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 mostly cloudy afternoon across the region, with warmer temperatures as we are in the lower to middle 70′s. We are tracking showers and storms as we head into the weekend, which may interrupt any plans of getting some fresh air.
A few scattered showers are moving through the region very early this morning with the more widespread rain north of the viewing area. Temperatures off to a warmer start in the upper 50′s for a few areas and lower 60′s for many of us.
A mostly cloud afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we have seen clouds increasing throughout the morning with a few breaks allowing for sunshine to filter through. Temperatures are warming nicely as well as we have seen them climbed into the lower 70′s.
We are off to another cool start across the region as we have seen temperatures dropping back into the lower and middle 50′s as we saw clear skies and calm winds for the majority of the night. We are going to see a warm up ahead as we go into Friday, but rain chances aren’t far away.
A very pleasant afternoon as we have seen plenty of sunshine and that has really helped temperatures warm as we have moved into the afternoon. Highs are int the lower to middle 70′s, which is right where we should be for this time of year.
Another warm afternoon across our area with temperatures warming into the lower and middle 80′s, thanks to abundant sunshine. This trend will continue as we head into the end of the work week, before changes move in for the weekend.
It’s been a little warmer this afternoon for many of us as a few peaks of sunshine have filtered through the clouds in some areas as temperatures are in the lower to middle 70′s. There are a few showers around, but not nearly as widespread as what we have seen the past couple of days.
A much cooler day across the region thanks to northerly winds and plenty of clouds to keep the sun away. Temperatures are currently in the lower 60′s for our northern parishes to the middle 60′s further south. Rain showers are popping up as well and will be a factor into the evening and overnight.
Overall a really nice day across the region as we have seen plenty of sunshine with a few clouds from time to time. Temperatures have warmed into the upper 70′s and lower 80′s but the rain has held off today unlike the last couple of days.
A really nice afternoon has taken place as we have seen temperatures in many locations in the lower 80′s. Our winds aren’t nearly as strong as we saw yesterday and the direction has changed as well as we are out of the northeast. Our humidity still remains, but the good news is that we are remaini
Another day like the past several in which we have seen mild and muggy starts, turn into warm and humid afternoons with temperatures in the upper 70′s and lower 80′s. We have seen a good breeze throughout the afternoon, but the good news is we have remained dry and any plans you have through the ev
Another warm and muggy day across Southwest Louisiana as we continue to see southerly flow which is continuing to pump moisture into the area. Good news is we have remained dry and I expect that to continue into the afternoon with highs in the middle to upper 70′s.
It’s been a nice weekend as we have remained dry and we have seen sunshine and a mixture of clouds. Temperatures have been really nice as well as we have warmed up into the lower 70′s today and the winds have also shifted back out of the south.
We started off with sunshine this morning, but as we heave moved into the afternoon clouds have begun to build in. We do remain dry for any of your evening plans, but make sure to take a jacket with you.
A cooler start to the day with temperatures in the middle to upper 40′s for many locations, with the good news being that the winds are off to a calmer start as well, but as we go into the afternoon we still could see breezy conditions.
Off to a cloudy start to the day with even a few areas of light rain and drizzle as we continue to see the system moving off towards the east. Temperatures are pretty close to average as we are in the lower to middle 50′s.
Continuing to track showers and a few thunderstorms moving through the region, but the good news is that the severe threat continues to diminish as we are seeing the atmosphere becoming more stable thanks to the rain moving through now.