Chris Smith

Chris Smith is a meteorologist for WAAY.

Title: Meteorologist

I have loved weather ever since I was six years old. As I grew older, I always wanted to know the weather when I played sports. In high school, I excelled in math and science and thought meteorology would be an incredible career.

I attended Plymouth State University in New Hampshire where I got to do three of my favorite things; learn meteorology, along with playing soccer and football.

My on-air start was in Hagerstown, MD where I was the morning meteorologist. I literally got to be buried in the original 2010 Snowmageddon! In five days, two snowstorms dropped 50-60" of snow. My next stop was in Springfield, Missouri where I continued as the morning meteorologist. I got to experience plenty of severe weather and ice during my time there.

I started at WAAY 31 in August 2014. My favorite part of working at WAAY 31 is helping to protect and prepare the community for any type of weather.

My wife Lauren and my children, Landon and Brianna love calling the Tennessee Valley our home.

Recent Posts by Chris Smith

We start the work week with heavy rain

Rain will move across the Valley Monday with rain expected to be heavy at times.

A freeze warning in effect for Saturday night

Temperatures will drop back into the 20s across the Valley tonight.

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Lauderdale County

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Lauderdale County

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Jackson County

EF-1 Tornado Confirmed In Jackson County

A Quiet Tuesday In Store For Election Day

A Quiet Tuesday In Store For Election Day

Tracking The Potential For Severe Storms Monday Night Into Tuesday Morning

Chances are increasing for the threat of severe weather Monday night through Tuesday morning.

Tracking some rain for Halloween

A cold front will move across the Valley and produce some rain and storms between Wednesday and Thursday.

Quiet to start the week but Halloween could be rainy

We are tracking a cold front that will move into the Valley late Wednesday and could bring some rain in for trick-or-treating.

A frost advisory has been issued for Monday morning

Temperatures will fall into the mid 30s and we will see some patchy frost in areas. It could be harmful to outdoor vegetation.

Chilly temperatures to start the week

Daily highs will be far below normal for the next several days.

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