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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Heavy rain came down in #SaltLakeCity Monday. But the rain could be turning over to #Snow by the end of the week.… https://t.co/JpDEwZtTWK

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Another dry day across #Florida. Wild fires continue to burn, but it wasn't all bad; check out these #Birds smilin… https://t.co/XNSDGhNULe

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Flooding today in Charleston, SC. Much dryer times ahead this week. Thanks @johnorrccim . https://t.co/WEqRJ7eGxs https://t.co/VGI1tqYMQq

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A new 90 day forecast has been issued by the @NWSCPC. It has warmer than normal weather across much of the nation… https://t.co/Jmf3QmKj1l

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A construction crane fell into the Holston River in Weber City, VA as heavy rain fell and flooding hit the area.… https://t.co/DGkNDkik5s

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More than 7" of rain has fallen in parts of the Mid Atlantic, producing flooding problems. More rain ahead tonight… https://t.co/CKostOfJYa

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Florida Wildfires Continue to Rage With the Weather Bringing Relief to Some. Details: https://t.co/A6wbFmZ0HP https://t.co/hHaleD71Hm

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Heavy rains brought flooding across parts of Tennessee. This out of the Fountain City neighborhood in Knoxville. 🎥… https://t.co/PRu4RJyv6A

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Winter seems far from over in portions of the West and High Plains with snow continuing to fall -… https://t.co/ClPlcwmnpi

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Huge flood threat across the Carolinas today. Turn around don't drown! #Flood #SCWx #NCWx https://t.co/cXyDVnpWWK

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We all love the northern lights, but let's not forget about the southern lights! Beautiful! #AuroraAustralis https://t.co/A8H8ENG5qN

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Happy Monday! A look at today's high temperatures: https://t.co/UKVrBwHdN1

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A #waterspout was spotted in Panama City Beach, FL on Sunday. Much needed rain soaked southern Florida throughout t… https://t.co/nrF88OL8wa

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It's safe to say this dinosaur can't swim... or ski for that matter! April 23 was the annual pond skimming contest… https://t.co/orWaJaDeRI

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It looks like it'll be a busy week of severe weather: https://t.co/KX2myZ0TO7 https://t.co/tEBGNSLze7

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Recent heavy rains in #Tennessee has caused the Burgess Falls to increase. Video: tosh_swashbuckler/Instagram https://t.co/yCsTGJIZYs

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