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Matt Laubhan Meteorology Matt Laubhan is the Emmy ® Winning Chief Meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority and is Northeast Mississippi's first Certified Broadcast Meteorologist™. Matt has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Emmy ® Award for Best Weathercast in the Southeast Region, and has been named "Best Weathercast" by the Mississippi Associated Press. He has received 3 Emmy® Award nominations for his weather coverage over the last two years. Matt is passionate about severe weather preparedness. He first completed spotter training when he was only ten years old, and has tracked countless tornadoes from the field and studio. Originally from the small Kansas town of Russell, Matt graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science. He graduated at the top of his class, and was awarded departmental honors for his study of tornado outbreaks. Matt also has the distinction of being the youngest person ever to be awarded the prestigious CBM Seal from the American Meteorological Society. Prior to joining WTVA, Matt spent seven years forecasting severe thunderstorms in West Texas as Chief Meteorologist for KLBK-TV, and before that as Morning Meteorologist for KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas. While attending the University of Kansas, Matt worked as an on-air meteorologist for KUJH-TV and KJHK-FM, and was an intern and assistant weather producer for KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt, his wife Emily, and their daughter Penny are happy to call the Magnolia State home, and are thankful that God has led them to Northeast Mississippi. If you would like to have Matt visit your school or event, click here to e-mail Matt.
WTVA Weather Authority Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan confirms that there was a thunderstorm that showed weak signs of rotation in the area at the time.
"From looking at other pictures and the video, the storm briefly produced enough rotation to develop a weakly rotating wall cloud. While that wall cloud looks like it was pretty close to the ground, any funnel that formed was rotating so weakly that it was unlikely the storm was capable of producing a tornado," Laubhan said.
by Joel Young and Matt Laubhan
By Joel Young and Matt Laubhan Mar. 10, 2016 Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan says the peak tornado risk is for Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta.
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - WTVA Chief Meteorologist Matt Laubhan says be prepared for possible severe weather tomorrow.
He says an approching system could produce thunderstorms, strong winds, some hail and possibly tornadoes. Storms are possible starting late Tuesday afternoon and throughout the evening, with some lingering after midnight. The potential for tornadoes is primarily focused in the southern part of the Mississippi/Alabama, but Laubhan says tornado watches and warnings could pop up in the southern part of the viewing area.
"Most important thing is just that people are paying attention," said WTVA Chief Meteorologist, Matt Laubhan.
"Then when a warning is issued they know where to go." Laubhan adds that this time of year we have a peak chance of storms at night. "You have to be prepared. So that when you hear that rumble of thunder, and its two o'clock in the morning you know where to go," Laubhan said.