Jonathan Weant

POSTED: 2:51 PM Sep 03 2013   UPDATED: 4:43 PM Apr 23 2015

Jonathan joined the WCTI StormTrack 12 team in August 2013 as the weekend morning meteorologist and weekday reporter.

Jonathan grew up in High Point, N.C., and is excited to be back at home in the great state of North Carolina.

Like most meteorologists, Jonathan knew exactly what he wanted to be at the age of 6.  When Jonathan was in the sixth grade, he became a "Van's Weather kid" for the FOX8 station in High Point.

Jonathan received his bachelor of science in meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. After college, Jonathan moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he worked at KCBD-11 as the morning associate producer and filled in for weather.

From there, Jonathan moved to southern Texas, near the Mexico border, and became the weekend meteorologist and weekday reporter for KGBT-Action 4 News. There, he covered a wide range of weather events.

After spending a few years in southern Texas, he became the morning meteorologist at WABG ABC 6 in Greenville, Miss.

When not on the air, you will typically find Jonathan running through downtown New Bern or at the gym. Jonathan also likes to cook, so if you have any good recipes for him or news stories, feel free to send him a message.
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Email: jweant@wcti12.com

Jonathan's Most Recent Stories

Group to build park

Group in Pamlico County hopes to build an environmental park

A group in Pamlico County is working to establish an environmental park for residents to enjoy and for students to be able to learn.

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Crews busy restoring power, cleaning up following storms

Thousands of lightning strikes, high winds and rain caused damage to some homes in eastern North Carolina Tuesday night.

SUN HOT HEAT

Summer of 2015: Just how hot has it been?

It doesn't take long being outside to really feel the heat. Within less than a minute of stepping outside, you start to drip in sweat.

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Drones used by marine scientists for good of life on coast

You've heard of drones in the military sense. However, more and more scientists are using drones for research.

Dog safety in the heat

Keeping your pets safe in the extreme heat

According to experts, it doesn’t take long for dogs to experience heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

hurricane drill

Carteret County EOC gets experience during hurricane exercise drill

Officials from across Carteret County gathered Tuesday in Morehead City at the Emergency Operations Center to test their skills for the upcoming hurricane season.

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Stay safe in the heat wave

Summer doesn't technically start for another week -- but already people in Eastern Carolina are feeling the heat.

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StormTrack 12 tracking severe weather this evening

StormTrack 12 is tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms that will continue to be in the area into Tuesday night.

Union Park duck

Union Park duck with the hook and without (Facebook photos)

It took some work, but duck finally has hook removed from bill

A duck with a fishing hook stuck in its bill is now back in the water, hook free.

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Preparing for a hurricane before the storm hits

Preparing for a hurricane can be overwhelming but putting together a list of things to do beforehand could help save your life.

Ana Radar

Ana has weakened to a tropical depression

Ana has now weakened to a tropical depression after making landfall this morning in Myrtle Beach

Forecast Models

Potential tropical troubles along east coast this week?

We are tracking the possibilities of a tropical or sub-tropical system to develop later this week, that could impacts Eastern North Carolina.

black ice

Black ice and dangerous roads continue to threaten ENC

Black ice and dangerous road conditions can be expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Severe Threat

ENC under "Slight Risk" for severe weather Sunday

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of ENC under a "Slight Risk" for severe weather.

Severe Threat Slight

Storms moving into Eastern North Carolina overnight could be strong

Strong storms and potentially severe storms will work their way in across the region overnight into early Monday morning.

Wave Glider

ECU to acquire aquatic robot for coastal and marine research

Dr. Joseph Luczkovich is a biology professor at East Carolina University in Greenville. He, along with three other researchers, are working on a project to better understand the ocean environment and weather patterns off the coast of North Carolina

Hurricane Edouard

Hurricane Edouard forms, could become first major hurricane of the season

Hurricane Edouard formed in the Atlantic about 11 a.m. Sunday after several days of being a tropical storm.

Tropics Weekend

Heavy rain is expected through Tuesday for Eastern North Carolina

With the combination of the low and the cold front that will stall out, parts of Eastern North Carolina could see 4-6 inches of rain with higher amounts in localized locations over the next 3 to 5 days.

MPING Prject

Smart phone app allows public to help forecaster report the weather

Over the past several decades, Doppler radar has proved to be a valuable tool to forecasters.

Luggage 4 Love

"Luggage 4 Love" helping local foster kids

About 85 foster kids will walk through the doors of Easter Seals UCP North Carolina this year, many with just trash bags and cardboard boxes to transport their belongings.

Tropical Storm Cristobal

Cristobal Now at Hurricane Strength

Cristobal upgraded to hurricane strength late Monday night.

