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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
  • 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 […]

  • Finally…Spring officially arrives Wednesday!

    WEST MICHIGAN — After an extended Arctic blast, polar vortex, ice storm, several bouts of significant snow, flooding, and severe weather last week, West Michigan is certainly ready for spring…which officially arrives Wednesday at 5:58 P.M.  This is the precise time when the sun is directly overhead of the equator. It’s also known as the spring/vernal equinox meaning equal days/equal nights…about 12 hours of each. In fact, we continue to gain daylight at the rate of about three minutes each […]

  • Thursday severe weather threat: damaging winds and isolated tornadoes

    WEST MICHIGAN — Severe weather is probably the last thing on everyone’s mind after the winter we just came through. All the more reason why we need to be vigilant in our coverage and keeping everyone informed. A strong, but dying low pressure system over the central portion of the country is creating hurricane wind speeds of 75 mph and blizzard conditions across Denver and the central/northern Plains of the Dakotas.  That same system will drive temperatures in Michigan between […]

  • This week: 50s, 60s, wind, rain, storms

    WEST MICHIGAN — As I outlined in a detailed post on Sunday, temperatures will soar this week. We won’t be at record levels, but look for 50s and 60s Wednesday and Thursday respectively. High pressure provided us with some beautiful sunny days Monday and Tuesday, but as that moves east and loses its grip, a strong, developing low pressure over the Central Plains will move into the Great Lakes and produce wind, rain, warmer temps, and thunderstorms. See our FutureTrack […]

  • Get ready…temperatures expected to briefly soar into the 60s this week!

    WEST MICHIGAN — We’ve all been waiting for it…a big warm up! We need it! It’s been a long, drawn-out snowy winter…not to mention a polar vortex, ice storm, and several decent snowfalls. This week, it all changes. Temps are expected to warm drastically, but it will be short-lived. High pressure building into the Great Lakes Monday and Tuesday this week will deliver dry and quiet conditions, but once the high moves east of Michigan, we get on the return […]

  • Lake effect snow continues: Another slow commute with Arctic air

    We had numerous accidents across the area on Tuesday morning as lake effect snow made for a slick commute and Arctic air didn’t allow the salt to work very well. Expect that trend to continue Wednesday, so make sure to allow some extra time in the A.M. hours and again in the evening with more snow arriving around sunset. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been extended for all of the counties that border U.S. 131 westward, including Kent, Barry, and […]

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