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
  • Sunday offers quiet start to the week ahead

    It’s definitely a quiet start to the week, even though it’s cold.  In Grand Rapids, it was one of the coldest mornings we’ve had since last February.  Some of the localized temperatures even reached the single digits.  High pressure exits later today and temperatures will warm up in the afternoon, and even a bit overnight before rain and snow arrive Wednesday afternoon.

  • Lots of melting, wet weekend ahead

    WEST MICHIGAN-  A pretty good November snowpack has been around for a few days, but that’s not slated to last too long heading into the weekend. We’ve got one more burst of wintry precipitation before everything melts this weekend, though.  A smaller system to our south will deliver some moderate rainfall in Indiana, but I want you to look at Future Track’s image from early Friday morning.  The pink color in this instance is freezing rain. While periods of freezing […]

  • 2018 Thanksgiving forecast

    WEST MICHIGAN- It’s been a cold start to the week so far, but over the last few Thanksgiving holidays, we’ve seen a mixed bag in terms of temperature and weather conditions across the state. Since 2013, we’ve had plenty of ups and downs in regards to temperatures.  The last several years have been relatively mild and closer to normal.  It appears this year is going to be much closer to 2013 and 2014, as colder temperatures remain in the region […]

  • Firearm deer season opener forecast

      WEST MICHIGAN- It’s a holiday for a lot of people in Michigan as firearm deer season is upon us.  We should be able to give you a pretty good idea of what to expect with your forecast for this upcoming Thursday morning as it doesn’t look like the forecast will change a whole lot over the next couple of days. Temperatures are going to be ranging in the low to mid 20s to start your morning.  Overnight cloud cover […]

  • Snow ending, cold Saturday

      WEST MICHIGAN- Just about everyone in West Michigan is waking up to a fresh blanket of snow on the ground.  For most of us, we’ve seen a couple of inches of snow, with a few isolated higher amounts. Our heaviest snow fell between 2-5 AM, with intensity slowly diminishing.  The biggest key during this timeframe were the strong winds and the temperatures in the low 20s. As a result, roads were very slick to begin the morning.  As roads […]

  • Measurable snow, winter weather advisory Friday

      WEST MICHIGAN-  We’ve mentioned the possibility of snow for a few days now and things are starting to come together for our first measurable snowfall this season. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for most of our area through early Saturday morning.  Most of this will have to do with the timing of the morning rush and impacts from the snow overnight Friday. The center of this storm is currently in the plains and will […]

  • First snow arrives Friday…Winter Weather Advisory!

    WEST MICHIGAN- While we’ve seen a few snowflakes already this season, we’ve avoided measurable snowfall so far to this point. That’s about to change by the end of this week. Over the last few years, snow around this time is not out of the question. In fact, we’ve seen it a bit later than what we’re expecting this year. This is not really indication of how bad the winter is or anything either (see 2014.) Snow is set to begin before/during rush hour […]

  • Major changes in the weather this week

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve been accustomed to a fairly quiet fall so far, but heading into the 2nd week of November, we’re expected some “normal” fall weather. Looking ahead this week, there are several things to consider.  In the short term, Election Day looks to be very raw and cold.  Temps will slowly fall through the day, but the main component will be wind gusts in excess of 40 mph.  This will make it feel like it’s in the low 30s […]

  • A frigid fall day ahead on Saturday

    WEST MICHIGAN- We’ve already seen our high temperature after midnight in the mid 50s.  Temperatures have fallen a bit already, but they’re set to plummet by this afternoon. The first game of the day is Michigan and Michigan State in East Lansing at noon.  Temperatures will start off around 50 at kickoff, but fall closer to 40 around the 4th quarter.  I’m not expecting that many flakes of snow to fall in the afternoon, but the wind chill may be […]