The Lance covers facets of local news, except for a very vital one: the weather. Fortunately, we found a solution to this problem, and his name is Eliot Morrow.
Eliot has been interested in the weather for as long as he can remember. He started with an interest in thunderstorms, and his love only grew from there. In fact, he plans to attend Iowa State this fall to study Atmospheric Science. Although he loves talking about the weather, he doesn’t want to be a meteorologist on TV; he’d rather do the behind the scenes work. Eliot said, “I want to work at the National Weather Service or the NOAA and help make the computer models better at predicting the weather. After all, we definitely know how inaccurate the forecasts can be at times.” The North Scott Forecast What good is a weatherman if he doesn’t talk about the weather? Well, as you may know, there’s the chance of a giant storm coming through Wednesday night. Here’s what Eliot had to say: “As many have probably heard already from me this week, there is in fact a storm approaching this evening, Wednesday, 2/16, and it will start as rain and transition to ice. Now, depending on the amount of ice we get, we can hope for the chance at a delay or maybe even a cancellation to school on Thursday. Don't take my word for it though because I don't want to get your hopes up if we all wake up Thursday morning to regular school. All I am saying is, there is definitely a chance, but the weather computer models are still not agreeing with each other on where this storm will hit. Things can drastically change if the storm shifts 20 miles north or south, and with the warm temperatures we had this morning, it will take a decent amount of freezing rain to glaze the roads enough to cancel school in the morning. As for Thursday afternoon, there is another chance of another 1-2 inches of snow, but this most likely will not affect anything.” It turned out that Eliot was right to say, "with the warm temperatures we had this morning, it will take a decent amount of freezing rain to glaze the roads enough to cancel school," since the Quad Cities got very little precipitation by Thursday morning. And we are in our classrooms at press time. Thankfully, Eliot’s passion feeds our passion to bring you the latest news. Be on the lookout for inclement weather, and thank Eliot for the forecast!