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: A few morning showers, dropping temperatures throughout the day

  FIRST ALERT: Dense fog this morning, up and down weather pattern continues

Weekend Events: Cold front brings rain chances and cooler temperatures

  FIRST ALERT: Up and down temperature trend continues

  FIRST ALERT: Another fall-like day, slowly warming up

FIRST ALERT: Could December end up being warmer than normal?

  FIRST ALERT: Clear skies and colder temperatures continue

  FIRST ALERT: Colder temperatures, breezy winds to start the week

  FIRST ALERT: Cold front brings breezy winds and rain chances on Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Cooler Saturday before rainy and breezy Sunday

  FIRST ALERT: Colder night for those Black Friday deals

  FIRST ALERT: Breezy and cooler for Thanksgiving

  FIRST ALERT: Cool mornings and warm afternoons continue

  FIRST ALERT: Warmer temperatures ahead for Thanksgiving travel

  FIRST ALERT: Cooler and breezy Sunday ahead

Weekend Events: Another cold front brings rain chances

  FIRST ALERT: Nice stretch of sunshine and mild days ahead

FIRST ALERT: High chance of development in the Atlantic

  FIRST ALERT: Decreasing cloud cover, increasing temperatures this week

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered rain chances today, slowly warming up this week

Weekend Events: Indoor plans looking better for the weekend

  First Alert: Rounds of rain and gusty winds arrive, cooler temperatures continue

  FIRST ALERT: Another cold night, followed by more rain

  FIRST ALERT: Another cold front brings dramatic changes

Weekend Events: Cold temperatures arrive for weekend plans

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increase tonight, big temperature drop tomorrow

  FIRST ALERT: Calm and comfortable weather before big changes arrive

  FIRST ALERT: Scattered showers for Election Day

  FIRST ALERT: A few showers, slowly warming up

Weekend Events: Cool and crisp weather arrives