Andrew Dockery

Andrew Dockery


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: Summer heat and humidity continues into new week

  First Alert: Another nice day ahead, warming up on Sunday

  First Alert: Break from summer heat sticks around through Saturday, humidity quickly returns

Weekend Events: Comfortable weather expected for any plans

First Alert: Despite this week’s rain, drought conditions continue

  First Alert: Cooler temperatures and comfortable weather briefly returns

  First Alert: A few stronger storms possible today, heavy rain expected at times

  First Alert: Two systems bring two rounds of rain, clearing out late-week

  First Alert: Scattered storms continue, cooler temperatures arrive midweek

Weekend Events: Dodging showers and storms for any plans

Weekend Events: Isolated showers and storms continue with the heat

  FIRST ALERT: Enhanced fire risk, drought conditions worsen

Memorial Day Weekend: Record heat possible, humidity reminds us of summer

  First Alert: Sunshine continues, high humidity returns this weekend

  First Alert: Another warm start to the week, isolated shower chance possible

Weekend Events: Summer warmth will provide for humid afternoons

Weekend Events: Humidity returns along with a few storm chances

Weekend Events: Dodging a few scattered showers and storms

  First Alert: Warm temperatures continue, rain chances return this weekend

  First Alert: Heat and humidity return

  FIRST ALERT: Taste of summer continues, showers and storms expected Friday

  First Alert: Warming trend continues through most of the week

  FIRST ALERT: Upgraded risk of severe storms, isolated tornado today

  FIRST ALERT: Severe storms expected Friday, damaging winds the main threat

  Eight years later: Remembering the 2011 Carolinas tornado outbreak