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

Sunshine and warmer temperatures return Monday

Clouds hold today, sunshine returns Monday!

Warmer weather returns to start the work week

Showers could dampen our evening plans

  A near century of farming history for the Boyd family

Warmer weather builds in this week!

Warming trend begins with rain on the horizon

Chilly Easter morning followed by a warm up!

Cooler air moves in overnight into Monday

Cold front brings in rain this evening

One more warm day ahead of a big cool down

  Fourth-generation farmer continues family’s tradition in Appling Co.

Wet through the afternoon, drier on Monday

Damp & gloomy end to the weekend

Cooler air ahead, storms possible this week

Warm weather continues through the weekend

Warm weekend ahead of our next rain chance!

  Father-son duo keeps family’s farming tradition alive

First Alert: Freezing temperatures possible Monday morning

Frost is possible the next two mornings!

Cold front arrives Monday, rain and cooler air to follow

Rain, cooler weather returns Tuesday

After a warm weekend, a big shift is coming!

Cooler Weather arrives on Tuesday

Rain returns Monday, but drier weather is on the way!

After a chilly morning, warmer weather settles in

Dry weather prevails this weekend!

First Alert: Strong storms possible ahead of cold front

Storms possible Monday evening!

Rain continues into the evening, even more on the way