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.
Fog not quite as bad as what we were seeing for our Thursday as we have more of a breeze this morning to help keep visibility a little better, but along the coast we are seeing that sea fog and that’s where a Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until Noon today. Temperatures warm into the afternoon as
Dense fog has formed across Southwest Louisiana this morning making for poor visibility as many areas have dropped to a half a mile or less. As you make your way off to work and school this morning make sure to allow yourself extra time to get there as well as use those low beam headlights to see b
We are off to another cool start to our day as temperatures are ranging from the upper 30′s for Oakdale to upper 40′s across much of the area with a few lower 50′s sprinkled into the mix as well. So far the clouds have held off to the west this morning, but as we near day break they will begin to i
Temperatures are starting off a little colder than what we saw on Monday morning, so you’ll want to grab a coat before heading out, but winds are returning out of the south this morning and that will help us to warm as we head into the afternoon. A pair of sunglasses and some short sleeves will be
A weak front is passing through this morning sparking just a few isolated showers mainly for areas to the north of I-10, and as it progresses to the south it will bring a few clouds, but most of us remain dry to start the day. Temperatures are also off to a much warmer start as many areas are in th
We’re off to another cold start this morning as many of us are waking up to temperatures below the freezing mark with middle to upper 20′s for inland zones and lower 30′s the further south you travel. I know I’m ready to see some sunshine in the forecast and I’m happy to deliver the good news that
The last of the winter weather is moving through this morning, mainly for areas to the north closer to Vernon and Beauregard with the rest of us remaining dry but cold. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Vernon until noon this afternoon, with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Beaure
A First Alert Day has been issued as we are seeing a wintry mix for areas north of I-10 this morning where temperatures are in the upper 20′s and lower 30′s. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect this morning at 5:00 a.m. for Vernon and Beauregard for ice accumulations up to a quarter of an inch
The coldest temperatures we have seen since Christmas Eve of 1989 when we had temperatures back into the lower teens. Winds are blowing out there as well and that is adding another issue to the mix as we have Wind Chill Advisory and Warnings in effect until Noon today.
The Winter Storm continues to move across Southwest Louisiana this morning as we are seeing a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and snow as of 2:00 a.m.. Trees and elevated surfaces are under a coating of ice this morning as moisture continues to move through and will be around with us through the ma
Just a cold and messy start to our Friday with temperatures back in the middle 30′s for areas north to lower 40′s closer to the I-10 corridor. There have been some showers moving through and even a few lightning strikes earlier this morning, but there is some good news in the fact that the heaviest
A rainy and stormy start to our Thursday as we are seeing rounds of showers and storms moving through producing some locally heavy rainfall. Rain isn’t the only thing falling this morning as temperatures are taking a dive as well thanks to the cold front and this morning will be the warmest we see
Another foggy start to the morning with visibility being reduced across all of Southwest Louisiana, so as you head off to work and school this morning you’ll want to allow yourself a little extra time as well as use those low beams. Temperatures are on the milder side as we are sitting in the upper
A much milder start to the day as moisture has increased across Southwest Louisiana and on top of that cloud cover has aided in keeping us much warmer. Temperatures this morning are in the upper 50′s to lower 60′s so a light jacket may be needed heading out the door this morning with warm afternoon
Some locally dense fog has formed this morning especially for areas off towards the east in Jeff Davis and into eastern portions of Calcasieu. the fog will burn off as we head through the morning, but we will see mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions as we head into the afternoon.
Our cold front passed through last night and that brought us some showers and breezy conditions before we began to dry out for the early portions of our Friday morning. More rain is expected as we head into mid-morning and into early afternoon as another boundary moves through keeping light rain in
We are off to a milder start this morning as we are tracking clouds moving into Southwest Louisiana ahead of our next cold front as well our winds out of the south helping to bring in moisture from the Gulf. The majority of the day remains dry especially to start, but as the afternoon arrives we si
Off to another cold start this morning as we have seen temperatures dropping back into the lower and middle 30′s across the area. Grab the coat as you head out the door this morning as we see a mostly sunny start to the day with another gorgeous afternoon on tap as sunshine remains our friend today
Make sure to grab that coat before heading out this morning as temperatures are back into the lower and middle 30′s across the area with some areas of frost to the north where the winds have relaxed and skies have remained clear. Good news is that sunshine will be returning as we head into the afte
Temperatures are on the colder side this morning as we are waking up to temperatures in the lower 40′s, which is close to where we should be for this time of year, but the difference is the breezy conditions making it feel even colder. Sunshine will be returning for the afternoon though and that wi
Temperatures once again this morning are on the cold side as we have dropped into the lower and middle 30′s across the area as we have clear skies and calm winds. Sunshine will return heading into the afternoon and that will bring us slightly warmer temperatures for the afternoon, but warmer weathe
Off to a much colder start to the day than what we have been seeing the last several mornings as we are back into the lower and middle 40′s and will likely drop into the upper 30′s by sunrise. Make sure to grab the coat before heading out as we are still seeing gusty winds and that is making it fee
Clouds are still hanging tough this morning as we are awaiting the back edge of the cold front to push through, but the good news is that this will happen and bring more sunshine to Southwest Louisiana. High pressure brings northerly winds in as we end the week and this will set us up for a cooler
A cloudy and muggy start for those along and south of I-10 with a little bit of a cooler start for areas just to the north. Temperatures this morning are in the upper 50′s for areas further to the north and in the lower and middle 60′s for areas further to the south, we all warm into the afternoon
A mild and muggy start to our Monday as we are sitting in the upper 60′s with a strong southerly breeze bringing in plenty of moisture off of the Gulf. Many locations are starting off this morning dry, but that will be changing as we head into the afternoon as the cold front pushes through the regi
Off to a rainy start on this Friday morning as we are seeing showers push across Southwest Louisiana with the main focus of rain remaining north of I-10. Shower come to and end around daybreak, but we remain cloudy with the chance of some light rain through the afternoon with a cloudy forecast head
A foggy start is around for our Thursday as winds have turned back out of the south and that has raised our dew points back into the lower 60′s and with our actual temperatures in the lower 60′s fog has formed in many areas. The fog will burn off throughout the day, but then we have to turn towards
Another mild start to the day as temperatures are back into the middle and upper 50′s across the area thanks to an increase in our cloud cover. A weak boundary remains off to the north this morning bringing a few showers into central and northern Louisiana, but our day looks to remain dry as it wea
Off to a much milder start to the day as temperatures are in the middle 50′s for many locations as winds have turned more out of a southerly direction and that has brought back plenty of moisture. As we move into the afternoon we do see our highs warming a little more as we are back into the upper
We are off to a cold start to our Martin Luther King Jr. Day as we are back into the lower to middle 30′s this morning thanks to calm winds and clear skies. The positive is that we will be dealing with more sunshine for this afternoon and that will allow us to warm into the lower and middle 60′s, m