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.
A cooler afternoon as we have seen more in the way of cloud cover and showers and storms. The good news is the heaviest rain as remained off to the east, but we have seen showers and a few storms working their way through the area.
It’s been a warm and muggy Fourth of July so far as temperatures have warmed into the lower 90′s with heat indices climbing into the upper 90′s and low 100′s. We haven’t seen much in the way of showers and storms to help cool things down, but more is in the forecast for Sunday.
It’s been another warm afternoon with highs reaching the lower 90′s, but the key difference has been the showers and storms moving through. That has helped temperatures cool down and make it a little more comfortable outside after the rain passes.
Another hazy and hot afternoon with temperatures back into the lower 90′s with heat indices back into the lower 100′s. We do see some relief in site, but that will be coming with the price of showers and storms as we head into the weekend.
The heat and humidity continue to be the big weather story as we are seeing highs in the lower 90′s with heat indices in in the upper 90′s and triple digits. There is also a lot of haziness today as we are tracking more Saharan Dust moving through, but thankfully not seeing any issues from it.
A few showers and storms have moved through Southwest Louisiana this afternoon and a few more will be possible as we head into the evening before rain chances diminish. Temperatures are on the warm side as we are in the upper 80′s and even a few lower 90′s.
A cloudy and hazy afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we are seeing some of the effects of the Saharan Dust moving its way in. The good news is we haven’t been tracking as many showers and storms this afternoon as we have the last couple of days, but the rain chances return into the weekend.
Another active day in terms of showers and storms as we saw one wave move through this morning and another round moving through this afternoon. Rain chances will decrease into the overnight hours and be lower for Friday, but that could mean we see some hazy skies.
We have seen some showers and storms move through this afternoon, but we are beginning to dry things out a little. As we move through the rest of this evening, we may see additional showers and storms developing that could produce heavy rainfall in some locations.
A warm afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we have seen temperatures climbing into the upper 80′s and lower 90′s. The key difference has been the showers and storms we have been seeing moving through this afternoon and will continue into the evening.
It’s been a partly cloudy start to the day as we have seen a few more clouds, temperatures are still warm as we are in the upper 80′s and lower 90′s. We are tracking some storms back into Texas that are slowly trying to work their way eastward.
It’s a very warm afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we have risen into the upper 80′s to lower 90′s. The key difference is that we aren’t seeing showers and storms this afternoon and that will be the case to start the weekend as well.
We have been dealing with scattered showers and storms throughout the late morning and into the early afternoon. We can expect this to continue through the afternoon as we warm things up and that will help to spark the showers and storms with the moisture and frontal boundary we have.
A warm afternoon so far across Southwest Louisiana as we have seen temperatures warm into the upper 80′s to near 90 in many locations. As we push through the rest of the afternoon and evening we stand the chance of seeing some pop up showers and storms much like the last couple of evenings.
Overall a great weekend as we have seen plenty of sunshine and temperatures climbing into the upper 80′s and lower 90′s. We have seen a few showers and storms for this afternoon, but overall the majority of us are remaining dry.
A gorgeous start to the weekend as we are seeing plenty of sunshine and just a few high thin cirrus clouds. Temperatures have risen into the upper 80′s and lower 90′s, which will be very common as we move into the new week.
It’s been a really nice afternoon so far as we have seen a few clouds from time to time, but plenty of sunshine as well. That has helped us to warm into the middle and upper 80′s and will help us to reach the lower 90′s in some areas.
As we move through the rest of the evening we could see a few showers and storms working their way through Southwest Louisiana, but overall the rain chance is remaining low this evening. Temperatures will be slowly falling as we head into the overnight and we will see a very humid start to our Sund
Off to another warm start this morning with temperatures in the lower and middle 70′s. You will also notice the humidity is back as we are feeling very tropical and this will be the case as we head through the rest of this week and into the weekend.
A partly cloudy start to our Tuesday as we are watching clouds move in from the south with temperatures warm once again. We are starting out in the upper 60′s to lower 70′s again and morning temperatures will slowly be warming through the rest of the week.
It’s been a nice weekend full of sunshine and clouds from time to time, but the majority of us have remained dry from any showers or storms. Temperatures have been warm as well as we have climbed into the middle and upper 80′s both days.