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

  • Not Much Rain for Us!

    Posted on: 5:13 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    As this big rain maker rolls across South Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and The Carolinas through the weekend, there’s one thing...
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    Radar estimated precip. since April 1st.
Data from the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Center: http://water.weather.gov/precip/
  • Contrails in the Sky

    Posted on: 5:14 pm, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 05:17pm, April 17, 2014

    They’re called “contrails.” Occam’s Razor is a line of reasoning that essentially says the simplest explanation is usually the correct...
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    Mike Seibert - Sunset 4/16/14
  • It’s Planting Season!

    Posted on: 5:11 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 05:12pm, April 16, 2014

    Before we get started there’s one critical thing you need to know: there are always exceptions to the rules. Even...
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  • Ider Elementary Kidcam

    Posted on: 9:38 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 09:39pm, April 15, 2014

    It was a cold, blustery day for a school visit, but that’s the good thing about schools: we stay inside!...
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  • Snow and Record Cold

    Posted on: 6:13 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    I think I’ve seen Frozen one too many times. We only watched it four times on Saturday – when the...
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    Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 5.42.31 PM
  • Colder Weather Ahead!

    Posted on: 4:42 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    A strong late-season cold front is set to charge through the Tennessee Valley region Monday night; rain ahead of the...
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    Futurecast Lows Day 2
  • Dry for the Weekend

    Posted on: 8:51 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    That complex of storms rolling through Tennessee on Friday evening was stronger than expected about 24 hours ago, but it...
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    Friday afternoon visible satellite image
  • Surprise Tennessee Storms

    Posted on: 5:13 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    That headline might be a little misleading – there was a chance of some scattered showers and storms for Middle...
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  • A Quiet Season So Far

    Posted on: 10:25 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    Aside from one significant severe weather episode on February 20th, this has been a very quiet tornado season around here...
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  • Five Years Ago

    Posted on: 3:34 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 04:09pm, April 10, 2014

    Five years ago today it was Good Friday, but the weather was anything but that. The Storm Prediction Center recorded...
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    A large metal truss tower was completely toppled by the tornado in southern Jackson County near the Langston community.