Arielle Nixon

Meteorologist

13 fascinating facts about Arielle Nixon:

1. My nickname is Moonface because of my extremely round face.
2. I have never colored my hair in my life. I can attribute my blonde locks to a German and Swedish heritage.
3. I love to travel! In total, I have visited 15 countries. My favorite so far is Italy.
4. During the summer of 2011, I used only 1 suitcase to visit 10 countries in 10 weeks.
5. I have experienced an Earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale.
6. I graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. My first experience with Iowa was when the Hawkeyes beat my Alma Mater in the 2010 Orange Bowl.
7. I’m a big Georgia Tech football fan. So much so that I was a science tutor for the athletics association while in school.
8. Although my favorite type of weather to forecast is severe weather, I have never seen a tornado in person.
9. I worked with John Bachman’s son while interning at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
10. I’m a terrible speller (thank god for spell check), but a straight A math student.
11. One of my favorite songs is Big Green Tractor by Jason Aldean.
12. My favorite food is birthday cake flavored ice cream. I’ve been known to have a big bowl in the dead of winter.
13. My first weather memory was the 1993 storm of the century. My family didn’t have power for an entire week because of the powerful blizzard.

Meteorologist Arielle Nixon joined Channel 13's First Alert Storm Team in June 2012 after graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. During her time at Georgia Tech Arielle had the opportunity to intern with experienced meteorologists at WSB-TV and WAGA-TV in Atlanta, GA. She also spent a semester volunteering at the National Weather Service office in Peachtree City, GA.

Arielle is a member of the American Meteorological Society. She enjoys the challenge of forecasting severe weather and understands the importance of warning viewers of any dangerous weather situations. Arielle is excited to experience Iowa’s ever-changing weather patterns.

Arielle grew up in Roswell, GA and is excited to see what the Midwest has to offer. She enjoys the outdoors and is looking forward to visiting all of the great parks in Des Moines. She also likes to be creative with crafting and baking.

Recent Articles

  • WEATHER RATING: Cooler & Breezy

    Posted on: 5:27 am, May 21, 2013, by

    Today will be cooler than yesterday with highs reaching the mid 70s.  These temperatures will be right on average for...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Sunny, Warm, Isolated Storms

    Posted on: 5:35 am, May 17, 2013, by , updated on: 08:33am, May 17, 2013

    Today will be partly sunny with highs reaching the lower 80s. Similar to yesterday, we will see isolated thunderstorms developing...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Warm & Breezy

    Posted on: 4:57 am, May 15, 2013, by , updated on: 05:17am, May 15, 2013

    Not as hot or as windy today.  Partly sunny skies and a north wind will keep highs in the lower...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Sunny, Windy, & Warm

    Posted on: 5:22 am, May 13, 2013, by , updated on: 08:48am, May 13, 2013

    Highs will reach the middle and upper 70s for this Monday afternoon. We’ll see plenty of sunshine.  Winds will be...
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  • WEEKEND PREVIEW: Cooler Temps & Drier Weather

    Posted on: 5:22 am, May 9, 2013, by , updated on: 08:36pm, May 9, 2013

    Isolated rain showers and downpours are spinning through Central Iowa. Accumulations will vary widely over small distances, but much of...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Rain Returns

    Posted on: 5:34 am, May 8, 2013, by , updated on: 09:09am, May 8, 2013

    Our nice morning will turn into a cloudier afternoon. A few scattered showers are expected to move in to Central...
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  • WEATHER RATING: TERRIFIC TUESDAY

    Posted on: 5:26 am, May 7, 2013, by , updated on: 08:48am, May 7, 2013

    Mostly sunny skies are expected through the majority of the day today.  That along with warmer temperatures and light winds...
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  • WINTER WEATHER: Cold, Windy & 6″ Snow

    Posted on: 7:50 am, May 2, 2013, by , updated on: 08:17am, May 2, 2013

    A cut-off low pressure system is bringing cold temperatures, strong winds, heavy rain and snow to central IA this morning. ...
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  • SHAKE UP: Heavy Rain Will Turn To Snow

    Posted on: 5:18 am, May 1, 2013, by , updated on: 11:57am, May 1, 2013

    A slow-moving low pressure system and its associated cold front brought heavy rain and a few severe thunderstorms to parts...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Friday Warming Up

    Posted on: 9:04 am, April 26, 2013, by , updated on: 09:06am, April 26, 2013

    More great weather to enjoy today! The south breeze will help us get close to 70 this afternoon. Expect a...
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  • WEATHER RATING: Spring Sunshine

    Posted on: 8:33 am, April 25, 2013, by

    Today’s weather rating is a 7.  Although today will be warmer than yesterday, temperatures are still below average.  It will...
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  • WET WEDNESDAY: Storms Begin

    Posted on: 4:52 am, April 17, 2013, by , updated on: 09:42am, April 17, 2013

    Wednesday is starting off with thunderstorms across Southern and Central Iowa.  These showers and thunderstorms will continue through the lunch...
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