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 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

Sunday: Hot afternoon, isolated storms

Even hotter to start off the work week

Hot stretch of weather

Sunday afternoon thunderstorms likely

Dry start to the work week

Cooler weather is in sight!

Late night thunderstorms, drier Sunday

Late night thunderstorms

Warmer on Sunday with afternoon showers

Thunderstorms likely Saturday

Afternoon thunderstorms possible on the 4th

Very Warm Week Ahead

A strong storm or two possible Monday

Wetter, warmer week ahead

Warm Father’s Day!

Storms continue Monday afternoon

Stormy weather continues into the work week

Wetter pattern ahead

Another hot day ahead of our next “cold” front

Hot, dry weekend ahead

Near-record heat continues into next week

Near-record heat possible this week

Heat wave on the way this week

Calmer week ahead

Mother’s Day Thunderstorms

Dry start to the work week

Overnight thunderstorms

Warm week ahead!

Another cool morning before the heat turns up!

Warmest weather of the year arrives this week