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 nice start to the weekend as we have seen a mixture of sun and a few high clouds across the area, but temperatures have been much more seasonable as highs have only warmed into the middle and upper 60′s.
We have reached the end of the work week, but unfortunately the nice weather that we saw for the majority of the week has left as we are seeing showers and thunderstorms moving through the area bringing gusty winds and heavy downpours.
A much nicer end to the work than the beginning when we started out with clouds and rain. Your Friday has been beautiful with sunshine and warmer temperatures as we have reached the upper fifties across the region.
A gorgeous day across Southwest Louisiana as temperatures have warmed into the lower 70’s today with the help of the sunshine. Our high temperatures today are right around average and where we are supposed to be this time of year, but this morning was a little cooler than normal.
A much nicer Sunday afternoon for Southwest Louisiana compared to Saturday afternoon as we have seen sunshine with just a few clouds around during the afternoon. Temperatures have warmed nicely as we have warmed into the lower 70’s.
Saturday has been filled with clouds and some late day sunshine, but temperatures have remained cool all day. Temperatures have climbed into the upper 50’s to lower 60’s with a chilly wind out of the northwest around 5-10 mph.