The Weather Channel Visits The Quad Cities - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

The Weather Channel Visits The Quad Cities

Updated: Jan 28, 2013 08:28 AM CST
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Woman Taken To Hospital After ATV Crash On Wapsipinicon Sandbar

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:50:56 GMT
    Scene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IAScene Of ATV Accident Saturday near Calamus, IA
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
    Conservation officers are reminding people to stay away from sandbars when using All-Terrain-Vehicles following a weekend accident.More >>
  • Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Cancer Survivor Getting Wish To Meet Chicago Bears

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:24:39 GMT
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
    A Fruitland man recovering from a rare form of bone cancer is getting his wish.The Kids Wish Network is sending Zach Painter to Chicago's Soldier Field where he and his family will watch Sunday's Bears game and meet the players. The trip signals the end of a tough year for the cancer survivor who celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday.“Bears are my favorite team,” said Zach. “Since I've been little, all I do on Saturday and Sunday is watch football.”Zach is a football fanatic, just ask him. L...More >>
  • Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Soybean Disease Appearing In Local Farm Fields

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:14:12 GMT
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>
    A wet summer and spring has brought back a disease to local soybean fields. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome causes bean plants to die early, before the plant has been able to fully grow its soybeans.More >>

Snow storms, hurricanes, tornadoes. When weather is happening, anywhere in the county, the Weather Channel is there. And Sunday, January 27, 2013, they were here in the Quad Cities.

Field reporter and on-camera meteorologist for the Weather Channel, Mike Seidel, was in town to cover the winter weather that rolled through the area.

"When people see the weather channel in town they're concerned that, hey, is something big going to happen."

"We were looking for a spot here in the Midwest where we could cover freezing rain for our morning show so we picked the Quad Cities."

"I got off a plane in Moline about 10:30 last night. I had a transportation service pick me up and we rode around Davenport and Moline looking for options."

Just like when we report on weather here at KWQC, the Weather Channel spent a good amount of time looking for a place to broadcast from.

"We needed something like a tree so I could show ice on trees. Wanted a good roadway and also some elevated surfaces."

The intersection at 53rd and I-74 in Davenport seemed like the perfect spot for the job.

"We found this with the clover leaf and the bridge and I'm told this intersection is the busiest intersection in the Quad Cities, so this is what we found around midnight last night."

While the Weather Channel doesn't visit often, the Quad Cities is something that reporters and anchors there have to be familiar with.

"There's always a trivia question at the Weather Channel, when someone gets hired, can you name the four cities of the quad cities? Davenport, Bettendorf, Moline and East Moline... and my favorite, Rock Island."

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.