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

Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society.

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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Warm, dry stretch increases local fire danger index

Happy Wednesday, Southwest Florida! Expect another hot afternoon on tap as highs peak in the upper 80s and lower 90s. A stray shower is possible...
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Drier air keeps humidity in check Tuesday afternoon

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida! Even with hot temperatures this afternoon, drier air will keep humidity levels in check. The wind becomes breezy at times this...
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Few showers, more humid across SW Florida Friday

Happy Friday, Southwest Florida! You'll notice an increase in humidity today as highs peak in the mid-upper 90s. We do have a few showers in...
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Pleasant temperatures, drier air sets up for Earth Day

Happy Thursday and Earth Day, Southwest Florida! Our forecast looks much better today for outdoor activities. Expect a ton of sunshine and drier air this...
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Strong-to-severe storms possible again Tuesday across SW Florida

Pockets of heavy rain and frequent lightning are already making their way inland across Southwest Florida. Expect rain and storms to grow and expand as...
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Few strong-to-severe storms possible across SW Florida Monday

Scattered rain and storms will grow and expand across Southwest Florida as we approach the early-to-mid afternoon. Pockets of heavy rain and rumbles of thunder...
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Warm and muggy Friday expected across SW Florida

Get ready for a muggy day, Southwest Florida! The humidity will hit you as soon as you step outside. Highs will soar into the mid-upper...
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More warmth, humidity across SW Florida Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! Expect warmer and more humid conditions this afternoon as highs peak in the mid-upper 80s. Wind becomes breezy at times this afternoon,...
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Sunny, hot afternoon across SW Florida Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida! Highs will soar into the mid-upper 80s near the coast and low 90s inland this afternoon. Drier air has mixed in,...
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Few showers, storms across SW Florida Monday

Happy Monday, Southwest Florida! The rain and storm activity on Monday will be nothing like what we saw on Sunday. Daytime heating will destabilize the...

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