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    Hi everyone

    Another busy day in the Fox Weather Center as we are tracking a MAJOR storm system that could prove deadly if people are not prepared across the Southern and Central Plains.  The storm prediction center has issued a rare HIGH risk zone for long lasting, large very dangerous tornadoes.  Along with tornadoes we could have large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain over neighborhoods that are already saturated.

    Here’s the risk for today:

    The “high” risk zone is shaded in white:

    And tomorrow morning we’re still not out of the woods:

    The dangerous part of this system will arrive at night and overnight, so everyone needs to be on alert listening and watching the weather.  Keep those NOAA weather radios on through the night!

    And thanks to all of you for your kind words of support.  As much as its hurts to leave my boys, I’m reminded of what a great work family I have here at Fox, and all of you that visit the blog!

    Talk to you soon!



THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!! You mentioned the NOAA radio on one of your forcasts. I never heard of it but googled it and bought one. Two days later the alarm went off on the radio and told us we were under a Tornado Warning. We took cover in our basement and found out the next day one was spotted 2 miles away. Keep up the good work. Love watching you!!!!

June 7, 2011 at 8:37 am


Vous avez de bons points il, c'est pourquoi j'aime toujours verifier votre blog, Il semble que vous etes un expert dans ce domaine. maintenir le bon travail, Mon ami recommander votre blog. Mon francais n'est pas tres bon, je suis de l'Allemagne. Mon blog: credit immobilier ou societe Rachat De Credit

May 28, 2011 at 5:55 am

A.J. De Young

Hope we see better days ahead in USA after this week and sure wish JB and BG would check in to let us know they are ok, happy Delores and PJ were,so many sad stories...praying for all who need our prayers and Don heavy hearts for you and yours. AJ

May 25, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey PJ, I'm glad you're safe & sound. This weather has been crazy lately. I hope the guys check in to let us know how they made out. Dolores, I'm glad you're OK, too! I saw so many videos of that weather yesterday & it looked terrifying. I'm glad we don't get that kind of weather around here, although we do get a tornado every once in a while. I can't imagine how it feels to lose everything in an instant like that. I'll be keeping those folks in my prayers. Take care, all. Margie

May 25, 2011 at 11:00 am


Good morning all. All is fine in My part of Dallas, Just some branches down. Hope to hear from BG & JB soon. Glad all are good . Such crazy weather. Praying for the ones in the path of the storms. Hope all are safe and well PJ

May 25, 2011 at 10:27 am


Wow!Between 5and 7 o'clock here in Edmond,OK,and all over the state we were in tornado watch.Had 5 of them touch down in one town. Major damage,to many areas,and 1500 missing and a few deaths.I was very lucky,the tornado went north of us toGuthrie and across I-35 north. Much damage all over the state.I was fielding phone calls from kids,while praying ,I was pretty sure I was'nt going to be lucky again.I hate this kind of weather.I have a daughter-in law with ms. She is dong fine.Hawaii is out.D

May 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm


Hi, I Live in South Texas, and my church, Coastal Bend Family Worship Center is helping out those who have been devastated! My Papa, also the pastor, and other church members took a trailer up to Joplin to help restore things, and find the lost, we would like this to be national so we can get others involved and know that there are churches helping those who took this hit! National Missions is the best way to help save and restore! Thank You

May 24, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, I'm so sorry to hear about your son-in-law. That must have been really rough on Kathy to get that news by phone. I'll be praying for all of you. Like AJ said, look at Janice & Neil & how well they're doing. MS treatments have come a long way so stay hopeful. You all will be in my prayers. Margie

May 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

A.J. De Young again..AJ, please do this, please close your eyes real, real tight..............and consider that a group hug from all of us..xo AJ

May 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

A.J. De Young

Ohhhh Don, Don, my heart is breaking for you and your family, I am so sorry for that phone call, so sorry and God Bless you all, am so happy you are there for your daughter as you have been through out her whole life with her best interests in your heart and just on the up side, just think about JD and Neil Cavuto and how good they are doing.......your blogging family loves you Don and know when you hurt, we hurt..xoxo AJ

May 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm


Don so sorry for the bad news. Well pray for the family. Margie Hawaii is very expensive. 10 years ago a cup of coffee was $4.00 A simple cup nothing fancy. The coast of living is outrageous there. I will stay here with all the natural disasters. So far all is fine in Dallas. JB and BG hope all is well with you guys. I have tried not to watch the news due to the sad stories Hope all are safe. PJ

May 24, 2011 at 7:40 pm


I'm home. Chose not to stay. While I was in with the doctor my daughter received a phone call. My son-in-law was diagnosed with MS. Felt it was more important for me to be with her on the trip home. She was a wreck.

