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 cool start to our Monday as we are tracking temperatures in the upper 60′s for lows. We have already seen scattered showers working their way through Southwest Louisiana and we can expect that to continue as we head into the afternoon and evening.
Our Saturday has been full of clouds and a few breaks allowing sunshine to filter through, but a nice day with no rainfall. Temperatures have been comfortable as we have only reached the upper 70′s and lower 80′s across the area.
Clouds have been the bigger weather story for today as we have seen temperatures held in check as we have only reached the upper 70′s to lower 80′s. Cooler temperatures will continue to be around as we head into the weekend as clouds will be sticking around with a few showers entering the picture as
We have seen partly cloudy skies this afternoon, which is a good thing because there is no rain associated with the clouds and it’s holding temperatures down as well. Highs have only reached the lower and middle 80′s which is right around and slightly below average for this time of year.
It’s been another warm afternoon with highs into the lower 90′s once again with heat indices back into the upper 90′s to near 100. The one difference is we have been drier as storms haven’t been moving into the area, which is both good and bad news.
We have seen another warm afternoon as temperatures have warmed into the lower 90′s this afternoon. Much like our Saturday afternoon storms have begun to fire and are providing tropical downpours across portions of Southwest Louisiana.
We have seen warm temperatures as sunshine has allowed us to warm up this morning, but now we are seeing showers and storms moving into the area. Showers and storms continue to hang around around through the evening before we slowly dry out overnight.
We have remained relatively dry so far this afternoon, but a few isolated showers and storms will be possible as we head into the evening. Temperatures are remaining warm as we are back into the lower 90′s, but we see a slight drop as we head into next week as our rain chances begin to increase.
A hot afternoon as temperatures have risen into the lower 90′s once again with heat indices climbing into the lower 100′s. Rain chances have been lower this afternoon and that will continue to be the case as we head into the evening.
Another afternoon with highs into the lower 90′s with plenty of sunshine. The good news is that we have seen slightly drier air working its way into Southwest Louisiana and that has kept the heat indices down.
We have been dealing with scattered thunderstorms so far this afternoon, which has put a slight delay on some of the clean up process, but the story still remains the heat for many. Highs have climbed into the lower 90′s once again and heat indices are back into the triple digits.
We have seen yet another hot afternoon as we continue to clean up across Southwest Louisiana as we have a heat advisory out until 6 p.m. this evening. Highs have reached the lower 90′s once again, but we are continuing to see heat indices into the triple digits.
It’s been another warm and muggy afternoon across Southwest Louisiana, but the difference has been that scattered storms have returned. Not every area has picked up the showers or storms, but for those that have we have seen cooler temperatures.
It’s another hot and humid afternoon out there for those cleaning up as we have another heat advisory in place until 7 p.m. this evening. Temperatures are back into the lower 90′s and it’s feeling more like the triple digits, if you are outside cleaning up make sure to drink plenty of water to help
We have seen another round of showers and storms moving into Southwest Louisiana this afternoon, bringing heavy rain as well as lightning. Temperatures are warm as well as we have reached the lower 90′s once again.
It’s been a wonderful start to the weekend as we are seeing plenty of sunshine and a few clouds for our Saturday. Temperatures have warmed as we are in the lower 90′s, we are still watching the tropics as we move over the next several days for potential impacts to Southwest Louisiana.
Another nice afternoon as we have seen pleasant temperatures as well as a few clouds around to help provide a little extra shade. Humidity values are still low as we are seeing a northerly wind continuing, but we will be tracking a change as we move through the weekend.
Lower humidity looks to stick around for one more day as we head into Friday afternoon with afternoon highs back into the lower 90′s. There is a slight chance for an isolated shower or storm mainly for areas to the north tomorrow, but even those chances remain very low.
We have seen a drier afternoon with a few isolated storms, but they have been far and few between. The bigger story has been the temperatures and heat indices as we have reached the lower 90′s and are feeling more like the triple digits in some locations.
We have been seeing scattered showers and storms making their way through Southwest Louisiana this morning and continuing into the early afternoon. Temperatures are cooler as well especially where it has rained as some areas are in the lower and middle 80′s.
A few tropical downpours moving through Southwest Louisiana this afternoon bringing heavy rain as well as some thunder and lightning. Temperatures have been cooler as well thanks to all the cloud cover and showers.
Continuing to track widespread showers and storms moving through Southwest Louisiana bringing some much needed rainfall to the area. We continue to see rain through the overnight and into Sunday as tropical moisture is brought in.
We are dealing with scattered showers and storms this afternoon producing tropical downpours at times as well as some lightning in these storms. Temperatures have been held in check today thanks to the clouds and rain this morning with highs in the middle 70′s and low 80′s.