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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

Only sunny for half of the weekend

Quiet weather prevails Saturday, but the same can't be said for Sunday.

Drier weather only lasts through Saturday

One system moves out, then another's on its heels. The next round of rain is due to arrive by the end of the weekend.

A damp start for Thursday

Widespread, light showers will stick around through early in the morning.

Briefly sunny and still cool Wednesday

The gray skies of Tuesday will be replaced by some sunshine Wednesday, albeit only temporarily.

Spotty showers and seasonable Tuesday

With rain chances off and on over the next week, we'll be in a fairly active pattern across North Alabama.

Snow flurries tonight followed by a cold Saturday

Friday has proven to be breezy and cool with passing clouds.

Cooler again in time for the weekend

North Alabama is on the cusp of another cool down.

Some midweek sunshine and milder temperatures

Now that the clouds have moved out, we're in store for a mostly clear night. Lows dip into the mid 20s waking up Wednesday.

Travel concerns as temps fall

Slicks spots are possible tonight and Tuesday morning as temperatures fall into the 20s by morning.

Some Sunday sunshine and a chance for snow Sunday

Sunday will be a bit warmer with more peeks of sunshine. Temperatures stay chilly, however, with highs in the mid 40s. Our big weather story continues to be another quick dose of winter weather to start the work week Monday.

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