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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
  • Snow piles up today

    WEST MICHIGAN- For all the areas that received lake effect snow yesterday, many were avoided by snowflakes completely.  That’s going to be hard today, as more widespread snow continues the remainder of today. Another round of Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in place for the area, with the heaviest snow north and east of Grand Rapids. Moderate snowfall is expected to develop just in time for your commute home from school or work.  This will be the […]

  • More snow ahead this week

      WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve seen several inches of snow already this morning and we’ll look at several more inches by the time this is all said and done Wednesday morning. 6-8″ are possible along the immediate lakeshore as this northwesterly flow remains and lake effect snow persists into the early morning hours tomorrow.  Totals are drastically reduced the further east you go, but don’t worry snow lovers, there’s more on the way for everyone tomorrow. At the very least, everyone […]

  • Winter storm warnings, advisories in place

    WEST MICHIGAN-  We’ve dealt with a couple of inches of snow Monday morning, and that caused many of us to have a slower commute to work and school. Our first round is coming to a close, but another round is poised to develop by this afternoon/evening, and that’s probably going to cause some delays. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for lakeshore communities, as well as a Winter Weather Advisory for areas inland.  These warnings/advisories are […]

  • Another round of snow Friday night

    WEST MICHIGAN- Yesterday’s snow totals ranged from a dusting in a few locations to over 6 inches in others yesterday.  That’s the nature of lake effect snow, as many of us have come to expect.  We’re going to be dealing with a little more widespread snowfall beginning tonight, however. A Winter Weather Advisory begins tonight at 9 PM and last until Saturday night.  There’s also a Winter Storm Warning that begins at 1 AM for Berrien County…they’ll be battling some […]

  • More snow expected Friday

    WEST MICHIGAN-  We’ve already seen our first areawide measurable snowfall today, and it looks like we’re going to continue with the snowfall later on Friday. Totals as of 8 AM are nearly 4 inches in Allendale, with more snow falling at the moment. There’s going to be a break tonight, but late morning and especially into the afternoon and evening on Friday, snow will begin to fall in a more widespread fashion. Snowfall totals on Saturday morning look between 2-4 […]

  • Dry Thanksgiving, warm & windy Friday

      WEST MICHIGAN-  So far, our travel plans getting to and from our Thanksgiving destination have been no issue whatsoever.  I would expect the same thing to continue tomorrow as well, but it’s going to be much warmer! Today should be a pretty nice Thanksgiving.  The Lions game is the early game at 12:30, and by the time you fall asleep on the couch, temps will have returned to the 30s. It’s going to be very windy tomorrow, but that […]

  • Thanksgiving travel forecast

    WEDNESDAY EVENING update: The forecast from FOX 17 Chief Meteorologist Joe Kopecek. Travel over the next few days will be fine with mainly dry weather. Temperatures will stay chilly tomorrow with a warm-up for Friday. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s to near 30s. Winds southwest at 5 to 10 mph. Thanksgiving Day: Morning clouds and perhaps a few flurries as a weak cold front slides through the state, otherwise some afternoon clearing is expected. Highs in the low 40s. Winds […]

  • Rain changing to snow during windy Saturday

    WEST MICHIGAN- A strong fall system is just over 700 miles away this morning, and it’s poised to arrive this evening with some heavy rain. This warm front will move into our area overnight, and that’s going to actually bring our temperatures up in the process!  The counterclockwise motion around this low will bring us warmer air first, and behind it, much colder conditions. By Friday evening, showers and thunderstorms will develop and we’re going to see some very heavy […]

  • Windy fall weekend ahead

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve been talking about it for several days now: the arrival of a stronger fall storm system.  While snow isn’t too much of a concern for us, some heavy rain and strong winds are main threats ahead. A strong low pressure center will develop off to our southwest over the next 12 hours.  The movement around this low is counterclockwise, so we’ll begin with stronger southeast winds Friday. Winds will eventually move to a southerly direction overnight, which […]