Eric Jeansonne

Eric Jeansonne

Meteorologist

Biloxi, MS

Eric Jeansonne knew he wanted to be a meteorologist as early as five-years-old when Hurricane Andrew tracked through his home state of Louisiana.

"I'll never forget coming home from my first day of kindergarten to my mom putting tape on windows. When I asked her why she was doing that, she told me a hurricane was coming. I didn't know what that was. But, I found out the next morning. I was hooked on weather ever since."

His interest in weather brought him to the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with a minor in Broadcast Journalism. Before coming to WLOX, Eric worked at KFDX in Wichita Falls, Texas for four years. There, he covered everything from tornado outbreaks to winter storms. 

One of the biggest tornado outbreaks he worked was on May 16, 2015 where almost a dozen tornadoes were reported in the area, including a mile-wide EF-3 tornado. He stayed on the air for five continuous hours warning viewers of the dangerous storms.

When not "geeking-out" about weather, Eric enjoys relaxing and watching movies with his cat, Ciro. Eric also enjoys photography. You might even see him out on the side of the road trying to get a good sunset picture. If you see him, be sure to say hello!


Recent Articles by Eric

  Hot and humid, scattered thunderstorms this weekend

  Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast

  Additional rain bands possible for South MS as Barry lifts north

  Barry bringing tropical rains to South Mississippi

  Flash Flood Watch through this weekend; watching the tropics

  How a tropical system could impact salinity levels and blue-green algae in the Mississippi Sound

  Pascagoula records hottest temperature in over 20 years

  What exactly is a Harmful Algal Bloom and what are its impacts? Here are some answers.

  Downbursts and hail hit South Mississippi; here is how they form

  Large plume of Saharan dust to make for hazy skies, potentially vibrant sunsets this week

  First Alert: Showers likely. Coastal and flash flooding possible.

  Tropical moisture will increase rain chances this week; may prolong Mississippi River flooding

  Why Mississippi Sound salinity levels are low and how opening Morganza Spillway can lower freshwater intrusion

Wolf River has crested and is now falling. Flooding issues continue.

Rivers Rising in South Mississippi

Wet weather possible at times during Thunder Over the Sound

  Tropical disturbance near Florida remains no threat to South MS

Warm and humid Friday

Patchy fog Thursday morning

Severe weather risk moves out of South Mississippi, minor wind damage reported

Alert Day Thursday: severe storms expected

  Clouds and rain to steal sunshine away again this week

  Dreary weather pattern continues this week; flooding rains possible in Northern Mississippi

  Heavy downpours possible on Tuesday

Patchy dense fog Monday morning

  Windy and chilly Tuesday, freeze tonight

Warm Monday, cold blast Tuesday, rain/snow mix for some?

  Will it be warm or cold this week? Yes

  Temperatures tumble overnight

  Double rainbow dazzles South Mississippi skies