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: gloomy and turning wintry

  First Alert Forecast: first warmer, then much colder

  First Alert Forecast: winter roars back... for a couple of days

  First Alert Forecast: 50-degree drop-off soon!

  First Alert Forecast: from near 80 to near freezing, risk of storms too

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances to accompany wacky temperature swings

  First Alert Forecast: big-time warm-up

  First Alert Forecast: the widespread storms are history but wind remains

  First Alert Forecast: windy and wet storm takes aim on Cape Fear

  First Alert Forecast: Thursday storm threat becoming better defined

  First Alert Forecast: warm now, stormy soon

  First Alert Forecast: quick and substantial dose of rain on the way

  First Alert Forecast: January to close on a soggy note

  First Alert Forecast: a couple of quick rain systems to close January

  First Alert Forecast: sunny and seasonable Tuesday, late-week changes

  First Alert Forecast: consistent chill, varying rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: all you need to know about our next rain system

  First Alert Forecast: slowly moderating temperatures, eventual rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: wintry

  First Alert Forecast: cold but no snow

  First Alert Forecast: one cold shot Friday, another for MLK Day

  First Alert Forecast: warm, opportunities for storms

  First Alert Forecast: Thursday: the coolest day for a long time

  First Alert Forecast: chilly for now but warmth will get the last word

  First Alert Forecast: gusty winds to whisk quick rain chance into Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: mellow start to work week, more big temperature swings ahead

  First Alert Forecast: temps and rain chances turning up...

  First Alert Forecast: big ups and downs in temps to open 2020

Cape Fear’s top 5 weather events of 2019

  First Alert Forecast: cool close to 2019, temps to turn back up early in 2020