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: clearing for the weekend, big changes next week

  First Alert Forecast: a glancing shot from a rain system

  First Alert Forecast: brisk and dry, modest rain odds soon

  First Alert Forecast: dry streak to continue, until...

  First Alert Forecast: strong front to bring rain, slice temps

  First Alert Forecast: temps to take a stab at 60

  First Alert Forecast: temps to perk up now, dive this weekend

  First Alert Forecast: showers to make quick exit

  First Alert Forecast: speedy shower system on the way

  First Alert Forecast: wintry storm targets Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: a slug of rain, but not immediately

  First Alert Forecast: wintry storm to target Carolinas Friday

  First Alert Forecast: dry weather rules with two key exceptions

  First Alert Forecast: dry and seasonable, for a change

  First Alert Forecast: chilly and dry Saturday, stormy start to 2021

  First Alert Forecast: storms to herald coldest Christmas since 2004

  First Alert Forecast: the most dramatic Christmastime forecast in years

  First Alert Forecast: stormy and sharply colder for Christmas

  First Alert Forecast: drying for Monday, stormier for Christmastime

  First Alert Forecast: Sunday showers, Christmastime storms

  First Alert Forecast: a stormy leadup to Christmas

  First Alert Forecast: a healthy dose of chill now and, possibly, Christmas

  First Alert Forecast: classically cool, crisp holiday air for a few days

  First Alert Forecast: another round of rain and cold

  First Alert Forecast: a milder, and then a rainy, turn

  First Alert Forecast: gradually climbing temperatures...

  First Alert Forecast: a midweek freeze

  First Alert Forecast: risk of raindrops as chilly weather holds

  First Alert Forecast: windy, rainy, stormy Friday night likely

  First Alert Forecast: brief spike in temps and rain chances ahead