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

Coastal Georgia, South Carolina under Tropical Storm Watch

Tropical Storm Watch issued, Isaias weakens slightly

Isaias progress toward Florida, local impacts expected Monday

Hot start to the week, Tropics becoming more active

Hot summer-time pattern settles in!

Hanna weakens, but we are watching the Atlantic

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Hanna nears landfall on the south Texas coast

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Hot, dry start to our work week!

Hot start to the work week!

Hot weather continues, but spotty showers are possible!

Hot start to the week, but afternoon rain chances return

Above-average heat sticks around to start the week

Heat index values will surpass 100° Sunday afternoon!

Hot weekend: “Feels like” temperatures reach the lower triple digits

Tropical moisture takes over to start the week

Tropical moisture surges in to start the week

Watching the Tropics: Persistent rainfall on the way

Wetter pattern begins on Sunday

Dry Fourth of July, but heavy rain is on the way

Hot start to our Fourth of July weekend!

Another warm day with isolated showers

Head index values over 100°F return Monday

Less dust, more heat to start the week!

Hot, dusty Sunday!

Dusty conditions continue through the weekend

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Hot & dry to start off the week!