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Archive of the November 2011

  • Early Southern Snow...and family pics!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Well, snowflakes flew as far south as Tupelo, Mississippi yesterday, and while this isn’t unprecedented, it is rare to see snow this far south this early.  Here are some of the southern snow totals:

    Rain across the Southeast has also been heavy, with some spots seeing 2-5″

    Ahead of the system, another mild day for the eastern third of the country.  Yesterday NYC had a daily record high of 70 degrees!   Temperatures will be close to average by the end of the week.

    The system will also bring snow to the eastern Great Lakes:

    The rest of the country is relatively quiet, but things are still unsettled across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies today and tonight.

    And by the way, if you take any weather pictures,  we’d love to see them!  You can send them here, and we’ll get them on the air, and the blog!

    Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a great time in the Poconos.   Temperatures were unseasonably warm (which was very nice for outdoor activities!)  Here are a couple of pictures from the trip!  JD

  • Holiday Travel-cast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone…

    Hope you’re all doing well, and gearing up for a nice long weekend holiday with your families!

    We’re going to be travelling to the Poconos for a little family getaway.  And I took my own advice and decided to travel Thursday morning instead of Wednesday!  It’s going to be a rough go for folks across the Northeast for much of the night and through the day tomorrow.

    Here’s a quick look at your holiday weather:

    There are two storms impacting the U.S.  The first storm is bringing heavy rain and the risk of flooding from the Gulf Coast states up into the Ohio Valley and Midatlantic.   Strong to severe thunderstorms will be a threat along a cold front that’s moving east from Louisiana through Georgia and South Carolina and up into the Ohio Valley including much of Tennessee and Kentucky:

    Tomorrow the storm pushes across the East Coast with a wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain from upstate New York into New England.   Here are the impacts:

    Across the West Coast, another storm moves in keeping rain and higher elevation snow in the forecast through Thanksgiving.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.   There are so many things I am Thankful for this year.  My children, my family, my health, my friends.   And thanks again to all of you for keeping this a kind and welcoming blog thorough the years.  Safe travels, everyone.


  • Travel Troubles for Thanksgiving

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Well, it’s a short workweek for many as folks prepare to hit the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving.  Unfortunately, we are expecting some pretty bad weather to affect millions of people over the next few days. 

    Let’s start off with today…

    Showers and thunderstorms will set up along a frontal boundary stretched across the Mid-Atlantic, back through the Ohio Valley and into the Southern Plains. Heavy rain and the possibility for strong to severe storms will set up along the front.  We’ll start to see storms pop up across Central and Northern Texas into parts of Oklahoma:

    Tomorrow’s risk will affect parts of the Central and Western Gulf Coast states into the Southern Appalachians and Ohio Valley.

    We’ll also see heavy rain and potential flooding along this system’s path.  Some areas could see up to 4 inches over the next several days.

    Ahead of the front, above average temperatures will help to fuel the storms over the next few days while behind the boundary, much cooler air pushed in.

    The west will be unsettled for much of the week – starting across the Northwest and spreading as far south as Southern California by Thanksgiving.

    Here’s a look at travel day Wednesday:

    Thanksgiving Day itself should be pretty quiet for most with exception to the West as another storm moves in.

    We’ll keep fine-tuning the forecast and bring you the very latest over the next few days!

    What are you guys up to for Thanksgiving?  I think we’re going to hit the roads on Thursday morning to visit family.   My whole family is recovering from a major cold/flu that kept us inside most of the weekend!  I’m hoping we’ll feel a little better by Thursday!

    Talk to you all soon!


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  • Deadly storm hit the south

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist
    A terrible day of severe weather yesterday with 25 reported tornadoes stretching across the Gulf Coast and into the Southeast.  Unfortunately this outbreak turned deadly with at least 6 people dead and dozens injured.

    Don sent this photo in from Jones County MS:

    He writes:

    I have a photo on my phone that shows part of a mobile home that was destroyed with 8 people inside. I have attached the photo in the space below. The mobile home is the debris to the left of the frame home. There were two mobile homes that were close together that were destroyed.

    There were two confirmed tornadoes that hit Jones County yesterday.  One was an EF1 with winds of 95 mph.  The other was an EF2 with winds of 130 mph, carving a path of destruction 12 miles wide, and injuring 15 people. 

     Thankfully, the  worst of the weather is now over, but we’re still  seeing  some rain and snow showers along the east coast as the cold front finally moves off shore. Lake effect snow will crank up, and much cooler air spreads across the region.

    The West gears up for another round of snow wind and rain from the Northwest through the Rockies and Northern High Plains.

    I’m glad things have quieted down a little bit.  If you’ve got any pictures you want to send,  please feel free!  I’m at @janicedeanfox on twitter!

    Have a great day everyone!


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.