Jacob Durham

Jacob Durham

Meteorologist

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: A partly cloudy afternoon, but warmer weather on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A dry start to the day, but rain moves in for this evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mostly cloudy afternoon, but rain chances increase into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers this morning, more rain in the forecast into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mostly cloudy afternoon, rain chances go up beginning Friday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool start, but a nice afternoon with a mixture of sun and clouds

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful afternoon ahead, rain chances are coming back into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool start, but plenty of sunshine gives us a beautiful afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful afternoon, rain chances increasing for Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers and storms through the evening, drying out for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another beautiful afternoon. rain chances increase for Saturday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another sunny and warm afternoon, but changes on the way into the weekend

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Has it really been as cloudy as it has felt this year?

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another warm and sunny afternoon, the warmth continues for the end of the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A little warmer this afternoon with some showers, a drier week ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking showers this afternoon, a little warmer into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking rain moving through the area, rain chances stay with us for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice day with warm temperatures and little rain, rain chances increasing moving forward

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and partly cloudy day, rain chances increasing into this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and breezy day, we look to remain mostly dry into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Remaining warm through the weekend, low chances of rain as well

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and mostly cloudy day, a few showers possible for Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and muggy afternoon, but more dense fog expected overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another day to end the weekend, but rain chances are going up

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: We remain dry for the weekend, rain chances increasing for next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cooler start to the day, but plenty of sunshine into the afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy start, but a few peaks of sunshine late

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking rain moving through this afternoon, much nicer to end the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A dry and cloudy start, showers increasing overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm day with plenty of sunshine, clouds increase into Sunday