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

  • If It Didn’t Happen at My House…

    Posted on: 9:59 pm, September 12, 2014, by

    From the mailbag today: Where was all the heavy rain that was predicted? The weather department really needs to stop...
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    Rainfall from Thursday morning to Friday evening (September 11-12, 2014)
  • West Limestone 6th Grade Kidcam!

    Posted on: 8:33 pm, September 12, 2014, by

    This was the third time in the past three years I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the West Limestone Sixth...
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  • Tropical Storm Edouard Develops

    Posted on: 9:39 pm, September 11, 2014, by

    BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM EDOUARD ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062014 1100 PM AST THU SEP 11...
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  • Flash Flooding and Heavy Thunderstorms

    Posted on: 2:25 pm, September 11, 2014, by , updated on: 03:40pm, September 11, 2014

    3:40 PM Update: “336 PM CDT THU SEP 11 2014 …THE FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL MADISON AND EAST...
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  • Locally-Heavy Downpours on Thursday

    Posted on: 9:02 pm, September 10, 2014, by

    So there’s a strong cold front coming. You might have heard about it already, but the weather change won’t be...
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  • Strong but Slow Front

    Posted on: 9:19 pm, September 9, 2014, by

    The strongest front since July is on the way later this week, but it will be a slow mover! Slow...
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    Thursday's Rain (Ahead of the Front)
  • Where Did Our Rainy Summer Go?

    Posted on: 6:13 pm, September 8, 2014, by

    Summer sure has gone by fast! It seems like it was only a week or two ago that I heard...
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  • Lakewood Sixth Grade Kidcam!

    Posted on: 9:45 pm, September 5, 2014, by

    Sometimes getting out early in the morning is worth every minute of the time you spend somewhere; that’s how I...
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  • When Do the 90s End?

    Posted on: 10:06 pm, September 4, 2014, by

    It’s September, and the heat lately has been about as bad as it’s been all summer long. The 30-year average...
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  • What’s Showing Up on Radar?

    Posted on: 4:28 pm, September 4, 2014, by , updated on: 08:35pm, September 4, 2014

    It’s not rain, so what is all of that green showing up over Lawrence, Morgan, and Limestone Counties this afternoon?...
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