Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown joined WTVA in 2018.

Title: Meteorologist, Multi-Media Journalist

Some people stumble into a career.

In Chelsea's case, meteorology fell into her life.

An Amory native, Chelsea's childhood home was missed by a mere 5 miles by the E-F5 tornado that devastated Smithville on April 27, 2011.

A year later, a lightning strike was more accurate.

While she was at school, her house was hit by lightning, igniting a fire and damaged it beyond repair.

After that, there was no question that she wanted to dedicate her life to the weather, but she never planned on TV.

She always wanted to go into the Air Force, and meteorology was the perfect direction for a girl who was "too short and too blind" to be a pilot.

Chelsea is an Amory High School and ICC graduate. While at ICC, she was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

She is a former WTVA weather intern and is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

Recent Posts by Chelsea Brown

Amory police ask for public's help in solving woman's murder

The plea came two days after the killing and one day after someone attacked another woman in the same area of the city.

Tupelo Schools providing several school essentials

Administrators with the Tupelo Public School District are supplying every student with his or her everyday needed supplies.

Will liquor stores take up the challenge of delivering?

The manager of Wine and Liquor Gallery in Saltillo said she has had customers ask about the delivery service, but the state is putting a lot of regulations on the law and it will cost hundreds of dollars. She said actually doing deliveries would be a headache.

Lee County supervisors want to issue up to $85M in bonds to update buildings

County building projects in the works for years are finally becoming closer to reality. Lee County supervisors want to issue up to 85 million dollars in bonds to update the library and build a new judicial complex.

Busy section of Natchez Trace in Tupelo to be closed for many months

The section passes in front of the visitor's center all the way to Highway 6.

Skate park renovation on hold

Plans to overhaul and improve a popular skateboarding spot in Tupelo hit a snag last night. Tupelo city council members rejected a renovation plan for the Hank and Helen Boerner skate park in Ballard park.

Pop-up clinics aim to increase number of vaccinated Mississippians

The Mississippi State Department of Health has been placing temporary, pop-up clinics in small towns across the state, such as Okolona.

Starkville family receives keys to new home

The Starkville area Habitat for Humanity turned over the home to Casey McQuiller.

Blood donations critically low

People donated blood Thursday at the BancorpSouth Arena.

Okolona native brought youth basketball camp to hometown

This week at Okolona High School, students have participated in the "Her Time to Play" program, an initiative with the WNBA and Jr. NBA.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 468498

Reported Deaths: 9100
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison31907468
Hinds30552569
DeSoto29532342
Jackson22868335
Rankin21016355
Lee14393214
Madison13961263
Jones13053215
Forrest12879231
Lauderdale11244292
Lowndes10148171
Lamar9972122
Pearl River8569208
Lafayette8008136
Hancock7110107
Oktibbeha6764117
Washington6756146
Neshoba6350200
Monroe6304156
Warren6267159
Panola6036122
Pontotoc599292
Bolivar5960143
Marshall5917115
Union558885
Pike5424133
Lincoln5192127
Alcorn509388
George454766
Scott447392
Leflore4377138
Tippah431780
Itawamba429192
Prentiss429074
Copiah423883
Simpson4238108
Wayne419663
Tate418999
Adams4174109
Yazoo411486
Sunflower4057104
Covington404891
Marion399699
Leake389784
Coahoma385996
Newton360273
Grenada3489100
Stone342657
Tishomingo320987
Attala318285
Jasper308261
Winston298191
Clay282672
Chickasaw277464
Clarke271784
Holmes257685
Calhoun256939
Smith241546
Yalobusha215447
Tallahatchie213849
Walthall203457
Lawrence202431
Greene202045
Perry195053
Amite191251
Webster191141
Noxubee173437
Montgomery168652
Jefferson Davis164041
Carroll158936
Tunica146533
Benton137531
Kemper136538
Claiborne124134
Choctaw123824
Humphreys122036
Franklin114127
Quitman100925
Wilkinson98335
Jefferson85832
Sharkey61620
Issaquena1916
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 757893

Reported Deaths: 12784
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1082301712
Mobile694251158
Madison47738562
Baldwin35347420
Shelby34758281
Tuscaloosa32576495
Montgomery32249645
Lee21576200
Calhoun19621363
Morgan19061307
Etowah18363413
Marshall17028252
Houston15881337
St. Clair14724270
Limestone13908178
Elmore13812239
Cullman13756228
Lauderdale12909263
Talladega12124200
DeKalb11705220
Walker10047303
Autauga9371119
Blount9272146
Jackson8970132
Coffee8550150
Colbert8229160
Dale8162142
Escambia632298
Tallapoosa6255165
Covington6214153
Chilton6152128
Russell586753
Franklin558292
Chambers5155127
Dallas4569173
Marion4490114
Clarke447070
Pike439188
Geneva415999
Lawrence4002101
Winston399982
Bibb388975
Barbour334667
Marengo317778
Monroe306844
Butler305878
Pickens296166
Henry288550
Randolph288255
Hale282981
Cherokee275649
Fayette268569
Washington241844
Crenshaw226962
Clay219260
Macon211154
Cleburne205746
Lamar184638
Conecuh173337
Lowndes167856
Coosa160031
Wilcox153033
Bullock145642
Perry132430
Sumter122635
Greene117941
Choctaw71925
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Columbus
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Oxford
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Starkville
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Lots of tropical moisture leftover from Nicholas, along with some bits and pieces of low pressure will combine forces to give our area some good chances for some showers and thunderstorms over the next several days.
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