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  • OPEN BLOG #throwbackthursday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry for the delay.  My brother and his wife were in NYC, and we were doing a lot of fun things with the boys.  Here’s a picture of Craig and I several years ago!  HA!  Fancy red satin shirt and Dorothy Hamill haircut…

    My boys adore their Uncle Craig and Aunt Liz.  We had such a great time this week.

    I’m back to work this weekend, and will post a full weather report since we could have a HUGE Christmas eve storm that could delay travellers.

    Have a great rest of the week!


  • Firehouse Christmas Party!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all!

    Having a great week off with the family.   Here’s a couple of pictures from one of our favorite Christmas parties at the Firehouse.

    I’ll check in mid-week with another Open Blog!

    Who needs a sleigh when you have the #FDNY!  ;)


    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m taking some time off since my family is in town from Canada!  I will post some OPEN BLOGS to keep things rolling if you want to chat, say Hi or trade Christmas recipes/gift ideas!  ;)

    I’ll check in to say hello as well…

    Have a great weekend! xo


    Here’s a picture of our tree…decorated by all of us.  ;)

  • Much needed rain for the West, Coastal storm for the East

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    I’m working the early shift this week, and there’s a lot to cover in weather on both coasts!

    Millions of people will be watching the path of a coastal storm taking shape today through Thursday for the Midatlantic and the Northeast.

    Heavy rain, snow, ice and winds will make travel difficult starting this afternoon.  East of 1-95 will mainly be rain,  heavy at times, with the possibility for flooding.  The heaviest snow will fall over interior sections with 6-12”+ over the higher elevations.

    Meanwhile, a  series of storms will also move into the Pacific Northwest and northern California beginning today with heavy rain, winds and higher elevation snow.

    In other exciting news, we got our Christmas tree decorations up yesterday.  I’d say this was a very productive weekend.  :)

    Talk to you soon.  Have a great Monday!


  • Coastal Storm next week and powerful Typhoon hits the Philippines

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend.  We’ve got a few things going on in the weather department today…

    There’s a front draped from New England down into the Mississippi valley  will bring a mix of rain and snow.  The system will exit the coast tonight making for a nice Sunday for most.

    The West will remain active as several systems are lining up to move in over the next week.

    And we’re watching the potential for a coastal storm for the Northeast on Tuesday.

    Stay tuned…

    Meanwhile, a strong typhoon has made landfall across the Philippines.

    At one point it was equivalent to a category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph.  The Typhoon has weakened since making landfall, but destructive storm surge, winds of over 100 miles per hour and rainfall of over a foot will bring extensive flooding for this vulnerable area.

    Have a great weekend everyone!  We’ll be putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow along with having brunch with Santa…the boys are excited about that. (Mom is too!)

    Talk to you Monday!



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Full update tomorrow..:)

    I’m off to a few Fox Christmas parties tonight.  Take a look at Jon Scott earlier today with myself and Heather Nauert.  He is #oneluckyguy and #HappeningNOW :)

  • Much needed rain for California!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Hope you all made it home after Thanksgiving wherever you were celebrating!

    We have a quieter weather pattern for much of the country with exception parts of the Northeast and California.   We’re got a mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow from the eastern Ohio Valley to the Appalachians, and across the interior Northeast.

    Winter weather and freezing rain advisories are up for many cities:

    A system moving into California will bring rain as far south as L.A. and San Diego over the next few days.

    Flood Watches are posted across Southern California and heavy snow will also fall across the Sierra Nevada.

    Despite the risk for flooding and mudslides, this is excellent news for California since much of the state is into severe/exceptional drought.

    Hope you’re all doing well.  My kids are begging me to put up some Christmas decorations, so that’s what I will be doing the rest of the week!

    Have a great Tuesday,  see you again soon!


  • Quiet weather for the weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  We shared it with friends here in New York, and had one of the best years ever.   I see the holiday Christmas lights are going up around the city, and we’re getting into such a magical season!

    I do have some good news to report in the weather department.  After that disruptive storm on Wednesday, we’re in for quieter travel weather for those heading home this weekend.   A brief warm up will be a nice change for most of the U.S:

    With exception to the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies, where an arctic cold front is pushing southward.  Very cold air along with some snow will plunge into the plains over the next few days.

    There will be spotty showers across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley ahead of the next cold front.

    The West Coast is in for some much needed rain and mountain snow.  Most of the wet weather will move into Northern and Central California.

    And here’s your travel forecast for Sunday:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!


  • Thanksgiving Eve travel...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    On the busiest travel day of the year, we’ve got a coastal low strengthening as it moves up the East Coast today, spreading rain and snow from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast.  Airport delays have been pretty awful across this region…

    The heaviest snow will fall across the interior, with some locations seeing 6-12” of snow.  Along the coast, just a slushy inch or two, but winds across the region will slow airport travel with gusts of over 40 mph.  Most of the snow will end tonight  with clear, chilly and breezy conditions in the wake of the storm.

    A system moving through the Midwest will also bring generally light snow from Minnesota southward to Iowa and Illinois.  Snow will fall over the The Northern Rockies and western High Plains, Flood Watches are posted for the Pacific Northwest as heavy rain moves through the region.

    Thankfully, the storm should be out of the way by Thanksgiving, and the Macy’s parade should get those balloons off the ground.

    If you’re traveling Sunday, conditions will be much improved!

    And finally, I wanted to share what Theodore made for me in school:

    My heart is full.  I’m so blessed.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and are blessed with good family and friends on this special holiday.   (Not to mention some yummy food too!)

    Much love,


  • Snow melt in Buffalo, major storm to impact Thanksgiving travel

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Here we go.  The busiest travel week of the year, and if you are on the roads or in the air, you need to pay close attention to the forecast.

    For now, the east coast is feeling some pretty amazing spring-like temperatures.   Rapid snow melt in Buffalo is causing  flooding and roof collapse concerns unfortunately.

    Colder air on the way will slow the snow melt down a bit, but there’s more snow on the way this week.

    Meanwhile, a system across the Northwest and Northern Rockies will spread more snow and rain across the region.

    And tomorrow-Wednesday we’ll be monitoring a coastal low tracking up the East Coast.

    The exact track, how much snow/rain and the intensity of the storm is still in question, but for now, snow is likely across the interior Northeast, with rain and snow also falling along the coast.

    How close the low tracks to the coast will determine snow, rain, and wind impacts.   My best advice is if you are travelling Wednesday you may need to re-think your plans now if you live along the 1-95 corridor.

    Thursday looks much improved as the storm will hopefully exit quickly.

    The Macy’s Day Parade should be fine, but we’ll keep a watchful eye on the wind speeds.

    A full update tomorrow!


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.