More stories by Jerry Jackson

A quick chat about the “Wolf Man”

As the cooler days of autumn approach, I usually think of the Wolf Man. Strange? Perhaps. But I have many fond childhood memories playing “m…

What does “severe” really mean?

Have you ever been in the middle of a strong thunderstorm and wondered why a “warning”  has not been issued? Believe it or not, there is an …

“Let It Snow”…

It’s always interesting when people list “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” as one of their favorite Christmas songs. In reality, the s…

A different kind of balloon…

The study of meteorology crosses several disciplines. And through the years, many military applications have developed from scientific resea…

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…