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Taylor is very excited to be joining the Storm Track 8 Team in the Quad Cities as the weekend meteorologist! A Southern Girl at heart, she is from Elizabethtown, KY and graduated with her degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University.

From a young age, she has always been fascinated with the weather. She pursued her passion with meteorology internships at both WCBI in Columbus, MS and WTVQ in Lexington, KY. During her senior year at MSU, she worked as a fill-in meteorologist at WCBI. As a meteorologist in Mississippi, she was able to experience intense heat, humidity, and several severe weather outbreaks. Despite living in The South, her favorite type of weather is snow, and she’s looking forward to seeing plenty of it in the Quad Cities!

When she’s not looking at the weather, she enjoys reading, cheering on her MSU Bulldogs, and traveling. She is excited to explore not only the Quad Cities, but the Upper Midwest. You can catch her on Saturday at 6,9, and 10, and on Sunday at 5,9, and 10.

Recent Articles
  • If this weather model is right, major flooding may be 1-2 weeks away

    An ominous weather pattern is setting up that could produce extreme rains like what happened in Northeastern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin last week. Being on the periphery of a significant heat wave is not a good place to be when you live along the Mississippi River. Over the next few days, a strong jet stream will produce strong and severe storms across much of Minnesota into Wisconsin. Damaging wind will be the main storm threat in the red, outlined area […]

  • Tornadoes have a fraternal twin! Meet the gustnado

    Wind speeds of 70 to 100 mph can accompany a gustnado.

  • Watching out for more heavy rain this Sunday

    The last day of April will be pretty messy! More showers and storms will be passing through this afternoon. Right now the best chance for strong storms will be southeast of the Quad Cities. Overall, the threat for any severe weather is very low. In addition, heavy rain is also a concern. Another inch of additional rain is possible, which may lead to more flash flooding. Total amounts from this weekend will reach two to three inches in some spots. […]

  • Get ready for the coldest air of the season so far!

    If you’ve been wondering “where the heck is the cool weather?”, you are definitely not alone! After a long stretch of warmer than usual days, we are seeing some definite signs that some much cooler weather is on the way. In fact, we are going to peak significantly in high temperatures late this week before plummeting this weekend. Here’s the current thinking on our next big system. Heading into late Friday and Saturday morning, we’re tracking a stout low pressure system that will […]

  • Nice weather to see the supermoon

    We’ve been lucky with such a nice stretch of weather! Mostly clear skies today will give way to a partly cloudy sky this evening. There will be enough breaks in the clouds to get a great view of the supermoon! The term “supermoon” refers to when the moon is in its full phase and also is the closest to Earth during its orbit. The moon will be the closest to the Earth since 1948 and will appear about 30% brighter in the sky […]

  • Throwback Thursday: A Look at the Ringling Bros. Circus in Davenport

    Our first photo is from 1910 in Rock Island. Ever look at the Rock Island Courthouse and think it looks like it’s missing something? It was originally built in 1896 at a cost of$112,201, but in 1958 the beautiful copper domes were removed.  Only sixty years after being built, the copper roofing on the domes had “worn out”.  Rather than repairing or replacing the roofing, a decision was made to remove all the domes, leaving a clunky version of this […]

  • Halloween snapshot at Moline’s Garfield School dates back to 1957 #TBT

    It’s that time of the week again! This week’s blast from the past includes some festive Halloween memories and a look back at ice skating in the 1950’s. All pictures are courtesy of Retro Quad Cities. How things have changed! This is from June 1910 when the police department received its first horseless carriage, a Pope-Fordham, manufactured in St.Louis. This squad car was completely black and the men immediately dubbed it the “Black Mariah.” A virtual storm of criticism surrounded the […]

  • The Eric Factor: A warm welcome in Morning Sun, Iowa

    On Friday, I spent the morning in the great town of Morning Sun. Even though it was rather cloudy, it was a great day to visit students at Morning Sun Elementary School. I spoke to two different groups of school children. We talked about severe weather, hurricanes, tornadoes, the seasons, and the water cycle! Part of their homework was to watch News 8’s Good Morning Quad Cities this morning (as I was off of work on Monday). And in case […]