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  • Tropical Storm Don? Texas needs you!

    Hi everyone!

    Well, looks like we could have a tropical depression/storm forming very soon!  A nice big blob (Don I’m not referring to you here!  :) is developing off the coast of Cancun:

    Here’s what the computer models are thinking if/when this develops into a named storm:

    Waters are plenty warm for tropical development:

    Ultimately, this could be very welcome news to Texas as over 70 percent of the state is into exceptional drought, and of course the record breaking heat has been tough to say the least for Texans.  Obviously we don’t need a major hurricane to hit the coast, but a good tropical storm or even a minimal hurricane would help this region tremendously.  We’ll have to see what happens in the next 24 hours. 

    The next name on the tropical storm list is: DON!

    Meanwhile, we’re still dealing with extreme heat across the country.   Here are the latest heat advisories:

    Meanwhile, we had some nasty storms across the Northeast last night – one report of a tornado across Oneida New York!   The other storm reports were mainly wind damage from Pennsylvania up into Maine.   It certainly cooled things off nicely though.  This morning was beautiful.  We’re expecting another mini-heat wave this weekend.

    Talk to you soon!



We are expecting a triple digit temp tomorrow with a heat index of 110+

July 28, 2011 at 9:30 am


Good news! Texas to get rain! My pond's getting awfully low!

July 28, 2011 at 7:59 am


We're here just north of Dallas and today will be day number 27 straight over 100..Crop fields are brown and shriveled. Animals are dying and getting sent to the slaughterhouse early. it's BAD. When I was growing up I saw pictures of the dustbowl of the 30's and the dry parced earth...well if you took a photo in black and white today would be hard pressed to tell the difference.

July 28, 2011 at 7:05 am


22 days and counting over 100 days of heat here...I hope the rain gods are listening....please bring us some rain !!

July 27, 2011 at 9:56 pm



July 27, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey AJ, my cousin lives near my parents so we'll be going to the Ruby Tuesday where I go with my parents. I hope Stacy is working tomorrow because I haven't been there for a while & I want to share my good news. I just checked WeatherBug & the dew point is 50--wow! We're supposed to have a low of around 64 tonight--I'll need a blanket with a temperature like that! We haven't had a low temp. in the 60's for over a week so it will be a nice relief. Have a great afternoon/evening! Margie

July 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm


JD, many's the time we've wished for a "nice little hurricane" to break a particularly bad dry spell. Here's hoping that TX gets just what it needs and nothing more. We've been almost 2 weeks with temps no more than upper 80s and rain showers for the past several days. Have gotten around 7 inches of rain at my house this past week. Some are beginning to complain about the rain...but not me. I'll take this over 95-100 any day of the week. Hope all are having a good day. TTFN! Gwen :)

July 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

A.J. De Young

Glad you are feeling better, hope Texas gets rain, Don the Blob feels better and so happy Margie you have something to look forward to with your new job and a celebration lunch to celebrate it and you so deserve that lunch for your patience..spent yesterday in San Clemente it was glorius and sunset to top it off with along with Fried Ice cream a long awaited reward..but hope it isn't a forming hurricane I see Irene on the list of names, that was my Mom's name..AJ

July 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Margie Gacki

Janice, I hope those poor folks in TX get some rain. They certainly could use it. Here in Cumberland it is an absolutely beautiful day. It's pretty warm (90) but with a humidity of 33% & dew point of 56, it doesn't feel bad at all. However, sitting in a closed up car is another thing! It's so clear & the mountains look so lovely--I'm loving it! Tomorrow I'm going out to lunch with my cousin & a friend to celebrate my new job. I'm looking forward to that! I hope everyone has a great day! Margie

July 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm


Hello all. I hope Don sends TX some much needed rain. Ha ha Hope you are doing better Don and Rolex is helping you make up your mind. I refuse to look at the Temps. any more. I just walk out the door and say YUK!! Hope all are well and cool PJ

July 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm


Wichita Kansas is steaming. , Lost garden in Hailstorm on June 9,2011, now shrubs, yews, fruit trees dying, hens not laying, geese no longer feel the need to take a chunk out of you. Rabbits suffering malaise, Ice bottles helps, fresh water and babypools for geese, instead of 2 gallon water pans , we are up to 5 gallon buckets. and 300 gallon horse tanks and 50 gal, sheep and donks tank. Being filled twice aday. on smaller ones and every other day on big ones.

July 27, 2011 at 12:33 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.