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  • Midwest Blizzard

    Good morning everyone!

    We’ve got a nasty winter storm developing across the  Northern Plains, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes through Wednesday.   A system from the Central Rockies will crank up through the day and bring with it ice, snow and wind.   Over a foot of snow is expected from the Dakotas through Minnesota.  Winter Storm Warnings are up from Wyoming to Michigan.  Blizzard Warnings are in effect for southeastern North Dakota, northeastern South Dakota and central Minnesota. 

    We could also see some severe weather over a big chunk of the Plains and Midwest.  The greatest chance for large hail, damaging winds and  tornadoes will extend from eastern Oklahoma through Arkansas and into eastern Tennessee and Kentucky.  Some of these storms could last through the overnight and into tomorrow morning.   If you live in any of these states, please be careful – and keep those NOAA weather radios on tonight!

    Tomorrow the system will impact the Great Lakes and the Northeast while some severe storms could pop up across the Ohio Valley into the Southeast. 

    Across the West, another system will dive into the Northwest and California tonight and Wednesday.   A foot of new snow will pile up across the Cascades and into the Sierra Nevada range.

    So that’s the latest in weather land.  Thought I would post a picture of Matthew at his very first visit to the dentist!  He did GREAT!  Mama was very proud of him.

    Have a wonderful day everyone!


Louis Vallance

Janice, So nice to talk to you on Phone. Here is the viewer report so it is on record! Northern Michigan received over 24 inches of snow in from Friday to Saturday Night 03/03-04. Over 275,000 homes without power here. hospitals used as shelters. National Guard Armory in Cheboygan, Michigan used for shelter. Three Counties in Northern Michigan remain shut off from the rest of the state. Electric crews straining to get people back with power. Thousands of trees down. Fox Viewer, Louis Vallance

March 5, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi JD. What a cute pic of Matthew at the dentist. Looks like he is enjoying his "first dental visit." You must have promised him a "special treat" if he was a good boy. One more milestone you can chalk up for "making it happen Mom." Good Girl! Enjoying balmy temps today and lots of sunshine. Audrey

February 29, 2012 at 4:53 pm


Hi Richard. Good to hear from you after all this time. Hello to the rest of y'all too! Glad nothing severe in OK, Dolores. So sorry to hear of damage and loss of life in other parts of the Midwest. We had planned to take our camper to Okatibbee Lake for the next couple of weeks. Heavy rain yesterday kept us from doing that. Maybe tomorrow...we'll see. Have to keep a watch on the weather. Typical Wednesday...very busy! Catch y'all later! Gwen :)

February 29, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Richard! I remember you from way back. It's good to see you on the blog again! I hope you'll stick around for a while. I hope all is well with you over there across the pond. Take care! Margie

February 29, 2012 at 2:29 pm

George Spink

Hi, Janice and the Weather Machine Gang! Matthew looks cute in his shades in the Dentist chair! He is braver than I am! I was watching you on Fox News a little while ago. It's always comforting to see you, Janice, and especially when the weather is so bad in the Midwest and in my home state, Illinois. I remember standing on Michigan Avenue in Chicago waiting for the bus when the temp was about -20 degrees and the windchill factor was about -70. Those were cold, cold days!

February 29, 2012 at 1:47 pm


Hey to everyone,Not too much storm damage here in OK.Edmond got only a little rain,lots of wind,50 to 60 miles an hour.Temp today in the 70's.I guess spring is here.Wonder what the summer is going to be like?The Bradford Pears are sprouting leaves.Hope all are doing well.Wish JD would respond to my question about how she got interested in weather.Just courious.Take care,Dolores

February 29, 2012 at 1:33 pm

richard " across the pond " King

OMG WOW ! ,the last time i heard about your son he was just born, my how time flys Janice, not sure if you remember me or not ?, hope you are well as well as your family, and everybody on the blog, All the best, God Bless Richard King ( London )

February 29, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Margie Gacki

Raindrops keep falling on my head--that's the theme song for today! We got over 3/4" of rain so far but it does look like the bulk of the rain is moving out. What a yucky day! I hope all my blogging buddies are safe & dry. I've been feeling better the past couple days. I'm thankful the headaches are gone & all I have left is some congestion. Have a great day, all! Margie

February 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Joni! I'm glad the weather is great in those beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. It's been a number of years since I've been down that way, but it's one of my favorite places to visit. I love mountains! I bet springtime is pretty in the mountains. Have a great day! Margie

February 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm

JB in Texas

Great picture! Thanks for sharing.

February 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm


Oh JD what a fun loving boy... that is because he lives in a loving home. Thanks for posting! Beautiful day in the NC Blue Ridge Mtns, close to 60 and a Carolina Blue Sky! Hello to all... special hello to Marge and AJ!

February 28, 2012 at 2:15 pm


Who is that kid behind the Foster Grants?

February 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice, Matthew looks like he's enjoying himself at the dentist! I love the shades! He's growing up fast & I'm sure you're very proud of him. Hey to everyone else out there. We have rain in our forecast for tomorrow with some possible thunder. I'd much rather have the rain than snow! I have a couple little crocuses blooming in my garden & the daffodils are getting there. Spring is in the air! Have a great afternoon, everyone! Margie

February 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm

A.J. De Young

Thanks JD for Matthews cute picture in the Dentist chair, he is braver then I am and what a cool dude in the shades...San Diego had snow in the mountains and here I had over 1" on rain, wonderful to get that much rain..hope you are feeling all good again and all you bloggers have a great day.AJ

February 28, 2012 at 1:08 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.