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 operator 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. 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 Radio/TV/Film Communications from Wayne State University in Detroit. Kevin functioned as the weekend meteorologist for FOX 17 for almost 15 years. He then moved in to the Midday/4PM/5PM shift in 2015. In March of 2018 he was promoted to the position of Chief Meteorologist! He has filled-in on all shifts, produces graphics, conducts school presentations, and has produced upbeat, fun, and informative personal feature reports in his signature series West Michigan Stories. The series ran for about four years from 2012 to 2016. 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 was the longest running weekend anchor on any West Michigan station in news, sports, or weather…and is the longest, most tenured TV anchor at FOX 17 having been with the station for more than 17 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 beach, on the boat, 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
  • Wet weather expected this weekend

    It’s been a hot, mainly dry summer for our area this summer. Some locations have picked up some much needed rain over the past week, but these were hit and miss showers/storms that skipped many cities. While the timing may not be the best (on the weekend), we all stand a decent chance at picking up some widespread, much needed rain showers from Friday through Sunday. Here’s the setup: Rain shouldn’t be so hit-and-miss this weekend, as an upper level […]

  • Dry conditions continue for West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN — It’s no secret that things have been dry around West Michigan the last several weeks. As our graphic shows, Grand Rapids has only had .12″ of rain since July 1. If this had been a normal month for precipitation, we would have already tallied 1.3″. That’s a deficit for the month of already 1.1″. Since June 1, we’ve only recorded 2.6″ of rain. Normally, we would have had five inches. A deficit of 2.4″. In summary, we […]

  • Thousands without power in West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN — Thousands are without power Sunday evening. According to the Consumers Energy Map, the hardest hit areas include in the area of Highlands Golf Course on Grand Rapids’ west side. Areas in Kentwood also have seen a high numbes of outages. Most of the outages appear to be across northern Kent County and in the Howard City area. No restoration times have been announced. Strong to marginally severe thunderstorms rolled through a large part of West Michigan Sunday […]

  • Excessive Heat Watch posted for Friday and Saturday

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve been mentioning for days that a huge heat wave is coming to Michigan THIS weekend! Temperatures on Friday and Saturday are expecting to be in the middle 90s with a heat index between 100 and 105 degrees. Recall that a “heat index” is how it actually feels to us. It’s a combination of the moisture (humidity) in the atmosphere and the temperature. In advance of the arriving heat and humidity the National Weather Service has issued […]

  • Summer solstice arrives today

    WEST MICHIGAN— To say summer arrives Thursday may be an understatement. We’ve already had a few days in the 90s this season with at least a few more likely. We’ve also had some pretty humid, sticky, tropical air masses move in to the Great Lakes…luckily only temporary. Officially, summer arrives on Thursday at 6:07 A.M., but what does it mean? We call it the summer solstice. It’s the precise minute that our sun is as far north (of the equator) […]

  • Heat and humidity to build this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve already had temperatures earlier this season in the 90s, but that type of heat and humidity will be returning this weekend. We are expecting temperatures Saturday, Sunday and Monday in the upper 80s to low 90s! Normal/average high temperatures for this time of year have us in the upper 70s, but we will be far exceeding that in the coming days. An area of high pressure will drift to our south/east and Michigan will end up […]

  • Grand Rapids, Muskegon set records for hottest Memorial Day ever

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – It’s a record! Grand Rapids set a record high temperature for May 28, hitting 94 degrees at 4:00 p.m. breaking the record of 92 set in 1977 and 1978.  It is also the hottest Memorial Day on record, breaking a record set May 30, 1919, which was also 92 degrees. Muskegon set a record for the hottest temperature ever reached in the month of May, by hitting 94 degrees at 4:00 p.m. Muskegon also broke the […]

  • How this Memorial Day weekend stacks up against previous ones

    WEST MICHIGAN — As a scientist I always want to quantify something. Put it into perspective. Rank it. Rate it. See how it stack ups. Because our temperatures this weekend are expected to be about 10 to 15 degrees above normal, let’s see how it stacks up against prior Memorial Days in the big scheme of things. For starters, the warmest Memorial Day occurred May 30, 1919 at 92 degrees. The coldest was in 1910 at a very chilly 48 […]

  • Fog stays locked in at lakeshore

    WEST MICHIGAN — All day Tuesday and again all day Wednesday dense fog has stayed locked in place at the immediate lakeshore and out over Lake Michigan. Why? Warmer air over the relatively colder waters of Lake Michigan is condensing out in to low, gray, stratus cloud cover. We call it fog when it occurs at/near the surface. The image below shows the web camera over Pere Marquette beach in Muskegon. Easy to see the fog Notice the fog in […]