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
  • We’re lucky to see a warmer final weekend of winter

    WEST MICHIGAN-  It’s hard to believe, but we’ve finally made it!  We’re just days away from the first day of spring.  It’s been pretty chilly the last few days, but it’s going to be much nicer this weekend. Temperatures will get very close to 50 for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, and we’re heading into the 50s by Sunday!  Don’t get used to the warmer weather, though.  It gets cooler again for the first day of spring (Tuesday.)

  • Winter not over just yet

    WEST MICHIGAN- I know it’s still technically winter for another 8 days, but as the calendar turns to March and we set our clocks forward, our natural progression of thinking is that it’s going to be warmer soon. Obviously that wasn’t the case this morning, as we had snow in most of our area.  But the trends as we get closer toward the first official day of spring (March 20th,) tell us that it’s going to be warmer than normal […]

  • Grand River nearing 2013 levels

    WEST MICHIGAN-  Remember the flooding back in 2013?  It set the benchmark for record flooding in West Michigan with the Grand River the highest total ever measured at that location. Our flooding projection currently has us projected for the 2nd highest total that the river’s ever seen in that location.  This will continue to rise through Saturday morning.  You can monitor the progress of the river’s rise and current level here.    

  • Early rainfall totals

      WEST MICHIGAN-  The rain has been falling since last night and continues today.  All Flood Watches have been canceled in favor of Flood Warnings. A few areas have seen over 2 inches of rain as of 8 AM, and most spots are around 1.5″ of rain.  We can still expect another 2″ of rain in many locations through Wednesday morning.

  • Heavy rain expected, Flood Watch through Wednesday

      Heavy rainfall begins this afternoon and continues off and on through Wednesday.  A Flood Watch has been issued for our entire viewing area through Wednesday night.

  • A quick “return” to Winter this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve been much warmer than normal over the last 48 hours, and that’s made quite a dent in the snowpack throughout West Michigan.  For those of you who love winter and have snow dependent businesses, we’ll get a little help from Mother Nature this weekend. A quick moving system arrives Saturday night and looks to provide us with a light burst of snow.  While this won’t replace the 6+ inches that have melted the last 48 hours, it […]

  • Heavy snow continues through this afternoon

    WEST MICHIGAN- Heavy snow developed overnight in West Michigan and has shut down a lot of schools and businesses throughout the area. Scenes like this one from our parking lot are very similar to what everyone’s experiencing.  We’ve seen upwards of 1″ per hour snowfall rates as well! The silver lining for this storm is that it’s going to be out of our area just in time for the evening commute.  As a result, the advisories and warnings are set […]

  • Heavy snow develops tonight

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve had a steady diet of winter weather over the last few days, but no major snow storms.  That will change a bit tonight as heavy snow develops in our southern counties. Two different winter weather alerts begin tonight at 9 PM.  Areas along I-94 are expecting the heaviest snow are under a Winter Storm Warning.  Areas along I-96 are expecting much less, and they’re under the more common Winter Weather Advisory. Snow moves in as early as […]

  • Winter Storm Warnings, Advisories begin tonight

    Heavy snowfall begins tonight as early at 11 PM for areas in Berrien County, but it will spread northeast shorthly after midnight.  Expect anywhere between 1-4 inches of snow by sunrise tomorrow.