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, humid breezy week with daily afternoon t-storms

  Summer-like heat possible this week

  That time it snowed in March across South Mississippi

  First Alert: Showers and storms likely through tonight

  Thursday thunderstorms, then tumbling temperatures

  Mysterious boom breaks glass, shakes homes in parts of South Mississippi

  First Alert: strong to severe storms possible Saturday

  Scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, better rain chances Friday

  Cold rain and breezy this weekend, near 70° by Christmas

  Cold front will bring storms and much cooler air this week

  Record-setting cold with our first freeze of the season

  Tropical Storm Olga to merge with cold front, bring flood, tornado risk to South MS

  Showers and storms likely on Monday

  The 14th tropical storm of the season, Nestor, forms in the Gulf

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

  No big cool down expected this week, but maybe a little by the weekend?

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

  How waterspouts form

  Hurricane Camille remembered 50 years later

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

  Additional rain bands possible for South MS as Barry lifts north

  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.