Andy Stein

Meteorologist

I was intrigued by weather from a young age and had no idea where the passion came from. No one in my family was as interested in weather as I was (am). It come to fruition that my grandfather was extremely interested in weather and he kept it to himself the whole time to see if I followed through with one of his dreams. Needless to say, this career choice isn’t only my passion, it brings happiness to my grandfather which makes me so much more driven to succeed and do well.

 

 

Q&A with Andy Stein

What inspired you to become a meteorologist and pursue a career as an on-air weather caster?
I never wanted to be on TV! I thought I wanted to work at the National Weather Service but after a few internships I decided that wasn't the correct route for me. Through a few serendipitous situations, I got an internship at a TV station and never looked back.
What is your most memorable weather experience?
Oh geeze, where to start. The frigid and record winter I lived through in West Virginia? The historic 1000 year flood I reported on in South Carolina? Hurricane Matthew exactly one year later? There's already a bunch and I know there's going to be more. I can't pick one because they each are unique and stand out to me. Can't wait to see what I experience next!
Outside of weather, what are your hobbies and interests?
I love hiking, rafting, biking. Anything outdoors really but I can also appreciate a day spent inside and lounging on the couch. I like to think I'm a good cook too but that decision is up to the person eating my food :)
Besides your parents, who as influenced you the most in your life?
I'd say my grandfather and my siblings. I'm the youngest of four and being able to watch and learn from my siblings has made me able to get through life knowing what the repercussions and rewards i would get from the decisions I made.
What is a little known fact about you?
Hmm... there's a lot to choose from. Let's start with this. Colorado is the fifth state I've lived in! If you want to know more, reach out and ask! I love talking with people...or just talking in general :)
What are your hopes and dreams for the profession of weather?
Some may expect the answer: "to rise to fame and make lots and lots of money" but in all honesty, I would do this as a hobby for free. You can't put a price on saving lives or giving out important information. I've experienced and reported on a lot of tragic weather events and seeing the cry for help and the outpouring of support that comes from severe weather is unreal. I want to continue to be the source of information that people go to. I want to be that person that someone trusts. I want to be a person that people within my field, trust. Those are my hopes and dreams for my profession in weather.

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