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

  Heavy rain likely into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Heat, humidity, and afternoon storms

  FIRST ALERT: Afternoon storms and triple digit heat indicies

  FIRST ALERT: Summer heat and afternoon storms return

FIRST ALERT: Barry becomes first hurricane of 2019 season as landfall along Louisiana coast is imminent

  Summer heat returns to end the weekend

  Beautiful Saturday, summer heat returns soon

  Break from the heat arrives, summer returns soon

  Rain clears, cooler weather makes brief return

  Another round of heavy rain arrives soon

  More heavy rain likely through mid-week

  FIRST ALERT: Enhanced fire risk, drought conditions worsen

  Near-record warmth continues this week

  First Alert: Near-record warmth arrives through Memorial Day

Andrea, first named storm of the 2019 season, forms in the Atlantic

  100° heat index arrives soon

  Shining a light on solar power, can it save you money?

Rain chances on the increase for Mother’s Day

Near record warmth arrives this week

  FIRST ALERT: Severe storms expected Friday, damaging winds the main threat

  FIRST ALERT: Another severe weather threat this week

  Showers and storms continue through the evening hours

  Round of heavy rain arrives ahead of the weekend

  Frost threat returns, more rain this week

Spring warmth moving in, weekend rain chances

Frost threat continues, spring-warmth back soon

Frost threat returns, Spring-warmth back soon

Clearing skies, warmer weather into the weekend

Much needed showers return Wednesday

Frost threat returns this week