Andrew Stutzke, WQAD

Andrew Stutzke

WQAD

Geneseo, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Do fans help cool dogs off during the summer heat?

Fans can help us beat the summer heat but offer little to no relief for dogs. Here's why. → Read More

Do singing cicadas mean the season's 1st frost is just weeks away?

Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains the popular folklore surrounding the emergence of cicadas. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Farmers' Almanac predicts a 'glacial, snow-filled winter' for the Quad Cities

Wishing for a cold and snowy winter? Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke says we shouldn't put too much weight into what the Farmers' Almanac has to say. → Read More

How does weather impact our aches and pains?

Inflamed joints, headaches and muscle pain are all indications that the weather is changing. Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains how our bodies can predict weather → Read More

July's 'supermoon' will be the biggest, brightest of 2022

The moon will reach its closest point to Earth in 2022 early Wednesday morning. → Read More

What is a flash drought?

We've heard of flash floods, but what about a flash drought? Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains how they occur. → Read More

What is ozone, how can it be helpful and harmful?

There are two types of ozone: stratospheric and ground level. Let's talk about them! → Read More

Ask Andrew: What is 'corn sweat'?

On hot summer days, even the corn begins to sweat. Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains why this makes summer even more uncomfortable in the Quad Cities. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Sheltering from a tornado while living in a mobile home

Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains why sheltering inside a mobile home during a tornado is not the best option. → Read More

Ask Andrew: What's that halo around the sun?

Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains why the perfectly symmetric beauty surrounding the sun occurs in our skies. → Read More

Ask Andrew: What's the forecast for our ongoing drought?

Drought conditions are finally improving in the Quad Cities but, dry weather could return this upcoming summer. → Read More

NAILED IT OR FAILED IT: A Creative Way to Make Clovers

Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke shows us how to create our own three and four leaf clover designs using objects from around the house. → Read More

Ask Andrew | What determines the location of a Doppler radar?

Meteorologist Andrew Stutzke explains what factors contribute to the location of NEXRAD Doppler radar sites. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Which weather station is the official site for Quad Cities weather observations? Why?

There are several weather observation stations in the Quad Cities, but only one is the official site. Here's why. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Why does frost form on a windshield?

A frosty windshield takes a few ingredients to form. Here's why it happens so frequently during the winter months and how to prevent it. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Has the Quad Cities seen more sunshine than average this winter?

Ron from Bettendorf, Iowa asks if the Quad Cities has seen more sunshine than normal this winter season. → Read More

Ask Andrew: Who determines which areas have a wind chill advisory/warning?

From severe thunderstorm warnings to blizzard warnings, the U.S. National Weather Service is responsible for sending out weather alerts throughout the year. → Read More

How to become a certified storm spotter this spring

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities will begin offering in-person spotter training this March. → Read More

COVID-19 lockdowns linked to less lightning activity in early 2020

Lightning activity fell by a remarkable 19% compared to previous years as pollution levels declined. → Read More

Ask Andrew: When was the last time QC experienced thundersnow? How common is it?

Thundersnow isn't all that uncommon in the Quad Cities. Here's why. → Read More