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  • I'm back...

    Hi everyone!

    It’s going to take a day or two to get my “footing”.  I have been missing my boys, but the devastating tornado news out of Missouri has taken up much of my day.   Seeing all of the pictures make me thankful that my family is healthy and safe.  My heart aches for all those affected by this latest round of severe weather.   May is typically the busiest month in terms of tornadoes.  Hard to believe considering last month’s historic numbers and the unbelievable loss of life.

    Here’s the risk for severe weather tomorrow:

    And yesterday’s incredible storm reports:

    Once again, it’s a harsh reminder that life can change in an instant.  I can’t wait to hug my boys when I get home.

    One more thing – incase you missed it – Jon and Jenna gave me such a warm welcome back today on Happening Now.  Here’s the link to take a peak:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2011/05/23/welcome-back-janice-dean-the-weather-machine/

    I kept it together as best as I could!

    Thanks for all your well-wishes of support.  I definitely needed it.  It was harder today than it was when I went back after Matthew was born.

    Hug the ones you love!

    JD

Joyce Puffenberger

So glad to see you back. You look great. You were truely missed.

May 24, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Carolyn

Janice, just saw that you were back!!!! Missed you and your sincere compassion anytime you report peril for the country! Thank you!

May 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Gwen

Hi JD! Thanks for posting the Happening Now welcome back. I rarely get to see TV on weekdays, so I knew I wouldn't get to see you on your first day back. Hope all is going a little better today. May it get a bit easier for you each day. Just think...next week starts hurricane season. After the tornadoes and floods, I'm not too keen on hurricane season starting. God be with us all! Hope all have a great Tuesday. Catch y'all later! Gwen :)

May 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

BGinTX.

Good Morning Janice.So glad to see your beautiful smiling face again. I bet you could hardly wait to get home and see your precious little boys.We are all supporting you to make it through the day. This Terrible weather is keeping you very busy.We pray for everyone that is suffering from this.It's 77 and cloudy with no rain.Have a safe day everyone.BG.

May 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

marie sells/ohio

J.D. you made a blue monday bright. You & John S did a great job of pertending. we love you for it. everything will be O.k. you will see, God will care for those angel while mom can't. He still does that, for me with my adult kid that are far away. that just the way his is, Trust him. He trusted you when he gave them to u. So much to love huh.WELCOME BACK. AMS/Ohio

May 24, 2011 at 12:21 am

A.J. De Young

Welcome back JD...you...look...maw va lus....just wonderful and God Bless Jon Scott for being such a great friend, hope tomorrow will be a bit easier and the next...sorry you had to come back to such devasting weather and sounds like more tomorrow..it will keep you busy..stay safe everyone. AJ

May 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm

pjman

Welcome back JD!!!!!! You did great. Things will get better. Your Blog family is here for ya and we will help ya along the way with our funny kid story's Hope all are safe Pray for the victims of the weather disasters. PJ

May 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm

wasam

Welcome back Janice. Time flies when you are having fun doesn't it! We were in a like position 44 years ago. 2 babies 11 months apart. Take care, God Bless!

May 23, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Margie Gacki

Hi Janice, I only got to watch a little news this morning and I missed seeing you on air. I saw Maria do one of the weather hits. Thanks for posting the video of your return. I'm sure that it was hard for you to go back to work today but we're glad to have you back! Hey to everyone else out there! Have a great evening! Margie

May 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm

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.