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Archive of the January 2008

  • Look Who Stopped by America's Newsroom!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

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  • AMS Annual Conference

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    One of the big events that happens every year for us weather folk is the Annual AMS Meeting. This year the event is being held in New Orleans with the theme of “Enhancing the Connectivity between Research and Applications for the Benefit of Society.” Topics covered will all focus on weather, climate, and the environment for the future. Not surprising Hurricane Katrina will be on everyone’s mind, and many forums and presentations will focus on hurricane preparedness.

    One of our fabulous summer interns Katie Jablonski (who is finishing up her studies at Penn State) offered to give us a sneak peak into this year’s meetings. She wrote me this morning and I wanted to share it with you!

    Hi Janice, here’s a re-cap of some of the people I saw and things I learned so far:

    After a quick registration process Saturday morning, we were welcomed in with speeches from the AMS teaching excellence award winner along with two of our peers, one a fellow student from Penn State, Marcus Walter. We then had the chance to answer questions from weather jeopardy, lead by John Gordon of the National Weather Service. He also gave us tips for answering interview questions and gave sample questions to random students in the crowds (I thankfully wasn’t picked)! After those helpful hints, we heard about jobs from each of the most popular career paths for meteorology from professionals in each field; government forecasting, broadcast meteorology, and the private sector. Keep Reading…

  • Wind Chilly!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning! Happy Monday! Hate to rub it in, but:

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    Sorry, had to do it.

    What a game! It was the 3rd Coldest in Championship History, and you could tell! I heard a lot of the commentators talking about how hard it is to play with a “frozen football”….I liked the little warm pouches the guys had strapped on their waists. I told my husband I want one for Valentines Day.

    It’s going to be a pretty amazing Superbowl with the Pats and the Giants. Can’t wait!!

    Ok – moving on here. It’s bleeping cold outside. Megyn Kelly just told me on air that she will be bringing her puppies down from her office (?) in the next hour to show off the latest in canine warm fashions. Tune in for that, and I will also post it on this blog later on today!

    See you soon!

    jd

  • Countdown to Game Time!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

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    Are you ready for some football?

    Watching any important games today?

    Who would you like to go to the Superbowl?

     


    (Has Greta already asked this question on her blog??
    Hard to figure out who she’s rooting for…)

    Let me know who you’re betting on winning! I’m just going to watch to see who can play better in the cold! HA!

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    “The game of life is a lot like football. You tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.”
    ~ Unknown

    “Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent.”
    ~ Dave Barry (humorist)

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

    JD

  • Extreme Brrrrrrrr!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

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    Here’s another country on ice!

    Moscow, Russia (AHN) – Russians are bracing for temperatures of as low as minus 55 degrees Celsius (minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit) in Siberia as Russia’s emergencies ministry warns on Wednesday of its impending dangers in the coming weeks.

    Government agencies were placed on high alert, reports AFP. The ministry ordered local administration officials to prepare for the extreme chill expected to last until Jan. 21.

    The ministry warned that the unusually cold weather could kill, cause frost-bite, conk heaters and cut electricity to homes, disrupt transport, increase the rate of car accidents and even destroy buildings across Siberia.

    The freezing temperatures have already caused overloading of electricity grids and power interruptions in the regions of Irkutsk and Tomsk because of overused heaters in homes. Two people have already died and more than 30 others hospitalized with forst-bite in Irkutsk, reports AFP citing state media.

    Bloomberg reports that worst hit will be the Siberian region of Evenkiya, while neighbor Georgia, whose climate is subtropical, already plunged to as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius. Lake Paliastomi in the western Georgia froze for the first time in 50 years, reports Rustavi-2 television.

    Average temperatures in large Siberian cities in January usually range between minus 15 degrees Celsius and minus 39 degrees Celsius, according to data from weatherbase.com. Schools have been closed down in at least four regions because of the cold.

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.