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: Clouds building into the afternoon, showers arriving overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice afternoon filled with plenty of sunshine, as we head into the weekend showers will be possible

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A windy and chilly day, temperatures overnight with frost likely in some areas

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and even a rumble of thunder early, temperatures dropping overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Off and on rain showers through the evening, with a mild night ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy and warm day, but rain chances increasing overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds and a few showers earlier, a mostly clear night ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice sunny day today, a few clouds early Saturday with sunshine for the afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly and breezy day, temperatures even cooler tonight as we clear out

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few showers through the evening, temperatures are falling overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wonderful afternoon with sunny skies, rain chances return to start the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful afternoon across Southwest Louisiana, we warm more for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice afternoon shaping up, and an even better weekend filled with sunshine

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy and chilly afternoon, a few light showers Friday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A chilly afternoon, cloudy into our Thursday with cool temperatures

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: After a rainy start to the day, drier conditions heading into Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice Saturday with a mixture of sun and clouds, rain chances increasing overnight into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A beautiful Friday ahead, but rain chances return for late Saturday into Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A much warmer afternoon, temperatures drop tonight as the cold front sweeps through

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers moving through, some heavier rain possible overnight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A much cooler day with plenty of sunshine, areas of frost possible over the next several nights

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Heavy rain and a few storms this afternoon, clearing and turning cooler for Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers and even a storm possible Saturday, colder weather returns next week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A weak front bringing a few showers today, a more noticeable front for Saturday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and muggy day, limited rain chances today with showers possible for Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A nice Sunday, but clouds build as well as rain chances for Monday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A much calmer Saturday afternoon, temperatures very chilly overnight

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather threat is over, a nice afternoon ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm start, tracking severe storms Friday night into Saturday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm day today with clouds and a few showers, severe storms possible Friday night into Saturday