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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
  • Severe storms produce at least one tornado and several warnings

    WEST MICHIGAN — Strong to severe thunderstorms tore through West Michigan Sunday afternoon and early evening. The line was thin and narrow, but that didn’t mean they were weak. At least six severe thunderstorm warnings were issued across the area with a peak wind gust in South Haven measured at 64 mph. That was not the extent of the damage however. For a few brief minutes, radar indicated rotation in east central Barry County and west central Eaton County. A […]

  • Severe threat increases as temperatures warm and storms develop

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve all been waiting for the warmer temperatures this time of year, but with the increased numbers come more heat and energy in the atmosphere and the threat of strong to severe thunderstorms. Thursday afternoon/evening/night pose a threat for strong to severe storms…and to a lesser degree on Friday. Our primary threats would be large hail and damaging straight line winds, but as a couple fronts approach, an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out with a turning […]

  • Steadier rain arrives Wednesday P.M. and Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — Another round from a new and different low pressure system will deliver another inch or so of rain beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through most of Thursday. This system…like the one last week, will also tap moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Our forecast model below, valid for 6 P.M. Wednesday, shows the location of the system (and front) and likely showers spreading into the state. We’ll have breezy conditions too on Wednesday. The next image below, […]

  • Our soggy week continues through Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — As we’ve been outlining the past few days, this week will be on the wet side. We’ve already tallied between .50″ and .75″ of rain on Monday across much of the area, now a second round of wet weather will likely arrive late Tuesday afternoon. That means conditions should remain mainly dry Tuesday morning and through early afternoon. Take a look at our forecast model below…valid for 6 P.M. Tuesday. A low pressure system and warm front […]

  • Snow showers, wind, and strong thunderstorms for West Michigan

    WEST MICHIGAN— Light snow showers will occur for parts of West Michigan overnight into Thursday morning with only an inch or so of accumulation. Temperatures Thursday morning will be in the 30/32 degree range, so some slippery spots are possible. In fact, we have a handful of counties under WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES through 10 A.M. Thursday. Much of the remainder of Thursday looks dry, but it will be brisk and windy with east winds at 20 to 30 mph. See […]

  • Wind, rain, snow, and thunderstorms on the way

    WEST MICHIGAN — In a detailed post on Monday, I outlined what was coming our way this week with a huge developing storm system over the front range of the Rockies. Read that story here. Blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, and high wind watches have been posted out west with this system for more than a dozen states. I’ll reiterate…southwest Minnesota as well as South Dakota and western Nebraska will see blizzard conditions and up to 18″ or so of […]

  • Only in Michigan…70s and snow in the same week!

    WEST MICHIGAN — High temperatures across much of the area topped out in the low/mid 70s on Sunday. Monday, many locations were in the mid/upper 60s. Highs on Tuesday will reach into the 50s, but colder temperatures are coming with the possibility of accumulating snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A strong, developing low pressure system in the nation’s mid-section will produce blizzard conditions and heavy snow (probably about 12″ to 18″) over the northern/central Plains Wednesday and Thursday. For […]

  • Rain arrives Friday night

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve seen some mild and sunny days across the area this week, so it’s only right that some rain moves in.  A low pressure system tracking into the Great Lakes from the southern Plains will generate rain by late this evening and overnight. Nothing strong or severe is expected, and in fact, we may see a few wet snowflakes mix in on the backside of this system with little/no accumulation. Take a look at our forecast model […]

  • Statewide tornado drill planned Wednesday at 1 P.M.

    WEST MICHIGAN — A state wide tornado drill is planned at 1 P.M. Wednesday afternoon. The drill corresponds with severe weather awareness week, this week! The idea is to create a heightened awareness as we enter severe weather season and create a family disaster plan (and business disaster plan) in case an actual tornado watch or warning is issued. Don’t be alarmed if you hear the warning sirens sound in your area at 1:00 p.m. The system is being tested […]

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