Jacob Durham

Jacob Durham


Jacob graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May of 2019 with a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Math.

He was involved in the UNC Charlotte weather team, doing weekly broadcast for the UNC Charlotte news.

He was also a member of the UNC Charlotte STORM meteorology club, which participated in community activities around the campus.

Jacob is originally from Salisbury, North Carolina, where he was involved in his community and loved to hang out with family and friends.

He is excited to stay in the south and move to Southwest Louisiana, where he can keep the public informed of tropical weather as well as severe weather.

He became fascinated with weather at a young age when he was at the beach with his family and got his first taste in severe weather. From there, his appeal to weather continued to grow through winter storms and severe weather in North Carolina.

Growing up, Jacob loved to watch Chief Meteorologist Eric Thomas at WBTV and Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich at WCNC every afternoon to learn more about the weather.

During his college career, Jacob had the opportunity to intern at WBTV with Meteorologist Leigh Brock, who helped demonstrate the different tasks a meteorologist must do during a work day. He had the pleasure of watching newscasts and practicing with the green screen, as well as creating different shows to help accurately portray the weather story. It was a dream of his to be able to intern at the station he grew up watching as a child.

In his spare time he loves to play golf, fish and hangout with family and friends. He is excited to learn about the culture and history of Southwest Louisiana and get out and explore the area.

Recent Articles by Jacob

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

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Periods of rain for Monday, Beta continues to bring rain into late week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers continue through the overnight, Beta brings rain through the end of the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy and cool Saturday, Beta looks to bring rain into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy weekend ahead with a few showers, eyes remain on the Gulf this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds stick around into the weekend, watching the southern Gulf for potential development

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Remaining dry and warm as we head into Tuesday, a few storms possible Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few storms around for Monday, Sally remains a low impact for Southwest Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms possible Sunday, Sally looks to stay east of Southwest Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances on the increase for the weekend, unsettled into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Isolated storms return Friday, higher rain chances into the weekend and next week

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms this afternoon, drier and warmer for Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot, but drier afternoon; remaining hot for Labor Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms this afternoon, a hot a slightly drier Sunday ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot weekend ahead, with scattered storms for our Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another hot afternoon with a few storms, storms stick around for Friday and Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heat and humidity stick around for Thursday, higher rain chances towards the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Afternoon storms remain through Monday, hot afternoons ahead

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot stretch ahead with a few storms during the afternoon

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

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful start to the weekend, all eyes focused on the Gulf

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice weekend is ahead, all eyes remain in the Gulf into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A dry period through the weekend, then all eyes turn to the tropics

  TROPICAL UPDATE: Isaias set to make landfall in the Carolinas

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon with less rain, scattered storms return into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers and storms around, but a drier end to the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers and storms around, unsettled pattern continues to start the week

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

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Widespread showers and storms this afternoon, more tropical downpours for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and storms this afternoon, tropical downpours possible into the weekend