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Archive of the July 2012

  • Heat continues this weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!   Up early for Fox and Friends First today and Friday.  There will be a nap in my future since my neighborhood was popping fireworks until close to midnight.   A little tough when you have a 2:30 wake-up call!  Thank goodness my boys slept through the whole thing!

    Extreme heat will once again be the lead story across much of the nation with temperatures surpassing 100 degrees in many big cities, and with the humidity factored in, it will feel anywhere from 105 to 118 degrees. 

    Power is still out for hundreds of thousands of people from Illinois through the Midatlantic so this is not welcome news, however there is some relief on the way as we head into next week as high pressure will begin to break down and it will feel much more “seasonal”. Thunderstorms could crop up across the Northern Plains through the Great Lakes and into the Ohio Valley.  The main threat will be large hail and damaging winds but there is the risk for isolated tornadoes. 

    And across the west, rain will be welcome news across the four corners states.  There is a risk for lightning and winds as well as flash flooding over the burn areas, but ultimately this is great news for moisture starved regions.

    I had to work yesterday afternoon, but my boys had a great time in the backyard.  My husband sent me this picture which I thought I would share:

    Thank Goodness for kiddie pools! :)  

    Have a great day everyone!  Keep cool!

    JD

  • Happy 4th of July eve!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good afternoon everyone!

    It’s been busy, so apologies for not posting yesterday.  I even did weather for Sky News!  (something that doesn’t happen too often, but the extreme weather we’ve been having across the U.S. is certainly making the rest of the globe pay close attention!

    So, many of you are dealing with the record breaking heat, and of course a lot of us know family or friends that are suffering without power where severe storms tore through over the weekend.  Our friend Don sent this picture his daughter took of storm clouds in Richmond looking towards Mechanicsville:

       

    While temperatures are not at the extreme levels much of the Plains and East experienced over the weekend, heat advisories remain widespread from the Northern Plains through the Ohio Valley:

    High humidity will make for heat indices above 100 degrees.  The heat will hold onto the Midwest and Northern Plains though Friday. 

    A few areas will see the potential for a few severe storms today and tonight:  Eastern Montana, western North Dakota, and the Great Lakes may see primarily the risk for damaging winds and large hail.

    Looking at Wednesday’s July 4th forecast – much of the country remains hot and humid, with the added potential for a few severe storms in the Upper Midwest and isolated strong storms into the Northeast.

    I’m working tomorrow afternoon, so I’ll check in and say Hi to y’all!

    Hope everyone has a great 4th of July!

    JD

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.