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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

Heat dangers: the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke

Here in Southwest Florida, we are no stranger to heat and humidity. However, there are times of the year where our heat is above...

Tropical Storm Cristobal beelines for Louisiana, choppy seas and elevated rip current risk for...

Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to gain strength as it hovers over the central Gulf of Mexico. Models, the National Hurricane Center, and the WINK...

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall along Mexico coast

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall near Atasta, Mexico (just to the west of Ciudad del Carmen) with sustained wind of 60 mph around 8:35...

Subtropical system likely this weekend near the Bahamas

The National Hurricane Center and WINK Weather Team will be monitoring an area of low pressure this weekend for subtropical development. It's looking more...

Subtropical system possible this weekend near the Bahamas

The National Hurricane Center and WINK Weather Team will be monitoring an area of low pressure this weekend for possible subtropical development. Here's how it...

April’s ‘pink’ supermoon is the biggest of 2020, peaking Tuesday night

The biggest and brightest supermoon of 2020 will be peaking at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, across Southwest Florida. Of the three supermoons this year,...
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Why do we have leap day?

Every four years, we have an extra day in the month of February. Have you ever wondered why leap day even exists? It all...

Severe weather possible across Florida Thursday into Friday morning

Most of the state of Florida has the potential to see strong to severe storms this week. Right now, the timing of storms moving...
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Tropical Storm Nestor forms in the Gulf of Mexico, targets Florida panhandle

A storm in the central Gulf of Mexico became better organized Friday to form as Tropical Storm Nestor. The storm is still battling wind shear,...

Karen has weakened to a depression, Lorenzo powerful Category 4 hurricane

We’re now down to two storms in the Atlantic: Tropical Storm Karen and Major Hurricane Lorenzo. Tropical Depression Karen As of 11 a.m. Friday morning, Karen...

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