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Jennifer is the weekend morning meteorologist at WHNT News 19. She has over three years of experience forecasting weather in the Southeast.

Jennifer grew up in Rochester, NY where she grew up shoveling feet of lake effect snow and dealing with below zero wind chills in the Winters. Her family moved to Raleigh, North Carolina while Jennifer was in high school. After graduation she attended East Carolina University where she graduated with a bachelor of science in Geography, a minor in mathematics and certificates in both Atmospheric Science and Geographic Information Systems. She then went to Mississippi State University where she taught GIS labs and did research for the Institute of Clean Energy Technology, along with studying and earning her Masters degree in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology.

During her last semester at MSU she did the weekend weather at WTVA in Tupelo, MS, where after graduation she became a fulltime meteorologist and has worked for the past three years. While at WTVA, Jennifer covered one of the most historic tornado outbreaks in U.S. history on April 27th, 2011. Along with presenting weekday forecasts in Tupelo, Jennifer also worked part time at Hyperion Technology Group Inc. where she did research in the Great Plains chasing storms.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel, storm chase and spend time with her family and friends.


Recent Articles
  • CurrentTemps

    Warming Trend – Rain Chances Increase

    After light snow and scattered flurries Tuesday and a hard freeze this morning, a nice warming trend will begin.  Temperatures as of 8:00 am are in the mid to upper 20s and low 30s. High pressure moving in from the plains will give us a mainly sunny sky today, with high temperatures warming into the upper 40s and low to mid 50s, still around 15° below average highs for late March.  As Arctic invades the eastern half of the country, […]

  • Twinstates

    Scattered Flurries Possible – Freeze Warning Tonight

    Scattered flurries have been reported in southern middle Tennessee and north Alabama. There will continue to be the chance for scattered flurries this afternoon, but no accumulations are expected.  Let us know what you’re seeing out your door by tweeting using the hash tag #valleywx! There may even be some brief light bursts of snow, but again no accumulations are expected.  Temperatures have struggled to warm up much today, with temperatures likely remaining steady or only rising a degree or […]

  • CurrentTemps

    Chilly Day – Freeze Warning Tonight!

    The unseasonably cold temperatures continue to hang on, with a reinforcing shot of Arctic air later today and tonight.  We woke up to temperatures mostly in the low to mid 30s, with a slight rise since morning lows as of 8:00 am. A northerly breeze in some communities is making for wind chills a few degrees cooler than actual temperatures, so bundle up before heading out.  If you’ll be spending more than 10-15 minutes outside this morning, you may want […]

  • AthensSkyCam

    Beautiful Day Underway – Colder Air Moves In Tuesday

    After a chilly start and light freeze for many, temperatures are responding well to the sunshine, with temperatures mostly in the low to mid 50s as of 1:00 pm. Temperatures will continue to rise into the mid to upper 50s and possibly low 60s this afternoon, with a light breeze.  High clouds will continue to increase from the west and are making the sky even more beautiful this afternoon.  Check out the view from our Athens State University camera! Make […]

  • Windchill

    Mild & Pleasant Monday – Big Temperature Drop Tuesday

    We are kicking off the new work week on the chilly side, with most temperatures as of 8:00 am in the low to mid 30s.  A northerly breeze between about 5-10 mph is making for wind chills in the mid to upper 20s and low 30s.  The light breeze prevented widespread frost from developing this morning, but a few of the sheltered valleys may have had a few light patches. Temperatures will respond quickly to abundant sunshine, with temperatures by […]

  • SatRad

    Rain Exits With Gradual Clearing – Unsettled Weather Pattern This Week

    Showers and a few storms moved across the Tennessee Valley overnight and early this morning, giving the area a good spring soaking.  The rain has now shifted east, with the sky beginning to clear from northwest to southeast. Sunshine is likely this afternoon, but it will not help much with the warm up today.  Cooler and drier air continues to filter in from the north, which will make it tough for temperatures to rise much.  Most communities will only be […]

  • ArmorRadar

    Noon Update – A Few Showers & Sprinkles Slowly Moving East

    We’ve been continuing to track a cluster of slow moving showers gradually making its way across the Tennessee Valley.  Light showers and sprinkles stretch from just west of Fayetteville, Tennessee to around Florence and west into northeast Mississippi.  These showers will continue to track east through the afternoon, but due to drier air, they look more intense on radar.  Most are only producing a few sprinkles or brief light rain due to drier air. Some partial clearing and sun is […]

  • ArmorRadar

    Mild Temperatures – Cloudy With A Few Showers Possible

    We’ve been tracking a complex of showers all morning as it has been tracking east across north Mississippi and southern Tennessee.  The intensity of rain has decreased significantly over the past 30-60 minutes, but light showers and sprinkles are already moving into Hardin, Wayne and Lawrence counties in southern middle Tennessee.  Expect this cluster of showers to move across the Tennessee Valley within the next couple of hours. Below is the radar as of 8:44 am. Everybody is not expected […]

  • SatRad

    Noon Update – Milder Temperatures & Clouds Lingering

    The solid stratus deck we’ve been contending with over the past couple of days continues to persist across the Tennessee Valley.  There were a few decent peeks of sun around mid morning, before clouds thickened in response to an approaching cold front. Below is the satellite and radar regional image as of 12:35 pm. The clearing line is right around Jackson, Tennessee, stretching southwest approaching Oxford, Mississippi.  The front will move across north Alabama this afternoon and evening.  Behind it […]

  • CurrentTemps

    Cloudy to Start – Some Clearing in the Afternoon

    Most are waking up to a cloudy sky again across the Tennessee Valley, but some sunshine is finally on its way. Below is a look at the regional satellite and radar, showing most of the Southeast again under a layer of low clouds. Temperatures this morning are milder compared to yesterday, thanks to the stubborn low clouds and a strong southerly breeze.  7:00 am temperatures are in the upper 40s and low 50s. A southerly breeze will continue to increase, […]