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THE SNOW GUNS ARE FIRING...

A complex little forecast coming up but one thing seems obvious, it’s going to get snowy again around the central Midwest this weekend and that includes my local area. There are two pieces of energy to focus on and the first… Load Article

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WOW! WINTER IS PLANNING A MASSIVE PARTY...

It remains to be seen how it all works out but the night runs of the models have gone ballistic with cold and snow across the Midwest. Wow, I don’t know where to begin but I guess it all starts with… Load Article

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MORE SNOW! COLD AROUND THE EDGES...

If what I’m seeing and interpreting is correct, we are in for a couple weeks of hard core winter weather. That includes a lot of cold and some snow. The cold is far easier to see and forecast accurately so… Load Article

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DEFINING THE ENERGY, THE KEY TO SUCCESS...

The weather pattern over North America continues to be dominated by a very energetic and powerful storm track. It essentially cuts across the middle of the nation and right through the heart of the Midwest. Very cold air will reside… Load Article

WEDDING IN A WINDOW...HERE'S HOW IT WORKS!

Terry and I are renewing our wedding vows this Saturday in Galena, Illinois and it looks like Terry will get the best of both worlds…his favorite place on earth …with snow! We will actually be wed in a window so… Load Article

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Tremendous Response at Terry Swails Rally

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight.  I had folks from Chicago, Des Moines, Galena and the Quad Cities show their support tonight and I am honored and humbled that they would take the time to join me.  Here’s a clip of some of the festivities.  Tomorrow..full board weather on tswails.com.  Hang onto your hats folks…you’re going to have the weather ride of a lifetime! Roll  Weather! TS

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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