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: showery and warm Friday, big changes in October

  First Alert Forecast: humidity to gradually ooze back

  First Alert Forecast: crisp for fall’s official arrival

  First Alert Forecast: “clothing catalog” fall weather

  First Alert Forecast: trending much cooler and drier, Teddy worth watching

  First Alert Forecast: watching Sally and Teddy closely

  First Alert Forecast: what do the raging tropics mean for the Cape Fear Region?

  First Alert Forecast: turning comfy here, tropics stay crazy

  First Alert Forecast: looking out for a cool treat but also some tropical trouble

  First Alert Forecast: shower chances remain, tropics teem with activity

  First Alert Forecast: unsettled at home and in the tropics

  First Alert Forecast: sweet holiday weather, tropical trouble spots

  First Alert Forecast: another scorcher Friday, temps sliding toward Labor Day

  First Alert Forecast: stifling heat but no definable tropical threats

  First Alert Forecast: big heat to start September, watching tropics too

  First Alert Forecast: close-to-home tropical storm formation possible

  First Alert Forecast: remains of Laura to bring quick storm chance

  First Alert Forecast: heat wave, watching remnants of Laura

  First Alert Forecast: Laura targets Gulf Coast, Cape Fear Region set for heat wave

  First Alert Forecast: Laura to affect Cape Fear Region in many indirect ways

  First Alert Forecast: Laura and Marco there, storms and heat here

  First Alert Forecast: tropics come alive! ...plus a thunderstorm chance at home

  First Alert Forecast: chances for thunderstorms and tropical storms

  First Alert Forecast: stormier at home and in the tropics, too...

  First Alert Forecast: a break in storms, if only temporarily

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Josephine, home-grown storms too

  First Alert Forecast: will Josephine be a threat?

  First Alert Forecast: discussing Tropical Depression Eleven

  First Alert Forecast: hot sun, storm chances, tropics buzzing

  First Alert Forecast: tropics in fragile state of dormancy