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    Hi everyone

    It’s been a busy one in the weather center the last few days.  The southwest blizzard is now winding down after bringing over a foot of snow, winds of 50 mph and 4-5 foot snow drifts!  Unfortunately we had several deaths blamed on the dangerous weather yesterday and today.

    After this system departs, we’re going to watch a new storm moving into the Rockies. 

    Part of that energy could hook up with a developing low off the southeast coast Friday which *might* bring a white Christmas to parts of the Northeast!  Interior sections certainly could see some accumulating snow, and one of the forecast models shows a pretty big storm that might even bring snowflakes to coastal sections of the Midatlantic/Northeast on Christmas Day!  We’ll be watching things closely over the next few days:

    Tomorrow’s my last day, and then I’m taking the rest of the week and next week off.  Time to recharge the batteries and spend some time with family and friends before the end of the year!   My mom and brother are coming in from Canada to spend Christmas with us.  I can’t believe Matthew is going to be 3 in a month and Theodore is almost 11 months now.  Time sure does fly…

    Wanted to share an article that was done a few months ago that I think went really well.   You can read the whole thing here:

    And I must admit some of the pictures came out pretty well! 

    Aren’t my boys handsome?

    I also ran across this picture I think I posted a few years back.  This is me – probably about 5 years old getting a present from Santa.  Funny, when I last looked at this picture I didn’t have kids.   When I look now, I see Matthew and Theodore in my face.  It brings tears to my eyes. 

    I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  Make sure you hug those you love tightly.   Say an extra prayer to those who aren’t as fortunate as us this year.   I wish all of you good health, happiness and laughter this year ahead.

    Blessings to all of you!



Hi guys! HAPPY NEW YEAR to each and every one of our blogging family and to our lovely JD and her menfolk. Hoping that 2012 is going to be better than 2011. Good to hear news from Don's son. Thanks, Margie. Be safe and I'll catch y'all in 2012! Gwen :)

December 31, 2011 at 11:42 pm

George Spink

It's almost 6 PM Pacific Standard Time here in Los Angeles, the beginning of New Years Eve. I'm spending a quiet evening with friends in my apartment building. I wanted to take this minute to wish Janice Dean, her family, and all of you Weather Machiners all the best for 2012!

December 31, 2011 at 9:51 pm

A.J. De Young

Happy New Year Dear Bloggers, hope 2012 will be a good one for all of you and if you are celebrating safe and God Bless you and thank you for your friendship in 2011..A.J.

December 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Margie Gacki

I'm just posting something so you don't see the spam the first thing. I'm up late watching a good football game. I'm glad I can sleep in today! Have a great weekend all. Happy New Year, my friends! Margie

December 31, 2011 at 2:16 am


Happy new year my blogging family. May all be healthy and happy in the New Year. Thanks for the update Meggie. 70 today and hubby was grilling. May all be safe and well. PJ

December 30, 2011 at 8:06 pm

A.J. De Young

Yes, Margie thanks for the update on Don's son, like JB said to all our bloggers we all care and pray for one seems each of us anymore are untouched with health issues and thank you our soldiers who kept us safe at home again this year and to JD for keeping our blog going so we can all stay connected throughout the year....I pray that at the end of 2012 we will all be here saying it was a good year.............AJ

December 30, 2011 at 6:01 pm

JB in Texas

Thanks for the update on Don's son, Margie. I want to wish all the friends in here a very Happy New Year and hope that 2012 is a very healthy and prosperous year. I hope that all those in here who have had health problems and with family members can take some solace and peace knowing that we are all praying and keeping good thoughts for them. Again, Happy New Year and if you are going out to celebrate, PLEASE be careful. JB

December 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, I just talked to Don on the phone. His son has Hodgkin's disease & he's getting chemo. Obviously, it's not good getting any kind of cancer, but Hodgkin's disease is a lot easier to treat than non-Hodgkin's lymphoma so that's a good thing. They caught it early so it will be easier to treat. At least his son got an accurate diagnosis quickly so the prognosis is good. As far as the weather goes here, it's cloudy. Highs for Tues will only be in the 20's--brr! Have a great day, all! Margie

December 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm


December is going down as one of the top ten warmest ever since records have been kept. Sunday we expect a high of 67. Monday a front will pass us and Tuesday and for the rest of the week, artic air is expected. Happy New Years to everyone.

December 30, 2011 at 6:26 am


HAPPY NEW YEAR to all.Back home after a very busy week.Family cele brations was very fun.5 days in Keller,Texas.While there saw the movie Sherlock Holmes, Great movie,go see it if you have a chance. Amanada is doing well,and so is baby.Some bed rest for the duration. Prays for the next weeks,that everything goes well.Weather here is in the 60's,but will change after the new year.Everyone stay safe and have glorious and properous New Year,see you in2012,WOW,Dolores

December 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Happy New Year to all bloggers and J.D. and Family: Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. It is beginning to wind down. Weather today is sunny and 40 plus degrees. Stilll no snow to speak of. Hope that continues until the first part of March, and then we can look for Spring! :) Stay healthy all of you and enjoy your loved ones and friends these days. My only New Year's resolution is to not make a resolution. How about that? Audrey

December 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Margie Gacki

Hi everyone. It's been a cold, windy day here in Cumberland. We only got up to about 39 degrees with 30+ mph wind gusts. It's too bad the wind can't blow all the spam off the blog. It's hard to believe the year is almost over. Where did the time go??? I only have a few more days off work & then it's time to start back up next week. It's been nice having the time off. I hope everyone has a great evening/night. Margie

December 29, 2011 at 12:15 am

George Spink

I'm glad you're taking some time off this Holiday Season, Janice! You deserve it! BTW, I love the Brio wooden trains in the photo you posted. They are so much fun and offer countless hours of enjoyment! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!

December 28, 2011 at 10:54 pm


Hi guys! I'm back from 4 very busy days off. It was a lovely Christmas on Walton's Mountain. I do hope yours was as well. Cold and cloudy here today after 2 days of rain. We got quite a soaking. Y'all have a great day! Gwen :)

December 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm


Janice, did you see Dana Perino's funny tweet? She was wondering if a meterologist job to to find why parking meters only work one out of ten times.

December 27, 2011 at 10:19 am


I hope all of our bloggers had a very nice Merry Christmas. Now for a Happy New Year.

December 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Margie Gacki

A nice Christmas gift would be no stupid spammers but I guess that's too much to ask for. I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. This is a season of hope, no matter what circumstances you may be facing. Blessings to all my blogging family and those wonderful men and women serving our Country. Margie

December 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

A.J. De Young

I second PJ's greeting with my Merry Christmas to all and prayers for you all and your loved ones and for our troops to come home safe and for them to know we are so grateful to them for their sacrafice..xo AJ

December 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm


Good morning all. Merry Christmas!!!! Hope all are well, warm and with love ones. Praying for all and our Troops!! PJ

December 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

Margie Gacki

Hey everyone. I just got done making a bunch of Christmas cookies & I'm tired. I know the calendar says that Christmas is coming but no one told the weather. Although, I won't complain because we don't have to worry about snow during holiday travel. It only got up to 49 today. It was 59 yesterday & about the same the day before. We've had a couple days in the 60's recently so it doesn't feel like December. I want to wish every a safe and merry Christmas. Have a great weekend, everyone! Margie

December 24, 2011 at 12:09 am

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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.