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Archive of the November 2011

  • Severe weather hits the south

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Severe weather is the big story today.  Parts of Mississippi and Louisiana were hit hard last night with several damage reports:

    We have a tornado watch for much of Alabama, Georgia, parts of Florida and Tennessee until 6pm central time.

    The risk for more strong to severe storms continues this afternoon along the Gulf Coast into the Carolina’s and Mid Atlantic. A cold front that stretches from the lower Great Lakes down through the Southern Plains will push across the eastern seaboard bringing some nasty storms ahead and along the front. We’ll mainly see the threat for damaging winds today, but isolated tornadoes can’t be ruled out.

    Temperatures ahead of the front are above average helping to fuel these storms:

    We’ll be keeping you posted throughout the day and tonight from the weather center!  Be safe everyone!


  • Beautiful picture from Montauk!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    One more picture to post – from Tim McKusker.  He took this gorgeous photo of Montauk Lighthouse right before the crazy October Nor’Easter. 

    It looks like a painting!  Well done, Tim!

    You can send your pictures to me anytime @janicedeanfox

    Have a great day everyone!


  • More beautiful fall photos!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Yes, the blog has been quiet lately.  I had a couple of days off last week to take the kids to doctor’s appointments, and I was not feeling well over the last few days.    Still a little “under the weather” as they say…I’ll try to be a little more active on the blog this week.

    On the weather front, we are watching a pretty bold cold front push across the central U.S. bringing much cooler temperatures and the potential for some severe weather today over southeast Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Damaging winds will be the greatest threat with these storms.  Ahead of the front, temperatures are very mild.  It was pushing 70 degrees around NYC yesterday!   I’ll take it for mid-November!

    A couple of pictures to post from twitter this morning!  (You can send me your pics to @janicedeanfox

    This one from Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock Georgia from Celeste Morningstar:

    And Bob Merendino brings us this one from Pilot Mountain, North Carolina:

    Hope you’re all doing well.  Thanks for keeping the blog “alive” in my absence.


  • Subtropical Storm Sean forms...Alaska braces for huge storm

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Well, Subtropical Storm Sean formed early this morning  between Bermuda and the Bahamas.  We’re now up to 18 named storms, and it’s the 6th busiest Atlantic Hurricane season on record.    Sean is expected to move west and northwest through tomorrow.  None of the computer models has Sean becoming a hurricane.  The center of Sean should pass close enough to Bermuda to bring some heavy rain and strong winds Thursday, and then the storm will start to weaken.

    The storm system that brought severe weather to parts of the Southern Plains last night is headed east.  We could see the possibility for strong to  severe storms later on this afternoon from Northeast Texas through Southeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Southeast Missouri into southern Illinois.  Damaging winds, hail, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes could be a problem through these regions.

    Where it’s cold enough for snow, 6-12 inches will pile up across North Central Wisconsin into Michigan.  Ahead of the cold front, temperatures are warmer than average while behind it, a big drop of 15-20 degrees below normal.

    And more of your pics via twitter!

    Thanks to Tom Bush for sending this one of sunshine in Prim Springs TN:

    And my good friend Alec Wasserman who lives in Connecticut.  After 8 days in the dark – he finally has power from the freak snowstorm.  Here’s a picture he took of some of the trees down in his area:

    Thankfully, there aren’t any new storms on the horizon for the Northeast! 


    And a very  intense storm off the coast of Alaska is set to move in.  Possibly one of the worst they’ve seen with the possibility for hurricane force winds, a foot of snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding. The system is expected to move towards the coast tonight. There is also the threat that ice from the Bering Sea could come onshore. About 10,000 people live in this area, but it definitely worth noting.


    You can send me your weather pix to @janicedeanfox

    Have a great day everyone! 


  • "Socked-tober?" Fall/Winter pics, and the BOYS!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello all!

    A historic snow weekend across the Northeast.  My family got caught up in the heavy, wet snow on Saturday afternoon.  We were at the Queens Science Museum, and around 10:30 am we started seeing the snow.  By 12 pm, we had several inches on our car.  Matthew did NOT enjoy the snow at ALL!  As soon as he stepped out, and the wind and snow started covering his little face he cried out “Mama – make it stop!”   Even my son is now blaming me for the weather!  LOL!

    It was pretty for about 10 minutes, and then I was OVER it.  Glad “fall” is back,and I hope it sticks around for a little while longer.   I heard people calling this October snowfall “Snow-tober” but that seems a little “gentle” considering the crippling totals and major problems it caused for millions.  I kinda like “”Socked-tober”  because we certainly got “socked” pretty good.

    Denver is going to get another 5-8 inches of snow in the Metro area tonight through Wednesday with a little more in the foothills.  The system will then push into Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri where they could get a few inches of wet snow too.  Temperatures will be up to 25 degrees below average as the storm moves in.

    Ok now onto the fun stuff.  I’ve been getting some great pictures on twitter.  You can “tweet” me your weather pics to: @janicedeanfox

    Ok, here we go.  First off, look at these GORGEOUS pictures from James Hyde and his wife Terry of New England.  You can check out more of their fall foliage fotos HERE


    Nicole Reynolds sent me a picture of her snowy scarecrow in Stephens City, VA.

    Mike Davis from Ellington, CT:

    Margie sent us a few of her neighborhood after several inches of snow in Cumberland:

    And then after the snow melted in Sideling Hill, Maryland.

    And last but not least, a few pictures of my boys trick or treating around my hood!  :)

    Have a great day, everyone!  Thank you for your wonderful pictures too! :)   Keep them coming!


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.