Ben Terry

Ben Terry

Meteorologist

Ben Terry has been the morning and midday meteorologist at KPLC since 2011. A 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University's on-campus Broadcast Meteorologist program, Ben began his broadcast career nearly 15 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi. He then came to KPLC in 2011 to join the morning team on 7News Sunrise which has now expanded to FOX 29 with the morning news. When not on-air or forecasting the weather for Southwest Louisiana, Ben involves himself with numerous charitable organizations throughout Southwest Louisiana including the Ad and Press Club, American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana and the Louisiana/Mississippi Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, founding a local support group for those coping with the diseases. Ben also enjoys visiting local schools to get young students interested in the sciences and meeting folks in the community by volunteering to emcee numerous charitable events across Southwest Louisiana during his off time. Over the years Ben has been a part of significant upgrades to the weather technology at KPLC with the addition of the Skycam network and latest WSI weather system, keeping Southwest Louisiana up to date with the latest and greatest forecasting and storm tracking technology. Keeping the residents of Southwest Louisiana safe from threatening weather is Ben's main mission, and the resources and technology available at KPLC make that possible with all of the social media platforms and mobile apps available for alerting the public. An active member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association, Ben currently served as past president of the Southeast Texas/Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the AMS/NWA and looks forward to attending the National Weather Association's annual meeting each fall. Ben is a resident of Lake Charles.

Education:

  • Mississippi State University

Recent Articles by Ben

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cool and cloudy with showers on the way through the morning hours

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain likely tonight; bitterly cold Tuesday and Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A gumbo kind of day as temperatures turn abruptly cooler

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Colder weather less than 24 hours away with some rain returning later today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer days near an end as series of fronts arrive through next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few morning sprinkles today; cold front still set for Thursday night arrival

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warming trend this week, but another cold front arrives on Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine breaks the morning chill; wonderful weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Windy and cold day ahead as rain quickly departs

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong to severe storms possible later this afternoon and evening ahead of cold front

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Ending the warmth as we quickly transition to coat weather by Halloween

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking a strong cold front on the way by Halloween

TROPICAL OUTLOOK: Pablo fizzles out in the North Atlantic, no areas of concern this week

TROPICAL UPDATE: Disturbance in the Gulf upgraded to Tropical Depression 17

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavier rain later in the day ahead of a cold front; improving weekend weather

TROPICAL UPDATE: Disturbance in the Gulf could become a tropical depression later today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sun to start; clouds return with rain moving in late tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bright sunshine breaks the chill; heavy rain threat on the way for Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and cooler weather returns; rainy again by late-week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strong thunderstorms later this morning ahead of another cooldown

KPLC’s Oakdale Weather Watcher passes away

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cloudy and cooler day; still watching the Gulf for development this week

TROPICAL UPDATE: Watching an area of possible development in the Gulf this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning storms usher in cooler temperatures; watching the Gulf for possible development

  Storms leave damage in parts of SW Louisiana overnight

  TROPICAL UPDATE: Threat in the Gulf? Unlikely…. However, rain chances go up this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm front brings more scattered storms; cold front arrives early Wednesday

  Rainy and stormy pattern ahead with another cold front arriving Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Stormy first half of the week with a couple cooler days returning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Strongest front of the season arrives this afternoon; cool start to weekend