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: Chance of development in the tropics continues

  FIRST ALERT: Afternoon storm chances continue

FIRST ALERT: 5.1 magnitude earthquake this morning in North Carolina

FIRST ALERT: Rinse and repeat forecast continues

TROPICS: 2020 hurricane season off to a fast start

  FIRST ALERT: Back to the heat and humidity, scattered storms return

  FIRST ALERT: Isaias makes landfall in N.C., strong winds in the Grand Strand

FIRST ALERT: Latest update on Isaias

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers and storms today, heating up for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Afternoon showers and storms become common

  FIRST ALERT: HEAT ADVISORY issued for this afternoon, a few storms bring relief

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy start to the week

  FIRST ALERT: Heat index and rain chances increase for new work week

FIRST ALERT: Brief relief from the heat arrives soon

FIRST ALERT: Chances of tropical development increasing

  FIRST ALERT: Steamy weather continues, another HEAT ADVISORY issued

  FIRST ALERT: HEAT ADVISORY issued for this afternoon

Weather Workshop: Heat Index

  FIRST ALERT: Muggy pattern continues through weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Summer temperatures, sunshine and steamy conditions continue

  FIRST ALERT: High humidity and isolated storm chances

  FIRST ALERT: High humidity to bring afternoon storms

  FIRST ALERT: Triple digit heat index continues

FIRST ALERT: Chance of tropical development continues for midweek

  FIRST ALERT: Tropical downpours likely at times today

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances quickly increase this week

  FIRST ALERT: Hot today, rain chances quickly return for new week

  FIRST ALERT: Hot and humid for 4th of July weekend

  Weather Workshop: Red, White & Blue

  FIRST ALERT: Stormy afternoon, drying out for the weekend