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  • Fun with Fox and Friends Weekend!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I had a great time on Fox and Friends Weekend this morning.  Here are some of the pictures with my amazing new friends!  (Many of whom are Freddy the Frogcaster fans!)

    Thanks to Chef Rodney Murillo, Culinary Director of Davio’s here in Manhattan for coming to talk about yummy pumpkin dishes!

    Tomorrow we’ll be wearing some Halloween costumes, so that should make things interesting…

    Taking a look at the weather maps, we have a quiet weekend of weather for much of the country.   The Pacific Northwest will be unsettled for the next few days as a storm off the Pacific brings several rounds of rain wind and mountain snow.

    Well above average temperatures for the Plains and Deep south with widespread 80s and some cities in Texas and Oklahoma getting into the 90s which could set some record highs!

    And the East coast is improving as last week’s Nor’easter finally exits the coast.

    Have a great weekend everyone.  See you back early on Fox and Friends tomorrow!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Back on Saturday with Fox and Friends, an I hear we might be wearing Halloween costumes so tune in (Any suggestions for the gang? :) have a great weekend everyone!

    JD

  • Honoring Weather Woman Shirley Clark!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I just had to post these pictures that Samantha Sager sent me of her mom Shirley Clark.  Shirley became the very first on-air weather woman at the ABC Affiliate WZZM TV Channel 13 in Grand Rapids Michigan.  According to Samantha, Shirley went in to apply for a receptionist job, and ended up with her own daytime talk show and became the station’s first female weather girl – circa 1963!!  She was a part of broadcast history, AND raised three wonderful kids at the SAME TIME!  You’re my hero, Shirley!

    Of course, Shirley only watches Fox News Channel now!  :)   And, Shirley, you are always welcome to come and do weather with me here in NYC! xo

    JD

  • From the tropics to a Nor'easter?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    We’ve got another busy weekend of weather.  Bermuda has had two strong tropical systems move directly over the Island in less than a week which is incredible.   Residents will be cleaning up again after Hurricane Gonzalo’s  landfall last night as a strong Category 2 hurricane.

    Wind gusts as high as 127 mph were reported.  Gonzalo will brush Newfoundland, then become non-tropical over the next day or so.  The remnants and moisture will cause windy and rainy conditions for the UK early next week.

    In the Central Pacific, the core of Hurricane Ana is remaining southwest of the Hawaiian islands, but is still spreading heavy rain, wind gusts over 40mph, and heavy surf across the islands through tomorrow.

    Along the southern coast of Mexico, Tropical Storm Trudy quickly formed and is already moving inland.  Heavy rain and potential mudslides are the primary concerns.

    Cooler temperatures will move into the Northeast tonight and Sunday, bringing the Northeast rain showers, and even some wet snow showers to the Adirondacks and higher elevations of northern New England on Sunday, and believe it or not we could see an early season Nor’easter off the Northeast Coast this week bringing gusty winds, rain and even some snow!

    Yikes! We’ll keep an eye on it, of course.

    Have a wonderful weekend all!

    JD

  • Severe storms for another day and here comes Gonzalo and Ana

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    A busy week in weather with a few stories we’re watching.

    We had dozens of reports of severe weather yesterday including tornadoes for parts of the South and across the Mississippi Valley.

    The threat for strong storms has shifted over the southeast, the southern Appalachians, and southern Mid-Atlantic.  Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, however a few tornadoes are also possible, especially across the Carolinas:

    An intensifying Hurricane Gonzalo is pulling away from the Virgin Islands this morning and will move into the open Atlantic later today.  Gonzalo will not impact the U.S. or the Bahamas, but Bermuda will need to monitor the system by Friday-Saturday:

    We are also monitoring Tropical Storm Ana in the Pacific which could impact Hawaii over the weekend:

    Hope you’re all doing well!  It feels like summertime across the Northeast today, so I’m going to get out and do some “weather research” in the next few minutes!  If you’re in an area impacted by severe storms, please be safe this afternoon…

    JD

  • Typhoons, Cyclones and Severe weather alert!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    We’ve got a lot to cover in the weather department this week.  The big headline heading into  Columbus Day will be the severe weather outbreak that will begin overnight and last through Tuesday as a powerful storm emerges from the Rockies and makes its way across the Plains and Mississippi Valley.

