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Kate McKenna

Kate McKenna is the Chief Meteorologist at WAAY 31.

Title: Chief 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

Pleasant weather to kick off the week

Monday will be dry and mild with a chilly start and nice afternoon. Much needed rain is on the way again, though.

A real dose of fall weather

The chill is finally setting in across north Alabama this weekend!

Up and down temps with rain chances in between

Summer-like temperatures stick around through the end of the week.

Warmer again...for now

Temperatures climb back above average for the middle of the work week.

Drier and slightly more seasonable this week

We are now a couple of weeks into the fall season and the weather is finally starting to catch up to the calendar. Well, almost.

Isolated showers bring little relief from the worsening drought conditions

There's a small chance for a shower or storm Thursday, but that's about it for at least the next week.

Still stuck in summer

Make that pumpkin spice latte a cold one, because we've got nothing but 90s for AT LEAST the next week.

Sunny again as temperatures improve Friday

It's more comfortable behind a cold front, but it's still abnormally dry across the region.

Still dry, but some relief from the heat

Finally, the heat will let up a bit for the next few days.

One more day of intense heat

Unseasonably intense temperatures are with us for one more day, then we finally get a bit of relief.

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