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: Areas of fog this morning, few showers possible for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A foggy start to our Thursday, a few showers possible tonight

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds build throughout the day, scattered showers arriving this evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warm and sunny day ahead, rain chances for late week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A few clouds early on, sunshine and warm temperatures for the afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold start, but plenty of sunshine just in time to end the week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Light wintry mix north, sunshine will return to end our week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A wintry mix for areas north this morning, cold rain for the afternoon

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A frigid start to the day, sunshine returns today, but rain not far away

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Wintry mix continues this morning, deep freeze for Tuesday morning

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Cold and messy start to Friday, colder and wintry weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A rainy Thursday as temperatures fall, much colder into weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rainy stretch of weather ahead, colder air arrives for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Mostly cloudy this afternoon, rain chances increase for Wednesday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Areas of patchy fog this morning, mostly cloudy for the afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers for Friday, some sun returns for our Sunday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A milder start to the morning, showers arrive tonight and into Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine returns for this afternoon, higher rain chances arrive Thursday night

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine returns after a cold start, rain chances increase late week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold start to Monday, plenty of sunshine ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Off to a cold start with more sun today, rain returns for Saturday evening

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold start this morning, sunshine sticks around through Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Sunshine returns this afternoon, cooler weather on the way for Thursday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cloudy and muggy start, sunshine and cooler weather ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A rainy start to our week, cooler and drier weather not far away

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Showers to start off the day, cloudy and rainy weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Off to a foggy start, rain returns this afternoon and for Friday

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Clouds around for today, rain chances return for Thursday afternoon

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A warmer start with a mild afternoon, rain returns late week

  FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A cold start to this Monday morning, but a warm up is on the way