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: Carolina heat builds as Fay targets Mid Atlantic

  First Alert Forecast: tropical system swirls away, opens door for heat

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance continues its rainy fuss

  First Alert Forecast: tropical disturbance to enhance rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: heat to fade with more storms

  First Alert Forecast: cooling storm chances fade to holiday heat

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat and storms to open July

  First Alert Forecast: active storm pattern trending a bit more settled through the 4th

  First Alert Forecast: heating back up amid a touch of desert dust

  First Alert Forecast: summery with a side of Saharan dust

Saharan dust cloud: what it means for the Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: Carolina heat and storms plus Saharan dust

  First Alert Forecast: watch for storms amid the seasonable summer sizzle

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable heat, variable storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: summer to start warm and a little stormy

  First Alert Forecast: warming up for Father’s Day!

  First Alert Forecast: elusive 80s to come back, 90s even possible too

  First Alert Forecast: gradual warm-up to eventually deliver 80s... 90s?

  First Alert Forecast: staying stormy and chilly for now...

  First Alert Forecast: obnoxiously dreary, until...

  First Alert Forecast: sweaty and stormy

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably warm with a growing risk of storms

  First Alert Forecast: modest rain chances as most of Cristobal stays west

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances independent of Cristobal

  Have your evacuation plan in place ahead of the storm

  First Alert Forecast: shower and storm chances on the rise

  First Alert Forecast: straight summery

  Rip currents: Huge hurricane season threat even when a storm isn’t necessarily bearing down

  First Alert Forecast: tropics buzzing but settled weather continues at home

  First Alert Forecast: pleasantly drier with rangy temperatures