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    Hi everyone.  Watching the snow fly across the midwest , and behind this system even colder air is on its way!  Chicago could get a foot of snow, and winds will bring blizzard conditions to many areas which will bring delays on the roads and in the air.   I think a lot of people are sick of winter already!  We should have a break next week, but for now, we’ve got to get through today through the weekend.  Flights were  delayed or cancelled in Tampa because they don’t have de-icing equipment!  There was frost on the planes wings this morning, so the airlines were waiting for the sun to come up to melt the frost the old-fashioned way!   Pretty crazy stuff.  Windchill values are -20 to -40 across the northern plains right now which I can’t even imagine. 

    I have to admit I was spoiled rotten living and working in Manhattan!  My walk to the train(s) back and forth are reminiscent of my days living in Canada where I remember temperatures being even colder than what we’re experiencing now.  I’ve been wearing lots of layers and thinking warm thoughts!  I’m a little scared to look at my very first heating bill as a new homeowner!

    The cold and wintry weather isn’t just happening here in the U.S – folks in Asia and Europe are also seeing the extreme cold and snow.  Here’s a great picture I found on the AP of snow in Paris, France!

    A is message written by tourists in the snow at Trocadero near to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Thursday Jan. 7, 2010. Weather forecasts announced temperatures between -6 and -1 degrees Celsius, or 21 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Stay warm everyone!

    JD

Joni

Good one Don... and I know what end it blows from!!!

January 8, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Tn~Deb

No Don, I missed that one! haha :)

January 8, 2010 at 11:45 am

Don in Richmond

Deb Did you see the Al Gore ice sculpture in Alaska that blows smoke?

January 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

Tn~Deb

Joni...yes the same Global warming going on in Al Gore's home state... ;) It's currently 19 degrees. Stay warm

January 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

Joni

Hey Deb... sounds like we are in the same global warming temps! We just went out to the wood pile and loaded up our two wood carriers! Glad I had my new Cabelas boots! I was so warm! but it is still below zero!!

January 8, 2010 at 10:56 am

Don in Richmond

We have dropped to 34 now.

January 8, 2010 at 10:43 am

Tn~Deb

Hey All, Sunny and bitter cold here. When I get up at 6am, it was -2, and we have about 2 inches of snow. I can't wait til Spring.... :) Deb

January 8, 2010 at 10:35 am

Margie Gacki

This is not a good thing--it was 24 degrees when I got up but now it's down to 20 degrees with a wind chill of 7. I don't think I like this at all!

January 8, 2010 at 9:39 am

Joni

Hey Janice ~ Just watched you on Amercia's Newsroom. What another great hair day for ya! Looking good. And like the red and black look today! Like I mentioned above ... blowing and freezing here in the Blue Ridge! Take care ~ Joni

January 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

Don in Richmond

We had only a dusting yet I had a car covered with ice at 7:00 am when I went to the dog park. Right now it's 37 here.

January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am

Margie Gacki

Hi pjman, I was very careful when I came in this morning because I wasn't sure what was under that thin layer of snow. Looks can be deceiving. The city didn't exactly kill themselves with treating the roads so the first part of my trip was on snow covered roads. At least we didn't get what they were calling for so a half inch is just fine with me! When I looked at the radar yesterday, a clear spot developed over some of Western Maryland so we got off easy on this one. I don't know what they got up in Garrett County, which is the westernmost county in Maryland and one to two thousand feet higher in elevation. It's like a whole other world up there! Now I'm going to enjoy the cup of hot chocolate a friend just brought over from the hospital. She braved the wind to go over for some breakfast and she brought me a cup of nice hot chocolate. I'll enjoy that on this cold day. Stay warm! Margie

