Joel Young

Joel Young joined WTVA in 2015.

Title: Morning Meteorologist
jyoung@wtva.com

Joel Young is the morning meteorologist for the WTVA Weather Authority.

He joined WTVA in June of 2015 but is no stranger to North Mississippi.

Growing up in Charleston, his passion for weather was in part sparked, literally, while watching Dick Rice's coverage of the historic ice storm of 1994.

After the storm and the subsequent power outages, he couldn't decide if he wanted to be a meteorologist or an electrician; but here he is today.

After graduating from Charleston High School, Joel attended Delta State University before obtaining his Bachelors Degree in Professional Meteorology from Mississippi State.

He began his TV career at WABG in Greenville where he helped track the deadly EF-4 tornado that tore through Yazoo City, Weir and parts of Oktibbeha County in 2010.

His next stop was at KDLT-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he forecasted one of the region's worst droughts, an ice storm that crippled much of his area, several blizzards and wind chills as low as 50-below.

Needless to say, at his first opportunity, he returned to Mississippi to "thaw out" in Biloxi at WLOX-TV.

After a couple of years at the beach, Joel was glad to be back in North Mississippi and closer to friends and family.

During his spare time, Joel likes to go hiking, boating and exploring new places off the beaten path.

He's a big Mississippi State fan and enjoys cheering on the Bulldogs, even when he's busy forecasting the weather for North Mississippi and Northwest Alabama.

Recent Posts by Joel Young

Oxford police confirm 1 dead outside convenience store near the Square

There's no official word if this was a natural death, foul play or something else.

Rain becomes heavier and more widespread into mid-week

Joel Young has your quick weather outlook for Tuesday.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 256827

Reported Deaths: 5638
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto17257180
Hinds16331322
Harrison13567194
Rankin10804212
Jackson10453184
Lee8864141
Madison8314164
Jones6434112
Forrest6009120
Lauderdale5902186
Lowndes5405116
Lafayette499193
Lamar488565
Washington4803124
Bolivar3997109
Oktibbeha395381
Panola372379
Pontotoc367853
Monroe3558105
Warren354898
Union345960
Marshall344066
Neshoba3396152
Pearl River3301100
Leflore3041107
Lincoln298085
Sunflower286671
Hancock274459
Tate273162
Alcorn265453
Itawamba263759
Pike263778
Scott248046
Yazoo247056
Prentiss246552
Tippah243050
Copiah242749
Coahoma241054
Simpson236467
Leake231765
Grenada219471
Covington214672
Marion213073
Adams207070
Wayne202932
Winston201666
George199839
Attala194259
Newton193444
Tishomingo189361
Chickasaw185044
Jasper172736
Holmes168767
Clay159833
Stone144721
Tallahatchie141934
Clarke139862
Calhoun136521
Smith121424
Yalobusha117834
Walthall112336
Noxubee110822
Greene110429
Montgomery109834
Carroll104821
Lawrence102917
Perry102631
Amite98426
Webster92824
Tunica87321
Claiborne86625
Jefferson Davis85326
Humphreys83124
Benton82023
Kemper77620
Quitman6968
Franklin66715
Choctaw60913
Wilkinson58725
Jefferson54919
Sharkey43117
Issaquena1596
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 426543

Reported Deaths: 6126
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson62752920
Mobile30551554
Madison27303186
Tuscaloosa20835267
Montgomery19192305
Shelby18693114
Baldwin16513183
Lee12603101
Morgan12321113
Etowah11805168
Calhoun11206200
Marshall10236107
Houston8681148
Cullman8094105
Limestone807474
Elmore7923101
DeKalb771597
Lauderdale763183
St. Clair7599120
Talladega6224108
Walker5930174
Jackson583741
Colbert535473
Blount532083
Autauga522755
Coffee446256
Dale399781
Franklin368148
Chilton337865
Russell335910
Covington330168
Escambia321342
Dallas305196
Chambers288669
Clarke283133
Tallapoosa2630107
Pike251329
Marion247350
Lawrence245247
Winston229035
Bibb217047
Geneva203335
Marengo200829
Pickens196931
Hale177442
Barbour173836
Fayette171226
Butler170758
Cherokee160930
Henry155021
Monroe147317
Randolph141535
Washington138326
Clay127045
Crenshaw120244
Cleburne118423
Lamar118419
Macon116835
Lowndes111535
Wilcox103621
Bullock99728
Perry98219
Conecuh95120
Sumter89526
Greene76223
Coosa60515
Choctaw51524
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