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.

Confirmed Cases: 93087

Reported Deaths: 2809
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds6956155
DeSoto539355
Harrison372772
Jackson337867
Madison320086
Rankin318875
Lee258567
Jones239978
Forrest238270
Washington217471
Lafayette207239
Lauderdale1994124
Bolivar179065
Oktibbeha174750
Lamar162134
Neshoba1534103
Panola144027
Sunflower141144
Lowndes139857
Warren138050
Leflore136280
Pontotoc122516
Pike120948
Monroe118365
Scott116125
Copiah115933
Coahoma112327
Holmes109158
Marshall107515
Lincoln106253
Grenada105335
Yazoo103629
Simpson101243
Union97824
Tate95137
Leake93937
Adams91736
Wayne87421
Pearl River86250
Marion84133
Prentiss80817
Covington80622
Alcorn76811
Newton75623
Itawamba75221
Tallahatchie74918
George74413
Winston72319
Tishomingo65737
Chickasaw65224
Tippah64216
Attala64125
Walthall59325
Clay57117
Hancock56121
Jasper54915
Noxubee54315
Clarke53539
Smith52114
Calhoun50612
Tunica47913
Montgomery45420
Claiborne45116
Lawrence42512
Yalobusha41614
Perry40617
Humphreys37315
Quitman3735
Stone35011
Greene34317
Webster33113
Jefferson Davis32511
Amite31210
Carroll31212
Wilkinson30217
Kemper28615
Sharkey26312
Jefferson2399
Benton2181
Franklin1893
Choctaw1785
Issaquena1033
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 128818

Reported Deaths: 2284
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson18911337
Mobile13039289
Montgomery8628173
Madison750775
Tuscaloosa7180114
Lee570559
Shelby564550
Baldwin504749
Marshall382143
Etowah333447
Calhoun332039
Morgan318126
Houston269922
Elmore251947
DeKalb234619
St. Clair221335
Walker220780
Talladega205026
Limestone197319
Cullman183017
Franklin174128
Dallas173626
Russell17112
Autauga167324
Lauderdale164133
Colbert159326
Escambia155725
Blount154214
Jackson149411
Chilton147127
Dale132743
Covington130227
Coffee12708
Pike11519
Tallapoosa113183
Chambers112342
Clarke104917
Marion93728
Butler90838
Barbour8307
Marengo69919
Winston69912
Lowndes64527
Pickens63114
Bibb62810
Hale61228
Randolph60712
Bullock58514
Lawrence58220
Monroe5758
Geneva5634
Cherokee55516
Washington54413
Perry5376
Clay5367
Wilcox53011
Conecuh52311
Crenshaw52231
Macon47620
Henry4674
Fayette4189
Sumter41819
Lamar3452
Choctaw34412
Cleburne3206
Greene30015
Coosa1613
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