Matt Daniel

Matt Daniel

Meteorologist

Birmingham, Ala.

Matt Daniel joined the WBRC First Alert weather team in August 2018 as a digital meteorologist/weather producer. He came from Macon, GA where he spent four years as both the weekend and morning meteorologist for 13WMAZ. Matt produces weather content for Good Day Alabama Monday-Friday, and posts a lot of weather material on social media and through the WBRC First Alert Weather app.

Matt was born and raised in Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Geography and Atmospheric Sciences. Matt has always had a passion for weather since the age of three and has always enjoyed weather forecasting and studying tropical cyclones. Matt has won several awards in forecasting excellence, and made it into the final four of a weather forecasting competition that pairs up professors, graduate students, and undergraduates across the country.

Matt has also received a Gabby award for best severe weather coverage and for best use of digital platforms and social media at 13WMAZ.

While working at 13WMAZ, Matt also freelanced as a weather producer at CNN where he was able to cover weather, climate, and science-related stories to both domestic and international audiences around the globe. Matt covered typhoons like Haiyan, earthquakes, tsunamis, plane crashes, floods, droughts, and severe weather while at CNN.

He is an active member of the American Meteorological Society, and enjoys reaching out to the community through events and school activities to increase weather awareness.

In his spare time, Matt enjoys writing and performing music and plays a variety of instruments including the piano, guitar, and trumpet. Matt's favorite season is fall because he loves the lower humidity, cooler temperatures, and of course SEC College Football.

Awards:

  • GABBY for Best Severe Weather Coverage
  • GABBY for Best use of Digital Platforms/Social Media

Education:

  • University of Georgia - Geography/Atmospheric Sciences

Recent Articles by Matt

  Mild weather finally returns by midweek

  FIRST ALERT: You’ll likely need the umbrella today!

  Dorian expected to finally move northwards on Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT Weather Day for dangerous heat

  FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat levels likely Monday and Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT: Heat and storm chances increasing

  FIRST ALERT: Feels-like temperatures could exceed 105 degrees today

  FIRST ALERT: Tropical development along the Gulf Coast looking likely

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms possible Saturday afternoon

Matt: Rain chances on the increase Thursday evening

Matt: Temperatures will drop throughout the day

  Potential for damaging winds Thursday evening

FIRST ALERT: Tornado Watch in effect for eastern Alabama counties

Matt: Potential for strong storms this weekend

Matt says temperatures will warm up this week

  Meteor seen across the Southeast Friday morning

Matt says we get to enjoy plenty of sunshine Wednesday!

Matt says flood concerns continue Thursday

  Enjoy the sunshine this afternoon!

Warm weather breaking records in Central Alabama

Matt says get ready for more spring-like weather this week

  What happened to the snow?

Matt says it will be a cloudy and chilly start to the week

Matt says temperatures will likely drop throughout the day

Matt: Strong storms possible between 2-7 p.m. Monday

Matt says wind, heavy rain, and potential flooding increases this afternoon

Matt says you should enjoy the dry weather Wednesday

  You should enjoy the dry weather Wednesday

Matt says weather looking great for tonight and Christmas Day

Matt says we’ll stay mostly dry through Christmas Day