Andrew Gorton

Andrew Gorton

Meteorologist

Living in Iowa, Texas, and Oklahoma, Andrew has spent much of his life in Tornado Alley. Upon moving from Iowa to Texas in 1997, Andrew experienced his first tornado in person and was hooked on weather. The meteorologist on the radio led Andrew’s family to safety, instantly sparking a lifelong passion in Andrew to understand the weather so that he could help other people know what to do in severe weather situations.

At the age of 16, Andrew became certified by NOAA and the National Weather Service to storm chase and also earned a certification in Advanced Radar Interpretation from the National Weather Service. Andrew continued to pursue his passion for weather at Rowlett High School (Dallas, Texas) where he broadcasted a live weathercast to 3,000 students and staff each week.

Andrew graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he studied Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. At OU, Andrew was an on-air meteorologist and reporter for OU Nightly, and meteorologist for The OU Daily and Purcell Register. Living in Oklahoma allowed Andrew to utilize his storm spotter certification, as he chased multiple tornadoes and storms in order to warn the public of impending bad weather.

Andrew's intense passion for learning led him to complete his broadcast meteorology certification through Mississippi State University in early 2019.

He spent the summer of 2014 as a meteorology intern at KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, learning what it takes to be a part of a professional broadcast meteorology team.

For over two and a half years, Andrew worked at WALB in Albany, Georgia. While there he covered two Tornado Emergencies, dozens of Tornado Warnings, Hurricane Hermine, Matthew and Irma, record drought, flooding, and even snow!

Andrew is a Christian and enjoys attending church services on Sundays. When not at the station or studying, Andrew is most likely watching his Dallas professional sports teams, Oklahoma Sooners Football or enjoying the outdoors with his wife.


Recent Articles by Andrew

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Warmer weather settles in for the work week

Higher than normal tide Sunday morning, warmer weather ahead

Higher than normal tides expected through Sunday

Warm start to the week, cold front on the horizon!

Isolated storms possible Sunday, warm weather continues

Isolated storms possible on Sunday

  Peanut picking in a pandemic

Police situation ends, all of 204 back open to traffic

Quiet start to the week, slight warm up ahead

Quiet start to the work week, but rain chance are upcoming

Mild Sunday, warmer weather creeping in

Cloudy, comfortable weekend continues!

  Opening weekend for Holiday Farm’s pumpkin patch

Damp start to the week ahead of Tuesday’s cold front!

Wet start to the week, but cooler air is on the way!

Warmer weather won’t last, a big cool down is on the way!

Wetter pattern ahead of our next cold front!

Thunderstorms possible this evening, warm weather continues this weekend

  UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant algae research benefits local oysters

Below average temperatures stick around though midweek!

Below-average temperatures stick around through midweek!

Higher than normal tides, cooler air continue into the work week

High tides, cooler temperatures stick around for a few days

Warm on Monday, cooler by midweek!

Warm start to the week, followed by a “cool” down!

Scattered showers on Sunday, cool down not too far out

Cooler air ahead, tropics remain active

Spotty showers continue, warm afternoon

Comfortable start to Labor Day, spotty showers around