Garry joined the station in April of 2019 as the weekend meteorologist. As a Kansas City native, he’s excited to be back home. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri and before he made the full circle back home, he had a couple of stops in Arizona and Michigan. He’s very much looking forward to getting back to the exciting weather of the Central Plains. That’s where his fascination of weather began at a young age. He’s looking forward to working with the other members of the FOX4 weather team that he’s either grown up watching, or gone to school with!
When you don’t see him on air, Garry is likely at the golf course or traveling. He also loves the Royals and came back for the 2014 and 2015 World Series games.
He’s very excited to be back home with friends and family and he’s looking forward to seeing you around town at many of the fun events and everything else going on around town!
Temperatures are in the 30s this morning with clouds lingering. Into the afternoon, sunshine returns but we battle a northerly winds that prevents us from warming out of the lower 40s today. A warming trend begins as we move into the weekend. We’ll be tracking how long that will last in the updated Long Ranger here! Joe’s latest podcast: As the weather and the climate changes, an organization in Kansas City is looking at ways of adapting to the changes […]
Snowy roads and cold condition: a common sight just about everywhere in the metro. Conditions are improving because it’s not snowing anymore. The sun is coming out as well, but that doesn’t really make it feel any better outside. In fact, we haven’t even seen the coldest air move in yet. In fact, overnight lows are probably going to be the coldest we’ve seen this season yet. Tuesday morning temperatures are set to be anywhere from 5-10 degrees to start […]
After what turned out to be a relatively nice Sunday, temperatures have already begun to fall. Stepping outside in any capacity the rest of Sunday and you can feel the significantly cooler air. There’s more where that came from, and it’s going to be responsible for switching our seasons overnight. I wouldn’t expect much precipitation to develop until after midnight. That’s when we’ve got a couple different parts of this system pretty visible above. Areas to the south ahead of […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — I think we can all agree that Saturday was an amazing day to be outside. Sunday will NOT be like this. It’s not going to be a bad day, though. The difference is that we’ve got a cold front that’s going to be moving in later in the afternoon. This looks to usher in cooler air and change the wind direction pretty quickly. Most of this initial cold frontal passage looks to be dry. Temperatures will […]
Starting off in the teens Friday morning, this has been quite the contrast! Notice that colder air off to the east? It remains there (for now), and that warm air out west is headed our way. We can’t stress this enough: Saturday is going to be the best day in quite some time! While the upcoming cold stretch won’t be weeks on end, it’s not going to be this warm again for quite a while. Normally when it gets this […]
It’s gotten significantly colder to begin the final week of October. The timing of the cold air has provided us with multiple opportunities for snow, but let’s focus on the most significant chance later in the week. In the video above, I’ve highlighted some of the challenges we have with snowfall forecasting this time of year, and really just in general. Four different models, four different outlooks. Where’s the rain/snow line set up? When do we finally get below freezing? […]
October snow doesn’t seem all that rare when you think about recent memory. Last year comes to mind immediately. One of the biggest things that comes to mind close to that is the “October Surprise.” I would like to start by saying nothing I’m seeing at the moment looks anything like that. We’re in for a colder spell during the final week of October. That by itself is no issue, but when you add a couple of different systems and […]
You’ve probably heard the buzz about it by now if you haven’t heard one of us mention it yet: It’s going to be cold later this week. Above is just an illustration of how impressive this cold front is in terms of its size and coverage throughout the country. From 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the temperature in Billings, Montana, has dropped 30 degrees. That’s just a sample of what we’re going to be in for throughout the Midwest over the […]
We’re Weather Aware for the second straight day in a row as we’re under a slight risk for severe weather. After yesterday’s large hail, many of us need a break. I’m afraid hail looks to be the main threat yet again. The main catalyst for our weather is essentially the same frontal boundary that caused us problems on Friday. It’s become stationary, but will return as a warm front later today. This will cause a split in our temperatures from […]
It’s been a relatively nice day throughout the area with limited cloud cover, but we’re Weather Aware heading into this evening as storms that develop are likely to be on the strong/severe side. A cold front is slowly working its way into the metro area. It doesn’t look like much, but as it gets closer, storms are set to develop over a more favorable environment. This cold front is a bit more evident when you look at the current temperatures […]
It’s another hot and humid day on this Monday afternoon. The humidity has been slowly rising since Saturday afternoon and temperatures have been rising with it as well. Our long range temperature forecast from the Climate Prediction Center gives us an above-average chance at temperatures above the norm through the end of the month. Our average high and low temperatures right now are 79/57, by the way. Just because we’re going to finish the summer a little bit warmer than […]
I bet you didn’t expect that we’d be mentioning a pretty good severe weather threat after the Sunday we’ve had, but here we are. The system that plagued us all day Sunday and brought over 2″ of rain to many areas is slowly exiting and will make way for our next frontal systems. Despite some early fog and drizzle, a warm front is poised to move into the area Monday and boost our temperatures and bring up the humidity. As […]