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
  • Scattered storms this weekend, drought remains

    WEST MICHIGAN- Our dry and crispy lawns have indicated what we’ve already known for days: we need some rain. Our latest drought monitor puts some of us into the abnormally dry category.  We’re just under 3″ of rain in the hole for the summer. I’d like to tell you that the rain in the forecast for this weekend will fix that, but that’s not the case.  Our showers will be so widely scattered that some locations will barely get any […]

  • Less humid, excellent weekend ahead

    WEST MICHIGAN- It’s been so hot and humid here recently, but we’ve finally been treated to a break from the heat AND the humidity! A cold front has brought us some welcome relief for a few days.  Temperatures will start in the 50s the next couple of mornings, and I don’t expect the humidity to climb again until the middle of next week.

  • Hot and humid, isolated 4th of July storms

    WEST MICHIGAN — Happy 4th of July!  Hot and humid conditions are expected for the remainder of your 4th of July holiday.  While it’s possible you’ll see an isolated t-storm this afternoon and evening, most of us are going to stay dry. For your fireworks displays this evening/tonight,expect mostly dry conditions.  It’s possible we’ll see an isolated thunderstorm, but this will only delay your celebrations, not cancel them. Your video forecast outlines this threat and discusses when the humidity will […]

  • Isolated storms, humid holiday ahead

        WEST MICHIGAN- Many of you have taken the 4th of July weekend off prior to the actual holiday.  For everyone that did, you’ve been used to the humidity.  We’ve had a couple of days worth of a break, but I’m expecting more humidity to return as early as Tuesday night. Overnight temperatures return to the 70s as a result, and the actual holiday looks to be more humid.  As heat and humidity build, isolated t-storms will build by […]

  • Excessive heat & humidity this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN- Our pattern of ups and downs in regards to temperature continues heading into this weekend.  Last weekend was much cooler and temperatures struggled to get to the 70s.  This weekend?  Several days in the 90s. High pressure is building off to our south.  With this, a warm front is poised to move into West Michigan by Friday.  This will be the beginning of a surge of heat and humidity in our region. Our hottest day will be Saturday.  […]

  • Rain ending Sunday, heat & humidity are on the way

    WEST MICHIGAN- A dreary Sunday morning has just added  to the collection of cloudy and sometimes rainy days we’ve had recently.  This will all come to an end shortly, however, but expect a few more rain showers between now and later today. By early this afternoon, it looks like we’re finally going to begin clearing things out.  It will be a slow process, but that’s really accelerated overnight. A return to summer like temperatures is here by the weekend with […]

  • Showers may develop this evening, early Sunday morning

    WEST MICHIGAN- It’s possible that a few showers may develop by this evening, however.  They’ll be very isolated and light, but keep in mind you may get wet briefly. A few showers may be possible early tomorrow morning as this system finally passes us and we’ll clear up.  That’s highlighted above in your video forecast.  Have a great weekend!

  • Dreary weekend, flooding concerns south

    WEST MICHIGAN-  While several areas saw the sun briefly this morning, it’s not something we can get used to too often this weekend.  A disturbance to our south will provide periods of rain and thick cloud cover for a majority of this weekend. This “cut off” low is unattached from the main flow of storm systems across the country.  As a result, it doesn’t have much to move it in any direction, so we’re going to deal with periods of […]

  • One more day of heat; rain by afternoon

      WEST MICHIGAN- It’s been incredibly hot and humid the last several days, but we’re going to get some relief later this afternoon. First of all, we’ll have to deal with  extreme heat again.  Heat index readings over 100 are expected in areas south of I-96 that are going to be a lot more sunny, so expect to regulate your time outdoors. Showers and thunderstorms will develop as early as 3 PM and continue to spread further south as a […]