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Meteorologist Drew Anderson is a lifelong resident of West Chester–a community apart of our Congressional district for a long time.  That is, until redistricting this decade.

Sure, he lives in Chester County, but Meteorologist Drew Anderson is deeply rooted in Lancaster County.

He was in Lancaster County all the time growing up, including when he was a baby.

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Meteorologist Drew Anderson is in the stroller in these pictures of Dutch Wonderland and the Outlets.

His mom always reminds him how he’d count all the cornfields on the countless trips to Dutch Wonderland.

He also remembers watching WGAL growing up.  In fact, he can picture Kim Lemon on their portable “rabbit ears” TV set.  He also loved watching Brain Busters on the weekends while in high school.  Until the 2008 digital transition, Meteorologist Drew Anderson and his family got WGAL over the air.  Because he grew up watching WGAL, he really wanted to intern there.  Chief Meteorologist Joe Calhoun gave him that opportunity in 2008.  After that, the rest is history.

Meteorologists Drew Anderson also has a long history with Smilebuilderz.  Over a decade ago, he was their first patient.  Back then, the office had about a dozen employees.  Now, the offices have over 300 employees.  Drew says it has been incredible to watch Dr. Skiadas serve the community and grow his business all these years.

Speaking of businesses, we’ll tell you a secret: most of Meteorologist Drew Anderson’s suits have come from the Boscov’s in Park City.  Just ask the employees in the suit section–they all know him.

From Park City to the Outlets, Meteorologist Drew Anderson sure knows that stretch of Route 30 well.

For nearly a decade, he has been driving across the county to work at WGAL News 8 or to report for FOX43 WPMT.

Check out some of the the reports he has done in Lancaster County over the years:

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Meteorologist Drew Anderson tries making Hammond’s pretzels.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson tried real Maple syrup at Lancaster County Park’s annual maple sugaring event.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson finding treasure out of trash at Sahd Metal Recycling in Columbia.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson getting ready for the eclipse outside of the Ephrata Public Library.
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After milking cows, Meteorologist Drew Anderson learned about making fresh ice cream at Verdant View Farm just outside of Strasburg.
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At the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge near Kirkwood, Meteorologist Drew Anderson celebrated Groundhog Day.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson talking about the annual firework show at Long’s Park.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson will never forget watching Marietta go underwater during the Flood of 2011.
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It’s also hard for Meteorologist Drew Anderson to forget the damage from a nasty thunderstorm in February 2017 in Northern Lancaster County.
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If you’ve never visited Smoketown Airport, check it out.  The whole airport feels like one big family.
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Hempfield High School has an incredible TV studio. It gives WGAL and FOX43 a run for their money.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson has covered a lot of snowstorms over the years.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson hates heights, but he took this leap of faith at at Spooky Nook Sports.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson was just as scared to do the Zip Line at Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center.
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Have you ever seen the famous Gap Town Clock Tower just off Route 30?  It gets hand wound twice a week.
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The Dutchland Derby Rollers are serious about defense. If you’ve never gone to one of their games, it’s impressive.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson tried “floating” at Float Yoga Of Lancaster.
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When you have a chance, check out Art of Recycle in Ephrata. Their mission and their creativity is inspiring.
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Check out this “birds eye” view of the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square. The owner emailed Meteorologist Drew Anderson after one of his weather forecasts. Has asked where one of the weather graphic background pictures was because he wanted to visit.
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How incredible is the Susquehanna River at Columbia and Wrightsville? Meteorologist Drew Anderson was doing one of the art painting events at Columbia Crossing.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson will never forget flying over Lancaster County.  He lifted off  across from the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market with the US Hot Air Balloon Team.
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Our back roads look just as beautiful from the ground, too! Take a tour with Intercourse Bikeworks.
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All those covered bridges make our back roads so special. You can tour them with Strasburg Scooters.
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Check out these top notch students at Lincoln Middle School.
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If you’ve never been to Penn State’s Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center Test Gardens and you do any gardening, you need to this year.
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Miesse Candies is so involved in the community.  Besides their day-to-day business, they’re heavily invested in our local charities.
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It was a privilege for Meteorologist Drew Anderson to teach our Boyscouts and other visitors at the North Science Museum of Nature and Science about weather.
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The Lancaster Science Factory is great for hands-on learning.
Have you ever gone to the Rhubarb Festival at Kitchen Kettle Village?  It happens in May.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson got to experience a day-in-the-life of Lancaster County PPL utility workers.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson got to ride the Strasburg Rail Road live on the news. Strasburg Rail Road team up with a vintage baseball team each year to do a “Field of Dreams” type experience. 
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Do you see the cameo? It’s the owner of Worley and Obetz’s dog. Meteorologist Drew Anderson got tips for how to reduce your energy costs at home.
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Out of anywhere in Pennsylvania, Lancaster County gets the most earthquakes. Berks County is runner up.
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Did you know the Hooley School of Irish Dance students compete in Ireland?
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The Lanco Fieldhouse does a nice Senior Games and Expo each year.
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You sure do get a workout at Sky Zone Lancaster’s trampoline aerobics!
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Susquehanna Valley EMS does free first response training for the community throughout the year.
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Maheim Auto Auction is impressive. Even though it’s the World’s Largest Auto Auction, they’re very sustainable. They have their own waste water treatment facility on site.
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Meteorologist Drew Anderson talked to Dosie Dough in downtown Lititz about their ice sculpture for the Fire and Ice Festival.
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A lot of times after finishing work in Lancaster, Meteorologist Drew Anderson will go to Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie. He recommends the breakfast crepes!
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Behind-the-scenes, it feels like a family at WGAL.
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WGAL News 8, The News 8 Storm Team, FOX43 WMPT, and our other local television stations do not endorse nor favor any political candidate. All of these stations must remain unbiased to protect journalist integrity.
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