Former WJHG Chief Meteorologist Jason Kelley dies

Longtime Chief Meteorologist for WJHG-TV Jason Kelley has died after a battle with cancer. Kelley was 45.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WJHG/WECP) -- UPDATE: July 21, 2016 12:45 p.m.
Funeral arrangements for Jason Kelley have been finalized. Visitation will be held Friday, July 22 from 6-8 PM at Skelton Funeral Home in Reform, Alabama. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday at Skelton Funeral Home with Skelton Funeral Home directing.

Jason was from Reform, which is in Pickens County, along Alabama's border with Mississippi.

Original Story: July 21, 2016 7:30 a.m.
Longtime WJHG meteorologist Jason Kelley has died at the age of 45 following a battle with cancer.

Kelley was Chief Meteorologist at WJHG from 1999-2009. He's best remembered for leading our area through numerous hurricanes, including Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

During Ivan, while on-air, the WJHG tower camera caught a waterspout coming ashore from the Gulf of Mexico and turning into a tornado. That tornado came right by the station after having done millions of dollars worth of damage in the Grand Lagoon neighborhood. Kelley, along with the VIPIR 7 weather team, stayed on the air non-stop for more than 24 hours while Ivan made landfall in an effort to keep viewers in northwest Florida and south Alabama safe.

Kelley had a passion for hurricanes and severe weather. He also loved University of Alabama football.

Kelley is survived by his wife Pam and their four daughters.