Nick is a native of Florence, Alabama but has called many other places besides the Tennessee Valley home. He has also lived in the West Texas town of El Paso and in the Arkansas Delta Town of Marion. Living in these three cities, each with very different climatic conditions, steered him in the direction of meteorology.
Nick graduated from Marion High School in 2010 (Go Patriots!). After high school, he moved to Starkville, Mississippi and spent four years at Mississippi State University where he graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in geosciences, majoring in broadcast meteorology and minoring in communication. While at Mississippi State, he was an active member of the East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA/AMS.
Nick got his start working at WTVA-TV in Tupelo, Mississippi during his senior year at Mississippi State. During his time in North Mississippi he kept viewers safe during the tornado outbreak in April 2014. After he graduated from MSU, he landed his next job at WTOK-TV in Meridian, Mississippi where for three years he was the morning meteorologist and reporter. While in Meridian, he helped forecast several tornado outbreaks, including the Collinsville tornado of February 2016, along with active tropical seasons and even winter weather in the south. His time at both WTVA and WTOK gave him valuable experience in how to not only track severe storms but how to deliver a accurate forecast that is easy to understand. Nick is excited to continue his career at the station that ultimately made him become a meteorologist, WMC Action News 5!
When not forecasting the weather for the Mid-South, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cheering for his Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers. Nick also enjoys traveling to new places across the country. He also enjoys searching out and finding new restaurants. Nick is happy to call the Mid-South home again!
Meteorologist Nick Gunter can be seen on WMC Action News 5 weekend mornings.
The 2020 hurricane season has been one of the most active in recent history. With many named storms, this means more missions and people are flying into hurricanes this year over years past. In this episode of The Breakdown, we explain why people fly into hurricanes.
It’s a new month and as we welcome in September we welcome in the start of Meteorological fall. You might notice that the start of this time is Sept.1. While the start to astronomical season of fall is Sept. 22. Why is there a Meteorological fall in the first place? We break it down.
According to data analyzed by Climate Central, autumn temperatures have changed in many locations over the past half-century, a finding that shows the fall season has warmed an average of 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit across the nation since 1970.
The ole folklore says, “See how high the hornet’s nest; ’Twill tell how high the snow will rest.” Indicating that if you see a hornets nets built high off the ground that is how high the snow will fall in the winter, but is the old wise-tail true?
Wildfires, we keep hearing more and more about them every year. Well some scientist believe that the hotter days are adding more fuel to the wildfires. In this episode of the breakdown, we will explain more about their findings.
As Laura moves inland, it is rapidly weakening thanks to the impact land is having on the storm itself. Even with the weaning of Laura as it approaches the Mid-South, we will see have to watch out for several impacts.
While it will not rain all day, you will likely see heavy rain with frequent lightning at some point this afternoon and evening. It will be muggy today, with high reaching near 90 degrees. Rain chances will continue tonight and into the day tomorrow. A Wind Advisory goes into effect today and will
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has already started at a recored pace. As we approach the middle of the season, several factors will line up to help aid in tropical formation. In this episode of the Breakdown, we explain why the hurricane season is about to shift into high gear.
Will it rain or won’t it rain? Will it be hot or cold? Where is the sun, why is it cloudy? A meteorologist we hear it all the time, some locations see one thing while others see the opposite. In this episode of the Breakdown, we explain how stationary fronts can complicate a forecast