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THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR SO FAR...

If you would have told me in January that I had to wait until July 22nd to feel a 90 degree temperature, I would have told you no way! And for good reason, we have never gone beyond July 21st… Load Article

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LATEST EVER WITHOUT A 90 DEGREE DAY!

There’s a 90 degree temperature in our future but it’s not expected until Tuesday. If that’s the case, (or whenever it arrives) it will set the all-time record for the latest occurrence of a 90 in the Quad Cities. As… Load Article

INTENSE HEAT EXPECTED TUESDAY...

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BIG TICKET WEATHER ON THE TABLE...

It won’t be long before summer can say, “I’m back”. Intense heat is building over the Plains and a tentacle of that will reach out and grip the Midwest Monday and Tuesday of next week. Here’s what the 500mb jet… Load Article

About Terry Swails

Terry Swails

Born and raised in Iowa City, Iowa

Terry Swails has been a television meteorologist in the Midwest since early 1977. He began his broadcasting career at KWWL-TV and has also been employed by KDUB-TV, KWQC-TV, and WQAD-TV, where he has been the prime time meteorologist for the last 5 years.

A popular fixture in Quad Cities television since 1986, Terry's passion and commitment to weather is well known. Aside from his television duties, He produces forecasts for the Quad City Times, a number of Quad City radio stations, and does work as a private consultant.

An avid storm chaser, Terry spent a week with legendary forecaster Tom Skilling in search of tornadoes in 2010. They saw their first tornado together (a violent multi vortex EF3) outside Wakita, Oklahoma. Terry and well known storm chaser Jim Reed also watched the eye of Hurricane Irene go directly overhead on the shores of Coney, Island in 2011.

With his vast knowledge of weather and unique perspective, Terry is also the author of several books. His first Superstorms was completed in 2005. He followed that up with Un-Natural disasters in 2008, and All I want to for Christmas is to see a Tornado in 2011. Terry collaborated with his wife Carolyn Wettstone on the last 2 books and has utilized her experience as a writer and former television anchor in a number of weather related projects.

Terry says he hasn't met a storm he didn't like. Tornadoes and snowstorms are his bread and butter and predicting the atmosphere is a challenge that never gets old.

Terry says this web site is a compilation of his life long love affair with weather. He points out "I put everything I would want as a meteorologist into the site. It's fun, informative, and even educational." He also adds, "I hope you find it enjoyable as well!"

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