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 wonderful weekend ahead, but big changes are on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warm with a few clouds to end the week, temperatures continue to warm into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice day with cooler temperatures, but a warming trend is on the way

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly afternoon with a northerly breeze, temperatures dropping into the 30’s overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice way to end the weekend, but rain as a cold front moves in

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cooler afternoon, but plenty of sunshine for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm day to end the week, with cooler temperatures over the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another warm day, clouds building overnight with a slight chance of a shower

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and Cool for Sunday, with a nice start to the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms are possible as the cold front moves in, clearing for your Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm afternoon, changes on the way as a cold front moves in

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice Thanksgiving day with sun and clouds, rain chances going up for weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool overnight, clouds building for Thanksgiving

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and a few storms linger overnight, cooler temperatures for Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice Sunday, but rain chances going up for Thanksgiving week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine has returned along with cooler temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Storms moving through Friday evening, clearing for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Tracking a cold front for Friday, clearing into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful ending to the weekend with more sunshine to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunny and cool for Saturday with more sunshine into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold Friday evening with a beautiful weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain clearing leading to a cold evening across Southwest Louisiana

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A very chilly day with rain chances going up into Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold front moves through on Monday bringing cold temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer for your Sunday with big cool down next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Warmer start to the week with just a few clouds

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Another cool day for Sunday with a slight warm up early next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clear start on Monday with rain by Tuesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cool Saturday filled with clouds, but a beautiful Sunday ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunday is another warm day before the front arrives Monday