Nick Gunter

Nick Gunter


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 people fly into hurricanes

Expect more sunshine & drier weather for the weekend

Breakdown: Fall is here! Why we’re changing seasons again.

Expect more nice weather for Sunday

Tracking pleasant weather for the weekend

The NHC is out of hurricane names for 2020; here’s what happens next

  Breakdown: Sea Breeze, why it makes the waterfront feel cooler

  Breakdown: Storm Surge, Why it can be worse than a Hurricane

Rain chances continue for Sunday

Tracking rain chances this weekend

Staying warm to end the week & tracking showers this weekend

Tracking more heat as we end the week

  Breakdown: Why do we have Meteorological Seasons

  Breakdown: Why summer heat seems to be lasting longer

Drier weather pattern continues as we move into Labor Day

Tracking pleasant weather for the holiday weekend

Cold front brings welcomed change to our weather pattern

  Breakdown: Why a hornets nest could indicate the winter season

More showers and mainly cloudy skies for Thursday

Tracking more rain and storms across the Mid-South

  Breakdown: Why the heat is adding more fuel to the wildfires

Tracking more rain and storms Sunday

Tracking high heat & humidity today; more stormy weather overnight

Tracking the latest on Laura as it moves closer to the Mid-South

Tracking Laura: Storm will bring heavy rain and thunderstorms today & tomorrow

  Breakdown: Why the Atlantic hurricane season is shifting into high gear

Laura rapidly intensifies into 2020’s first major hurricane of the season

  Breakdown: Why Death Valley became the hottest place on Earth

Few rain chances Saturday, drier and warmer for Sunday

  Breakdown: Why stationary fronts can complicate a forecast