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.

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.

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 swim, cycle, travel, cook and spend time with her Springer Spaniel rescue pup, Okie. Sutton races 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.

Recent Articles
  • w4

    Unseasonably cool temperatures to continue for the next several days

    While northwesterly flow will prevent major storm chances, a few small waves may set off a few isolated showers in the afternoon through the rest of the week. Rain totals should stay low with any showers that develop. The jetstream pattern will change early next week to a ridge resulting in dry conditions and hot temperatures. Temps will soar to the 90s and 100s by Tuesday. There may be a pattern break-down for Memorial Day weekend but stay tuned for updates.

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    Temps to drop overnight, small chance for storms Tuesday evening

    A few showers and storms will stay in eastern Oklahoma through the overnight hours. Expect temps to drop into the 40s tonight. It will be a chilly morning (for May) Tuesday for your commute into work. There is another small chance for storms Tuesday evening/night in southwestern, central and eastern Oklahoma. Temperatures will stay below normal for most of the week in the 60s and 70s. Temperatures will climb to the 80s and 90s over the weekend with a small […]

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    Storms to pass through central Oklahoma overnight

    The Severe Thunderstorm Watch includes the following counties until 3:00 a.m.: Caddo Canadian Comanche Cotton Grady Jefferson Kiowa Stephens Tilman Washita   Click here to follow the storms on KFOR’s LIVE RADAR OG&E is currently reported 11,000 people are without power right now. Residents across the metro are reporting some minor storm damage. Storms continue through parts of central Oklahoma this evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats, however, a tornado is possible. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will […]

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    Red Flag Warning for most of state, severe storms possible Wednesday, Thursday

    ***A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for western and central Oklahoma until 10 p.m.*** Get ready for another scorcher! Record-breaking heat is likely with highs in the mid-to-upper 90s in central Oklahoma with triple digits in western parts of the state. OKC’s record today is 92 degrees set back in 1918. These hot temps combined with strong winds and low humidity will elevate our wildfire danger. Expect winds out of the south/southwest around 20-40 mph. As an upper level storm system […]

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    Beautiful, sunny Friday; temps to sky-rocket this weekend

    Look for another cool night tonight across the state. Winds will drop combining with clear skies tonight resulting in another round of chilly temps in the 30s. Frost is possible in northern Oklahoma. The weather tomorrow will be beautiful in the 70s with sunny skies and lighter winds. This is the only day on the 7-Day Planner with winds under 15 mph…so enjoy it! Temperatures sky-rocket this weekend to the 80s and 90s and we will be testing the record of […]

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    Patchy frost tonight as temps drop to the 30s

    Clear skies and lower wind speeds tonight will make patchy frost is possible as we drop to the 30s. The rest of the week looks calm and dry. A significant warming trend starts Friday. Temperatures will soar to the 80s and 90s this weekend through early next week and OKC may reach record highs. Even some 100s possible out in western Oklahoma! Our next storm system moves in late next week. Stay tuned for the latest.

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    Cool April night, temps to drop into upper 30s

    Get ready for a cool April night Oklahoma as temperatures drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s. A northwest breeze will add a wind chill near freezing for your Wednesday morning commute. It will be another cool and windy day tomorrow with highs in the 50s and 60s. The rest of the week looks calm and dry. A significant warming trend starts Friday. Temperatures will soar to the 80s and 90s this weekend through early next week. Even some 100s possible […]

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    Stay 4Warned: few storms tonight, showers expected Thursday morning

    After a few storms tonight, a cold front will move through tomorrow morning bringing showers and a few thunderstorms for the morning commute. Thursday’s storms will not be severe. Temperatures will soar to the 80s and 90s as we head towards the weekend. Another powerful storm system will bring severe storms for Saturday and Sunday (especially Saturday for OKC). All forms of severe weather will be possible over the weekend including the possibility of strong tornadoes. Cooler temps will follow for […]

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    Skies clearing tonight for a beautiful Tuesday before more storms

    Showers and thunderstorms will redevelop this afternoon and a few could be severe with wind and hail as the main threats in southeastern Oklahoma. Skies will clear tonight as beautiful weather moves in tomorrow. Highs will warm into the 70s and 80s under mostly sunny skies with light easterly winds. As an upper level storm approaches Wednesday, our severe weather chances increase. A dryline will push into western Oklahoma, sparking severe storms. Right now there is a slight risk for severe weather […]

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    Clearing skies leads to a cool night, partly cloudy and warm Friday

    Clearing skies will lead to a cool night in the mid 40s. Weather conditions improve for tomorrow with partly cloudy skies and warmer highs in the low to mid 70s. Winds increase for Saturday with warmer highs in the 70s and 80s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop Saturday night through Easter Sunday morning. Another round of showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon, especially for the western half of the state. Depending on how much sunshine we receive between rounds will […]

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    Chance of rain moves in late tonight, scattered showers possible tomorrow

    Our next chance of rain moves in late tonight. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible across our state through tomorrow afternoon. Rain totals will range from a trace to 0.5″. No severe weather is expected. A stronger storm system is expected this weekend. Some severe weather is possible Easter Sunday.