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Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is the morning meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Morning Meteorologist

As you might expect, I've been fascinated with the atmosphere since I was a child. When I was nine, I was trapped in a storm that produced baseball-sized hail in my home state of Kentucky. Afterward, I wasn't exactly keen on thunderstorms. That began to change as I got older. Eventually, what started as a fear spawned an intense curiosity in all things related to the sky.

My studies took me south to Mobile, where I earned my B.S. in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama. Before graduation, I had the opportunity to storm chase for two weeks in the Plains with a class from Western Kentucky University.

Before moving to Huntsville, I served as Chief Meteorologist in Medford, Oregon at KDRV where I was voted "Favorite Weatherperson" in a local publication. While in Oregon, I covered everything from 100,000 acre wildfires and severe weather to historic snow events and deadly wind storms. Earlier, my career began in Victoria, Texas as the morning meteorologist at KAVU.

After being out west for a few years, I'm thrilled to be back down south, closer to my family on the Gulf Coast!

Recent Posts by Kate McKenna

Clouds hang thick after showers taper

The trend of chilly, gloomy weather continues today.

Drenching rain to start the work week

Heavy rain will plague our Monday nearly all day long.

Unseasonably cold air settles into the Valley

Friday starts out rainy and cool and ends dry and cold.

Coldest air of the season so far arrives this weekend

While there's no threat of severe weather in the forecast, we certainly have a very active pattern with a couple of cool downs that will bring the coldest temperatures of the season thus far.

Damp now with a big weekend cool down

While the threat for severe weather has left the Tennessee Valley, we keep an active weather pattern for the next few days.

Damaging wind, tornadoes, and hail threaten Valley tonight

All modes of severe weather are possible tonight...that means tornadoes, damaging wind, and large hail.

Cool and cloudy for Friday

As the work week comes to a close and we roll into the weekend, the weather will resume a much quieter state.

A breezy Halloween followed by a stormy Thursday

First and foremost, we are still closely watching the risk for severe weather for the day after Halloween.

Tracking the severe impact for Thursday

Today will be the last "uneventful" day before the rain and storms arrive early Thursday.

Tracking scattered showers, storms for Halloween

Temperatures are seasonable today with a sunny sky and light wind.

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