Bertha weakens to tropical storm

Bertha downgrades to tropical storm

Tropical Storm Bertha continues to spin out in the Atlantic. However, Bertha is being torn apart by high wind shear thanks to a stalled-out frontal boundary off the coast of North Carolina.

Bertha becomes 2nd named hurricane of the season

Hurricane Bertha has formed in the Atlantic off the U.S. East Coast but isn't expected to be a threat to land.

Flood Watch remains in effect for Eastern Carolina

All counties in our area are under a FLOOD WATCH until 8 p.m. Monday.

Tropical Storm Bertha to become Hurricane

Bertha is moving toward the north near 16 mph and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a gradual turn toward the north-northeast and northeast during the next 48 hours.

Church Repairs

Seeds Ministry helps rebuild church steeple and community

Saint John Missionary Baptist church in New Bern is the community's third oldest church.

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Program matches runners with special-needs children

"I Run 4" is a program in which runners are matched up with those who have special needs. It's an effort to create a whole new level of motivation for everyone involved.

Local teenager suffers brain damage after heart attack

Heart attack leaves local teen with brain damage

He’s described as an outgoing person, full of life, full of energy and laughter.

But on May 19th, 2013, 15-year-old Elis Ray Tripp’s life would change forever.

Severe Weather Danager

Strong to severe storms possible across Eastern North Carolina Saturday

An area of low pressure will track along a stalled out frontal boundary draped over the area will lead to scattered showers and thunderstorm this afternoon. 

Lightning strikes local Doppler radar

A bolt of lightning struck dangerously close to the base of the Doppler radar located at the National Weather Service weather forecasting office in Newport, damaging several hundred pounds of equipment.

Getting pets ready now for hurricane season

Preparing your pets for hurricane season

A hurricane preparedness plan is important for residents of any coastal region, however, humans aren't the only ones who need to be prepared.

sea animals and hurricanes

Sea animals may provide help in forecasting hurricanes

When it comes to forecasting hurricanes, vital data information is important.

Memorial Weekend forecast

Beautiful weather for the holiday weekend

Eastern North Carolina residents can enjoy some fun in the sun this weekend.

Boating Safety Week

Staying safe while out on the waters this weekend

For Robert Richardson boating safety comes naturally…he's been a bass fisherman for more than 35 years.

Heavy rainfall expected through Friday afternoon

A flood advisory is in effect for Martin, Bertie and Beaufort counties until 9:45am Friday.

Slave Quarter

Man works to preserve a North Carolina Slave Quarter

Over by the coastal Carolina regional airport sits one of the last free standing slave quarters in North Carolina.

Muscadine Smoothie

Local farmer unleashes new health smoothie

Known for their delicious strawberries and blueberries, the company recently added Muscadine grapes to their crops.

NC Pay by the Mile

North Carolina drivers could be charged by how many miles they drive

With the growing population and growing cost of construction and road repairs, the State of North Carolina must come up with an idea to bring in more money.

Flooding Roads

Flood problems continue as river levels rise across Eastern Carolina

Over by the Greenville town commons boat ramp, the Tar River moves fast downstream.

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Downpours, damaging winds possible in Eastern Carolina

There is a chance for severe weather in Eastern Carolina Tuesday, including possible downpours and damaging winds.

Students spend spring break building homes

Students spend spring break building homes with Habitat for Humanity

A group of college students from the University of Delaware are spending their spring break here in New Bern building a home.

30th Anniversary 1984 Tornado

Families remember devestating 1984 tornado outbreak

 It was the largest and most devastating tornado outbreak in Eastern North Carolina.

Atlantic Beach tornado Follow up

Atlantic Beach Tornado clean up continue four months later

A water spout went ashore on Atlantic beach and became an EF-2 tornado four months ago.

field hockey

Local high school senior set to play Field Hockey at UNC next fall

Field hockey is a rare sport in our viewing area; Morgan Newell explains what it takes to be successful.

daylight savings

Daylight saving time: turn clocks ahead one hour

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead 1hour tonight.

Thunder in Winter

Thunder in winter, snow 7-10 days later?

There's a long standing old wives’ tale that says if you hear thunder in winter, you'll have snow within seven to ten days.

Letters to Troops

Student writes "Thank You" letters to troops overseas

A senior at New Bern high school, Robert Cooper has set a goal to send 500 or more thank you letters to soldiers deployed overseas.

Winter Storm Warning canceled for some areas, Flood Watch now in effect

A FLOOD WATCH  has been issued for Onslow, Jones, Carteret, Pamlico, Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell and Craven Counties. It will last until 4 a.m. Thursday.

HELP stop light program

Havelock students create a "Stop Light" education program

Alicia Bess is a senior at Havelock High School and president of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Hog Farm Waste

Trenton Swine Farm Threatened with Lawsuit

The Stilley facility in Trenton is a swine feeding operation for Murphy Brown, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

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