Sunday, May 19 2013 8:23 PM EDT2013-05-20 00:23:51 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
Supercell storms are spawning tornadoes that have touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:00:22 GMT
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. On Wednesday,More >>
The Alabama Department of Transportation will conduct its annual rehearsal of the plan that helped safely evacuate the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 and Hurricane Dennis in 2005. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:00:09 GMT
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
As an Alabama native, I am thrilled to be in my home state providing people with (hopefully) accurate forecasts.
I started my TV career at the age of 19, working as weekend meteorologist at WTOK-TV in Meridian, MS while I was in college at Mississippi State. I graduated from MSU and decided that I wasn't sure about going into television weather as a career. So, I headed south to Mobile, Alabama, and the University of South Alabama.
There, I was pursuing a double major in civil engineering and meteorology, but it became apparent that I missed being involved with weather and presenting forecasts to people. In January of 2005, I decided I was going to get back into the business. I accepted the Chief Meteorologist job back in my old stomping grounds of Meridian and WTOK.
I had a great time working at WTOK and covered some incredible weather events. My experience during Hurricane Katrina is one I'll never forget.
In March of 2007, I joined the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. There, I was a jack of all trades. I managed the school weather program, updated weather content online, and did some on-air work as well. The most memorable time of my Atlanta tenure was working the night of the Atlanta tornado in March of 2008. Atlanta was a great experience, but I knew I wanted to get back home to Alabama. So, in 2008, when the opportunity came to work with the team here at WSFA, I jumped at it. This turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.
My wife and I live in Autauga County; we both enjoy sports, travel, family, friends and most anything done outdoors. We both love Alabama - it's a great state with great people, and I love finding the best back roads and barbeque joints each town has to offer. I have a passion for talking to children about weather, specifically making it fun for them and teaching them what to do when the weather turns severe.
I'd love to hear from you - my e-mail address: JJohnson@WSFA.com. You can also get weather updates from me on Facebook and Twitter anytime. If the internet isn't your thing, you can also hear my forecasts each morning on several Montgomery-area FM stations: 95.1, 97.1, 97.5, 101.5, 101.9, 104.3, and last but certainly not least, 105.7.