Gannon Medwick

Gannon Medwick

Chief Meteorologist

Wilmington, NC

Gannon Medwick joined the First Alert Weather team as Chief Meteorologist in 2013 and is thrilled to continue to live and forecast in coastal North Carolina. 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 a morning meteorologist with WNCT of Greenville, New Bern, and Morehead City beginning in 2004. "I'll never forget 2011 in particular. Snowstorms... tornadoes... Hurricane Irene... a lot of good communities and good people hit hard... some challenging forecasts for me too. You know those lazy days with nice warm sunshine and a cool sea breeze? I appreciate those kind of days a lot more since 2011."

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 boxer-mix dog live in New Hanover County.

Awards:

  • AMS CBM

Education:

  • Penn State, BS in Meteorology

Recent Articles by Gannon

  First Alert Forecast: sunny and settled for summer’s arrival

  First Alert Forecast: clusters of strong, gusty storms late Thursday

Drought holds for most of eastern Carolinas

  First Alert Forecast: consistently hot, occasionally stormy

  First Alert Forecast: summery with increasing storm chances

  First Alert Forecast: seasonably muggy with modest rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: obscenely low humidity Friday and Saturday

  First Alert Forecast: clouds decrease Thursday, humidity drops by Friday

  First Alert Forecast: soggy to sunny

  First Alert Forecast: rain chances up and down through Father’s Day

  First Alert Forecast: risk for locally heavy showers remains

  First Alert Forecast: showers to definitely dent, possibly squash drought

  First Alert Forecast: drought-denting rain chances

  First Alert Forecast: short-term dryness then drought-denting rain chances return

  First Alert Forecast: seasonable warmth at home, tropics may be “heating up”

  First Alert Forecast: gusty storm chances growing as temps get set to drop

  First Alert Forecast: sizzling-hot, tinder-dry stretch to end soon...

  First Alert Forecast: scorching finish to May, milder start to June

  First Alert Forecast: record heat to close May, cooler changes to open June

  First Alert Forecast: sizzling-hot, record-setting Memorial Day likely

  First Alert Forecast: one of the hottest Memorial Day weekends on record

  First Alert Forecast: blazing heat, drought developing

  First Alert Forecast: a teeny bit cooler Wednesday, heat roars back by the weekend

  First Alert Forecast: searching for cooling showers as sizzling holiday weekend nears

  First Alert Forecast: summer to keep flexing...

  First Alert Forecast: temperatures set to soar

  Burgaw wind damage work of microburst, not tornado

First Alert Forecast: mild midweek but very summery soon

First Alert Forecast: by mid-May standards, a rare break in humidity

First Alert Forecast: skies trending drier after many Sunday storms