More stories by Jerry Jackson

Weather School: The Huntley Family

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- In this week’s edition of WNCT9 First Alert “Weather Kids”, we meet Connor Huntley. He has an interest in soccer, sur…

A head for clouds…

Some of the greatest ideas in meteorology came from individuals in other professions. Luke Howard was a British pharmacist by trade, but in …

Wonders still exist…

Imagine a storm of such size and scope to make the hurricanes of Earth seem tame. For centuries, the Great Red Spot on Jupiter has intrigued…

The “real” Port Royal

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise is known for its fanciful recreations of historic ports throughout the Caribbean. The city of…

Not just a question of “strength”…

It’s a common misconception to judge a hurricane’s “danger” based solely on its strength. But sometimes, even a weak system can be deadly. I…

World of wonders…

The study of meteorology is usually focused on Earth. But it’s important to remember that other planets have their own unique types of “weat…

No such thing as “normal”…

I’ve been a broadcast meteorologist for nearly 20 years now. Much has changed in two decades, including the daily responsibilities of foreca…

A not-so-popular “hot spot”…

Of all the planets, Mercury has the distinction of being both the smallest and the fastest in terms of orbit. Racing at a speed of nearly 31…

The many oddities of “Matthew”

Hurricane Matthew was not only one of the most destructive storms in North Carolina history, it was one of the oddest. For starters, Matthew…