    Today’s threat of severe is across the Central and Southern Plains with  heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds.

    Overnight tonight and into Monday and Tuesday from Texas through the Mississippi Valley, the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Gulf Coast States strong to severe storms could threaten millions of people.  Along with hail, damaging winds and flooding rain we could have several tornadoes.

    In the tropics, Tropical storm Faye pounded Bermuda as a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds, heavy rain and battering surf overnight.  The storm is quickly moving Northeast away from land.

    Typhoon Vongfong continues to weaken and is now a tropical storm moving over Japan.  Flash flooding and mudslides are possible with winds of 45 mph for Tokyo this week:

    In India, Cyclone Hud Hud is down to an equivalent of a Cat 3 Hurricane and was up to 120 mph when the storm hit land.  The system is weakening, but potentially life threatening flooding and winds will continue to batter the area.

    Another full update tomorrow…

    JD

  • The Factor Halloween Pumpkin is BACK!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    For those of you who have been coming to the Blog for years, you know that every October Bill O’Reilly’s gang puts out the Factor Pumpkin with the finest mini chocolate bars/candy in the land…

    I was on scene for the momentous occasion, and have the pictures to prove it! :)

    Caught with my hand in the Candy Jar!  :)

    JD

  • Freddy enters the "no spin zone!"

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Hope your weekend is going great!  Weather is quieter today.  That cold front that brought the severe weather on Thursday for parts of the South has cleared the coast and behind it we have MUCH cooler air for the eastern half of the country.  Our heat went on in the house this morning for the first time this fall.  This will be a quick shot of cold air as warmer air is on the way starting Monday.

    The West is quiet, and Southern California remains warmer than average and dry.  This is obviously not helping the drought or the wildfire danger, so this area remains on alert.

    In other news, this week Mr. O’Reilly posed with Freddy in the “No Spin Zone” and I just had to share it with you.  I think I will get this framed and put it on my wall!  ;)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    JD

  • First measurable snow of the season?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    A quick post, here.   I was here dark and early doing Fox and Friends, and am high tailing it home for a long Friday nap!

    We’ve got a pretty decent cold front moving across the Eastern third of the country that will bring some showers and thunderstorms, but not any widespread severe weather.

    Temperatures will drop quite a bit as the front pushes through bringing the chance of wet snow(!!)  for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight.  Thankfully we’re not talking about a lot of snow…just a light dusting to an inch at the most.  The cold air will settle in as far south as the Tennessee Valley and Northern Georgia through Sunday, but the temperatures will rebound quickly into next week.

    Across the West, it will be another dry day.  Temperatures will be hot over California, and even though winds will subside a bit, the fire danger will remain be high.

    Tropical storm Simon will become a hurricane in the next 12-24 hours and potentially bring more rain and wind to Baja. The storm is forecast to weaken before it gets close to land.

    Back on the air tomorrow afternoon.  Wave if you see me on TV!  ;)

    Have a great weekend all!

    JD

  • And now, a check on the weather...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Ok so my Freddy marketing blitz is coming to an end.  Thank you all for allowing me to post all things Freddy for the last few weeks.   The book has done so well, and I’m so excited that teachers are bringing Freddy into classrooms to help students prepare for upcoming weather events!

    So, things have been relatively quiet over the last few weeks, but we’re starting to see the potential for severe weather over the next few days…there’s a system moving across the Plains bringing scattered strong storms to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.  Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible.

    Here’s a look at Thursday’s threat:

    The heat is on still from the South into the Mississippi River Valley with afternoon highs 5-15 warmer than average.

    And incredibly, the tropics are quiet.  It’s unbelievable that we’ve made it through the peak season with hardly anything to report in the Atlantic basin!  I like it.

    I’m in on Friday for Fox and Friends, so tune in and say Hi if you’re up and at em early!

    JD

about this blog

  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.