Eric Sorensen, WQAD

Eric Sorensen


Moline, IL, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Nailed it or Failed it: Tie-Dye Easter Eggs; Cocktail of the Week from Great Revivalist Brew Lab

We attempt to make tie-dye Easter eggs with Cool Whip and Eric visits Great Revivalist Brew Lab while we sample their beers in studio. → Read More

'Nailed It' from one year ago; and the 'Plane is Crashing' cocktail

We go back to the last "Nailed It or Failed It" before we went on lockdown. Cocktail of the week is the opposite of the "Aviation Cocktail." → Read More

Nailed it or Failed it: Saint Louis-style pizza

Saint Louis has a pizza style all their own and the secret ingredient is a special kind of cheese. Is it worth the hype? We put it to the test! → Read More

ALERT: Black ice expected on bridges/overpasses this morning

Several weeks ago, there were nearly a dozen crashes due to similar weather conditions. → Read More

For the first time in 800 years, a "Christmas Star" will light the December sky

Technically, it's not really a star...rather a conjunction of two planets. But it should be a sight to see! → Read More

High fire danger today and tomorrow

A significant drought, low humidity, and gusty winds will work together to cause dangerous fire conditions. → Read More

Even with pandemic, near-record global warming seen in first half of 2020

World's lockdown in April was only a drop in the bucket. → Read More

Shooting fireworks? Here's when the fire danger will be high

Factors included in fire danger include recent rainfall, humidity, wind, and hot temperature. → Read More

What are the odds of dying from Covid-19 vs. lightning?

As more deaths occur, the risk of Covid-19 death is expected to go up. → Read More

Life jackets may decrease your survival odds at a low head dam; new dam design eliminates risk

Taking a life jacket off in the worst-case scenario could get some out of danger. → Read More

Ice causing problems on Centennial Bridge

There have been a few accidents due to icy conditions. Avoid the area early this morning. → Read More

Eric Sorensen

Eric Sorensen is the Senior Meteorologist for WQAD News 8. → Read More

What you should do today when severe weather is forecast tomorrow

Being prepared ahead of severe weather decreases your risk when it strikes → Read More

Strong winds, high fire danger today

Advisories issued for wind, warnings in effect for fire danger → Read More

QC Restaurant Week: A Davenport staple since 1934

Mac's Tavern is not only known for handcrafted drinks, they have a chef behind a killer menu → Read More

Windy, sunnier day ahead

Gusty winds bring in cooler air; cloudy sky turns sunny by afternoon → Read More

Why the incoming snow system is trending toward “dud”

It's looking more and more likely that the Quad Cities will not receive much, if any, snow over the next 24 hours. Let's look at how that changed. Yesterday morning, my gut was telling me 2-4 inches of snow was possible with this upcoming system. Last night, James trended downward to 1-3 inches. → Read More

The Eric Factor: The strange occurrence that happens to the sun when it gets really cold

Have you ever seen more than one sun in the sky? If you're from the Midwest, you may say "yes" while most people on Earth answer differently. That's because most people on our planet live in warm climates, where the "Parhelion" doesn't occur and another reason why most people have never seen the Northern Lights. → Read More

Light snow heads toward the QC, won’t end until early Saturday

Click here to see the StormTrack 8 interactive radar. This will be the third week in a row with wintry weather. But this system should be a little easier to deal with because the snow will be lighter and it will last longer. → Read More

Active Pattern Continues! When to expect more wintry weather

I hope you're not tired of scraping and shoveling as we continue in an active weather pattern. Two systems are traversing the Northern Pacific Ocean from the Aleutian Islands over to the panhandle of Alaska. They're far away from the Quad City region and the farther away, the more things could change before they get here. → Read More