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THE FIRST DAY OF FALL! THE EQUINOX COMES

Today, the autumnal equinox delivers the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere at 9:29 P.M. CDT. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in… Load Article

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NO COLD, AND NO FREEZE IN SIGHT!

The Midwest is entering into a weather pattern that’s not only going to be pleasant, it’s going to be ideal for farmers who need some warm dry weather to mature this years crops. Over the next 10-14 days a ridge… Load Article

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DOUBLE DIPPING ON SATURDAY....

Two disturbances will cross the Midwest within the next 24 hours. The first rolls across SE Iowa, SE Wisconsin, N. Illinois and Missouri this afternoon and evening with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Shear is minimal so severe weather is generally… Load Article

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HOW SWEET IT IS, AND THE BEAT GOES ON...

Much of the Midwest has enjoyed some really fine weather the past few days. Comfortable temperatures and brilliant sunshine have made life good. Even better news is the fact we’ve entered a pattern that continues to look warm and generally… Load Article

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COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS...

What a week. The last few days I have been in training for my new job at KGAN CBS2 in Cedar Rapids. My head is spinning from learning a new system, structure, staff, and routine. It seems like most of… 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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