Jesslyn Ferentz

Jesslyn Ferentz


Wilmington, NC

Jesslyn Ferentz joined the WECT First Alert Weather team in January 2018.

She just recently graduated with a degree in Atmospheric Science from East Carolina University in December 2017 and is ecstatic she got the opportunity to stay in eastern North Carolina to begin her career.

Originally from Harrisburg, North Carolina, which is right outside Charlotte, she loved growing up in an area that had active weather systems during any season. Her love of weather came from a very early age sitting in the garage with her father watching the storms roll over the hill across the street.

Jesslyn on her off days can be found soaking up the sun at the beach, discovering new local restaurants, and enjoying all the fun outdoor activities living at the coast has to offer.


  • East Carolina University, Atmospheric Science

Recent Articles by Jesslyn

Waterspout confirmed off of Wrightsville Beach

  First Alert Forecast: sunshine and warmer temps to start the workweek

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled start to summer

  Bald Head Island Conservancy wins award for work with sea turtles

  Environmental group abuzz about saving bees

  Kure Beach leaders consider adding crosswalks at beach access points

  First Alert Forecast: humid, unsettled week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Great day to spend outdoors with Dad

  Wilmington food bank plans to kick out hunger for the summer

  Wrightsville Beach home a finalist in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt

  Wilmington woman celebrates 104 years of life, adventure

  Kure Beach holds public meeting for proposed 2019-20 budget

  First Alert Forecast: Rain chances to make dent in drought

  First Alert Forecast: Drought-denting showers ahead

  Property managers learn new ways to prepare for hurricane season

  St. James hosts public seminar, fair on upcoming hurricane season

  National Weather Service surveys severe thunderstorm damage

  First Alert Forecast: sunny and cooler to start the work week

  First Alert Forecast: cooler and less humid to start June

  First Alert Forecast: strong or severe storms possible to end the month of May

Active watches and warnings in the Cape Fear Region

  Pender County aims to fix water issues

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine and hot temperatures remain next week

  First Alert Forecast: Potential record breaking heat the next couple of days

  Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue gears up for Memorial Day weekend

  Women rally in downtown Wilmington against anti-abortion laws

  Golf cart rentals to roll into Kure Beach

  First Alert Forecast: Warm temps and sunshine for the week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Warm and humid weather to finish the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: warm, and humid summery trend