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

Isolated thunderstorms possible into the evening

Morning showers, evening thunderstorms possible

COLD, sunny Martin Luther King Day!

Bitter cold wind chills this week!

Frigid air moves in after Sunday’s rain

Showers arrive ahead of Sunday’s cold front

  Lowcountry man helps researchers by catching great whites off S.C. coast

Foggy morning, spring-like afternoon!

Spring-like weather continues!

Spring-like Sunday!

Storms weaken as they approach from the west

  Racing returns to Oglethorpe Speedway Park

Chilly morning, sunny afternoon!

Dry, cool start to the week

Chilly, sunny Sunday!

Cold air moves in tonight!

Near-record warmth ahead of Saturday’s cold front

A brief warm up is on the way!

Sunny start to 2020

Cold front, showers arrive Monday!

Cold front, showers move in on Monday

Sunday showers, cooler by Tuesday!

Patchy fog tonight, showers return Sunday

First Alert: Wet Monday morning commute, flooding possible

First Alert: Rainfall continues, flooding possible

First Alert: Rain could cause flooding through Monday

First Alert: Heavy rain, flooding possible Sunday & Monday

Weekend storm system: Wind and rain on the way

Historic rocket launch lights up Coastal Empire sky

Wet, windy weather ahead this weekend