Laura Wibbenmeyer

Laura Wibbenmeyer

First Alert Meteorologist, KFVS

Cape Girardeau, MO

Having grown up in Ste. Genevieve, Laura Wibbenmeyer is happy to make her home in the Heartland and to be a part of the First Alert Weather Team she grew up watching.

Laura can remember exactly when the weather sparked her interest as a child: when she realized it had the power to decide whether or not school would be in session! She can remember staying up late watching every weathercast, hoping and praying for the winter weather to hit right over Ste. Genevieve County so she could enjoy a snow day. Then, summer rolled around and she would hope and pray for just the opposite: heat advisories so school would let out early. All of those events, plus many others, led Laura to fall in love with the all of the different types of weather the Heartland experiences. She never imagined her "snow day" hobby would lead to her passion, and even further into her career.

Laura graduated Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Atmospheric Science. Throughout college, her nickname quickly became "Weather Wibbs" and the name stuck. While in college, Laura worked at KOMU-TV as a fill-in Meteorologist and gained experience covering everything from floods to chasing storms during tornado outbreaks. Laura also spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Reading in England, an internationally renowned school for its meteorology program.

After graduation, Laura moved south to challenge herself with a whole different type of weather. She moved to Lafayette, Louisiana and worked at KLFY-TV. Laura always wanted to live in the south and being the self-proclaimed weather nerd she is, had always wanted to get her hands wet, so to speak, with tropical weather. After gaining that tropical storm and hurricane experience, she decided to head a bit further north and took her next job in Shreveport, Louisiana at KTBS-TV. Even though Laura misses the mild winters of the south (especially while she is scraping ice off of her car on cold winter mornings), she is extremely happy to be back home and wouldn't change it for the world.

In her free time, Laura enjoys anything and everything that gets her adrenaline pumping, whether it is skydiving or white water rafting. She also loves volleyball, dancing, traveling, spending time with her husband and two daughters She also loves meeting new people! So, if you ever see her out and about don't hesitate to introduce yourself and feel free to send her an email anytime.

Recent Articles by Laura

  Wintry precipitation possible early Thursday

  Slightly milder by mid-week

  Snow showers move out...colder air settles in

  Colder weather expected for the next week

  Severe storms possible Wednesday morning into the early afternoon

  Severe storms possible Wednesday

  Fire danger continues this afternoon due to high winds

  Windy weather expected Thursday, causing a fire danger

  Warming trend ahead

  Lots of sunshine expected this week

  Strong to severe storms possible Saturday night

  Tracking another cold front tonight

  Back to our “normal” November weather today

  Last day of near record highs...cooler weather arrives tonight

  A couple more mild days, before cooler weather takes over

  Tracking clouds tonight and Thursday...but the nice temperatures are here to stay through the weekend

  Beautiful Election Day forecast...will it continue?

  Dry weather expected all weekend

  Finally drying out

  Scattered heavy rainfall expected tonight and into Thursday

  Heavy rain could lead to flash flooding

  Staying chilly and wet for your Tuesday

  Warming up big time!

  Warmer weather ahead...

  Chilly and dreary afternoon expected

  High Fire Danger for Saturday


  A little something for everyone in the temperature department this week...

  Summer-like highs today, higher rain chances for this weekend

  Warmer weather ahead