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Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is the Chief Meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Chief Meteorologist
kmckenna@waaytv.com

Kate McKenna has been fascinated with the atmosphere since she was a child. At age nine, she was trapped in a storm that produced baseball-sized hail in her home state of Kentucky. Afterward, Kate wasn't exactly keen on thunderstorms. That began to change as she got older. Eventually, what started as a fear spawned an intense curiosity in all things related to the sky.

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

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

After being out west for a few years, Kate was thrilled to come back down south, closer to her family on the Gulf Coast!

Recent Posts by Kate McKenna

A big dose of cool air settles into North Alabama

We've been hyping up a cold front all weekend long. It's finally made its way through North Alabama, so you'll definitely notice the difference Tuesday.

Mainly cloudy but seasonably warm Saturday

The WAAY 31 StormTracker Early Warning Radar Network will be all clear across North Alabama to kick off the first weekend of fall.

Drier and a bit warmer to end the week

Beta's leftovers will finally be on the way out tonight.

The WAAY 31 StormTracker Early Warning Radar Network: Coverage You Can Count On

Our radars cover every inch of North Alabama

Flooding concerns with a washout expected Thursday

The remnants of Tropical Storm Beta are here.

Rain on the increase as Beta's remnants head our way

Our time with a clear blue sky and fall temperatures has come to an end.

Crisp mornings are here in time for the weekend

A stretch of weather featuring lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s is here to stay for the next several days.

Fall-like perfection for Friday Night Football

Sally continues to move even farther away from North Alabama and now our focus can turn to what’s in store for the weekend as we close out the summer season.

Sally moves out and a streak of fall-like weather moves in

Scattered showers taper Thursday ahead of Friday's cold front.

Watching Sally and the impacts on North Alabama

Locations farther to our southeast will face the brunt of Sally's remnants. That doesn't mean North Alabama will be totally left out, though.

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Confirmed Cases: 136055

Reported Deaths: 2364
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Mobile13471292
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Marshall396743
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Colbert167526
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Dale139944
Coffee13656
Pike120510
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Clarke110416
Marion97129
Butler91439
Barbour8867
Winston74512
Marengo72620
Pickens66814
Randolph66013
Bibb65710
Lowndes65727
Hale64928
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Lawrence62823
Cherokee61413
Bullock60714
Clay5928
Monroe5908
Washington56113
Crenshaw54232
Perry5426
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Wilcox53211
Henry5085
Macon48318
Fayette4678
Sumter43819
Cleburne3895
Lamar3772
Choctaw35112
Greene30315
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Tennessee Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 193732

Reported Deaths: 2389
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Davidson26685307
Hamilton956495
Knox955080
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Williamson534136
Sumner488398
Wilson353845
Putnam335541
Montgomery312344
Unassigned30476
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Henry6289
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