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 cool and breezy night ahead, temperatures much cooler to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain continues through Sunday, but a big cool down arrives Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavier rain and storms this afternoon, rain remains in the forecast this weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms arrive overnight, a soggy weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms around this morning, a drier and mild Thanksgiving Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly start, rain chances increase tonight into Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A slightly cooler start to the week, rain chances return Tuesday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slightly cooler for Monday but dry, rain chances increase late Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and warm for Sunday, rain chances increase Tuesday evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon ahead, staying dry and mild for our weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The warming trend continues into the weekend, rain chances return next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A gorgeous afternoon with plenty of sunshine, warmer weather for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cooler and drier weather has arrived, plenty of sunshine to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A lovely start to the weekend, showers enter the picture for Sunday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and dry start to the weekend, showers move in with a front for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm finish to the week, watching a cold front arriving for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm finish to Veterans Day, sunshine remains in place through the end of the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds sticking around to end the weekend, sunshine and warm temperatures return Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers possible Sunday, sunshine returns to start the new week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Slightly cooler to start the week, warmer temperatures return to end the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly Halloween evening, sunshine keeps us comfortable for next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Staying cool for Halloween, fall weather sticking around into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The cooler weather sticks around for Friday, sunshine sticks around for Halloween

  Zeta to become a hurricane as it enters the Gulf Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm the next few days, cold front arrives for Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds keeping us cooler this afternoon, eyes turning to the tropics and cold front this week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms through this evening, drier and slightly cooler for Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms arrive for Friday, warm and dry as we head into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Remaining warm through the weekend, isolated storms return to end the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful Sunday afternoon, rain chances increase as we head into Tuesday