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  • NOAA releases their annual predictions...

    Hi everyone!

    A busy day in the Fox Weather Center.  NOAA has released their annual hurricane predictions…and there is a good chance we could see tornadoes this afternoon across the Upper Midwest. 

    Let’s get to the more imminent concern, and that the threat for severe weather.  The yellow shaded area shoes the risk for showers and thunderstorms – while the red bulls eye is where we think there is the greatest risk for large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes:

    As for the hurricane numbers, pretty average…however it only takes one bad hurricane to make it a busy year…Andrew was the first “named” storm of the year – it came in August (later in the season) and was a Cat 5 that roared into South Florida.

    Speaking of Florida, we are watching a cluster of thunderstorms that could get a name this weekend and affect parts of the southeast coast!  Since we are heading into a long Memorial Day weekend, and folks are thinking about beach plans, it would be a good idea to keep track of this system in the next few days.

    Here’s a look at where we typically see tropical activity this time of year:

    And a few stats:

    In the Pacific, Hurricane Bud is strengthening comes very close to the Western coast of Mexico:

    Needless to say, it’s going to be a busy weekend for us weather-types!  I’ll be up bright and early for Fox and Friends First and Fox and Friends weekend Saturday and Sunday!  

    Hope you’re all having a great day!


Margie Gacki

Don, would that be Frontline flea powder??? Now I know what they really do with that powder! I hope Dave has checked back in to see all our comments. He's certainly given us a big laugh. He should have realized that what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas! Margie

May 25, 2012 at 9:19 am


It's obvious, instead of sniffing a line of cocaine he sniffed a line of flea powder

May 25, 2012 at 2:39 am

Margie Gacki

I have to confess, after reading Dave's post I can't get the lyrics "and they call it puppy love" out of my mind! Gwen, I don't think Roxie would be Dave's type, either! Too funny! I'm just waiting for a comment from Don about this! Margie

May 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Margie Gacki

Oh, here we go again. I think we need more pest extermination on this blog! I hope all the regular bloggers have a good night! Margie

May 24, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Margie Gacki

Jane, no need to feel foolish about posting in the wrong spot. You aren't the first to do that and you certainly won't be the last. And we don't like perfect people here on our blog anyway! I do hope you are safe wherever you are. Take care, Margie

May 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

A.J. De Young

Goooooooood grief, is this what that eclipse of the sun by the moon did to folks?????????????? Dave, you when you talk about the dog you took to Vegas, you meant it.. Lousy are named correctly......... The rest of "regular" bloggers, have a nice day.:) AJ

May 24, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Margie Gacki

Boy, there must be something in the air that's bringing all kinds of jerks to our blog to post either spam or stupid comments. (And no, Don, I'm not referring to our regular crowd!) I hope all the regular bloggers are having a great day. Gwen and AJ, I will be sharing my Donna Summer story with you. I've wanted to do that but I've been so busy with the gallery & my health issues. Maybe Monday when I'm chillin', I'll share my story. Take care, all. Margie

May 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey everyone. Our weekend weather is supposed to be hot--low to mid 90's. At least the chance of rain is low so hopefully we'll get lots of people to the opening of the art gallery I've been involved with. That's been a ton of work so when I'm not at the gallery, I plan on sleeping! Monday I don't have anything planned so it will be a day to just chill--maybe in front of an air conditioner! Have a great afternoon, everyone. Margie

May 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm


JD, please check to see if you got my picture of Roxie. She would be a perfect "cute break". Looking forward to my 3-day weekend...grillin', chillin', probably making homemade YooHoo ice cream. Weathercast: It's going to be hot and humid. Looking for 94-96 degrees most of the weekend. Heat index around 100, and our pool is out of commission until the latter part of next week--changing from chlorine to salt system. My chillin' may be limited, but the time off is nice. TTFN! Gwen :)

May 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm


Heavy rain here now.

May 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi JD and bloggers: It's the season for hurricanes. We have a few condos in Florida, and watch these with "a keen eye." Fortunately, we have been pretty "lucky". I am sure you, JD, will be busy once this season begins..looks like it already has started. Our weather today is simply gorgeous. Lots of sunshine, beautiful blue skies, and temps in the 80's. Can't ask for anything better. Going to the cottage (about 2 hours away) for the week-end. Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday. Audrey

May 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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