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: Warmer weather ahead, rain chances slowly return

  FIRST ALERT: Coldest night of the season ahead, sunshine continues for the weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Two systems bring steady and heavy rain over next three days

  FIRST ALERT: Mild weather before showers return

  FIRST ALERT: Clouds and rain chances return Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Sunshine returns with breezy and cooler weather

  FIRST ALERT: Showers and storms arrive after lunch

  FIRST ALERT: Cold front brings showers, storms and a big cool down

  FIRST ALERT: A few showers/storms possible later today

  FIRST ALERT: Spring warmth and daily rain chances for the new work week

  FIRST ALERT: Warmer weather pattern returns, looking ahead to our next rain maker

  FIRST ALERT: A few showers this morning, strong winds throughout the day

  FIRST ALERT: Severe weather threat ending, strong winds continue Friday

  FIRST ALERT: A few showers today, strong-severe storms arrive Thursday

  FIRST ALERT: Cold front brings strong-severe storms later this week

Warmer than normal February ahead?

  FIRST ALERT: Spring-like weather leads to strong storms later this week

  FIRST ALERT: Warming up, strong storms possible this week

  FIRST ALERT: One system leaving, another approaching with heavy rain Friday

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances return tonight, soaking rain Friday

  FIRST ALERT: Sunshine returns today, watching two systems late week

  FIRST ALERT: Showers expected for the morning commute, cloudy start to the week

FIRST ALERT: Cooler temperatures tonight, nice Sunday ahead

Weekend Events: Cooler weather arrives behind the cold front

  FIRST ALERT: Multiple rounds of rain expected today, cooler weekend ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Warmer today, rain chances increase to end the week

  FIRST ALERT: Bitterly cold this morning, gradual warming trend returns

  FIRST ALERT: Feeling like the teens this morning, cold day ahead

  FIRST ALERT: Arctic air sticks around, temperatures struggle to climb

  FIRST ALERT: Bundle up! Here comes winter!