January 8, 2010 at 8:56 am

Joni

Happy Friday Bloggers! and wonderful Janice!! Whoa, we awoke to -1 this morning! All weekend we are in single digits. And like Margie, we rec'd about an additional 5 inches of snow overnight. I am thinking July, we will melt all of the snow and ice from our late Dec snow and ice storm! Schools have been closed since the pre-Christmas break.... we are kid-less, so there is peace and quiet in this homefront! My concern is just to get out and feed our little feathered kiddos! Stay warm East coasters! Joni

January 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

pjman

GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY!! We got about 3inches it's 26 and windy. Margie please be careful when driving we have ice under the snow, and I can hear cars sliding. I hope the town puts down some Ice melt on my street. I did call them yesterday they said they would today. Oh well let me go I need some more coffee. Stay warm all I'll check in later.

January 8, 2010 at 8:24 am

Margie Gacki

Hey everyone, I don't know if I can handle the whopping 1/2 in. of snow that we got overnight! Actually, I think it all fell yesterday before midnight. However, after a break of one day the wind is back. We have a temperature of 22 with a wind chill of 10--brrrrrrrrrr! I did get a very pleasant surprise this morning. My next door neighbor cleared off my car for me so I didn't have to stand out in the cold clearing off the windows--that was great! I'm blessed with wonderful neighbors so I'm very happy about that. I hope everyone stays warm today!! Margie

January 8, 2010 at 8:17 am

pjman

Hi all . Ardith Megan is on O'Reilly tonight I think she comes back in 2 weeks not 100% sure . Tn~Deb I'm glad the bathroom is done. Margie Gacki my brother works out side and he has some kind of heat pack he puts in his boots and gloves maybe that would help your tooties stay warm. It's 32 and some flurries here and there nothing major yet. They say it should start about 3am. I hope all stay safe and warm.

January 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm

Clare and A.J. DeYoung

Hi Guys, We almost feel ashamed to write you all our local weather man John Coleman who started the Weather Channel said our area San Diego is the warmest place in the Northern Hemisphere.....all we can offer is when we see those pictures, the memories of living back there come flooding back and we feel all your pain.....just will hope for you all it will warm up very soon. JD we will think positive that heating bill won't be as large as you think and please dress very warm to stay healthy and safe. Clare and A.J. DeYoung

January 7, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Tn~Deb

Hello Janice and All the gang, Steady snow flurries, and windy here in my neck of the woods. So far just a light dusting and COLD! No school today, so 2 of my grandchildren are here. We just had Spaghetti and Garlic Bread. yumo! Richard... I thought the South had a hard time dealing with snow, but it sounds like London may have us beat. Hang in there, and don't break a leg! Hey, Margie, Don, pjman, and everybody that checks in. Take care and stay warm and safe. Later taters. Deb btw....My bathroom tile is done! Yipeee!

January 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, I'll have to do some research but I do know that hot air rises so if you stand on a ladder, it's warmer near your ceiling than it is near the floor. However, the higher up in the atmosphere you go, the colder it gets. I guess if the helicopter flies low enough, it might bring some warmer air down but I don't know how that works. It might have something to do with how thin the air is in higher altitudes that affects the temperature. I don't know where all those changes occur so I'll look into that. I'll check that out when I get home and I'll let you know. Margie

January 7, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Don in Richmond

Janice Margie speaking of helicopters reminds me, perhaps you can shed light on something. I've always thought for every 1000' you go up the temp drops 3 degrees. Yesterday on FNC there was a farmer from Florida who hired a helicopter to fly over his fields. He claims the air was warmer higher up and the helicopter would blow the warmer air down on his fields. Have you ever heard of warmer air higher off the ground?

January 7, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Margie Gacki

I have one more thing I want to add. One of the coldest jobs here in Cumberland is the poor security guard who has to stand outside to greet the medevac helicopter when it lands. It's cold out anyway, but when the helicopter landed it stirred up the powdery snow and it looked like a mini blizzard over there. The wind from those helicopter blades is bad enough so it must be just lovely to get snow pelting you in the fact on top of that!

January 7, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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  • 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.