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

  More scattered showers and thunderstorms the next few days

  Scattered showers this evening, then looking dry through Friday

  Tracking cool weather and a few showers for your Tuesday

  Strong to severe storms possible today

  Severe storms possible Sunday

  Scattered severe storms possible this afternoon

  More rain and possible severe weather on Thursday

  Isolated strong to severe storms possible this afternoon/early evening

  FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY - Late evening and overnight severe weather possible

  Isolated showers today, severe weather possible Monday PM

  Dry weather today, tracking rain and thunderstorms Sunday

  Saturday look nice, rain returns Sunday

  Looking ahead towards drier weather

  Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 PM

  Heavy rain and possible severe weather expected Wednesday into Wednesday night

  Even warmer weather expected Monday, but windy conditions return

  Looking much nicer on Sunday, tracking wet weather next week

  One more very cold night

  Scattered snow expected this evening, and record cold temperatures possible tonight

  Snow in April? Here is the very latest.

  Cloudier, cooler weekend with some rain chances too

  A chilly night ahead, some scattered frost possible

  More showers and more frost possible

  This afternoon will be the warmest day of the week

  Rain and thunderstorms continue overnight, dry by Sunday

  A killing freeze possible tonight and even more likely Thursday night

  Showers and a few thunderstorms likely this afternoon and evening

  Breezy but warmer this afternoon and evening

  Cooler and breezy today

  Severe storms possible Thursday afternoon/evening