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: Bahamian breezes today, Canadian chill tomorrow

  First Alert Forecast: warmest weather of December likely soon

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances return to Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: sunny now, showers soon

  First Alert Forecast: weather pattern makes dark days bright

  First Alert Forecast: lots of December sun but only gradual warming

  First Alert Forecast: 30s returning soon

  Very destructive 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably brisk holiday vibes...

  First Alert Forecast: balmy Wednesday then temps turn down

  First Alert Forecast: significant temperature swing through Thanksgiving

  First Alert Forecast: sunny start to Thanksgiving week

  Your First Alert Forecast spans this weekend and Thanksgiving weekend

  First Alert Forecast: sun to fuel a weekend warmup

  First Alert Forecast: lots of sun finally! ...but more changes to come

  Your First Alert Forecast spans Tuesday to Thanksgiving

  First Alert Forecast: wind finally relaxes but rain chances linger

  First Alert Forecast: coastal storm to buffet Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances to redevelop shortly

  First Alert Forecast: wintry but dry Wednesday, rain to return shortly

  First Alert Forecast: wintry blast coming soon!

  First Alert Forecast: mild Monday but cold comes back soon

  First Alert Forecast: weather to take wintry turn soon

  First Alert Forecast: two cold snaps ahead

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances “on the ticket” for Election Day

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable start to week, cold shot to finish

  First Alert Forecast: November kicks off with a cold jolt!

  First Alert Forecast: storm risk as Halloween heat switches to November chill

  First Alert Forecast: chilly jolt coming... but not until November

  First Alert Forecast: awkwardly warm to finish October