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 few showers and storms this afternoon, more rain to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot Fourth of July, showers and storms return to end the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A stormy afternoon ahead, Fourth of July looks to see scattered storms

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A muggy and hazy afternoon, rain and storms chances increase for Fourth of July weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: The heat and humidity roll on, with rain chances for Fourth of July

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered storms this afternoon, we see a drier pattern into the new week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy and hazy afternoon, we are expecting more showers and storms for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and storms this afternoon, a little drier and hazy for Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances remain overnight, a change in the pattern is ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few storm’s this evening, an unsettled pattern settles in to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A partly cloudy start, showers and storms return for Father’s Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon with less rain, we see showers and storms into Father’s Day

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few storms this evening, drier for Friday and Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few storms this evening, higher rain chances into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A very warm afternoon with a few storms, the heat rolls on into Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A perfect start to the weekend, rain chances remain low into next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Plenty of sun and warm temperatures, a beautiful weekend ahead

  Staying prepared for hurricane season

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful afternoon, temperatures warm moving forward with plenty of sunshine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon with sunshine, we remain sunny into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mostly cloudy afternoon, still watching the chance for rain

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another warm afternoon for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon ahead, but all eyes remain on Cristobal

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few afternoon storms, but all eyes remain on the Cristobal

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking some afternoon storms, while keeping an eye on the tropics

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A mixture of sun and clouds this afternoon, rain chances on the increase tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon with some clouds, higher rain chances ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice end to the weekend, but an unsettled week is ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon, rain chances increase late next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A partly cloudy afternoon, temperatures will be warming next week