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  • Rare tornado hits Michigan

    A rare and destructive tornado tore through Dexter Michigan yesterday tearing apart homes and businesses.  Thankfully, so far there are no reports of any injuries or deaths.  Sirens went off around the area about an hour before the tornado went through so people had time to seek shelter.

    One of the reasons we have such a rare and damaging tornado this time of year is due to the incredible warmth that is blanketing over two thirds of the country. 

    Temperatures are 30 – 40 degrees above average foe the Northern Plains and the Upper Midwest today and tomorrow.  Looks like these amazingly mild temperatures are going to stick around until next week!

    We could see some strong storms across west Texas and Oklahoma today while scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue across parts of the Northeast and southeast.

    And the West continues to get pounded by heavy rain and mountain snow with this latest storm moving into Southern California and into the Southwest tomorrow. 

    Have a great weekend everyone!  Happy St Patrick’s Day to all of you!   My little Theodore Patrick will celebrate his very first St Patty’s day.  Should be a wonderful day for the parade on Saturday! 

    Here’s a picture of all of us at the zoo last weekend:

    JD

Gwen

Hello everybody. Beautiful day here in MySouth. Mid 80s, sunny and gorgeous. Azaleas are in full bloom. Hubby took my picture after church by one of them. We got out with 3 of the grandkids and played in the yard. So much fun! Alli and I picked flowers. Papaw and Nickolas played ball. Then we built a small fire and the kids found sticks to burn. Hunter wanted to get out the marshmallows, but we talked him out of it. It was a good day! TTNF! Gwen :)

March 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, just checking in to say hello. I spent the weekend visiting my parents. I've been helping them with their grocery shopping lately since it's hard for my dad to do it anymore. I took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday & went to one of my favorite spots in that area. It's called High Rock & it overlooks a really pretty valley. On my way home today, I went to a cute little state park & took more pictures. It was a great weekend for pictures! Take care, everyone. Margie

March 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi all: Great picture of you and your family J.D. Hope you had fun at the parade. Since I am not Irish I did not bother to wear green. We are having corn beef and cabbage for dinner today (Sunday). My husband loves it. I will let you know if I share his thoughts on this. Since that is all on the menu guess I will have to at least try it. Weather continues to be beautiful. Lots of sunshine and temps in the 70's and 80's. Unbelievable for this time of the year. Have a nice day all. Audrey

March 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm

DoninRichmond

The 2 nd bald eagle hatched.

March 18, 2012 at 8:16 am

George Spink

Your family is adorable, Janice! But your sons need a sister!

March 18, 2012 at 3:18 am

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, one of the eagle eggs hatched last night (I tuned in just in time!) If you want to see the little eagle chick, here's the link again: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/local/richmond-eagle-cam (Thanks Don for sharing this!) It's been fun watching those beautiful birds so you should definitely check it out. The other egg should hatch soon. The little chick is so cute! Enjoy! Margie

March 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

DoloresFromOK

Hey to all. Weather here in OK is warm and humid.I do not like the humidity.80 temps for the last few days.Wonder what "Summer" is going to be like.Baby Bentlie is progressing well.Have a good evening,everyone,and stay safe,Dolores.

March 16, 2012 at 6:52 pm

A.J. De Young

Thanks JD for the great family picture and hope Teddy enjoys his first St. Patrick's parade tomorrow, thank you so much sharing your family with us, both boys are sure growing up way too fast, you guys look like the perfect family, have a great day at the zoo, a very good looking family...hope you all have a good weekend, going to be a soaking one for San Diego, our local mountains will get lots of snow down to 2000 ft, ocean view out one window, snow at top of the hills out the other AJ

March 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Gwen

Son #2 (Nickolas, Sr.) just sent me a wallpost: "I'm sick of all the Irish stereotypes. As soon as I finish this drink, I'm punching someone." HA! He knew I'd get a laugh out of that since I'm Irish on the McMahan side. Happy Saint Patrick's Day, Y'all! :) :) :)

March 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Gwen

Love the picture, JD! Fine group of menfolk ya got there! It's been pretty warm here as well, but not yet record temps. Spring certainly sprang early. Everything is beginning to bloom. Just about time for a cold snap to kill it all. Hope all have a great weekend. Enjoy the parade, JD. Gwen :)

March 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

DoninRichmond

We hitb 87 yesterday and expect a high of 82 today. Happy Birthday Teddy.

March 16, 2012 at 10:55 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.