:00pm, July 29, 2014

    Sunday’s storms produced several tornadoes from Tennessee to Massachusetts including an EF-3 in Claiborne County in East Tennessee and an...
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  • Talk of Storms on Sunday

    Posted on: 4:53 pm, July 25, 2014, by

    The Storm Prediction Center outlined a large SLIGHT RISK area for Sunday, but the Tennessee Valley does not have much...
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  • Good Meteor Viewing this Weekend

    Posted on: 2:43 pm, July 25, 2014, by , updated on: 04:32pm, July 25, 2014

    After day after day and night after night of cloudy weather, sky conditions look good for skywatching Friday night and...
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  • This Unusual Summer Weather

    Posted on: 4:37 pm, July 24, 2014, by

    Huntsville hit 90ºF for the first time since July 14th yesterday. The daily average temperature for July is still 2.7ºF...
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    Photo by: Mandy Henderson
  • White Wooly Worm Warning!

    Posted on: 9:34 pm, July 23, 2014, by

    This unusually cool summer has a lot of people asking what it means for the winter months. The short answer...
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    White Wooly Worm - Photo by Leslie Kelly, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
  • Two Cold Fronts in the Next Week

    Posted on: 6:41 pm, July 22, 2014, by

    The unusual July weather pattern continues: ridge in the West, trough in the East, and one of the coolest summer...
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  • Not Many Nineties!

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, July 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:11pm, July 21, 2014

    July is usually one of the hottest months of the year, but it’s not been so bad in 2014! Temperatures...
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    GFS forecast 500 mb height anomaly at 1 PM Tuesday, July 28th
  • Tropical Depression #2 Forms in the Atlantic

    Posted on: 3:43 pm, July 21, 2014, by

    The second tropical depression of the season just developed in the Atlantic; it’s not expected to be much threat to...
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  • The Records Go Down

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, July 18, 2014, by

    It was not the coolest July day on record, but it was close! The coolest July “high” temperature on record...
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  • Rainy, Cool Summer Day

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, July 17, 2014, by

    Huntsville’s average daily July 2014 temperature is running about 2.3ºF below the 30-year average. That does not sound like a...
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