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

  Storms move out overnight, cooler air takes over

  Watching for severe storms Wednesday night

  A lot of clouds hang around for your Sunday

  Scattered showers and cooler weather expected today

  More rain on the way for your Saturday, and some cooler temperatures

  Slight rain chances for Friday

  Slight rain chances sneak back into parts of the Heartland

  Warming trend expected

The next few days look dry

  Soggy start to your Tuesday

  Could be a foggy start to Wednesday

  More storms expected Tuesday

  Turning much colder

  Today and tonight are a First Alert Action Day


  Wet week ahead

  Turning wet again, and much colder for the start of the weekend

  Pink Up: Piedmont colon cancer survivor encourages others to get their colonoscopy

  Rainy morning today, severe weather possible Thursday

  Mainly dry today, but more showers and storms expected this week

  Rain and thunderstorm chances return today

  Mild weather continues

  Dry weather expected for the next several days

  Severe storms possible this evening

  Rain moves out this evening, sunshine returns Saturday

  Clouds and flurries move out of the area tonight

  Life Hacks with Laura: Getting permanent marker off your skin easily

  Colder air back for Wednesday, along with some snow showers

  Life Hacks with Laura: Cleaning your showerhead

  Life Hacks with Laura: Microwave hack