Gannon Medwick

Gannon Medwick

Chief Meteorologist

Wilmington, NC

Gannon Medwick joined the First Alert Weather team as Chief Meteorologist in 2013 and is thrilled to continue to live and forecast in coastal North Carolina. 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 a morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City beginning in 2004. "I'll never forget 2011 in particular. Snowstorms... tornadoes... Hurricane Irene... a lot of good communities and good people hit hard... some challenging forecasts for me too. You know those lazy days with nice warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze? I appreciate those kind of days a lot more since 2011."

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 boxer-mix dog live in New Hanover County.

Awards:

  • AMS CBM

Education:

  • Penn State, BS in Meteorology

Recent Articles by Gannon

  First Alert Forecast: a cooler and wetter change at home, watching tropics hawkishly

  First Alert Forecast: tropics buzzing, weekend cool-down on-track

Recent rains dent drought across Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up...

  First Alert Forecast: late summer heat, storm chances regrowing

  First Alert Forecast: showers take sledgehammer to drought, seasonable week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: extreme heat unlikely, chances to grab more rain

  First Alert Forecast: hot ‘n’ stormy

  First Alert Forecast: hot and trending much stormier

  First Alert Forecast: continued hot with variable storm chances for the week ahead

  First Alert Forecast: heavy on heat, mostly skimpy on needed rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: heat going strong!

  First Alert Forecast: temps heating up at home while tropics staying cool and collected

  First Alert Forecast: trending hotter...

  First Alert Forecast: pop-up storms at home, tropics more settled

  First Alert Forecast: drought-denting showers... especially near the coast

  First Alert Forecast: needed rain chances at home, some rumblings in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: scattered storms, tropical troubles

  First Alert Forecast: increased humidity to support increased rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: increasing rain odds as July yields to August

  First Alert Forecast: dry but not too hot

  First Alert Forecast: temps in no hurry to spike

Rain chances: what do they actually mean?

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave broken!

  First Alert Forecast: hope you didn’t let Tropical Depression Three distract you from...

  First Alert Forecast: heat train rolls on... with some relief next week

  First Alert Forecast: staying hot - even for a traditionally hot time of year

  First Alert Forecast: in the fryer

  First Alert Forecast: sweltering once again!