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
  • Weekend storm to bring wind, rain, ice, and cold

    WEST MICHIGAN – While West Michigan has been waiting patiently for a brief warm up, we won’t have to wait long for another sharp cool down. Temperatures will likely start falling on Saturday and precipitation from Grand Rapids to the north may start changing over to freezing rain beginning Friday night. In fact, a significant icing event is possible over north central lower Michigan, perhaps just north of our FOX 17 viewing area.  However, it will need to be monitored. […]

  • Highly localized heavy snow hits some areas overnight

    WEST MICHIGAN— Were you surprised when you awoke on Wednesday morning to find schools delayed or cancelled due to the snow? While most areas picked up only a dusting to an inch, there were a handful of locations that got hit with some pretty appreciable snow. One of the highest snowfall totals I could find was in Ionia County in Orleans. They picked up 8 inches! Grandville in western Kent County measured 6.6 inches, Howard City in Montcalm County five […]

  • Rain and snow coming for Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — After 60 plus degrees on Tuesday and a day filled with sunshine, a quick snap-back to winter will arrive Thursday. A very potent, moisture laden low pressure system with some excellent lift and upper level dynamics will track in to the lower Great Lakes. This system will bring the possibility of heavy rain (one inch or more), accumulating snow, and wind to West Michigan. All of our forecast models have done a very poor job with the […]

  • Record rainfall totals in West Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS — The rain event we experienced the past two days was indeed record setting! According to the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, this event will rank as one of the top three rain events in December, January, and February in West Michigan. The system also broke several temperature records for the warmest overnight low temperature…and record high temperature in Grand Rapids of 63 on Tuesday. The old record was 61 degrees set way back in 1930 on […]

  • Swollen rivers expected to crest this weekend

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – After more than two inches of rain in many locations across the area, plus another one to two inches still on the way, water is rising. Melting snow, semi-frozen ground, and the moderate to heavy rain will likely drive rivers to bankfull and beyond. It’s important to realize when an event like this unfolds, it usually is days before the smaller creeks, streams, and tributaries dump out in the major rivers like the Grand River. There […]

  • Hoar frost blankets West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN — Most of West Michigan awoke to a beautiful white frosty blanket of hoar frost Monday morning. What is hoar frost? We see it about two to three times a year. Temperatures need to be at/below freezing. Hoar frost is frost where water vapor (water in a gas state) is deposited on items below freezing. We call that deposition when water goes from a gaseous state to a solid state (gas to solid). If there’s enough water vapor […]

  • Widespread snow expected this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN — By now it’s no secret that the famous Punxsutawney Phil and Jimmy the Groundhog in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin both saw their shadows this morning. That means another six more weeks of winter…not a hard prediction at this point! That said, as West Michigan remains locked up in Arctic air with some lake effect snow, another low pressure system tracking directly in to the Great Lakes this weekend will likely generate a widespread accumulating snow across the entire […]

  • 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 […]