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Emily Sutton joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009 as KFOR-TV’s first female meteorologist. 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. Sutton is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded the National Weather Association (NWA) Seal. She is the only meteorologist in Oklahoma with both seals.

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. She was featured in a storm chasing article for “Popular Mechanics” Magazine. KFOR’s team coverage of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado won an National Emmy.

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.

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
  • Critical fire danger expected Friday, Saturday for western, central Oklahoma

    A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM UNTIL 10 PM TODAY FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL OK. A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM TODAY AND 3 AM THROUGH 10 PM TOMORROW.  Critical fire danger is expected today and tomorrow. Extreme fire danger is expected Saturday. The dryline will surge into eastern Oklahoma this afternoon and the relative humidity will drop below 10 percent for central and western Oklahoma. Combined with southwesterly winds […]

  • Winter weather, rain expected for Thursday

    Click here for KFOR’s interactive radar   Click here for a list of closings and delays Our second round of rain, ice, and sleet continues through the Sooner State. The storms will last into Thursday morning. Overnight temps will NOT go above freezing so anything left on the roads will still be frozen. Roads, bridges, and overpasses will be EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. It is very difficult to distinguish between a wet road and a frozen one. If you are on the […]

  • Bundle up! Freezing temps overnight lead into a cool Saturday

    A freeze warning is in effect until 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, and a hard freeze warning is in effect for northwestern Oklahoma. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30s tonight, and falling into the 20s overnight. Below normal highs continue for Saturday in the low to mid 50s under sunny skies. A southwesterly breezy will boost temperatures back to the upper 60s and lower 70s Sunday. Another front early Monday will drop temperatures to the 50s. A few […]

  • Severe weather possible for Friday; Stay 4Warned

    Click here to watch KFOR’s interactive radar Extremely large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are likely this afternoon through overnight.   Click here for a list of watches, warnings throughout Oklahoma Another wave is possible out west this evening, sweeping across northern Oklahoma. Tomorrow’s risk impacts the entire state. Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible. Heavy rain is expected tomorrow night through Saturday morning, possibly resulting in flash flooding. The rain should move out of the state by late […]

  • Stay 4Warned this week, more storms ahead

    *** SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED SEVERAL DAYS THIS WEEK. STAY 4WARNED. *** Strong storms will move into central Oklahoma overnight. This is round two of a powerful system. Click here for latest watches & warnings  The storms will move east into central Oklahoma overnight. Click here for KFOR’s interactive radar Large hail and damaging risks will be the main threats but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. We will have a break Wednesday afternoon before our next storm arrives. […]

  • Cold, wet weather expected for the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon; more storms possible Sunday

    Sunday will feature breezy conditions for the OKC Memorial Marathon. Temps will be in the mid 40s for the race start, and rise to nearly 50 by the time things are wrapping up. Northwesterly winds will be whipping all day from 15-25mph. Skies finally clear Monday with a return to 70s. Our next chance for rain will be late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Click here to view KFOR’s Interactive Radar. 

  • 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 […]