Nick Gunter

Nick Gunter

Meteorologist

Memphis, TN

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.


Recent Articles by Nick

  Breakdown: Why Florida is the hot spot for rocket launches

Tracking rain chances as we welcome in the new week

Tracking a warming trend this weekend, along with more rain chances

  Breakdown: Why damage determines strength of tornadoes

  Breakdown: Why clouds are like fluffy blankets

Tracking rain chances & mild temperatures to start the week

Tracking a warming trend along with more rain chances

  Breakdown: No weather dome here! Why the river won’t stop a tornado

Tracking several systems that will bring rounds of rain to the Mid-South

Sunshine this weekend, tracking more rain next week

  Breakdown: Why it used to feel colder ‘back in my day’

  FIRST ALERT: Tracking the chance for wintry weather tonight

  Breakdown: Why the world’s metric and we’re not

Breakdown: Happy Groundhog Day! Why he’s wrong, more than right

Sunny & warm today, followed by rain and storms early to midweek

Tracking pleasant weather this weekend, rain & storms next week

  Breakdown: That’s not right! Why your backyard temperature gauge is not very accurate

Tracking showers as we wrap up the weekend

Tracking more rain chances this weekend

Low pressure system keeps clouds, drizzle in the forecast

  Breakdown: Why isolated showers differ from scattered showers

Much colder air in place to end the weekend

Tracking wind & rain to start the weekend

Cold front brings rain chances to the Mid-South

Latest on more rain chances & the return of much colder air

Tracking more rain chances for the week ahead

Rain & storms push east; calmer weather to end weekend

Moderate risk for severe storms over parts of the Mid-South

FIRST ALERT: Tracking strong to severe storms early Saturday morning

Quiet start to the week; Stormy to end the week