May 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I think we should all move to Hawaii. I watched a program on the History Channel last night about the states & they mentioned a study that found that Hawaii has the fewest natural disasters. I don't know about you, but Hawaii sounds good to me! AJ, I saw the story about the little boy, too. I had to turn off my TV because I was crying too much. The pictures of the young man who just graduated broke my heart. I pray that somehow he's still alive. I'll be praying for all of them. Margie

May 24, 2011 at 5:35 pm

A.J. De Young

Ohhh Margie, I watched that also on Shep and it broke my heart and went over to tell Jan about it, how awful, awful that was the poor Dad and those pictures they had just taken of him at graduation and having ice cream, and Shep told of a little boy that lost his family and he was critical with shingles literally in his body, bark off the tress, unimaganable the heartache and pain and devastation, Gwen you stay safe to and Marie in Ohio is having awful rain still, I'll take earthquakes.AJ

May 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm


Margie, what a sad story from that young man's aunt! So much tragedy has happened in the past couple of months. I know bad things happen all the time, but seems like we've had an extra double dose of it lately. Those severe threat areas are a bit north of me, so hopefully we don't get hammered again. They may, however, reach both PJ & Deb. Not sure about BG & JB in TX. Hope y'all stay safe. Keep a watch on the weather. TTFN! Gwen :)

May 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey AJ, I was thinking the same thing when I saw all those posts! We get some interesting posts on this blog sometimes. I've been watching the coverage of the tornado in Joplin & it is heartbreaking. Shep just interviewed the aunt of a young man who got sucked out of the sunroof of the family car on the way home from his HS graduation. They haven't found him yet. That is so heartbreaking. I hope all our blogging family stays safe in this weather. Listen to weather radio & be prepared! Margie

May 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

A.J. De Young

Well, lets get some regular bloggers on to counteract the other gibberish, Margie good luck at the show, Don we are thinking of you today and Dear BG, JB and PJ we hope and pray today for no storms to hit your areas and to be safe.JD, you look wonderful and like bright sunshine today in your pretty yellow sweater. AJ

May 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm


To Jon, Comment 3: Since you're claiming violations of biblical code are the cause of these storms let's look at some more common biblical code violations using your "logic". As long as people are wearing cotton/wool blend clothing, these storms will continue. Because Leviticus 19:19 clearly states "Though shalt not wear a garment that iswoven of two sorts.". Or As long as we allow professional football as a society these storms will continue. Because Leviticus 11:7-8 makes obvious that handling a pig's carcass is an abomination. Or Let's not forget the problem of wedding rings as 1 Timothy 2:9 tells us that women should not adorn themselves with plaited hair, gold, pearls, or costly attire. Your logic is so solid. You blame these storms on the premise that we as a species have made a supernatural being unhappy by arguing over a small piece of land in a very lonely section of the universe. Your're insight enlightens us all.

May 24, 2011 at 3:03 pm


As long as conversations continue about dividing the land of Israel, these storms and catastrophic calamities will continue . Ariel Sharon tried to make land concessions for peace and he died. The US got hit with Rita and Katrina in that year. Genesis 12:3 is clear, "I will bless those that bless you and curse those that curse you" and "I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel...they will never again be two nations or be divided" Ezekiel 37:21-25

May 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm


Ok, so I heard on the radio that all of this crazy weather can be attributed to the increase in water vapor in our atmosphere, which in turn retains the heat and CO2 (global warming??). The caller went on to say that the increase in water vapor could be attributed to the depletion of the rain forest (both occured during the same time). Wouldn't this also be an explanation for crazy weather?

May 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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