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YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME...

So I get up excited today to see the new snowfall forecasts and what do I get, a kick in the gut. It’s all gone! I totally did not expect to see what I saw. Seriously, this is one of… Load Article

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YOWZA, IS THIS FOR REAL?

I just got done looking at the 0Z EURO package and what the heck, I’m seeing some pretty hard core stuff. Not only is it snowy for my local area and the central Midwest, it’s rotten cold. Here’s the EURO snowfall… Load Article

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PAUL REVERE SAYS, THE SNOWFLAKES ARE COMING...

While it’s far from perfect for a big Midwest snowstorm the pattern does appear favorable for several light to moderate snow events in the next 2 weeks. I showed the EURO in my last post which had a snowy look… Load Article

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A SNOWIER LOOK TO THE PATTERN...

There are signs that the weather pattern may become more active and snowy around the Midwest beginning this weekend. Models have hinted at this a couple of other times this winter and it never came to pass. So, all I’m… Load Article

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THE BLIZZARD BRINGS EXTREMES TO THE MIDWEST...

Before I dive into the forecast, just a note. The current outlook for snow in New York City from the NWS at 9:55pm eastern time is calling for 18-24″. There’s the mention of a historic storm by the media and… 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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