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.
Rain has finally come to an end as the front has passed through Southwest Louisiana, but the afternoon has turned into a breezy one as winds are out of the north around 20 mph with gust up tp 30 mph. Temperatures will be falling this evening so if you plan on being out then make sure to grab a jack
Rain has been off and on all day as we are still watching the low pressure working its way to the east very slowly. Rain will continue as we head through the rest of the evening and into the overnight hours and will be heavy at times, but the good news is the severe threat remains very low.
A few showers are around this morning, but as we are heading throughout our Friday rain chances will continue to increase as well as the heavy rain threat. Temperatures this morning will be on the rise this morning as we see winds turning more out of the south and that will bring dew points back in
Showers and storms have been around for our Thanksgiving bringing some heavy rain and thunder to locations mainly south of I-10. Temperatures have been held in check though as we have seen plenty of clouds around the region and highs have only reached into the lower 70′s.
Scattered showers and storms are arriving this morning as we continue to watch the cold front pushing in from the west. The good news the storms will be in and out and by the time we reach the afternoon we will see sunshine returning and helping temperatures to warm into the middle and upper 70′s.
A chilly start to our Tuesday morning as temperatures have fallen back into the upper 40′s and lower 50′s thanks to clear skies and drier air. All that begins to change as we head into the afternoon as winds will turn more out of the south and that will bring back moisture as well as clouds with th
A nice start to our Monday as we are see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies as we are now behind the front that pushed through late Sunday, but we are remaining on the breezy side this morning. You won’t notice much change in the weather overall, but temperatures will be a little cooler this after
The weather has been absolutely perfect this weekend as we have seen plenty of sunshine with just a few clouds around from time to time. Afternoon highs have been well above average for today, but changes are on the way as we head into Monday as a front will move through and drop our highs back int
A warm afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we have reached the middle and upper 70′s thanks to plenty of sunshine with just a few clouds around. The warm afternoons continue as we move into Sunday as we reach the upper 70′s once again, but changes are on the way as we see a series of cold front
Patchy fog is developing across portions of Southwest Louisiana as we are seeing a warmer start to the day thanks to an increase in moisture. We see a mixture of sun and clouds as we move into the afternoon as we look to see slight warmer temperatures, but rain chances hold off until next week.
Another nice afternoon across the region as temperatures have climbed back into the lower and middle 70′s thanks to a mixture of clouds and sunshine. The one difference we have seen this afternoon is the mugginess has returned as winds have turned more out of the southeast and that continues to brin
An absolutely picture perfect afternoon across Southwest Louisiana as we are seeing plenty of sunshine and comfortable temperatures. High pressure will continue to provide us with nice weather to end the week as well as the first half of the weekend, but temperatures as well as the mugginess will b
We have seen cooler and drier weather this afternoon thanks to the cold front that pushed through earlier this morning. If you were hoping for fall like weather to arrive, then there is good news as we see plenty of that to start the week.
Temperatures have been very comfortable this afternoon as we are back into the upper 70′s to near 80, which is around 10 degrees above average. There are changes on the way as a cold front bring showers for Sunday morning and cooler air to start the new week.
A nice end to the week as we have seen plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures as winds begin to turn a little more out of the east and southeast. A cold front will still push through as we head into Sunday and that will mean a few showers arriving, but the pay off will be cooler weather as we hea
A much drier afternoon across the area as dry air has made its way into the area behind the cold front. Temperatures have remained warm though as we are in the upper 70′s to near 80 and the warm weather looks to stick around through the weekend.
Plenty of sunshine has been around for this Veteran’s Day, which has allowed us to warm into the lower 80′s across Southwest Louisiana. We are watching a cold front that will move through overnight and help us to start off a little cooler for our Thursday morning.
We have seen more clouds and showers around this afternoon as we have an upper level disturbance moving through the region. Good news is that the rain has been isolated in nature and we aren’t expecting a lot of rain through the rest of the evening.
A nice start to the afternoon to start the weekend as we are seeing plenty of sunshine and a warm afternoon as highs have climbed into the upper 70′s to near 80. Clouds will be a bigger factor for Sunday as we see slightly higher rain chances as well as moisture works its way in from the south and e
A perfect way to end the weekend as we have seen plenty of sunshine and very comfortable temperatures. We are tracking a front pushing through the region this evening and that will bring us cooler temperatures into Monday and Tuesday.
A very comfortable afternoon as we have seen plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming back into the upper 60′s to near 70. We see a chilly evening for those going trick-or-treating as we see clear skies allowing temperatures to cool.
We have seen slightly warmer temperatures this afternoon thanks to plenty of sunshine and lighter winds. We do see slightly warmer conditions for the weekend, but just in time for Halloween and the trick-or-treaters we see clear skies and cooler temperatures.
A much cooler afternoon as we have seen temperatures struggling to reach the lower 60′s as we continue to see strong northwesterly flow. The good news is we have seen plenty of sunshine this afternoon and that trend will continue as we head into Halloween as well.
Tropical Storm Zeta will make landfall later today along the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico in the northwestern Caribbean. As of the 10 a.m. update winds are at 70 mph with gust to 85 mph. Currently Zeta is less than 200 miles southeast of Cozumel Mexico as it moves to the NW at 10 mph.
A cloudy end to the weekend as temperatures have once again been held into the upper 60′s and lower 70′s. Sunshine does return for Monday and Tuesday, but all eyes remain on the cold front for Wednesday as showers and storms return with a push of cooler air following for Thursday.
Clouds are keeping us much cooler this afternoon as we have only reached the lower 60′s, whereas areas just to the east have reached the lower 70′s thanks to sunshine moving in. All eyes begin to turn towards the cold front and the tropics as the disturbance moves into the Gulf into the new week.
So far we have seen a few storms moving through Southwest Louisiana, but a line of showers and storms is approaching from the west for the afternoon. Temperatures have climbed into the lower 80′s thanks to a little bit of sunshine that has come out early this afternoon.
A warm and muggy afternoon once again as we have seen temperatures climb into the lower and middle 80′s. Winds continue to be out of the east and southeasterly direction, which is allowing plenty of moisture to return and providing the stickiness you feel as you are outside.
We have seen a warm and muggy afternoon as temperatures have risen into the middle 80′s. Winds have switched to a more easterly and southeasterly direction and that has brought in moisture once again, making it feel even muggier.
A perfect ending to the weekend as we have seen plenty of sunshine and pleasant temperatures. Humidity has increased though as we have strong southerly flow and that will be continuing into the new week, but we also will be watching for the possibility of scattered showers and storms.