AMS Certified Meteorologist
Stephanie joined the Live 5 First Alert Weather team in October 2016.
Professional Experience: Meteorologist - WHAG News in Hagerstown, MD where I forecast for 4 different states (MD, PA, VA, and WV) stretching from the mountains of the Allegheny to the Shenandoah Valley.
Education: University of North Carolina at Asheville; BS in Atmospheric Sciences with a concentration in Weather Forecasting.
Hometown: Cumberland, Md.
Family: Most of my family resides in Western Maryland and West Virginia. My fiancé is a police officer for the City of Charleston and we live on Johns Island with our two cats, Yoda and Padme, and our boxer Yaddle.
Hobbies & Interests: I am an avid gardener and love growing all sorts of plants – indoors and outdoors! I practice yoga whenever possible, but I have also been in dance since the age of 3. I enjoy walking and biking trails and enjoy being outside in the fresh air. Reading, video games, and Netflix are some of my favorite indoor activities!
Favorite Books/Music: I grew up listening to the Beatles with my mother, so I’m a big fan of the original “fab four!” I played the violin for 8 years and the marimba/percussion for 4 years, so I am open to all musical genres!?
Most Memorable Storm: I recently reported through the Blizzard of January 22-24, 2016. While there was a total of “only” 25 inches of snow outside of my Hagerstown apartment, we saw a total of 43 inches of snow in a nearby town, Glengary, WV. This storm took hours of work to cover and I ended up walking a few miles in knee-deep snow to my live shot in the middle of the blizzard.
Likes Best About Lowcountry: The mild weather, beautiful beach scenery, and welcoming people. Oh, and I can’t leave out the great food!