Chief Meteorologist Grant Gilmore is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the American Meteorological Society. He received his CBM in 2009 and was the first meteorologist in the Triad to earn this distinction.
Grant came to the Triad in February of 2009 and worked as the weekend morning meteorologist on the Good Morning Show and Noon meteorologist during the week. In 2013 Grant was named Chief Meteorologist and became the main weekday meteorologist for WFMY News 2 at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Prior to WFMY Grant was the morning and noon meteorologist at WMAZ in Macon, GA where he gained critical severe weather forecasting experience.
Grant has covered the full spectrum of weather events from hurricanes to crippling winter storms and tornado outbreaks right here in the Triad. One of the more memorable storms that Grant has covered was Hurricane Sandy in 2012 as it grazed the NC Outer Banks and then continued north to completely devastate the entire Northeast Coast. In 2015 Grant was awarded an Emmy for his coverage of the 2014 Triad Valentine's Day Snow Storm when parts of the area received more than 20" of snow.
The Triad has some of the most dynamic weather in the entire country and he says that that fact is what makes his job challenging and exciting all at the same time. "It's like putting together a 3D puzzle every single day", says Grant. While the awesome power and dynamic nature of the atmosphere is what drives Grant's passion for weather, he'll never pass up the opportunity to get out and enjoy a beautiful (calm) day with his Chocolate Lab Ollie.
Grant's knowledge of the diverse North Carolina weather is rooted in his education at The University of North Carolina Asheville where he earned a Bachelor's of Science in Atmospheric Science with a minor in mathematics. While at UNCA Grant also played Division I soccer for the Bulldogs.
Prior to UNCA Grant grew up in Saline, Michigan a small town just outside of Ann Arbor in the southeastern part of the state. While in the Triad the question is which 'blue' are you, in Grant's eyes it's neither Duke nor Carolina, but rather University of Michigan Blue…Go Blue!
Regardless of where your sports fan-hood lies Grant loves hearing from you. Even if it's not weather related feel free to reach out to him and say hi.