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

  A very August-like weekend expected

  Normal August temperatures return...

  Slowly starting to warm back up...

Cool August weather sticks around for the next couple of days

  Scattered heavy rain expected overnight into Thursday

  Tracking lots of rain and t’storm chances the next several days

  Active pattern expected through the weekend

  Get ready for a hot and humid weekend

  Isolated storms chances for the next few days

  Scattered storms possible overnight

  More storms and heat on the way

  Heat advisory for Saturday and Sunday

  Friday will bring another round of scattered storms

  Weakening storms overnight

  Severe storms possible tomorrow

  Tuesday morning will be the “coolest” air you will feel for awhile

Strong to severe storms possible Saturday

  Rain chances stay low for the next several days

  Staying hot and sticky, with more scattered storms

  Staying hot and very humid, with more scattered storms

  Hot and humid for your 4th of July

  Staying hot and humid, with isolated rain chances

Widespread heavy rain looks less likely for the next several days

  FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY CONTINUES WEDNESDAY

  Heavy rain possible in some areas on Tuesday

  Turning hotter and more humid as we head into the weekend, also more active

  Another nice day on tap Wednesday

  More comfortable air settles back into the Heartland

Hot and humid weekend, with scattered storms possible

  Heating up and tracking rain chances