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

Cool down arrives midweek

Humberto strengthens into a Hurricane

Spotty Weekend Showers

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Above average heat continues Monday

Near-record heat returns Sunday

Weekend forecast: Hot and dry, mid 90s return

Tracking the tropics: An update on what’s happening in the Atlantic

Weekend forecast: Drier weather settles in

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Comfortable Monday morning!

Comfortable Monday, watching T.S. Dorian in the Atlantic

Watching T.S. Dorian in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Dorian forms in the Atlantic, likely to strengthen

“Cooler” air arrives Suinday

“Cold” front moves in tonight, Dorian forms in Atlantic

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Tropical depression could form in Atlantic over the weekend

Friday: Warm afternoon, isolated showers

Monday: Not as hot with showers around!

Showers and thunderstorms return Monday

Sunday: Warm afternoon, isolated showers

Street flooding possible with evening thunderstorms

Monday: Hot afternoon with isolated showers

Showers end this evening, not as hot Monday

Sunday: Warm with afternoon showers & thunderstorms

Saturday Evening: Evening showers and thunderstorms

Tuesday: Foggy start, showers possible develop this afternoon

Monday: Dry morning, but spotty showers develop in the evening