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The Weather Channel Visits The Quad Cities

Updated: Jan 28, 2013 08:28 AM CST
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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."