This week we are celebrating the wonderful women at The Weather Channel! Not only are they strong and smart scientists, but they are also an inspiration to millions of females who are, or will be, in STEM fields.
Since distinguishing herself while reporting live during the historic 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, Stephanie Abrams continues to cover significant storms firsthand for The Weather Channel.
Previously, Abrams was a morning meteorologist at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, FL. A native of Wellington, FL (near West Palm Beach), she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, where she graduated with honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, she acquired a minor in mathematics.
Abrams is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorology Society. She holds the AMS seal of approval and was president of the North Florida chapter of the AMS from 2002-2003.
We asked The Weather Channel’s female on-camera meteorologists to answer questions about their fellow co-worker, and this is what they had to say about the one and only Stephanie Abrams.
1. What do you admire most about Stephanie Abrams?
Her ability to come up with quick, witty and relevant weather analogies… Even when out in crazy weather. – Liana Brackett
2. What’s something you’ve learned from Stephanie Abrams?
Steph has taught me so much! One of the most important things I’ve learned from her is to keep thinking outside of the box. Gotta change it up to keep it interesting! – Jen Carfagno
3. How is Stephanie Abrams an inspiration to other females interested in weather and science?
Stephanie is such an inspiration when it comes to not just understanding the science of meteorology, but explaining it in a fun way. When she says that the atmosphere is like a hamburger, it helps to visualize the many layers of the atmosphere and why certain kinds of weather happen. – Kelly Cass
4. What makes Stephanie Abrams unique?
Stephanie is so passionate and true to herself. She isn’t shy about sharing the difficulties of a forecast and that confidence really makes a difference. She is the type of person who makes things happen. – Dr. Erika Navarro
5. Why is Stephanie Abrams an integral part to The Weather Channel family?
She’s been crucial in helping to build the brand and network as one people can trust. She’s probably one of the most recognizable people at The Weather Channel, too! – Alex Wilson
6. Stephanie Abrams is a role model in the meteorology field because…
She’s fiercely and boldly a fan of weather. That pushes her and those around her to elevate the science, the communication of it, and the joy of it. It never wavers. – Maria LaRosa
We can all agree… Stephanie Abrams is an amazing meteorologist and The Weather Channel would not be the same without her top-notch expertise, analogies, and bold personality!