Gannon Medwick

Gannon Medwick

Chief Meteorologist

Wilmington, NC

Gannon Medwick joined the WECT First Alert Weather Team as chief meteorologist in 2013. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Gannon earned a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State in 2003, but his career quickly took him to North Carolina. Gannon worked as morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City starting in 2004.

Gannon has calmly guided viewers through dozens of impactful eastern Carolina tropical systems, including three in-market hurricane landfalls: Ophelia, Irene, and Florence. "Between hurricanes, tornadoes, and winter storms, I've seen a lot of good people and places hit hard. You know those lazy days with warm sun and a mellow sea breeze? I appreciate those kind of days a lot knowing how tough things can get."

In the community, Gannon is a proponent of math and science education and is a long-time volunteer with the North Carolina Science Olympiad. He, his wife, two daughters, and Lab-mix dog live in New Hanover County.

Awards:

  • AMS CBM

Education:

  • Penn State, BS in Meteorology

Recent Articles by Gannon

  First Alert Forecast: warm Wednesday winds to turn chilly by Good Friday

  First Alert Forecast: warm for all, storms for some Tuesday

  First Alert Forecast: sun with a risk of storms in the mix

  First Alert Forecast: sunny with a couple of rain chances in the distance

CSU forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: active

  First Alert Forecast: warm in the sun, chilly in the shade

  First Alert Forecast: April begins blustery, chilly

  First Alert Weather: a dose of rain and cold fairly soon

  First Alert Forecast: some spots will flirt with 90 degrees

  First Alert Forecast: stormy to sun

  First Alert Forecast: showery, but some 0% rain chance days are in sight

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances up and down for the week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: cool Sunday vibes

  First Alert Forecast: cold front set to bring wetter, cooler changes

  First Alert Forecast: temps headed way up! ...until...

  First Alert Forecast: Radar dressed in green for St. Patrick’s Day

  First Alert Forecast: weather to take a rainy turn

  First Alert Forecast: warm to cool to wet

  First Alert Forecast: partly cloudy and mostly pollen-y

  First Alert Forecast: spring-like through Friday, chill-down this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: temps flying high...

  First Alert Forecast: frosty to fantastic

  First Alert Forecast: blustery but mercifully DRY Friday winds

  First Alert Forecast: a chilly rain, then just chilly

  First Alert Forecast: another slug of rain approaching...

  First Alert Forecast: midweek rain, weekend chill

  First Alert Forecast: the nice break from rain is about to end

  First Alert Forecast: cold close to February, changes for start March

  First Alert Forecast: finally drier and chilly, too!

  First Alert Forecast: from wet and mild to cold and dry