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THE WINDS OF CHANGE...

A PERSONAL NOTE. Thanks for your understanding. I’ve been commuting from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids for work and then commuting back and forth to the Quad Cities on the weekend. I’m buying a house, selling a house, and getting… Load Article

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AS EXPECTED, THE CORRECTIONS WERE MADE

Exceptional weather continues around the Midwest with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine. It’s pretty much steady as she goes through Tuesday and then the pattern begins to break down. The end result will be much cooler temperatures and some rain as… Load Article

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DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

Friday afternoon the GFS came in with a radical run that made me say “wow, where did that come from?” “Accumulating snow, this can’t be right”.  Since I love snow, it brings to mind the old saying, if it’s too… Load Article

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THE FARMER'S ALMANAC TOLD ME SO....

Howdy folks, just yesterday I showed the latest winter forecast from a long range Japanese model known as the JAMSTEC.  It was pointing towards a tough winter over much of the central US. It also indicated a fast start to… Load Article

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MORE SUPPORT FOR A TOUGH WINTER...

The latest JAMSTEC (a long range Japanese forecast model) is bullish on another tough Midwest winter. I’ve been on the record for this since April and it’s exciting to see the models trending in this direction. Here’s the December-February temperature… 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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