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Archive of the November 2012

  • West coast worries

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone. 

    Happy Friday.  Weather is pretty quiet for much of the country with exception to the West yet again. 

    A significant weather event continues across the region with rain, wind and heavy mountain snow.   Northern California and southern Oregon could see  rainfall totals of 10 to 20 inches by early next week. Strong winds of over 50 mph will batter the coast and heavy mountain snow will also impact the region.   And a nice little warm up is in store for the Plains this weekend.  Temperatures will soar 10-20 degrees above average through the weekend.

    Another notable weather date:  today is officially the end of Hurricane Season.  A historic year courtesy of the devastating, deadly storm Sandy for the still recovering Northeast. 

    In a little lighter news, here are a couple of pictures of my boys with Santa.  Personally, as a kid I didn’t enjoy sitting on Santa’s knee, but my boys seemed to be ok.  Either that, or they are tremendously good actors!

    Have a great weekend everyone!


  • Wild West Weather

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone! 

    Happy Friday Eve!   The weekend is almost here, and so is the month of December.  We’ll be putting up our Christmas tree this weekend which I’m very excited about.   This is my favorite holiday of the year.   Our kids posed with Santa for the first time last weekend.  I wasn’t entirely on board with the Santa picture since I remember not having the most pleasant experiences with “Mall Santas” in my childhood, but the Santa that came to our little family resort over the Thanksgiving Holiday was very nice, so we took our chances.  Turns out the boys didn’t cry at all – in fact, Theodore, our youngest seemed to enjoy the whole experience.  I’ll post the pics tomorrow.

    In weather news, the West coast continues to get slammed by storms with more heavy rain, strong winds and a foot or more of snow.  The worst of the weather will be across Western  Washington, Oregon and Northern California:

    Over a foot of rain could fall over the next few days with wind gusts over 70 mph across the mountains. 

    Flooding and mudslides are likely due to the heavy rainfall.   Meanwhile, the rest of the country will be relatively quiet, with a nice warm up is in store across the central plains .

    Have a great day, everyone!


  • Beautiful picture of snow in PA!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all!

    So we’re getting a little shot of wintry weather across the Northeast right now.  It’s a quick moving system, and it’s going to cause some traffic delays heading home tonight, but it will be winding down over the next few hours.

    Winter weather advisories are still up for several states with a few slushy inches expected.  Some isolated amounts closer to 6″ are possible in more mountainous areas.  

    Here’s a great picture sent to me by sunrise207 Elaine Karpinski on twitter from Pennsylvania.  So pretty , isn’t it?

    In other big weather news, flood watches are in effect across portions of Northern California where a big rain event is going to begin tomorrow and continue  through the weekend.  A widespread area of 4-8″ is possible and will extend into extreme southwestern Oregon.  Isolated rain totals over 10″ are possible, especially along the coast.  This will certainly be something we’ll be watching over the next several days.

    Hope you guys are all doing well!  I have to admit, I did more online shopping for myself yesterday than my family!!  Heehee!



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  Ours was fun.  We went to a family resort in the Poconos where the kids played all weekend in the pool/outdoors and the meals were prepared!  (Good news for me, because I don’t cook very well!)  I’ll post some pics later this week.  In the meantime, we’re watching a storm system that could bring a little bit of snow across the Northeast tomorrow.  Not big accumulations – just enough to make the afternoon commute a little messy…there’s a chance for some afternoon/evening  storms over the Ark-la-tex, and the West will get pounded again with a storm mid-week. 

    Talk to you all soon!


  • Thankful

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Just a quick note to wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.  There are so many things I am thankful for this year.  My wonderful husband who I can’t live without, and my beautiful children who fill my life with love and such happiness I never knew existed until they came into my life.  I am thankful for a great job that I’ve loved from the first day I started (Close to 9 years now!)   I’m thankful for my health and good friends who have stuck by me through the best and the worst of times. 

    And I’m thankful for all of you who continue to come and chat with one another on this little weather blog!  I feel like all of you are family too!

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Love to all of you from my family to yours this Holiday.


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.