TV meteorologist to visit Demopolis

Published 5:45 pm Monday, February 18, 2013

Citizens of Marengo County have an opportunity to go behind the scenes with a leading weather team when Alabama News Network (WAKA, CBS 8) Chief Meteorologist Ashley McDonald visits the Demopolis Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

McDonald, along with the station’s morning/noon meteorologist Marcy Novak and weekend meteorologist Terran Kirksey, will offer weather safety information and share their stories of weather reporting during disasters like the April 27 tornado outbreak that swept across Alabama in 2011.

At the event, McDonald will broadcast live from the Demopolis Civic Center for the 5 p.m. weather report, giving area residents the opportunity to see how remote weather reporting is recorded and broadcast. The informative presentation will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a meet and greet with the weather team.

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Following a brief presentation, the weather team will open the floor for questions from the public. McDonald said the event will be very informative for citizens, offering information on how to remain safe during weather outbreaks, and will also be conversational for those who want to engage the team with any questions.

McDonald holds a degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University and a master’s in geosciences and meteorology from Mississippi State University. Before joining the Montgomery CBS affiliate, she spent time at WTOK in Meridian, Miss., KLKN in Lincoln, Neb., WSAV in Savannah, Ga., and at 11Alive News in Atlanta.