Emily Byrd

Morning Meteorologist

Emily Byrd began studying the weather early in life, watching and listening for thunderstorms on the front porch. It was then that she developed a fascination with how the atmosphere behaves. There was never anything else that she wanted to do growing up than study the weather. Every evening at 6:16 p.m., she would leave the dinner table to catch Frank Deal doing the weather on WGHP. He always had a report from "our man" and a funny joke to share. Fred Blackman and Cynthia Smoot led the newscast and Rich Brenner signaled time to go back to the dinner table and finish eating. Two young upstarts joined the team, Neill McNeill and Van Denton, and the question on Emily's mind was "Are those really their names?"

Time has a wonderful way of answering our questions, and in 2002 she had the honor of joining the team at WGHP. It's great fun to walk the same halls as the people she grew up admiring and to be a part of the FOX 8 Family makes her work incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

Emily grew up in the Triad, graduated from North Carolina State University with a Degree in Meteorology and from UNC-Greensboro with a Degree in Fine Arts. She worked at WXLV and WNCN before coming to WGHP.
When she isn't working, Emily enjoys time with her mostly-perfect daughter, gardening, sewing and jogging.
If you have a weather-related question for Emily, please e-mail or tweet her, @Em_I_Am!

Recent Articles

  • Weather to warm up, chance of rain this week

    Posted on: 11:18 pm, February 16, 2014, by , updated on: 08:01am, February 17, 2014

    We have one cooler day to get through, then dramatic improvement will sweep into the Piedmont. Clouds will increase across...
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  • Snow ends, temperatures warming up; let the melting begin

    Posted on: 12:12 pm, February 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:19pm, February 14, 2014

    A major winter storm is still expected to spread across North Carolina on Wednesday and early Thursday.
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  • Snow moves out, hazardous road conditions remain

    Posted on: 6:05 am, January 29, 2014, by and , updated on: 12:49pm, January 29, 2014

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. –The snow that fell throughout most of Tuesday evening has stopped, but now folks are dealing with...
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  • More significant snow expected to arrive Tuesday afternoon

    Posted on: 8:16 pm, January 26, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:29pm, January 28, 2014

    The cold air is here, and snow is on the way. This storm system will bring snow to parts of...
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  • Skies clearing across the Piedmont

    Posted on: 6:08 am, January 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 08:07am, January 16, 2014

    Skies are clearing across the Piedmont and temperatures will drop in the pre-dawn hours. Even so, many area schools are...
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  • Brutally cold temperatures sweep across the Piedmont

    Posted on: 11:02 pm, January 5, 2014, by , updated on: 01:10pm, January 7, 2014

    Bitterly cold air arrived overnight in the Piedmont. But it’s a DRY cold… Nothing makes this morning’s temperatures feel better....
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  • Cold front will bring windy conditions, possible snow flurries

    Posted on: 10:12 am, November 11, 2013, by , updated on: 12:15pm, November 11, 2013

    A cold front that will sweep through the Piedmont on Tuesday will bring cold, windy conditions and a slight chance...
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  • Windy, cool day across the Piedmont

    Posted on: 11:38 am, October 8, 2013, by

    High pressure to the north and low pressure to the south will usher in a brisk northeast breeze today. Expect...
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  • Cold front to bring heavy rain, gusty winds

    Posted on: 8:56 am, October 7, 2013, by , updated on: 12:37pm, October 7, 2013

    A cold front is moving across the Piedmont this morning and into the early afternoon.  Along the front, expect heavy...
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  • Superb weekend headed your way

    Posted on: 8:08 am, September 27, 2013, by

    A superb weekend is headed your way! High pressure in southern Canada will nose down the East Coast through the...
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  • Mostly sunny and mild today

    Posted on: 7:25 am, September 26, 2013, by and

    Morning fog will be patchy across the Piedmont on Thursday morning, but with every hour that passes — the skies...
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  • Temperatures, humidity dropping

    Posted on: 7:18 am, September 13, 2013, by and

    Temperatures are starting out in the lower 70s and the humidity remains high Friday morning, but drier air is on...
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