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: 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°

  FIRST ALERT: Afternoon rain chances continue, warmer weather arrives

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances trending lower for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Rounds of afternoon storms likely this week

  Rain chances continue into the weekend, improvements arrive soon

  FIRST ALERT: More heavy rain set to arrive this week

  FIRST ALERT: Overnight showers, cooler weather returns this weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Few strong evening storms, cooler weather returns

FIRST ALERT: Beautiful Spring weather for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Spring warmth, slim rain chances through the weekend

FIRST ALERT: Gusty showers continue through middle of the day

  FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain, storms arrive late this weekend

FIRST ALERT: Rain chances return to the forecast

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: TORNADO WATCH now in effect through noon

FIRST ALERT: Heavy rain set to arrive Tuesday

FIRST ALERT: Near-record warmth into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Increasing rain chances for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth, weekend rain chances

FIRST ALERT: Cooler weather, better rain chances moving-in

  FIRST ALERT: Cooler weekend, increasing rain chances

  FIRST ALERT: Spring-like warmth, showers continue this week

FIRST ALERT: Warmer weather, rain chances return this week

FIRST ALERT: Widespread frost likely Sunday morning

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances, warmer weather set to arrive soon