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Brittany Van Voorhees

Professional Experience

2018 to present: Meteorologist and Weather Producer, WINK News. Previously worked as a meteorologist at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach S.C. and as a weather forecaster at WRUF-TV in Gainesville, Fla.

Awards & Recognition

I covered Hurricane Matthew in 2016 as the storm went right over Myrtle Beach and covered Irma’s significant impact to the area as a tropical storm in 2017.

News Philosophy

Our job as meteorologists isn’t just to forecast the weather. It’s explaining the science to you, the viewer, in a fun, accurate and engaging way!

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

I love exploring the outdoors with friends, family, and especially my puppy, Roger! I much prefer Diet Coke over coffee. I love to learn and would attend school for the rest of my life (and forecast the weather on the side) if I could. I enjoy being active as a dancer and swimmer, but football is my favorite sport – although I never played. Growing up an Auburn fan, I’ll always have a loyalty to the Tigers, but my main sports teams are the Florida Gators, Atlanta Falcons, and Atlanta Braves. I’m an alumni of the Chi Omega Fraternity and very passionate about our philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication with a certificate in Meteorology and Climatology from the University of Florida

Master of Science in Applied Meteorology from Mississippi State University

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The weather!

Hometown

Atlanta, Ga

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Late November tropical development possible, cooler weather locally

An area of low pressure located a few hundred miles south of Bermuda continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High wind shear...
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Low chance of development for disturbance in the Atlantic

A non-tropical low pressure system located a few hundred miles east of the central Bahamas is producing clouds and showers. The disturbance could acquire some...
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Low chance of development for area to watch in the Atlantic

A non-tropical area of low pressure is expected to form between the Bahamas and Bermuda early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical...
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An area to watch in Atlantic Basin; Another pleasant afternoon in SWFL

A non-tropical area of low pressure could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda by early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics...
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Iota fizzles out; Watching two areas of interest in the tropics

On Wednesday, Iota fizzled out over Central America. It remains a flooding threat. Elsewhere, we continue to watch the southwestern Caribbean Sea where a broad...
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Iota Weakens to a Tropical Storm over Central America, new area to watch

Hurricane Iota made landfall near Haulover, Nicaragua on Monday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph only...
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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane Iota nearing landfall

As of 10 p.m. Monday, extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane Iota has maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. The center of Iota is located about...
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Tropical Storm Iota forms in the Central Caribbean

Tropical Storm Iota formed earlier today in the central Caribbean. As of 10 pm, the storm has 40 mph sustained winds and is moving...
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Eta moving out over the Atlantic; Watching Invest-98L in the Caribbean

On 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Tropical Storm Eta has made landfall near Cedar Key, Florida with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. This is the...
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Impacts from Eta lessen across SW Florida as Eta moves northward

As of 10 p.m. Wednesday, Eta remains a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. Right now, the center is approximately 50...

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