Garry has been with FOX 17 since April of 2015, coming to West Michigan from the sunniest place on the planet in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Missouri and has been interested in the weather since he was a child in Kansas City, Missouri. He’s a scratch golfer and you’ll likely find him teeing it up after he completes his early morning shift on FOX 17 Morning News.

Recent Articles
  • Wet, warmer weekend ahead

    WEST MICHIGAN-  A brief lapse in our warmer period is experienced today, as temperatures will struggle to get to the 40 degree mark this afternoon.  High pressure and north breezes dominated our region today, so that’s behind the struggle to warm up. Our next storm system will arrive tomorrow night, as a majority of the day stays dry.  A warm frontal system looks to stall over the region and bring much warmer temperatures and persistent rains to West Michigan. With […]

  • Wintry start to St. Patrick’s Day

    WEST MICHIGAN- You’ll likely be chastised by someone Friday for not wearing green of some sort, but the radar will be lit up with green…and other wintry colors in the morning. A warm front off to our west will help lend to this wintry mix of precipitation for Friday morning.  Often times when a warm front hits this cold air, we’ll see the development of different types of frozen precipitation as the warm air overrides the cold, leading to melting […]

  • High winds continue through this evening

        WEST MICHIGAN- A High Wind Warning is in effect for West Michigan until 7 PM this evening.  This doesn’t mean the wind will shut off right at 7, but it will certainly subside after sunset. Peak winds as of 11 AM show the highest gust at the airport in Ionia at 62 mph!  Most of the day, we’ve seen sustained winds over 40 mph on a regular basis.  This has caused tens of thousands to lose power. This […]

  • High wind warning for West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN-  A High Wind Warning will be in effect for Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m Strong west-southwest winds will increase on Wednesday, especially from mid-morning to late afternoon. We can expect sustained winds of 30-40 mph with occasional gusts to 60 mph. The winds will diminish by Wednesday evening. As is often the case, downed trees and limbs will lead to some problems on the roadways or near power lines.  Power outages will be possible on Wednesday […]

  • Warmest February on record

    WEST MICHIGAN-  This should come as no surprise to a lot of you, but this February was the warmest one we’ve ever had in Grand Rapids since they started keeping records in the 1890s! One of the things that contributed to this the most was the fact that we didn’t see any incredibly cold nights to keep our average a little bit lower.  As you’ll notice from the graphic above, our coldest night was 4 degrees during the early portion […]

  • February goes out with a rumble

    WEST MICHIGAN – It’s no secret that it’s been incredibly warm for the month of February, so it shouldn’t surprise us that we’re expecting thunderstorms on the last day of the month. Another warm front and disturbance off to our southwest will be the catalyst for our rain producing storms the next 36 hours. Expect the total opposite of what we experience Monday morning for Tuesday’s commute.  It will be rainy and warm just about the entire time you’re likely […]

  • Daylight saving begins in two weeks

    WEST MICHIGAN —  A lot of people have asked me recently “When do we set the clocks forward?”  That’s coming up pretty quickly, and is actually two weeks from today! This year’s entrance to Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, Mar 12th at 2 AM.  Many people won’t feel this transition too much, but you may notice it on Monday morning as it’s darker earlier, with the sun staying out much later in the day. We’re already gaining 3 minutes of […]

  • Enhanced severe weather threat today

        WEST MICHIGAN-  We’ve already seen several rounds of thunderstorms this morning, and we’ve got more on the way later on.  Severe weather is more likely this afternoon as we’re looking at the main disturbance moving into our area from the southwest. A low pressure center off to our southwest will push into our area by this afternoon.  As the associated warm front moves in, expect temperatures south of Grand Rapids to soar near 70 degrees in some locations. […]

  • Severe thunderstorms possible Friday

    WEST MICHIGAN- With several consecutive days of temperatures in the 50s and 60s in West Michigan, it’s gotten to feel quite a bit like spring of recent. With that said, in order to balance things out and make them feel more like spring, Mother Nature has offered us a possibility for severe weather on Friday.  The Storm Prediction Center already has West Michigan under some sort of severe threat for Friday.  Even a few places along the Michigan-Indiana line are […]