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

  Flu vaccines delayed for upcoming season

New Hanover County Schools Redistricting Committee looks at new proposals

  New STEM school ready to open in Brunswick County

  Children with autism enjoy fun-filled day at Surfers Healing Camp

  First Alert Forecast: Storm chances stick around for the work week

  First Alert Forecast: Showers and storms continue overnight

  New Hanover County co-hosting session for National Flood Insurance Program

  Carolina Beach amends public nudity ordinance

  First Alert Forecast: Heat, humidity and sunshine to start the work week

  First Alert Forecast: slight cool down, storm chances

  Dozens of rip current rescues reported along NC coast

  Leland aims to build new community park

  First Alert Forecast: humidity and rain chances increasing

  First Alert Forecast: Increasing rain chances heading into August

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny and dry to finish out July

  First Alert Forecast: Sunny skies for the last weekend of July

  Fire forces Brunswick Town boardwalk to close

  Leaders in Carolina Beach discuss DOT improvement projects

  Chemours to fund soil sampling in several counties

  First Alert Forecast: Heat switch remains on; big cool down ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Extreme heat and sunshine to finish out the weekend

  Staying cool and healthy during the Dog Days of Summer

  Those in need 'pay what you can’ at this Wilmington farm stand

  First Alert Forecast: A toasty, humid week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: Sunshine and low rain chances ahead

  When disaster strikes: Staying safe during a thunderstorm

  Carolina Beach taking steps to eliminate flooding on Canal Drive

  Fortifying homes to withstand hurricane force winds, rain

  First Alert Forecast: rainy week ahead to help drought in the Cape Fear

  First Alert Forecast: drought-denting forecast ahead