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Cassie joined Storm Team 8 in July 2009.

Cassie grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and holds a degree in Meteorology from Western Kentucky University. Before coming to the Quad Cities, Cassie was a meteorologist at WNKY-TV in Bowling Green, Ky., and interned at WEHT-TV in Evansville, Ind., where she gained valuable experience in the area of forecasting from the station's meteorologists.

Cassie's interest in weather began when she was only seven years old after a big snowstorm left 16 inches of snow over her hometown. Since then, severe weather has fascinated Cassie - but her ideal weather is sunshine and 70 degrees.

When not forecasting, Cassie's hobbies include traveling, reading, and giving in to her guilty pleasure of reality television. She is proud to call the Quad Cities home.


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    Beyond the Green Screen: Thankful for Thanksgiving Day Weather

    The weather this Thanksgiving will be pretty uneventful. It doesn’t seem too exciting to get sunshine and mid 30 temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, but it certainly beats subfreezing temperatures and piles of snow on the road. Travel is always a priority around the holidays and clean roads and highways are crucial. If only we could go back to last year! Do you remember that day? We had sunshine and a high of 63 degrees. It was absolutely lovely, in my […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Why the Illinois Tornadoes Happened

    Events like the one that took place on Sunday morning are extremely rare but when they do happen, they are likely to cause a lot of destruction. So why did we get these strong tornadoes come through in the middle of November? During this time of year our environmental wind is a lot stronger than those that take place during what is commonly known as severe weather season. What we usually don’t have during the fall season is the warmth […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: The Bug is Back

    Somehow I managed to eat about three fourths of a banana this morning. My trusty 12 ounce 7-up sits next to my keyboard as I try to keep my eyes open from an awful headache. It finally happened. I got sick. I used my first sick day of the year. This wasn’t supposed to happen! I took my flu shot a couple of weeks ago! I know that taking the flu shot does not come with any guarantee you won’t […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Making the Most of an Early Sunset

    Now that Daylight Saving Time has ended many of us are leaving work just after the sun has set. Outdoor exercise, play, farming, gardening, lawn care, and other activities are put to rest a little earlier. Now when I settle in after work I snuggle up on the couch, turn on the TV and wonder if I’ve lost track of time. Is it bedtime yet? Ok, maybe it’s not that extreme but it has definitely been a little bit of […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Halloween Forecast, Facts, and Figures

    We’ve only got a couple of days until the kids roam the neighborhoods with hopes of filling their pumpkins to the rim with candy. Man, I miss those days. One concern every year is what the weather will be like. Will the little ghouls and goblins look less scary wrapped in sweaters in jackets? This year that shouldn’t be too big of a worry. We’re expecting highs in the low 60s and will probably not stray far from that during […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Boo at the Zoo and Lily, Too

    Time is going by so quickly it seems! I can’t believe I just completed another round of passing out candy at Boo at the Zoo. It’s one of my favorite events of the year. Seeing all of the cute kids in their costumes makes your heart melt a little. You just wouldn’t believe how adorable baby pumpkins and monkeys could be. It probably goes without saying that I just had to dress up my little girl, too. Lily is a […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: A Free Trip Around the World

    Today certainly hasn’t been the most picturesque day we’ve seen in awhile. Clouds, light rain and drizzle combined with cool temperatures have been making for a dreary Tuesday. This kind of afternoon is making my weekend getaway sound more and more appealing by the minute. I can’t wait to see the ocean, sand, and sun again. As with most people it is very rare that I am able to plan a short trip to the coast. When I can’t go […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: A Sunday Getaway

    Earlier this past summer I wrote a blog about different events and activities that I’m asked to participate in that usually have nothing to do with weather. This time I’ve been asked to co-emcee a bridal show in Rock Falls on Sunday October 13! I’m not married or engaged but I still love watching popular bridal shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Four Weddings”. I think it’s fun to see what other people wear and do for their […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: ‘Tis the Season of Hocus Pocus

    An immediate feeling of nostalgia comes to me when I’m scrolling through the TV guide channel and I see that Hocus Pocus is on. I loved that movie as a kid and while I don’t get frightened anymore by the whimsical witches and their black magic I at least for a moment return to that place of being excited for Halloween and the trick-or-treating that comes along with it. Halloween movies aren’t the only ones showing up on the TV […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Fall Foliage

    Now that October is here we can look forward to all the natural colors that come with fall. Some travel long distances and make vacations out of checking out fall foliage across the country. We are lucky enough to experience a vast array of colors in our own backyard. Let’s not rush it though! Our peak time to see the splendid colors is in mid-October. Here is a map that shows the peak timing of fall foliage across the country. […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Fall Begins Sunday

    Going from the low 90s to the low 70s in less than 24 hours is a big difference but that’s September for you. September is known for having a fluctuation in temperatures. We will see some pretty bug contrasts in highs and lows the next couple of days. Sunday morning’s low are forecast to be in the upper 30s and low 40s. It’s definitely beginning to feel a lot like fall and it’s almost “officially” here. Fall, or the Autumnal […]

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    Beyond the Green Screen: Pumpkin Spice vs. Something Nice

    Fall is just around the corner and that means pumpkin flavored everything is on every corner. There’s pumpkin spice lattes, coffee, m&m’s, candles, bread, cupcakes, pies, cronuts etc. I like the season fall but not necessarily the flavors that come along with it. I can’t be the only one, can I? I’m definitely not the target audience though I guess. I don’t drink coffee and I’m not a fan of cinnamon. My warm drink of choice is classic hot chocolate. […]

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