Andrew Dockery

Andrew Dockery

Meteorologist

My fascination with weather began in fifth grade. Growing up, I was terrified of thunderstorms and tornadoes, which peaked my fascination into wanting to learn as much about them and how they formed as possible. I decided to create my own tornado in a jar for my science fair project and began to read more on weather. I remember discovering that you could understand and forecast the weather.

Since then, weather has been my passion. I grew up watching Kevin Harned in Louisville, Kentucky at WAVE 3. At the time, Kevin was the one who kept me calm during the storms. I loved how he would always tell you what to expect, when to expect it, and talk me through the entire situation. I had the opportunity to shadow Kevin Harned throughout middle and high school. It was during those mentoring sessions I knew that this career was something I wanted to do. I graduated from Spencer County High School in Taylorsville, Kentucky (28 miles from Louisville) in 2011.

From high school, I took my journey to Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green where I absorbed all I could about weather. I worked at the WKU Storm Team, worked on a research project which we presented at the AMS conference on the March 2, 2012 Eastern Kentucky tornado outbreak and I was fortunate enough to land my first job at WNKY on their weather team while continuing my pursuit of a degree. I worked at WNKY for two years. During my time at WKU, I was blessed to meet John Gordon of the National Weather Service in Louisville and spent a summer interning with his office as well. As I said, Weather is my passion. I graduated from Western Kentucky University May 2016. Go Tops! I moved from Bowling Green, Kentucky to Hazard, Kentucky to become the evening meteorologist at WYMT. After a year of being in the mountains, I was promoted to Chief Meteorologist where I served as the leader for the WYMT Weather Team until April 2019.

I am excited to join the First Alert Weather Team here at WMBF. I’m eager to learn from Jamie, Sean and Robert. I’m also excited to get out in the community and meet each of you. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being outdoors, listening to music, playing guitar, going to concerts (I LOVE LIVE MUSIC), and watching sports. I’m a huge Pittsburgh fan. I’m in love with dogs and have two myself named Cutch after former Pittsburgh Pirate Center fielder, Andrew McCutchen and Crosby, named after Pittsburgh Penguins player Sidney Crosby. If you ever see me out in the community, please feel free to stop me and say hello. I want to get to know as many viewers as possible.


Recent Articles by Andrew

  First Alert: First day of school forecast

Weekend Events: Staying warm and dodging a few afternoon storms

  First Alert: Another round of storms expected this afternoon

  First Alert: Sweltering heat followed by a few strong storms this afternoon

  First Alert: Feeling like 100-110° at times this week

Weekend Events: Hot and humid weather continues

  First Alert: Summer heat continues into the end of the week

  First Alert: Feeling like the triple digits at times this week

  First Alert: Increasing humidity with a few storms

  First Alert: Afternoon storm chances continue, humidity increases this week

  First Alert: Higher tides could lead to minor coastal flooding

Weekend Events: Dodging scattered showers and storms

  First Alert: Chances increasing for one disturbance in the next five days

  First Alert: Humidity and afternoon storm chances continue

  First Alert: Afternoon storm chances and summer humidity return

  First Alert: One last day before the heat and afternoon storms return

  First Alert: Increasing heat and humidity this week

Weekend Events: Mostly sunny skies and comfortable weather

  First Alert: Comfortable weather continues for the end of the week

  First Alert: Triple digit heat index today, storms bring relief on Tuesday

Weekend Events: Staying cool and dodging a storm or two

  First Alert: Feeling like 105-110° for the 4th consecutive day

  First Alert: High humidity continues, another heat advisory issued

  First Alert: Uncomfortable humidity continues, no relief in sight

  First Alert: Heat advisory issued, feeling like the triple digits this week

FIRST ALERT: Barry becomes first hurricane of 2019 season as landfall along Louisiana coast is imminent

Weekend Events: Humidity continues with a few scattered storms

  First Alert: Heavy rain expected in scattered storms today

  First Alert: Daily storm chances and humidity continues

  First Alert: Unsettled pattern continues, scattered storm chances