Robert Whitehurst

Robert Whitehurst


Robert joined the WMBF Storm Team in June 2013 as the weekend morning meteorologist. He comes to the Grand Strand after spending two years at Raycom Media sister station WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Robert received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and minor in Mathematics from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. While in college Robert was a student meteorologist at 4FSU Weather, the only live, daily produced, student run, half-hour weather show in the nation. He also had the opportunity to intern at WCTV, the local CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, Florida.

After college, Robert accepted a position as the weekend Meteorologist at WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. While in Mississippi he covered a wide range of weather, including snow, extreme heat, severe weather, and hurricanes. His most memorable experience comes from his coverage of an EF-4 tornado that wreaked havoc through south Mississippi in February of 2013. The tornado had winds of up to 170 mph and traveled dozens of miles as he covered the storm live on-air.

Robert and his wife Emily are excited to call coastal South Carolina their new home! They look forward to exploring everything the area has to offer and hope to meet many new people along the way.

Recent Articles by Robert

FIRST ALERT: Cooler weekend ahead, heavy rain arrives soon

FIRST ALERT: Unseasonably warm Thanksgiving, more rain chances arrive

FIRST ALERT: Warmer weekend ahead, Thanksgiving showers expected

FIRST ALERT: Localized flooding possible as heavy rain continues

FIRST ALERT: Heavy, soaking rain arrives this week

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain likely as moisture from Eta arrives

FIRST ALERT: Warmer, scattered showers arrive this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances into the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Fall-like weather set to make a return

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, cooler weather set to return this week

FIRST ALERT: Unseasonably warm weather continues this week

FIRST ALERT: Hurricane Delta officially makes landfall in Louisiana

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances on the increase this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Two tornadoes confirmed in Florence County Thursday

FIRST ALERT: Sally to bring heavy rain to the southeast

FIRST ALERT: More humidity, better rain chances return this week

  FIRST ALERT: Drop in mugginess arrives through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: “Catastrophic” damage and “unsurvivable” storm surge expected from Laura

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances trend lower, summer heat returns

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Kyle forms, earliest “K” storm on record

FIRST ALERT: Afternoon storm chances continue this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Tropical Storm Josephine forms in the Atlantic

FIRST ALERT: Storm chances continue through the week

FIRST ALERT: Summer-like with more afternoon storms around

  FIRST ALERT: Isaias makes landfall in N.C., strong winds in the Grand Strand

FIRST ALERT: Latest update on Isaias

  FIRST ALERT: Storm chances increase throughout the week

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered storms Saturday, heat index approaches 105°

  FIRST ALERT: Summer heat building, heat index over 100°

  FIRST ALERT: Summer heat builds into the weekend, heat index near 100°