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

  • Anticrepuscular Rays on Thursday Evening

    Posted on: 9:47 pm, August 28, 2014, by , updated on: 09:52pm, August 28, 2014

    They’re somewhat rare and a little abstract, but they were visible this evening in Madison County! If you saw something...
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    Huntsville Anticrepuscular Rays at Milton Frank Stadium via Heather Aiello
  • How Things Change!

    Posted on: 9:25 pm, August 28, 2014, by , updated on: 09:26pm, August 28, 2014

    How about this gem on a “Throwback Thursday” #TBT from the NWS in Birmingham: #tbt to a 1950s educational video...
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  • Highlands Elementary Kidcam!

    Posted on: 10:09 pm, August 26, 2014, by

    It was a bright and early Tuesday morning to take a short trip from my house over to Highlands Elementary...
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    Highlands 6th Graders!
  • Labor Day Weekend Is Looking Wet

    Posted on: 9:10 pm, August 25, 2014, by

    No, it’s not going to rain the entirety of Labor Day Weekend 2014, but we do see a good chance...
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  • Heat Advisory on Friday

    Posted on: 9:06 pm, August 21, 2014, by , updated on: 09:07pm, August 21, 2014

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 856 PM CDT THU AUG 21 2014 ...VERY HOT CONDITIONS EXPECTED...
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  • The Storms of Summer

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, August 20, 2014, by

    It doesn’t take much to get big thunderstorms fired up when the weather is this hot and humid; this air...
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    Terri Monroe - Pisgah Roll Cloud
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning Jackson Co. until 6:30 PM Wed. *EXPIRED*

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, August 20, 2014, by , updated on: 06:23pm, August 20, 2014

    The warning expired early at 6:20 PM as storms weakened below severe limits. BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...
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  • Tropical Development Possible Soon

    Posted on: 6:09 pm, August 19, 2014, by

    The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic that could become tropical cyclones in the next...
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  • Here Comes the Heat!

    Posted on: 6:41 pm, August 18, 2014, by

    Summer 2014 has been unusually cool. June was near normal; July was way below normal, and August is a tad...
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  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning Morgan/Cullman *EXPIRED*

    Posted on: 4:08 pm, August 18, 2014, by , updated on: 04:32pm, August 18, 2014

    ***The Warning Expired at 4:30 PM Monday*** No damage was reported. BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL...
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