A well-recognized face in Oklahoma, meteorologist Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009. She started on air a few weeks before Oklahoma City’s largest snowstorm, the “Christmas Eve Blizzard,” and has been experiencing Oklahoma extremes ever since. In 2013 she promoted to weekday mornings.

Since distinguishing herself while storm chasing live during the historic May 2013 tornado outbreaks, Sutton continues to cover significant storms firsthand for KFOR-TV. Her storm chasing gained national recognition with video showcased on CNN, MSNBC and The Weather Channel. Sam Anderson profiled her storm chasing experiences for “The New York Times Magazine” and blog “The 6th Floor” in August 2013. KFOR’s team coverage of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado won an National Emmy. She was recently featured in a storm chasing article for “Popular Mechanics” Magazine.

Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn’t realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri where she saw her first tornado in 2004. Sutton graduated with honors and dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism.

Sutton started on air in 2007 at KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Missouri. Shortly after, she joined WCYB-TV in the Tri-Cities/Bristol, Tennessee as a meteorologist and general assignment reporter. It’s here she learned about the dynamics of mountain weather and polished her reporting skills.

Sutton is a member of the National Weather Association and the American Meteorological Society. She’s been awarded “Best Meteorologist” in OKC (So6ix Magazine), Norman (Best of Norman) and Enid (Best of Enid).

Besides weather, Sutton loves to sing and had the honor of singing in front of thousands at Tennessee’s famous NASCAR track, Oklahoma City Baron’s hockey and Thunder basketball.

In her spare time, Sutton loves to travel, dance, cook and race in triathlons for charity.

Emily Sutton and Scott Hines crossed the finish line of their first IRONMAN triathlon (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run) on November 16, 2014. The duo headed TEAM OKLAHOMA and raised $200,000 for “The Go Mitch Go Foundation.” GMG is an Oklahoma-born non-profit raising money for leukemia and lymphoma research. Sutton and her husband reside in Oklahoma City with their two “fur kids,” Okie and Winnie.


Recent Articles
  • Severe storms not expected until Friday; Temps warm up for Thursday

    Scattered showers will continue today, slowly pushing into eastern Oklahoma by late afternoon. Click here to see KFOR’s interactive radar Highs will range from the 40s in eastern Oklahoma to the 60s with some clearing in western Oklahoma. Winds will be strong out of the north, around 20 to 30 mph. We’ll have a break tomorrow before our next storm system moves in late Friday. Severe storms are expected Friday evening, especially south and east. Large hail, damaging winds and […]

  • Temperatures will rebound for beginning of the work week

    OKLAHOMA – Overnight, temperatures will fall into the 50s with fog possible across the state. On Tuesday, temperatures will climb back into the upper 70s to lower 80s. As the day progresses, it will become mostly sunny with windy and humid conditions. By Wednesday, temperatures will stay about the same, but there is a chance for storms in northwestern Oklahoma late in the day. Our next big storm system moves in Friday as a warm front lifts north into central […]

  • Fire danger remains high across Oklahoma this week

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Fire danger will remain a huge concern over the next several days.   Winds pick up out of the south tomorrow at 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. The south wind will warm temperatures to the 70s tomorrow and the 80s Thursday. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible in eastern Oklahoma on Friday. A powerful cold front will sweep across the state Saturday resulting in a strong north wind and cooler temperatures. […]

  • Snow moves across Oklahoma through Friday morning

    *** A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA UNTIL NOON. *** The snow will continue for the OKC Metro during the morning rush. Roads will be slick and hazardous across the state!  Please take it slow. The Metro could see 1 to 2 inches of additional snow. Wind chills this morning will be below zero in northern Oklahoma and the single digits elsewhere.  Highs will only reach the low to mid 20s with clearing in northern Oklahoma.  A few snow showers […]

  • Warm conditions continue into the weekend

    Warm conditions continue into the weekend over all of Oklahoma! Highs Thursday will be slightly cooler but seasonable in the upper 40s to lower 50s with a strong northwesterly wind. Temps will remain warm into the holiday weekend with low to mid 50s expected. With plenty of sunshine on Saturday, a couple more clouds will blanket the skies Sunday. Very cool air returns Tuesday with many 30s and 40s for highs midweek next week. There are some hints of precipitation along […]

  • Mild temps for your Wednesday

    Today will be mild for late December! Highs will range from the upper 50s in northern Oklahoma to the low 70s in southern Oklahoma. Winds will be breezy, changing from south to north as a dry cold front sweeps across the state. Fire danger will be a concern this week due to dry conditions and breezy winds. Highs tomorrow will be much cooler but seasonable in the upper 40s to lower 50s with a strong northwesterly wind. New Year’s Eve […]

  • Finally feeling like Fall in Oklahoma!

    We’re finally feeling like Fall in Oklahoma! Highs today will be 20 to 30 degrees colder in the 50s under sunny skies. Look for breezy conditions before winds start to relax a bit later on. Tonight, we will have the coolest temps of the season thus far. Look for widespread 20s and 30s. Hard frosts and freezes are expected, so be sure to cover any plants you want to keep. Highs will only reach the 50s Saturday and the 60s Sunday. Our next […]

  • Beautiful weather for your Friday, Saturday

    *** A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM. *** The weather will be beautiful today and tomorrow in the 70s with light winds and partly cloudy skies. Our next storm system will  bring scattered showers and thunderstorms late Sunday into early Monday. Don’t forget to “fall back” 1 hour this weekend!

  • After a cool start, Oklahoma will see a beautiful fall weekend

    Lows tonight will drop to the 40s under starry skies. Highs Saturday  will be in the mid to upper 70s with a breezy south wind. The warming trend will continue with 80s Sunday through all of next week! A weak front will try to move in the state next Wednesday. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible, mainly in eastern Oklahoma. Above normal temperatures and dry conditions will continue all the way through Halloween! Stay tuned for the latest.

  • Cooler weather leads to picture perfect Saturday

    Last night’s front made a world of a difference in our temperatures! Winds will drop back overnight and lows will plunge to the upper 30s and lower 40s under starry skies. Tomorrow will be picture perfect with highs in the low 70s under sunny skies with light winds! A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Sunday afternoon and night, mainly west. Highs will continue to climb next week and we’ll see the 80s by Tuesday!

  • Showers, thunderstorms moving in for the weekend

    OKLAHOMA – Happy first day of fall! Warm conditions continue with a quiet night. Look for lows to the middle 60s. Tomorrow, we’re back to the upper 80s to low 90s with lots of sunshine. Changes roll in for the weekend, as an upper level trough approaches. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday afternoon – a few could be severe. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s. A cold front will move across the state, starting early […]