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: Advisory issued for potential tropical cyclone includes Carolinas

Weekend Events: Watching tropical moisture for weekend rain chances

  FIRST ALERT: Cool and crisp day, weekend forecast features big changes

FIRST ALERT: Tropical development possible in the Gulf of Mexico

  FIRST ALERT: Rainy morning commute, cooler air moves in tonight

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances end this morning, another round expected soon

Weekend Events: Fall-like weather continues for the busy weekend

  FIRST ALERT: Temperatures struggle to reach 80°, fall-like weather continues

  First Alert: Cool mornings and pleasant afternoons continue

  First Alert: Stray shower chance today, cooler air sticking around

  First Alert: Rain chances continue throughout today

  First Alert: Cooler temperatures and rain chances stick around

  ‘It was really like a war zone': Remembering Hurricane Hugo’s impact to the Pee Dee

Weekend Events: A taste of fall arrives for outdoor plans

  First Alert: Two more days of heat and humidity before fall-like weather arrives

  First Alert: Record warmth possible, a taste of fall this weekend

  First Alert: Four more days of heat and humidity before changes arrive

FIRST ALERT: Lorenzo all alone in the central Atlantic, forecast to remain major hurricane through Tuesday

Weekend Events: Plenty of heat and humidity expected

  First Alert: Steamy weather continues to end the week

  First Alert: Stretch of summer heat continues

  First Alert: September heat continues, humidity slowly increasing

  First Alert: First week of fall features summer heat and humidity

Weekend Events: Lower humidity and beautiful weather

  First Alert: Comfortable and cool weather through the weekend

  First Alert: Changes arrive today, even cooler to end the week

  First Alert: A taste of fall arrives, highs expected in the 70s

  FIRST ALERT: Humberto continues to strengthen, watching another disturbance in the Atlantic

  First Alert: Warm start to the week, big changes ahead

  First Alert: Summer heat continues, a few storms arrive Friday