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
  • West Michigan eclipse guide

    WEST MICHIGAN-  Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last several weeks, you’ve probably heard that there is an eclipse coming up very soon.  Specifically, it’s going to be Monday afternoon that it occurs. But what can you expect to see in West Michigan?  Will it look like the above image?   Will in get completely dark during the daytime? Yes, it will get dark during the daytime…for some locations…and only for a couple of minutes.  I’ve highlighted a […]

  • Will it rain this weekend? Finally, the answer is yes

    WEST MICHIGAN-  Normally this is a question I had planned to answer every weekend in the summer, since most people take advantage of the lakes and cottages and all the glory that is summer in Michigan.  I have barely had to answer that all summer, though, as it’s been really dry for the last few weeks. We’ve had a cold front move through that’s dramatically dropped our temperatures and will gradually bring our wave heights up over 10 feet tonight! […]

  • Finally…some rain!

    WEST MICHIGAN-  It’s no secret that we haven’t seen much rain over the last few weeks.  All you have to do is look as the unwatered lawns and gardens to know that’s the case. This is a picture of my lawn on the northeast side of Grand Rapids…..pretty barren! (OK, not really.)  But the fact that we actually need the rain is without a doubt.  The rain gauge at Gerald R. Ford airport in Grand Rapids received just over an […]

  • Beautiful conditions this weekend and beyond

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’re looking at a great weekend for anything you’d like to do in our entire state, or beyond.  The only negative is that we don’t have any rain chances for the next several days, so you’ll need to water your lawn or garden fairly regularly. First off, the Coast Guard festival begins and it looks like a great start to the weekend if you’re headed to Grand Haven.   Conditions on the lake look very pleasant as well. […]

  • Severe weather threat remains today

      WEST MICHIGAN- If you were anywhere north of I-96 this morning, you didn’t see much rain.  A lot of you probably wondered, “It must have missed us.”  If you were along I-94 this morning, you felt the exact opposite.  The rain kept going and going and over 2 inches of rain fell in many locations. There have been a few strong thunderstorms this morning, but the concentration has mainly been to the south along a stationary front. Just because […]

  • Severe threat returns Wednesday

    WEST MICHIGAN-  After severe weather knocked down trees, power lines, and knocked thousand of people without power for several days, the last thing many people want is another line of severe weather to head our way.  Unfortunately, that seems to be the case as we head into Wednesday. All of West Michigan is under a “slight” risk for severe weather Wednesday.  This is the same risk we were in the other morning, so it’s something to take seriously down the […]

  • Severe weather potential rises overnight

      WEST MICHIGAN- A cold front is moving into our area over the next 12 hours and as a result, we’re going to see the opportunity for severe weather overnight. Even in the early morning hours of Thursday, flooding and wind damage has been reported in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  This area is one we’ll have to monitor for further development this afternoon and evening, as this entire system sinks further to the south overnight. Areas to the northwest are under […]

  • Flooding affects areas up north

    WEST MICHIGAN – As we’ve dealt with a couple of different frontal systems affecting the state over the last 48 hours, we’ve encountered a few storm systems that were slow moving and dumped incredible amounts of rain in the same spot over a long period of time. As you can see from the radar estimated precipitation above, rain totals were incredible over just a 24 hour period. Some unofficial rain totals throughout our area really show just how vast the […]

  • Severe weather possible overnight

      WEST MICHIGAN-  A rollercoaster of temperatures is expected for the next 72 hours as a couple of different frontal systems will have an impact on our weather. The one that will have an impact on us overnight is the cold front that will drop us from the 90s in the afternoon today to the 50s overnight Friday into Saturday.  Expect rain to arrive in Oceana County as early as 10 PM.  This cold front will move to the southeast […]