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
  • Wind, rain, warmth dominates our weather Thursday

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve been talking about this one for days! A strong, developing, moisture laden low pressure system coming out of the central United States will arrive in Michigan on Thursday and control our weather the entire day. Since we’re on the front (or warm side of it), it will bring rain, lots of wind, and briefly warmer temperatures at 50 or better from Grand Rapids southward. Below is what the storm appears like on the weather map. The […]

  • Areas of dense fog, mist, and drizzle through Tuesday

    WEST MICHIGAN — With very light wind, weak weather systems slowly drifting through the Great Lakes, and extensive low level cloudiness, expect areas of dense fog, mist, and drizzle through Tuesday. Some areas over night into Tuesday morning may drop to around/below 32 degrees. These locations could see some freezing fog/drizzle/mist, producing a light, icy glaze on the roadways. That said, we believe most locations will remain at/above 32, so widespread issues are not expected. It may take the better […]

  • West Michigan walloped by feet of lake snow

    WEST MICHIGAN — Our first real bout of lake effect snow has yielded 1″ to 2″ snowfall rates per hour with totals between one to two feet! West Ottawa, western Allegan, and Van Buren Counties have been particularly hard hit. According to measured reports to the National Weather Service, Bangor in Van Buren County has tallied a whopping 24″. Glenn in Allegan County 22″, Keeler in Van Buren County 18.3″, and Grand Junction in Van Buren 17″. Bloomingdale had 9.8″ […]

  • Arctic air and heavy lake snows through Tuesday

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a pretty fair accumulation of widespread snow across the area Monday, heavier lake effect snows along the immediate lakeshore will add significantly to those totals (which were mainly between 2″ and 6″). Places along the lakeshore from Holland, to South Haven, to Benton Harbor will be racking up totals of a foot or more through Tuesday. Travel to/from Chicago via 196 is NOT advised on Tuesday! Take a look at some of those initial snow totals […]

  • Record cold, heavy lake snows, single digit wind chills, warnings and advisories issued

    WEST MICHIGAN — Frankly, I wish I had better news for all of us this week, but it is going to get cold…very cold…unseasonably cold. The core of this Arctic blast of air will dominate on Tuesday and Wednesday. Those are the days we stand to break temperature records across the Great Lakes and Midwest. To boot, a developing low pressure system will generate area-wide snow beginning late Sunday night and eventually transitioning to heavy lake snows along/west of U.S. […]

  • Snow covered/slippery/icy roads likely 96 north into A.M. commute

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a steady snow through most of the day on Wednesday along/north of I-96, snow will continue into the overnight and early morning hours on Thursday in those same areas. Not heavy, but, thick, wet,  and steady. Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing overnight into Thursday morning allowing freezing and ice on the roadways. Our newsroom has already heard of several slide-offs Wednesday evening, and more are possible as temperatures continue to fall. Ottawa, Kent, and […]

  • Winter weather advisory issued; morning snow arrives

    WEST MICHIGAN — A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for areas north/west of Grand Rapids and Kent County for most of Wednesday. The counties include Muskegon, Oceana, and Newaygo on Wednesday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. A fast-moving Canadian clipper system will drop in from the west and is expected to lay down at least an inch or two of snow along/north of the I-96 corridor. With a south/southwest wind, we may see a bit of a moisture […]

  • Unseasonably cold winter chill remains in place through mid November

    WEST MICHIGAN — I’m guessing it’s not what most folks want to hear…cold weather will continue for about the next two weeks. There are more leaves to rake up, grass to cut a final time or two, perhaps even a boat to winterize, but Mother Nature will keep temperatures running about 15 to 20 degrees below normal the next couple of weeks. Our normal high this time of year has us at 53. Our forecast high temperatures the next two […]

  • Friday A.M. commute could be a bit icy

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a rain/snow mix most of Thursday and Thursday evening, roads remain wet across the entire area. The problem? We are expecting temperatures overnight to drop to 32 or below by Friday morning. That means there is the possibility of (at least) some patchy icy spots in places like bridges, overpasses, and entry/exit freeway ramps. The National Weather Service has a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in place through Friday 8 A.M. See map below. Their primary concern is […]

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