Rebecca Stevenson, meteorologist for KCPQ mornings 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Prior to joining the Q13 team, Rebecca was a key launch team member of Al Jazeera America. Living in New York City and working as a meteorologist and correspondent for the new network was her focus for two years. Seattle had always been home base, before the move to New York she was Chief Meteorologist for 6 years locally. The years spent in broadcast news and meteorology before that were a constant study of Pacific Northwest geology, oceanography, and severe weather.
Rebecca is a sealed member of both American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association.
Born in Key West, Florida and raised in Pensacola, the progression of hurricanes to Mid-west tornadoes has given Rebecca the life-experience, the preparation practice, and time forecasting all types of weather.


Recent Articles
  • 11 dead from cold as East Coast braces for winter ‘bomb cyclone’

    A major winter storm will wreak havoc on the Northeast this week, threatening hurricane-force winter wind gusts in a region already crippled by deadly cold. The technical term is bombogenesis but it’s often called a “bomb cyclone.” That’s when a cyclone rapidly intensifies over a 24-hour period. And for people along the coast from Florida to Maine, they’re in for a cold and wet couple of days. The bomb cyclone, expected to strike Thursday, will likely dump 6 to 12 inches […]

  • High wind warnings, advisories issued as ‘The Big Dark’ storms roll into Washington

    Today’s the day. Wind and rain is officially ushering Western Washington into fall 2017. Q13 News Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says the rain, heavy at times, will fall all day for most of Western Washington. Rebecca says an increase of heavy rain will occur between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Rain showers will continue overnight into Thursday. “Basically it’s going to be windy and rainy everywhere,” said Q13 News Meteorologist M.J. McDermott. “Snoqualmie Pass looks OK, we are not talking about […]

  • Storm hailed ‘The Big Dark’ to pound Puget Sound with high winds, heavy rain

    SEATTLE — “The Big Dark.” That’s what some are calling the series of storms stretching all the way across the ocean from China to the Pacific Northwest. Today's NASA image of the Pacific. Transpacific moisture fetch still there? Check. #wawx pic.twitter.com/4FHV2bUqOf — NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) October 17, 2017 Q13 News Meteorologist Rebecca Stevenson says the strongest wind Tuesday will occur through the late morning hours. Central Puget Sound wind: from the south 20-30mph with gusts up to 40mph. Around 11:00 […]

  • Satellite image shows series of storms stretching from China to Pacific Northwest

    SEATTLE — The Pacific Northwest’s first fall windstorm of 2017 is headed our way. Clean gutters and drainage grating are a good start for the week, but Wednesday and Thursday might require a revisit to clean more leaves, twigs, and debris from our ditches and side streets. Be sure to have your rain boots and hooded jackets handy, because an atmospheric river will siphon fall rain into Western Washington both days coupled with blustery, breezy, wind. Q13 News Meteorologist Rebecca […]

  • Heat advisory: Smoke, light ashfall, record high temperatures and record warm lows

    SEATTLE — Tuesday morning began in the 70s for parts of western Washington under a thick layer of smoke from wildfires burning in the Cascades and eastern slopes. The moon appeared deep red and orange in the smoky sky. The very dry, hot, air is in place for another day, but because of smoke the forecast has been lopped off a few degrees. NWS has maintained the Heat Advisory or parts of western Washington until 10 p.m. Tuesday. High temperatures […]

  • Harvey will make landfall a 3rd time as catastrophic storm shatters records

    Around Houston and southeast Texas, Harvey, will transition from being an extreme flash flooding event to a longer lived record-level river and bayou flooding episode. Three to four day rainfall totals, greater than 40 inches (closer to 50 inches in areas surrounding Santa Fe and Dickinson) have made the largest flood in Houston-Galveston history. A wave in the atmosphere last week went through rapid intensification, from a wave to a Category 4 landfall in less than 60 hours. It created […]

  • Walter Kelley: This could be the hottest week in 8 years — Excessive Heat Warning issued

    SEATTLE — An Excessive Heat Warning is set to go into effect for much of Western Washington this week. The warning begins 2 p.m. Tuesday and remains in effect until 9 p.m. Friday. Q13 News Chief Meteorologist Walter Kelley says the work week could be the hottest week the region has seen in the past eight years. “Thursday through Saturday, morning the lows will be near 72 degrees,” Kelley said. “Highs Tuesday through Saturday will be above 85 and many will […]

  • We’re about to hit 70° for the first time this year (but don’t get used to it)

    SEATTLE — Ready for a taste of summer, Washingtonians?! Q13 News meteorologists M.J. McDermott and Rebecca Stevenson agree that we’re going to have two days of summer-like temperatures this week. We're hitting the 70s this week – Wed & Thurs! What do you like to do when it hits 70? I love to walk near the water. #Q13FOX pic.twitter.com/xF5ukUipBZ — M.J. McDermott (@MJMCDERMOTT) May 1, 2017 You’re probably thinking “I’ll believe it when I feel it.” We don’t blame you […]

  • Are you rain weary? It’s back and so is the wind

    SEATTLE — The pitter patter of raindrops on the window has become the rhythm of Springtime in Seattle. Wednesday morning, steady rain will break to a few showers near 10 a.m. but rain will increase again shortly after noon. Expect breezy wind from the south 15-25 mph across the region. Get the Q13 News – Weather app to be alerted when severe weather strikes. Some showers will become heavier than others, there is a slight risk of a thundershower. High […]

  • February + March rainfall breaks a record of 120 years!

    SEATTLE — A Pacific Northwest tradition continues: Staying green and cultivating mold​ and mushrooms. After Monday’s soaking rain, the remaining days of March will be drier. Surprisingly, this month will not break a rainfall record — unless you add in February’s rainfall. When you do that, the total will break a record of 120 years! As of 5 a.m. Monday, the precipitation total at Sea-Tac is 7.14″. The wettest month of March on record will stay in the year 2014 with […]

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