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
  • Oklahoma under extended heat advisory

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A heat advisory has been extended through Thursday for central and eastern Oklahoma. Heat index values are well above 100 degrees across the state, so be careful if you plan to be outside for extended periods of time. Our weather pattern hasn’t changed that much with the center of the heat dome to our south and the main storm track to our north. This puts Oklahoma in weak westerly flow in the mid levels. What does this mean?! It […]

  • Scattered storms through weekend, hot temperatures to return

      Click here for interactive radar Tomorrow will be hot and windy with highs in the mid to upper 90s. A few severe storms are possible in northwestern Oklahoma. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will make for a wet Sunday across the state as a whole. The 4th of July will be hot, muggy and breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. The heat dome will return late next week bringing hot temps and dry conditions.

  • Heat warning for central, northeastern Oklahoma through Saturday

    *** A HEAT WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CENTRAL, NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA THROUGH TOMORROW. THIS INCLUDES THE OKLAHOMA CITY METRO.  A HEAT INDEX BETWEEN 105 TO 113 WILL BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS! A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE REST OF THE STATE WITH A FORECAST HEAT INDEX OF 100-110. *** Highs will soar to the upper 90s and low 100s this afternoon under mostly sunny skies. A few storms are possible tomorrow afternoon in western Oklahoma. It’s […]

  • Warm, muggy conditions continue through the weekend

    The warm, muggy and breezy conditions will continue through the weekend! Lows tonight will drop the upper 60s and lower 70s under partly cloudy skies. Highs this weekend will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Isolated storms are possible both Saturday and Sunday, so make sure that you keep your eyes to the skies if you’re enjoying any outdoor activities. As a southwesterly jet stream flow nears Oklahoma early next week, our severe weather […]

  • Nice weather on the way for the weekend

    Nice weather is on the way for the weekend. After a cloudy start, we can expect some afternoon sunshine. Highs will warm to the mid 70s with a light southeasterly wind. The warming trend continues this weekend with highs in the 80s. A south breeze will develop as well. A few storms are possible in northwestern Oklahoma on tomorrow and could be strong to severe. Severe weather is expected for the panhandle and western Oklahoma Sunday. An isolated (severe) storm is possible […]

  • Preparing your pets for severe weather

    OKLAHOMA – You’ve heard how important it is for your family to have a plan before severe weather hits. And, that includes preparations for those four-legged family members. Tornado season means it’s time to practice your severe weather safety plan. But, sometimes, those plans may overlook important family members – your pets. Abby Wolfe with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society recommends these supplies when you shelter from the storm with your pets: Pet food (two days) Water (two days) Bowls […]

  • Moore family prepared for severe weather

    OKLAHOMA – Living in Tornado Alley, we know the dangers the month of May can bring. That’s why we’re preparing you and your family, so you’ll have a plan in place should severe weather threaten your home. The Davis family of Moore is no stranger to Mother Nature’s fury. The May 20, 2013 tornado came within blocks of their home. The family of six always keeps an eye on the weather and prepares in advance for storms. Megan Davis makes sure […]

  • Join Emily Sutton and ‘Paint N Cheers’ for the 3rd Annual ‘Painting for a Purpose’

    OKLAHOMA CITY – KFOR Meteorologist Emily Sutton is getting ready for her third annual “Painting for a Purpose.”  Two years ago, Emily partnered with “Paint N Cheers” in the Plaza District to make a fundraiser for tornado victims.  Last year, we had the profits go to The Go Mitch Go Foundation, a local non-profit for leukemia and lymphoma research. This year, our profits will go the OK Humane Society! Each year Emily and “Paint N Cheers” have a night where people can paint, […]

  • RADAR: Follow rain, storms across the state on live radar

    RADAR: Follow the storms on live radar Download our free Go4It app or 4WarnMe app for live mobile radar 24 hours a day.

  • Temps to soar to the 90s, 100s Wednesday

    Look for a warm and muggy night tonight with lows only dipping to the low to middle 70s.  Winds will die down a bit later on. Temperatures will soar to the 90s and 100s tomorrow with a breezy south wind. A front will drift into northern Oklahoma and stall out, sparking isolated showers and thunderstorms tomorrow through Saturday. The front will finally move through Saturday night and storm chances will greatly increase. Heavy rain is possible on Sunday. Stay tuned […]

  • Temps in the mid 80s Friday, chance of rain in central Oklahoma

    There is a slight chance of rain throughout the remainder of the week but it won’t be anything that breaks the drought. Highs for Friday are in the mid 80s with a 20 percent chance of rain in central Oklahoma. However, rain chances increase as you head east. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible each day through the weekend with warm and muggy conditions. We will have a taste of summertime early next week with highs soaring to the 90s and 100s. […]