Meteorologist Morgan Strackbein joined the WQAD family in July 2019. She is familiar with the Quad City area as she has relatives who live in Cedar County. Morgan is a Midwest Native who grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended college at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Climatology.

Growing up, Morgan had to learn to love weather as it first started out with a fear of storms as a young child. She turned that fear into passion and instead of hiding from storms, she chases them!

When she is not forecasting the weather she loves to be outdoors and by the water. Morgan is excited to be near the Mississippi River and explore more around the area. This is her first job in the broadcast industry and she couldn’t be more excited to work with an amazing station!

Recent Articles
  • Warmer temperatures and more snow possible

    We have an area of high pressure situated over us this morning keeping it rather chilly still. This will progress off to our east and return a flow of southerly winds to finally get temperatures to rebound. Highs today still remain below freezing with highs in the mid 20s. Lots of sunshine is expected but increasing clouds will come overnight tonight as a new system pushes into the area. Tomorrow we will see temperatures finally rise above 32┬░. It will […]

  • Brutally cold temperatures move in tonight

    We have made it past most of the snow, sleet, and rain but now we have gusty winds and bitter cold to deal with.

  • Snow still on track this afternoon

    We dodged a worst-case scenario overnight as temperatures remained above freezing and allowed for heavy rainfall to stick around for most of the overnight hours instead of the freezing rain we were expecting. We did see enough to put a glaze on tree branches and cars. Now that temperatures have dropped below 32 degrees and we are not going to see a rebound in temps today, any precipitation will cause slick conditions very quick. Use caution when on the roads […]

  • What you need to know before a potential Midwest ice storm

    The last time the QC experienced freezing rain was just last year in February. About 2 tenths of an inch were recorded and caused numerous accidents, power outages, and trees to lose limbs.

  • Comparing winter weather patterns

    Do you think it's going to be another crazy winter? Though we haven't seen as much snow yet, we are seeing similarities when comparing to last season.

  • NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: What You Can Do With Socks To Keep You Warm

    We've all struggled with the battle to keep socks united with its twin. Whether the dryer ate them or they magically left your drawer, it seems like its inevitable to lose them. If you have some fun socks that have lost its match and are holding on to them in hopes that one day the other will show up... maybe you should re purpose them!

  • Saturday’s shower potential

    Showers will be possible for your Saturday but not everyone will see heavy rainfall.

  • NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: Changing Weather Calls for Weather Crafts

    Meteorologist Morgan Strackbein took over Nailed it or Failed it with weather related crafts!

  • What is the Autumnal Equinox?

    Monday, September 23rd marks the first official day of fall! The reason why the season starts on this day specifically is because of the occurrence of the Autumnal Equinox.

  • New drought monitor shows worsening conditions

    New drought monitor shows areas around the Quad Cities worsening as we continue to see little rainfall.

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