Meteorologist Kevin Craig joined FOX 17 in 2001. He is one of only a few in the state that have earned the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal of approval from the American Meteorological Society. Kevin started his broadcast career in 1993 at WCAR radio in Detroit as a board op and part time news anchor. He continued in radio news as an anchor/reporter for the next three years in northwest Ohio until taking his first television job in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He was a tv news reporter/anchor for about a year when the opportunity came up to fill-in for the weather department and the rest is history. Kevin became the morning weather anchor and science reporter at WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois in 1996. He was hired as the morning weather anchor in Madison, Wisconsin in 1998 at WKOW-TV and a private forecasting firm called Weather Central. Kevin started taking classes at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and through Mississippi State University in their broadcast meteorology program. He received his meteorological certification in 2003 with highest honors and is just a few credits short of obtaining a master’s in Geosciences. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit. While Kevin functions primarily as the weekend meteorologist for FOX 17, he commonly fills-in on all shifts, produces graphics, conducts school presentations, and features upbeat, fun, and informative personal reports in his signature series West Michigan Stories. His weather forecasts on FOX 17 are typically high energy, informative, and educational. Kevin says “if I can’t be excited about giving the forecast, how can I expect people to be excited about watching it?” He is the longest running weekend anchor on any West Michigan station in news, sports, or weather…14 years! He has reported on everything from Superstorm Sandy, to 20-foot waves on Lake Michigan, tornadoes and severe storms, lightning strikes, blizzards, flooding, ice storms, drought, and a host of other news-related items. Originally from the Detroit area, he loves to spend time at the lake, on the boat, in the sand, and is self taught on both the guitar and piano. Something you might not know about him? He was responsible for training Ginger Zee as an intern at FOX 17 before she was eventually hired as the main meteorologist for Good Morning America.

Recent Articles
  • Wait…meteors can make noise?

    MICHIGAN — Tuesday night’s sonic boom and earthquake produced from a meteor tearing through the sky was quite the spectacle that could be seen across several states in the Great Lakes region. Along with it…a sonic boom that registered 2.0 on the Richter scale according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Did you know a meteor could be heard? Here’s how! It all goes back to basic science. Things like density, molecules, and the all-important speed of something…in this […]

  • No snow storm for West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN — For several days this week you may have heard the buzz about a possible snow storm affecting West Michigan with several inches. It was supposed to come in Friday night and Saturday. But the forecast models never really agreed on which way to track the low. Take a look at one of our forecast models…valid for Friday night. Note the “L” on the East Coast. That track is much further south/east of Michigan than it was earlier […]

  • Friday morning commute could be slick

    WEST MICHIGAN — A low pressure system tracking in to the Great Lakes tonight and Friday may generate a wintry mix of light precipitation making for a slick Friday morning commute. While the National Weather Service has not posted winter weather advisories, they may be forthcoming this afternoon or evening. Most of the precipitation we see will be light, but temperatures around/below freezing overnight could create some icy conditions by Friday morning. We are anticipating anywhere from one half an […]

  • Supermoon is on the way tonight

    WEST MICHIGAN — No doubt you’ve probably heard the term “Supermoon” thrown around a bit over the past few years. But what is a Supermoon? A Supermoon is simply when either a full or new moon occurs closest to the earth. Unfortunately we can’t see the new moon, but the full moon offers a pretty good light and some bright reflection down on earth. Hence the term midnight sun! It’s hard to believe the moon only reflects about seven to […]

  • Light rain, snow, freezing drizzle possible Sunday A.M.

    WEST MICHIGAN — Some light rain and snow showers are possible Saturday night through Sunday morning, but we may also see a little freezing drizzle or light freezing rain…especially from Grand Rapids to the south. While the rain and snow wouldn’t be a problem, light freezing drizzle/rain may put a glaze on the roadways which would slicken things up in a hurry. Things could be slow for early morning Sunday services if we see the freezing drizzle or freezing rain. […]

  • Watch for slick roads in the morning

    WEST MICHIGAN— The coldest air of the season will bring snow and slick roads to the area overnight. Snow showers will become more widespread later this evening with perhaps 1-2 inches along and west of U.S. 131 by the morning commute. Take a look at the image below (valid for midnight) with some lake effect snow along/west of U.S. 131. While the snow accumulation may not be much, many times in the past that the first (or one of the first snow […]

  • Frost and freezing temperatures likely overnight

    WEST MICHIGAN — The coldest night of the season is upon us tonight as most readings will dip well down in to the 30s. That will likely produce our first widespread frost and freeze across West Michigan. That means plan on scraping your car windshield Thursday morning if it’s left outside. Wanna save time? Simply place a piece of cardboard across your windshield and lock it in place with the windshield wipers stuck in the upright position. You’ll find it […]

  • Atlantic hurricanes like Irma: How they form

    WEST MICHIGAN — We are in peak hurricane season right now as the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico are primed with warm water ready to fuel these monster storms we call hurricanes. Irma now holds the dubious distinction of being the strongest tropical system, the longest anywhere on the planet! That includes it global counterparts known as typhoons and cyclones. It remained a category five with 185 mile per hour winds for some 36 hours. But […]

  • How does category five Irma stack up to Michigan?

    WEST MICHIGAN — Last week it was Harvey that absolutely inundated southeast Texas with up to 52 inches of rainfall in some spots leaving places like Houston, Beaumont, and Port Arthur literally under water. This week another tropical system is in the mix. Hurricane Irma is massive in size, scope, pressure, and wind! It’s currently battering the U.S. and British Virgin Island in the tropical Atlantic. It’s expected to track over the northern shores of Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba. […]