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'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 returns for Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Early morning freeze followed by a warming trend!

Wind diminishes, cold air settles in tonight!

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Comfortable start to the work week

A light freeze is possible Sunday morning!

Chilly start to the work week!

Cold air moves in to start the work week!

Rain moves out early, followed by sunshine!

Heavy rain moves in this evening ahead of our next cold front

Spring-like weather won’t last long!

Foggy start ahead of a warm afternoon!

Showers exit overnight, but a cool down is on the way!

Scattered showers last into early Monday

Rain returns on Sunday

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Another chilly morning ahead

Cold morning followed by sunshine!

Cool afternoon, brief freeze possible Friday morning

Dry, chilly start to our Thursday!

Rain, breezy conditions move in after morning fog

Warm weather fades, rain returns Monday!

Warm weather continues Sunday, cooler air on the way!

Warm weekend ahead of our next cool down!

Warm weekend ahead of a cool down!

Foggy morning, mild afternoon!

Another cool morning ahead of a weekend warm-up!

Cool morning followed by plenty of sunshine!

Damp morning commute followed by chilly air!

Plan for a damp Monday morning commute!