Kristin Walls

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Kristin started at KAPP/KVEW in June of 2016 as Chief Meteorologist. Watch her weather reports weekdays on Good Morning Northwest from 5 to 7 a.m., or her weekly news segment called 100% Chance of Wine airing Wednesday evenings.
Kristin Walls was born in a small town in northeastern Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science from the Ohio State University. Kristin’s thesis focused on how tornadoes and derechos formed in the Ohio Valley since 1950. During Kristin’s time at OSU, she got the chance to travel down to Peru and study volume changes to the Quelccaya Ice Cap.
In 2009, Kristin started her television career at WTOV9 in Steubenville, Ohio. While at WTOV9, she covered the 4th biggest snowstorm on record in the Ohio Valley. The storm accumulated up to 20 inches of snow over a span of two days.
In 2011, she went to WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky. She started off as the weekend meteorologist before getting promoted to weekday evenings.  Louisville is a very active weather market where she had the chance to track many severe weather events including the EF4 Henryville, Indiana tornado.
She enjoys crossfit, running, hiking, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.


Air Quality improving this weekend -Kristin

Rain chances, wind to improve air quality this weekend -Kristin

Wind gusts up to 25 MPH possible

Small improvements to our Air Quality Wednesday! -Kristin

Rain moves in on Friday

Air Quality Alert extended through Friday -Kristin

Rain possible Friday

Smoke, hazardous air quality continues Monday -Kristin

Air Quality Alert in effect this weekend with smoke returning -Kristin

Heat and smoke will return this weekend -Kristin

Heading back into the 90's

A hazy and warmer Wednesday -Kristin

90's returns for the weekend

Feeling fall-like Tuesday! -Kristin

Highs in the 70's

Blowing Dust Advisory with wind gusts up to 55 MPH -Kristin

Smoky Labor Day in the Tri-Cities

More heat this Labor Day weekend -Kristin

10 to 15 degrees above average

Triple digit heat possible heading into Labor Day weekend -Kristin

Washington's H3 wines are getting a new look!

Poor air quality with smoke moving into area -Kristin

Turning breezy by afternoon

A hot start to September with 90's returning -Kristin

Near 100 by end of week

Becoming mostly sunny, pleasant Monday -Kristin

Cooler and a bit breezy Thursday -Kristin

A morning shower possible

Sunshine returns Wednesday, cooling trend by end of week -Kristin

A muggy Tuesday with more storms possible -Kristin

More triple digit heat to start the week! -Kristin

Up to 106 degrees for spots

Excessive Heat Watch to start this weekend -Kristin

Triple digits return Sunday

A hazy Thursday, triple digit heat returns this weekend -Kristin

Cloudy start with a much cooler Wednesday ahead -Kristin

High Fire Danger Tuesday, wind gusts up to 35 MPH -Kristin

Fire Weather Watch in effect Tuesday -Kristin

Wind gusts up to 35 MPH possible

A much cooler Friday in the low 80's! -Kristin

Sunshine continues this weekend

Gusts up to 30 MPH Thursday with cooler temperatures -Kristin

Back into the 80's today

Close to 100 degrees Wednesday -Kristin

Storm chance late in the day, overnight

A hot Tuesday, late day storm possible Wednesday -Kristin

Sunny and pleasant start to the workweek -Kristin

Back into the 100's, high fire danger Friday -Kristin

Winds up to 25 MPH

Up to 110 degrees Thursday with a storm chance -Kristin

Excessive Heat Warning in effect with highs up to 110 degrees -Kristin

More triple digit heat, up to 104 degrees Tuesday-Kristin

Heat Advisory in effect for the Columbia Basin, Yakima Valley -Kristin

A bit breezy Friday with elevated fire concerns -Kristin

Gusts up to 25 MPH

A cooler and breezy Thursday -Kristin

A little relief from the heat, turning breezy Wednesday -Kristin

Gusts up to 25 MPH possible

Up to 103 in spots Tuesday! -Kristin

Triple digit heat to start the week! -Kristin

Climbing into the 100's today