Andrew's Weather Center



The Reach of AWC:

Andrew's Weather Center has a diverse audience and substantial outreach potential. AWC has positively attracted the attention of numerous broadcast meteorologists around the state of North Carolina and has also been noticed by the US National Weather Service Forecast Office in Newport/Morehead City, NC (KMHX). AWC has regularly engaged viewers on Facebook in over 40 North Carolina cities and has contributed to a handful of outreach events and fundraisers in the local community. In addition, AWC boasts over 300 videos, more than 420 subscribers, and over 188,000 views on its YouTube Channel, where everything from full-length severe thunderstorm documentations to driving time-lapses to more cinematic undertakings reside.


My Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology with a minor in Environmental Science, 2019
    • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador (March 2017 - present)
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant at the State Climate Office of North Carolina (May 2016 - present)
  • Certified SKYWARN Spotter for the National Weather Service in Raleigh, NC (June 2014 - present)
  • Student Member of the American Meteorological Society [NCSU Student Chapter] (June 2014 - present)
  • Student Member of the National Weather Association (June 2014 - present)


Technical/Hard Skills:

  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access, HTML, CSS, general web programming
  • Proficient in MATLAB, R, SQL, PHP, Linux, and JavaScript
  • Adequate in IDV and API applications
  • Learning NCL, AWIPS, and ArcGIS/QGIS applications


Conferences/Symposia Attended:

  • American Meteorological Society:
    • 99th Annual Meeting - Phoenix, AZ (January 2019) [view abstract] [listen to presentation*]
      • *First place student oral presentation in Ninth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations
    • 98th Annual Meeting - Austin, TX (January 2018) [view abstract] [view poster]
    • 97th Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA (January 2017)
  • 14th Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (10 November 2018)
  • 27th Annual NC State University Undergraduate Research & Creativity Spring Symposium (18 April 2018)
  • 36th Annual Conference of the American Association for Aerosol Research - Raleigh, NC (19 October 2017)
  • MEAS-FER Research Symposium - NC State University (15 August 2017)
  • 2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference - Charlotte, NC (September 2016) [view attendee list]


Miscellaneous Affiliations:

  • Member of the Central North Carolina Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
  • Member of the NC Sustainable Energy Association (July 2017-present)
  • Member of the Citizen's Climate Lobby (November 2016-present)
  • Watershed Group Manager for the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network (October 2016-present)
  • Member of the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (September 2016-present)
  • Friend of the Cloud Appreciation Society (July 2016-present)
  • Operator/Owner of KNCWINST27, a personal weather station, or PWS, in Winston-Salem NC (July 2012-March 2014) [now defunct]


Citizen Science:

  • CoCoRaHS Observer
    • VA-SF-8/Stafford 5.5 NW (14 January 2020 - present)
    • NC-JH-82/Clayton 1.9 N (25 March 2018 - 31 December 2019)
  • Cornell University Lab of Ornithology
    • Project FeederWatch (Winter 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18)
    • Project NestWatch (Spring/Summer 2020, 2019, 2018)
  • StreamTracker Contributor
  • iNaturalist Contributor (August 2017-present)
  • CitSciScribe Scrivener (July 2017-July 2019)


Competitve Success:

  • WxChallenge - The North American Collegiate Weather Forecasting Competition
    • 2018-19: Cumulative Score: -2.326 - 96th percentile - Finished 43rd out of 1037 year-long forecasters - 8th place team finish with NC State
    • 2017-18: Cumulative Score: -1.074 - 79th percentile - Finished 228th out of 1072 year-long forecasters - 5th place team finish with NC State
    • 2016-17: Cumulative Score: 1.545 - 67th percentile - Finished 370th out of 1109 year-long forecasters - 4th place team finish with NC State
    • 2015-16: Cumulative Score: 8.356 - 51st percentile - Finished 589th out fo 1159 year-long forecasters - 23rd place team finish with NC State
  • FantasyBlizzard:
    • 2019-2020: 10th Place in Professional Meteorologist Division, 13th Place Overall
      • March Mammatus Tournament Runner-up (4 seed)
    • 2018-2019: 3rd Place in Meteorology Student Division, 22nd Place Overall
      • March Mammatus Round of 32 (6 seed)
    • 2017-2018: 2nd Place in Meteorology Student Division, 16th Place Overall
  • Geocaching:
    • 38 finds in 45 attempts (84.4%)
    • Last Find: 15 August 2019


About Me

Greetings! My name is Andrew and I operate Andrew's Weather Center in its entirety by myself. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology with a minor in environmental science from North Carolina State University at Raleigh, North Carolina. I have lived in North Carolina for 21 out of the 23 years of my life, (2 years in Upstate South Carolina), and I call Clayton, NC home. 


AWC History:

I began working on Andrew's Weather Center on 3 July 2011 as a summer project for one of my classes in high school. Shortly after its inception, I garnered many followers and "fans" on Facebook, and I became sort of an amateur forecast center for the greater Triad area of North Carolina. A couple of years later in early 2013, I visited with FOX8 Chief Meteorologist Van Denton and was lucky enough to get to watch the 10:00 PM newscast from inside the studio. By this time, my once insignificant Facebook Page was reaching about 1,000 people around the Triad area and also a select few people from around the entire country. I decided to step up my game and construct a webpage for AWC in late 2013 so that I could find and share even more weather information to people online. My goal is to enhance your weather knowledge and provide you with connections to make understanding and preparing for significant weather easier. Eventually, I hope to pioneer some of my own research and see where it takes me. So far, I must say, I have already been on quite the journey with AWC, so here's to seeing where it takes me next!