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

  Strong to severe storms possible this afternoon and evening

  Hot weather continues, along with a threat of severe storms Tuesday

  Tonight will be the coolest night of the week

  Tracking our next “cool down”

  Dangerous feels like numbers continue through the evening

  Pink Up: New yoga class is helping cancer patients

  Severe thunderstorm watch for parts of the Heartland

  Severe storms possible this evening

  Rain chances will be the lowest on Monday, better rain chances the rest of the week

  A pretty typical summer weekend expected

  Stickier weather returns this weekend

  Nice start to August...

  Slightly drier air will push into the Heartland

  Storms will continue for some areas this afternoon and evening

  Each day will be a little warmer than the previous one

  Our rare July cool down will stick around for a couple days

  We will finally see relief from the heat and rain!

  Strong storms possible this afternoon and evening

Scattered heavy rain continues this afternoon and evening...then get ready to heat up!

First Alert Action Day continues through Tuesday

  Isolated storms possible this weekend, widespread rain possible early next week

  Pink Up: Free Lung Screening Program

  Drier weather for the next few days, then heavy rain possible in parts of the Heartland next week

  Very hot and humid today, numerous storms expected too

  Most humid day of the week expected Wednesday

Tracking scattered storms and heat the next couple of days

  Evening storms, then more active weather possible overnight into Saturday morning

  More heat and more storms expected for your Fourth of July plans

  More storms and more heat

  Very hot and humid, with scattered storms expected this PM