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    Good morning everyone.   Happy “Eve” before New Year’s Eve!  Do any of you have big plans?  I have to work all day tomorrow and then again on New Years Day, so I’m going to be in bed as early as possible!  Weather here in New York is going to be great – above the freezing mark with mainly clear skies for Bill and Megyn’s New Year’s Eve extravaganza!   I’ll be waking up to do Fox and Friends as they both head home do get to bed!

    We’ve got some pretty wicked weather over the West.   Snowfall across the Rockies could top 3 feet in some spots.  Colorado will see the first significant snow this season. Believe it or not Denver has only seen 1-2 inches of snow so far. Typically they should have a couple of feet by this time!  Blizzard warnings are up for parts of AZ, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nebraska.  Temperatures will be below average for much of the region.

    A warm up across the East will help melt the snow from the weekend’s blizzard today. We’re expecting above average temperatures through the weekend.  Across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley some icy precipitation is falling, so freezing rain advisories are up as a precaution.

    Some rain and isolated thunderstorms will pop up across the Gulf Coast up into the Tennessee Valley. Tomorrow we could see some strong storms over the Lower Mississippi Valley that could bring severe weather including tornadoes as the storm pushes east.   This won’t be great news for folks across the South wanting to ring in the New Year outside!

    The Midwest and Central U.S will see mainly rain as a storm from the West pushes in, but the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest will see mainly snow and possibly blizzard conditions this afternoon through the night.

    And have you guys seen this?  An amazing time lapse photography of this weekend’s blizzard!  It’s unbelievable!  http://vimeo.com/18213768

    Ok, that’s about it for now.  Lunchtime approaches!  :)

    JD

Montana tough

The people in the midwest gripe about lack of coverage. If they think they are neglected move to Montana. We are very seldom mentioned. This morning it is -15, interstate closed both ways from Dillon, roof collapses at Havre school, several saved from avalanche and a couple skiers killed and several injured. We are tough and take it as just another day and storm. Quit whining.

December 31, 2010 at 11:51 am

pjman

Good morning all. It is 64 right now in Dallas will be in the 30's tonight. We have a cold front coming in that JD told me all about on a weather hit. JD is a great weather person. Hope all have a great New year eve and stay safe and warm. May the New year bring peace and Joy to all. Have a great day JD , Sean and Matthew and a great new year with the new addition to your wonderful family. PJ

December 31, 2010 at 9:48 am

Rosemary

This is my first time commenting here. We live in Iowa, and what WE appreciate is the fact that Janice even includes US in the forecast. Too many weather-people ONLY focus on the coasts.

December 31, 2010 at 12:23 am

pjman

I see the blog is having some discussion today. I love watching JD give the weather . If I want to see just my area I put on the local news. No one is stopping Cath from changing the cancel.The last time I tired it worked. It is called freedom of choice and we still have it Just in case I don't check in tomorrow. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a bless Year ahead. PJ

December 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

A.J. De Young

Cath, just to let you know, no one doesn't appreciate our leader JD, why do you think she has such a following, because she is the bestest Weather Gal there is, maybe sometimes it is hard for others to understand what exactly Fair and Balance stands for... Hey guys, I tried and tried clicking on that site for the time lapse and nothing happens...help...I want to see it snowing. AJ

December 30, 2010 at 6:34 pm

larry brayton

CATH, READ THE REPORT. IT GIVES THE MIDWEST REPORT.

December 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Margie Gacki

Boy, we're getting the complainers today, aren't we? Hey Janice, you do a great job covering the weather in all parts of the country so I wish these whiners would go away. I just don't get some people. With all the choices in channels to watch, if someone doesn't like something, they should change the channel! Maybe they should actually pay attention since you do mention the Midwest frequently when the weather is bad there. By the way, I love that time lapsed video of the snow--too cool! Margie

December 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Cath

Is there some reason that the midwest NEVER gets mentioned even when we have REAL weather occurring? Or that Janice Dean stands directly in front of Mn, WI, SD, ND, etc.? Fair and Balanced? Not when it comes to the weather. I'm sick of listening to all of the sensationalism of New York's snow 'situation'....especially when my dog can get out of his 8'-high kennel by walking on top of the snow drifts.

December 30, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Joni

Oh JD you look so cute in your RED suit today in the extended time with you and Megyn! You are looking so good! too bad you didn't hear me yell up for you the other day when my husband, Greg and I walked by the Fox Studios while in NYC! Hugs to you...Happy New Year! and to all our other blogger pals!

December 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm

DoninRichmond

Thanks Janice for posting the time lapse video. WOW!!!

December 30, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, it's me again. I'm just posting something so you don't see the whiner's post the first thing on the blog. Thankfully, whiners are few and far between on this blog and I hope it stays that way. The sun is breaking through the clouds here after some light frozen precip this morning. Have a great afternoon, all! Margie

December 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Ardith Allan

get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I enjoy reading all the regular people on this blog, but some of the newcomers are a pain. Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

December 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice (and everyone else!) I'm staying home for New Year's Eve & I'll watch all the festivities on TV. New Year's Day I'll be watching the Rose Parade and plenty of great football games. Our forecast is calling for a couple days with temperatures in the 50's so I'll definitely be breaking out my shorts for that--HA! After all the cold & wind, 50 will feel like summer! I hope everyone has a safe celebration whatever you do. Gwen, watch out for that nasty weather! Be safe, all! Margie

December 30, 2010 at 1:50 pm

BGinTX.

Good morning JD.I'll be working tomorrow also,but off Saturday.Will be watching all your weather reports on that day. It's 65 and headed to 76-yak. Hope everyone else is planning for a nice New Year's eve celebration.I'll be home taking care of my little puppy because he hates fireworks and crawls under my bed.Will be watching Bill and Megyn on that night. Have a great day everyone.BG.

December 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Gwen in Mississippi

...(Grrr...500 characters) Being the rural person that I am, I don't expect anything to be done fast. So I've learned to go with the flow. No special plans here for tomorrow night. We're expecting severe weather (possible tornadoes), so I'll probably be up watching for that. I'll tune in to Megyn and Bill, too. Hopefully our weather won't be too rough. Hope each and every one of my blogging buddies has a safe and Happy New Year! I'll catch y'all later! Gwen :)

December 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Gwen in Mississippi

Mornin' guys! Busy time of year for those of us who do payroll. Of course, everything must be finished and balanced before it can be closed out. So I've been under the gun so far this week. Off tomorrow, so I should be better by then. NYC was quite a mess. I kept expecting to hear Bloomberg say "Heck of a job, Brownie". On the one hand I see New Yorkers as impatient; on the other I see that you pay extremely high taxes to make sure things work and you get miffed if they don't...

December 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

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