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: balmy breezes to bolster rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances inching upward

  First Alert Forecast: a very warm start to the Azalea Festival

  First Alert Forecast: the first of many April 80s...

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures heading for the warmer 80s

  First Alert Forecast: April opens with a January feel

  First Alert Forecast: April to deliver a cold blow

  First Alert Forecast: showers, frost, and a gorgeous holiday

  First Alert Forecast: cooler Monday, frosty Friday

  First Alert Forecast: ahead of a cold front, record warmth with rogue storms

  First Alert Forecast: widespread warmth, marginal risk of storms

  First Alert Forecast: temps set to soar across Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: 70s, even 80s, not too far away

  First Alert Forecast: north winds to relax and warming to commence this week

  First Alert Forecast: nor’easter to wrap up shortly

  First Alert Forecast: spring arrives with a wintry smack

  First Alert Forecast: what you need to know about Thursday’s severe risk

  First Alert Forecast: showery Tuesday, storm risk late Thursday

  First Alert Forecast: cooler Monday ahead of higher rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: toasty Friday, then a cooler turn

  First Alert Forecast: heavy spring vibes!

  First Alert Forecast: perfect weather for a tornado drill!

  First Alert Forecast: “all systems go” for warmer weather

  First Alert Forecast: dry spell continues... and now with a warm-up!

  First Alert Forecast: how long will the dry spell last?

  First Alert Forecast: long dry streak just beginning...

  First Alert Forecast: cold rain to make quick exit

  First Alert Forecast: March delivers a chilly slap!

  First Alert Forecast: showery cold front slicing through

  First Alert Forecast: cool clouds, then warm breezes to close February