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Archive of the June 2012

  • Summertime heat, Pat Benatar rocks Fox and Friends!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Boy did I have fun this morning.  Pat Benatar and her handsome husband (and lead guitar/singer/songwriter) Neil Giraldo played Fox and Friends with their band this morning as part of our summer concert series.  I was so fortunate to meet them, and hear them play.  What a show!  Pat sounds as good as she did in the 80s when I saw them in concert.  She has the voice of an angel – and she looks amazing.    She and her husband Neil have been together for over 30 years – and they are still so in love with each other.    What an inspiration they are.  Here are some of the pictures I took:



    You may recognize a few of my friends and co-workers in some of these pictures!  Peter Johnson Jr, Dave Briggs, and Maureen and Anita who keep our hair and makeup looking fresh and pretty!  (They’re also my dear friends) AND Steve Doocy rocking the piano!  (so talented that Steve Doocy!  Who knew???) What a great way to start the weekend!

    So speaking of the  the weekend - the big story is the incredible heat.  With the heat and humidity combined, it will feel over 100 degrees – in some cases it will feel like 110- 115 degrees which is extremely dangerous.  


    Meanwhile, a few strong to severe storms are possible from the Northern Plains to the Ohio Valley.  Fire danger remains high across the Great basin, Rockies and high plains with hot, dry windy conditions.  A few storms could pop up across the Southwest and Rockies while the Northwest will see unsettled weather over the weekend.

    I am ready for a nice Friday NAP!  :)   Be safe in this heat! Have a great weekend everyone!


  • Hello Summertime!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    The heat will be the big weather story today through the weekend with many cities breaking records.  Close to 2 dozen states are under heat advisories where temperatures combined with humidity will make it feel over 100 degrees. 


    A few showers and thunderstorms could break out across the Northern Tier of the country as well as south Florida. 

    And dry, hot windy weather will make it very difficult for firefighters battling ongoing wildfires.   In Colorado springs temperatures are going to remain in the 90s with breezy and dry conditions.  There is also the threat for dry thunderstorms which means moisture evaporates before it hits the ground, while strong winds and lightening could start or spread wildfire.

    The pictures out of Colorado Springs are gut wrenching.  My heart goes out to all those firefighters who are working tirelessly risking their own lives to protect lives and homes.  They truly are all heros.

    Hope you’re all staying cool!   I think we’ll have to break out the kiddy pool this weekend! :)

    Talk to y’all later!


  • Debby continues to bring record breaking rain...and Chuck Leavell likes weather!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We’ve had some pretty crazy weather across the U.S. over the last few days – and looks like the wackiness continues!

    Tropical storm Debby is  a weak tropical storm slowly moving east.   Rainfall accumulations of 8-12” have fallen across North Florida,  resulting in widespread flash flooding.  Another 10-12” of rain could still happen in the next 48 hours.

    Here’s a look at some of the flooding south of Tampa courtesy of Andy Johnson from our Fox affiliate:

    Landfall is anticipated west  of Gainesville  on Wednesday.   Debby will then weaken to possibly a tropical depression over Florida, before re-emerging in the Western Atlantic Ocean and moving Northeastward. While over open water, it could regain tropical storm status, but isn’t expected to affect any more land.

    The record heat is on across  Colorado and the Plains.  Denver should top 100 degrees today for the 5th day in a row today.  Temperatures are going to be in the mid 90s by the end of the week – so not much relief unfortunately!  Heat advisories extend from Texas and Louisiana to North Dakota.  This prolonged heatwave and dry weather continues to hinder firefighters battling several large blazes across the West.

    And in other weather news, I did an interview with one of the most talented musicians on the planet a few months ago – Chuck Leavell (you may know him as pianist, keyboardist for bands like the Allman Brothers, the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton)  What you may not know is he is a big environmentalist, and one of the founders of  The Mother Nature Network, an environmental news and information website.  He and partner Joel Babbit launched the immensly popular website in 2009.  He and Joel have also come up with an ingenious new idea about “weather icons”  Take a look:

  • Watching the Tropics this weekend!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Friday everyone!   Another weekend is just hours away, and if you live in the Northeast, some cooler air is heading our way just in time for the weekend!    

    However, as the cold front pushes into some warm, unstable air, strong to severe storms could kick up bringing heavy rain,  hail, strong winds and even isolated tornadoes. 

    Strong to severe storms will also spread across the Plains and Midwest. 

    The Northwest remains unsettled while the rest of the west will be warm, and dry.  The fire danger is high once again across the Great Basin through the Rockies. 

    Meanwhile, all eyes are on the Gulf of Mexico as a developing area of low pressure is expected to become a depression or tropical storm Debbie in the next few days.

    And wanted to post a couple pictures of boys.  They’re growing up so quickly!   I know I’m biased, but this should qualify for a “CUTE BREAK!”  :)

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • Another day of heat for Northeast, Florida watches the tropics

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Yup, it’s hot outside.  Across the Northeast and Midatlantic this will be the worst day of the heat, and then temperatures will start to come down tomorrow and through the weekend.  We will definitely set some daily records today.

    Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories remain in effect through this evening as temps in the 90s combine with humidity for heat indices over 100 degrees. 

    A cold front that will eventually bring us some needed relief could spark a few hail and wind reports today across the eastern Great Lakes and Ohio Valley.

    And while  temperatures across Colorado are cooler today, hotter conditions and dry air are expected tomorrow though the weekend, which will not help firefighters who are fighting to save homes and business from ongoing wildfires.

    And we are closely monitoring an area of disturbed weather over the northwestern Caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico.  Heavy rain will be ongoing over the next few days for  South Florida, Cuba and the Bahamas.  Environmental conditions will become more favorable for development over the weekend, so we’ll be monitoring this region for potential tropical development. 

    Hope you’re all doing well.  It’s been busy here in the weather center lately.  But it’s good to be busy!   And Thank Goodness for air conditioning!!


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.