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THE NEXT STORM IS SHOWING ITS HAND....

The big weather story Sunday will be the storm system cutting across the southeastern U.S. As happened Saturday, strong instability and shear will exist for active thunderstorms and severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center has this area below highlighted for the risk.… Load Article

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HALFTIME OF WINTER, DON'T GIVE UP ON IT YET...

The writing is on the wall…or in this case the teleconnections. The weather pattern is getting set to make a change and that means the east coast ridge is going to get beat into submission, at least for awhile. That… Load Article

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SNOW IN MIAMI, THE WORLD NEARLY ENDED BACK IN '77

January of 1977 was no picnic here in the Midwest. Many places had one of their coldest months ever without the traditional January thaw. In my local area the month ended up as the coldest on record, only to be… Load Article

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AFTER A BIT OF SUN IT'S BACK TO THE DUNGEON...

Holy cow, the sun came out Wednesday afternoon! That’s a big deal with low overcast ruling our skies much of the past few weeks. Unfortunately, not all of my area got in on the sunshine. As you can see in the… Load Article

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BAD SLEDDING, ONCE AGAIN!

January hasn’t been too bad for most of us in the Midwest. It has had some cold moments but most of the snow has remained up north in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here’s the temperature departures to date. The largest deficits are… 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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