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Archive of the January 2011

  • Storms loom for Northeast and South...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Well, I’m glad I’m not a local forecaster here in NYC!  We have a potential storm that could bring significant snow…or not…depending on where the “heavy snow band” sets up!  So it’s a tricky forecast for the area.  Take a look at where we have a winter storm watch up, and how localized it is:

    And this weekend we could have a major ice storm developing over the south – so a lot to keep an eye on over the next few days! 

    For now, a weak system pushing across the Great Lakes will bring light snow across the Ohio Valley into parts of Upstate NY, PA and West Virginia.   Light snow will make for a slippery commute tomorrow morning from D.C. up towards NYC, and then things get interesting as a low offshore strengthens and a trough sets up over the Northeast.  The exact location of this trough will be crucial to how much snow falls and who gets what.    A good bet is 2-5 inches in the “watch area” with some areas getting possible 7 ” plus.

    The Northwest is still seeing rain and mountain snow. The heaviest of snow will pile up along the Cascades with up to a foot of new snow.

    And this weekend, we’re going to be monitoring a possible ice storm that could affect areas of the south possibly including Little Rock,  Jackson, Montgomery, Atlanta Sunday into Monday.  This could be a very dangerous and widespread problem unfolding, so stay tuned!

    That’s it for now.  I’ve got a doc’s appointment this afternoon to see how things are progressing with Matthew’s little bro.   Wish me luck!


  • Still watching that potential snowmaker for the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone

    Well, as much as we like to complain about weather here in the U.S, I have to say my heart goes out to those in Queensland, Australia that are dealing with catastrophic flooding.  It’s just mind-blowing that the extreme floods are affecting a region the size of France and Germany COMBINED!   There are forced evacuations in place, and warnings about snakes and crocodiles!  Can you imagine?  The pictures are devastating…

    Today’s weather is fairly quiet again across the U.S.  A system pushing across the south will bring mainly rain, but some snow will fall over parts of Tennessee and North Carolina.  A few isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Gulf Coast, but no severe weather is expected. 

    A weak clipper system is going to push through the Upper Midwest and bring some light to moderate snow. 

    And we’re watching a potential weekend storm across the east coast could bring some heavier amounts of snow for areas that got pounded by last week’s blizzard.  The exact path and snowfall totals are still a little sketchy, so we’ll keep an eye on it!

    And a new system moves into the Pacific Northwest bringing rain and mountain snow.  The heaviest of snow will be along the Cascade range where up to a foot of new snow will pile up.

    That’s it for now.  Hope you’re all doing well…still trying to figure out what to have for lunch! :)


  • Another Northeast Storm??

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you had a great New Years!   Hard to believe 2011 is here.   Thankfully we start the year off with quieter weather.  Not a whole lot happening on the radar, however, we’re watching another potential snowstorm for the Northeast this weekend!  Computer models are still a little unsure on the exact track and how much snow we could get, but we are expecting “something” to develop off the coast near week’s end.   Here’s a peak at the “future radar” and you can see that big blob developing off the coast this Thursday:


    Hopefully New York Sanitation workers will keep an eye on the weather forecast this week!  Last week’s blizzard is still top of the news here in NYC as the blame game continues as to why there was such a poor response in the clean up.

    As for the rest of today’s weather, we’ve got a clipper system that will bring some snow around the Great Lakes, parts of the Midwest and interior Northeast through the day and tomorrow.  A few scattered showers/isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Gulf Coast.  And the West gets a day of rest, however a new system moving into the Northwest will bring more rain and snow tonight through Thursday.

    So that’s about all for now.   I must admit it’s getting a little harder to get around these days with just a month to go.    I’ve got the pregnancy “waddle” mastered these days.  I have to give myself lots and lots of time before weather hits to get myself on set!  My husband has been pressuring me to get my little duffle bag ready just incase this little guy decides to come early!   I’m hoping he stays put for a few more weeks! 

    Talk to you later!


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.