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!
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 […]
After all, it’s still August, so we should probably expect this. Did we need it so soon after the rounds of heavy rain we’ve gotten over the last few days, though? Our average high temperature this time of year is still 88 degrees, after all. A Heat Advisory has already been issued for much of our area on Tuesday from 1-8 PM. Areas to the NE may get a bit of a break from one of those rain complexes that […]
After last night’s heavy rain and wind damage, the last thing most of us want to hear is that we’re under another severe weather threat Friday night. Earlier in the day, you may have noted that we were under an “enhanced” risk. That’s the third category of the five risk levels provided by the Storm Prediction Center. Our reduction to “slight” (two) doesn’t mean the severe weather threat is done or completely diminished. It’s got more to do with the […]
Could you feel the stickiness in the air this afternoon? It didn’t take long after the clouds separated after that morning rain. It was incredibly humid today and it’s only going to get worse Monday afternoon. Monday morning, a few showers and storms may develop after the warm front passes through. That’s one of the big reasons it’s going to get a bit more hot and humid on Monday. A Heat Advisory is in place for Monday afternoon for most […]
It’s probably been a welcome sight for most of us: widespread rain that wasn’t too heavy on radar for once. Yes, I know there are some exceptions. If you had an outdoor event this morning, this probably wasn’t idea. The line of storms what moved through Trenton and Chillicothe also packed a brief punch. All is well, though. We’re not going to completely rain out your Sunday. Most of the rain is expected to trend off to the east with […]
Sights like this were fairly common throughout the metro Wednesday morning as a line of strong thunderstorms moved through our area. These shelf clouds preceded some pretty decent rainfall and a wet start to the morning. Thursday looks to set up a bit differently, however. A Flash Flood Watch is in place through midday Thursday for eastern Kansas and a few areas in western Missouri. Part of this has to do with the expected heavy rain over the next 18 […]