Spencer Denton

Spencer Denton

Meteorologist

Memphis, TN

Spencer Denton is no stranger to forecasting weather in the Mid-South. His started his career at KAIT in Jonesboro, Arkansas, which is a sister station of WMC Action News 5. Spencer came to Memphis from WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama where he was the chief meteorologist. Prior to that, he worked at the CBS station in Huntsville as a weekend and morning meteorologist.

During his time in the Tennessee Valley, Spencer had the opportunity to use the first dual polarization radar designed for broadcasting. All National Weather Service radars now use this technology to provide more accurate warnings.

Before moving to Alabama in 2006, Spencer worked at WSMV in Nashville where he was nominated for an Emmy for his coverage of Hurricane Rita. Spencer has covered everything from major tornado outbreaks to big snow storms across the south.

Spencer obtained the Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and he is a member of the National Weather Association. He was named best weathercaster in the state by the Alabama Associated Press in 2013.

Spencer has a master's degree in geoscience from Mississippi State University and a bachelor's degree in communication from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. While at MSU, Spencer was ranked the No. 1 forecaster in a forecasting contest including students and professors from meteorology schools across the nation.

Spencer enjoys spending his free time with his wife and daughter and visiting the zoo, Grizzlies games and the Redbirds. He is also a huge college basketball and football fan and even plays league basketball in his free time.

Meteorologist Spencer Denton can be seen on Action News 5 weekdays at noon, 3:30 and 4 p.m.


Recent Articles by Spencer

Lower rain chances this afternoon but still muggy

Feeling more summer like this weekend with rain chances returning

The summer steam returns by the weekend

More unseasonably mild air through the end of the week

Another pleasant night ahead!

Feeling fine for most of this week!

Off and on rain chances the rest of the week

Rain chances going up by late week

Wet pattern possible by late week

Another hot afternoon ahead

Small shower chance and a little relief from the heat on the way

A little relief from the heat late week

Hot and humid holiday weekend

More heat and humidity through the holiday weekend

  Breakdown: Why high risk days rarely occur in the Mid-South

Drying out and warming up

Warm and windy afternoon

Warm start to the week

Warm weekend with a few showers or storms

Unseasonably warm weather to start the weekend

Muggy and warm with a few afternoon storms

Warmer temps with off and on clouds

  Breakdown: Where you are on a map and why it is important for you to know

Dry start to the week

More shower chances heading into the weekend

Mostly sunny and warm afternoon ahead

Warmer temperatures and late week rain returns

More clouds and a passing shower or storm

Rain and thunder for some areas this afternoon

Windy and warm with more clouds