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: Stormy start to the week will end much drier and hotter

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms returning will help with the heat

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hazy, hot and humid today; stormy pattern ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hazy, hot and humid; still on track for weekend storms

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hazy hot and humid forecast; storms return for the holiday weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain takes a backseat as heat and humidity remain this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Morning showers move out by afternoon as the haze thickens today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hazy skies arrive along with scattered tropical downpours this morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain could lead to some street flooding today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms arrive a little later today, but they’ll be back the next few days

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Stormy pattern this week with locally heavy downpours at times

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine to kickoff the weekend before a long stormy pattern returns

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot with a few storms returning today; sunnier Friday and Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Repeat of scattered afternoon storms continues today

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hot and humid with a few afternoon storms

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Watch for a few pop-up storms through sunset

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Bright sunshine and low humidity combine for a fantastic weekend forecast

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and pleasant stretch of weather ahead with no rain in sight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms end very early today followed by a big drop in humidity

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat index above 100 today, but some relief is on the way

  FIRST ALERT: Cristobal’s remnants continue to move inland; final advisory from the National Hurricane Center

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Will watch for a few tropical downpours to arrive late in the afternoon/early evening hours

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fewer showers today as sunshine will make for a nice weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Daily storms end after Friday, setting up a nice but hot weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Fewer storms today with an even drier pattern ahead beginning this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Daily storm chances continue, but a drier stretch is ahead next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms this weekend; much rainier most of next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances go up beginning this weekend through most of next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Summer pattern ahead; increasing scattered storms by Memorial Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and hotter today; a few storms returning later this week