Andrew Gorton

Andrew Gorton


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 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!

With a passion for learning, Andrew is furthering his meteorology education through Mississippi State University's online Broadcast Meteorology Program as he works to earn his meteorological certification this summer.

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

Beautiful Veterans Day before Tuesday’s cold front

Mild Veterans Day, cold front arrives Tuesday

Frosty morning, mild afternoon!

Chilly night, Freeze Warning in effect

One more chilly morning, warmer midweek!

Chilly morning, beautiful Sunday!

Cool evening, sunny Sunday!

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Fall is in full force!

Halloween: Cold front, showers arrive tonight

A cold front arrives on Halloween night

Midweek moisture

Missing: Fall weather!

Sunday morning showers

Showers continue through Sunday morning

Warmer today, wetter weekend!

Warmer Monday ahead of our next cold front

WTOC meteorologist to host storm spotting class

Conditions improve on Sunday!

Spotty showers, gusty wind possible this evening

Rain chances increase to start the work week

Above average heat returns Sunday

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Fall weather extends into Saturday

Monday: Comfortable temperatures, coastal showers

Beautiful weather for Picnic in the Park

Spotty Sunday showers

Front moving through, showers linger tonight

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Relief from the heat is on the way!