Weather Journal

val

A LOVELY SNOW FOR VALENTINE'S DAY....

The morning run of all the models are in and I see no major changes. It does appear that snow is on the way to my local area and much of the central Midwest. Many areas are currently under Winter… Load Article

winter storm graphic

SNOW IS ON THE WAY, NOW JUST A QUESTION OF HOW MUCH...

This will be quick. I’ve been on the road today and I’m running low on brain cells. Actually that’s not uncommon but tonight I’m just lower than usual. That said, here’s the latest snowfall forecasts. I’m not going to get too hard… Load Article

see

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! SNOW FOR ME....

Once again, it is the GFS model so I’m being cautious. However. the last 3 runs of the GFS have positioned a band of significant snow over (eastern Iowa). It starts Saturday night and continues much of Sunday. “Lovely for Valentines Day”!… Load Article

1 midwest snow

THE LORD GIVETH, AND THE LORD TAKETH AWAY...

When it’s not your year, well you know the story. This morning the GFS came in with a snow forecast that looked like this. It shows about 6″ of the white gold over the heart of my local area at a… Load Article

1 ICE 2014

COLD, SNOW, AND ICE! FUN TIMES AHEAD...

We’re all bright enough to know that all winters are not created equal. Just by living through one you can tell without a single statistic if it was a mean or not. Another way to tell is by looking at the… Load Article

Weather Journal

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!"

Alerts!

Loading Weather Data... Loading Weather Alerts...

Show Alerts on Map

7 Day Forecast

Alerts!

  • Loading Weather Data...

    Today

     

     

     









© 2016 Terry Swails