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  Check out more of the action from today’s super cell that dropped a funnel right before our eyes!  Just click on the link below!… Load Article


It was an incredible moment when a giant super cell just outside of Nash, Oklahoma dropped a funnel right before our eyes.  Today was a moderate risk day for tornadoes and that certainly proved to be the case.  Take a… Load Article



The SPC has put out a tornado watch indicating favorable conditions for tornadoes in the area we have targeted.  So far things are going along as expected.  The watch is out until 9:00 p.m.  According to the SPC, there are… Load Article

WEDNESDAY BRIEFING...Tornado Prospects Increase!

Our “Into The Storm Chase Powered By Dahl Ford” team huddled on the steps of the Collingsworth County Courthouse steps in Wellington, Texas for a quick briefing.  The bottom line in layman’s terms.  Today is the day.  Possibility for multiple… Load Article

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My worst “On-the-road” fears were confirmed when I could access the internet last night!  I slowly pulled up the white flag at three this morning but with the dawning of the new day…good things on several fronts. First we are… 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  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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