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  • West coast worries

    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!



Hard to believe we will have a high of 72 today and 73 on Wednesday.

December 3, 2012 at 4:51 am

A.J. De Young

Sam, hope by now you have your electricity back and stay safe, you can send some of that rain down to us in San Diego anytime, Margie hope your Mom is having a good would have been my love's 93rd birthday, going out to lunch with dear friends to celebrate his memory...we hope for a bit of rain this evening..JD your Christmas tree is beautiful, what wonderful memories you are making with your wonderful family, lots of Kodak moments for you and Sean this year..xoAJ

December 2, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Margie Gacki

Sam, I'm sorry your weather has been so yucky. I hope it improves soon and you get your power back on! Take care and be careful out there. Hey to everyone else out there. Have a great Sunday, everyone! Margie

December 2, 2012 at 8:36 am


Hey to all.Very windy and warm day(78) and humid.I think spring is back.The trees that lost their leaves,are now getting buds.Cute pics JD,the little ones have such fun this time of year.Margie,prayers for you and your mother.My little g-grands are going to be fun this year at Christmas.I love watching them play and giggle and laugh.That is the sweetest sound in the world.My OU SOONERS won today.Everyone stay safe and enjoy the rest of the weekend.Dolores

December 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm


Rain continues on the WA coast but the wind has calmed down. Electricity is out from Aberdeen to Westport (22 miles) due to downed trees across power lines. The storm should be getting into Southern OR and on into CA this evening.

December 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi all: Handsome boys sitting on santa's lap. Thanks, J.D. for sharing the pictures. Weather today is springlike..temps in the 50's. Maybe the snow will forget us this year! :) Hope all of you are well and enjoying your week-end. Prayers and thoughts for you Margie with the difficulties your Mother is facing at this time in her life. Audrey

December 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm


Margie, sending out prayers for your mom and the rest of your family. Medical issues at any age come with their own set of challenges and heavy heartedness. God Bless.

December 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey PJ, your post didn't show up until I posted my comment. I saw on the blog home page there were 7 comments but only 6 showed up on the thread--go figure! Thank you also for your prayers. I do appreciate that. Hey again to everyone else. I'm going to find some college football to watch. I don't know what I'll do with myself on Saturdays when college football is done. At least there will be plenty of bowl games to watch. Have a great day, everyone! Margie

December 1, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey folks, just thought I'd check in to say hello. Gwen and AJ, thank you for your prayers. They are very much appreciated! And Don, thanks for calling. I have a great blogging family! I have a busy day ahead with cleaning and decorating for Christmas. Next weekend is my party/open house so I need to clean my house this weekend so I can start baking my famous Christmas cookies from other countries. They're always popular. Have a great weekend, everyone! Margie

December 1, 2012 at 11:24 am


JD thanks for the pictures, and Thank you Sean for seeing if the boys would like it. I remember the smell of moth balls when I was little sitting on Santa lap. Margie will pray for your mom. The man upstairs has his plans and all we can do is go along for the ride. 73 right now. Hope all have a great weekend. PJ

November 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm

A.J. De Young

JD, thank you again for these wonderful Santa pictures with those handsome little men in your life, I am so happy Sean plunked them down on Santa's lap so we can share in this joyous time of their lives, thank you for sharing your sweet family with us...Margie, continued prayers for your Mom, it is so hard to watch those we love suffer so....hope the weekend brings you all some relaxing time.AJ

November 30, 2012 at 5:47 pm


Good Morning to all our friendly blogger family. Janice, thanks for those pictures of your beautiful little boys. I can see them opening their presents on Christmas day. I don't think they'll be saving the bows,ribbons or wrapping paper as they try to open them as fast as they can. Hope any of you with health problems continue to improve so you can a enjoy a healthy Holiday Season. Muggy,64 and climbing to 78. Have a great weekend everyone. BG/

November 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm


Beautiful picture, JD! Such gorgeous little men! You and Sean did alright there. I only have one memory of visiting w/Santa many years ago. Just a fleeting memory...neither good nor bad. Pretty sure it was in Sears. My aunt worked in the catalog department for many years. I'm pretty sure I took my boys a couple of times, but nothing too memorable. Looking for a lovely (and warmer) day in MySouth. Back to mid 70s for a few days. Not very Christmasy! Catch y'all later. Gwen :)

November 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice! Your boys are just plain adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us. You have a beautiful family. I especially enjoy seeing pictures of little ones at this time when my mom's health has been quickly deteriorating. It's nice to see the vitality of the little ones. These pictures of your boys brightened up my morning. Thank you! Margie

November 30, 2012 at 10:35 am


Cute pictures. We expect Sunday to hit 65 here

November 30, 2012 at 8:24 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.