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: isolated but strong storms possible

  First Alert Forecast: active autumn pattern to produce additional storm chances

  Nestor: What to expect in the Cape Fear Region

  First Alert Forecast: cool and crisp ahead of quick visit from tropical system

  First Alert Forecast: “chili weather” now, next storm may have tropical connection

  First Alert Forecast: rainy to chilly

  First Alert Forecast: tracking showers and temps in the 40s

  First Alert Forecast: more needed rain to be netted this week

  First Alert Forecast: needed rain nears...

  First Alert Forecast: growing temperatures and, eventually, rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: weekend warming, rain odds slowly growing

  First Alert Forecast: cool, dry breezes

  First Alert Forecast: needed rain lacking but temps pleasant

  First Alert Forecast: temps set to dive… twice

  First Alert Forecast: October scorchers! ...then overdue cooling

  First Alert Forecast: cooler air so close, yet so far...

  First Alert Forecast: scorchers to start October but cool shot ahead

  First Alert Forecast: summer weather stays very strong until this weekend

First Alert Weather: Karen weakens, Lorenzo remains a monster

  First Alert Forecast: stuck on summer, until...

  First Alert Forecast: 90s not done, tracking Karen and Lorenzo

  First Alert Forecast: exceptionally warm autumn pattern, watching tropics...

  First Alert Forecast: fiery start to fall locally, several storms in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: local weather mellow, tropics teem with activity

  First Alert Forecast: closely eyeing Humberto and some cooler weather

  First Alert Forecast: Humberto to help deliver a cooler change

  Remembering Florence: a vast storm that dwarfed its low category

  First Alert Forecast: summery locally, flurry of tropical storm development possible soon

  First Alert Forecast: bubble of dryness locally, tropics buzzing a bit

  First Alert Forecast: tropics buzzing on statistical peak of Hurricane Season