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: Tropical Storm Beta weakens slightly, still moving slowly off to the west

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain returns late into the weekend as we track a slow moving storm in the Gulf through next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds temper the heat today with lower humidity by this weekend; Wilfred likely to form in the Gulf this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sally makes landfall over Gulf Shores; meanwhile our weather in SW Louisiana stays quiet for several more days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sally poses no threat to SW Louisiana as our weather continue to remain quiet this week

  Hurricane Sally continues to strengthen but is no threat to Southwest Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances lower this week; Sally is no threat to Southwest Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny Friday ahead but a wet pattern arrives beginning this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Drier through Friday but weekend storms kick off a rainy stretch through next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Isolated morning downpours; more on the way by this afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered thunderstorms are back this afternoon and again for Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Labor Day will bring more heat and humidity; rain chances also return later this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More sunshine and heat today; a couple of spotty storms Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another dry day for cleanup; some heat relief on the way next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another heat advisory but fewer storms help with cleanup today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat advisory in effect; a few storms could return as well

WATCH LIVE: Laura now Category 4; landfall expected early Thursday morning

  Hurricane season preparedness tips

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice weekend ahead as we closely watch the Gulf for impacts next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More sun today; meanwhile the tropics heating up even more

  TROPICAL UPDATE: Isaias set to make landfall in the Carolinas

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Weekend rain chances increase; watching Isaias in the Caribbean

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hotter days with less rain around until the weekend; tropics stay active

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Resuming with more scattered storms on the return again today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Our pattern of daily storms continues this week

  Hurricane Hanna makes landfall at Padre Island at 6:15 P.M.

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking Hanna in the Gulf; rain chances increasing through next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Watching the Gulf as a heavier rain threat arrives Friday/Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain on the return today; watching the Gulf late-week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Increased rain chances this week thanks to the tropics