Andrew McCawley joined the News 18 Forecast Team in August 2013 as the Evening Meteorologist. From summer heat to winter snow storms, Wisconsin weather can be quite the rollercoaster ride, and he's excited to forecast that weather for WQOW viewers.
He isn't new to the Chippewa Valley though, Andrew worked at WEAU in Eau Claire from September of 2010.
From a young age Andrew fell in love with weather, especially how we have all four seasons in the Midwest. He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and when he wasn't tracking storms, you could find him playing nearly every sport. Soccer, football, hockey, baseball and basketball…you name it, he tried it.
Going into college Andrew knew he wanted to do two things; keep playing a sport and explore his fascination with weather. Valparaiso University was the perfect school for both of those things. He graduated with a degree in Meteorology and minors in Math and Communication, and was the kicker on the football team. In case you're wondering, his longest field goal in a game was 52 yards.
But the NFL teams never came calling, so Andrew followed his passion for weather and got a job as a Meteorologist at KMEG in Sioux City, IA in 2007. After two years there, he worked at KPTM in Omaha, NE before moving to Eau Claire in 2010.
It didn't take him long to realize Wisconsin was a great place to live.
When Andrew isn't watching the weather or sports on TV, he stays busy by taking his two dogs, Snoop and Otto, on long walks all across the area. It was also in Eau Claire that Andrew met the love of his life, Margaret. The two got married in November of 2013 and couldn't be more excited to be starting their family here in the Chippewa Valley.
Andrew has earned distinction as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society, and has the Television Weathercaster Seal of Approval from the National Weather Association.
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