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Archive of the December 2012

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Hope your New Years Eve is going well so far!  I’m here until 4pm, and then I’ve got to be up at 3am for Fox and Friends First, so as much as I would love to see the Ball Drop with Bill and Megyn, I don’t think this weather lady is going to be up past 8pm!

    As for the Forecast tonight, we do have a storm system across the plains that’s going to bring a few inches of snow across the Central U.S through the Ohio valley.  South of that snow line, we could see a mix of freezing rain/sleet, and then along the Southern Plains, Lower Mississippi Valley it will be mainly rain.

    Temperatures are pretty cold though for many tonight – especially over the Northern Plains:

    And for tonight’s Ball Drop at Times Square for my good friends Megyn and Bill, it will be around the freezing mark with mainly clear skies.

    Here’s a peak at your first day of 2013:

    I hope you all have a great night tonight, and here’s to a wonderful New Year full of good health, love and happiness.  See you in 2013!

    Love,

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Hope you’re all ok after a pretty intense couple of days weather/wise.  Tornadoes and a snowstorm over Christmas.  Yikes.  I’m back in the office Monday.   Be safe, and we’ll talk next week!

    JD

  • Merry Christmas All!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    From my family to yours.   Thank you for all being a wonderful group of bloggers.

    Much Love,

    JD

  • Winter storm causes headaches for travel

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!   Happy Friday!

    I have to admit I am glad I’m not travelling today!  Ugh.  What a mess across the Midwest and Northeast.  Thankfully things should clear out this weekend for most of the country.  Look at some of these snow totals:

    This powerful system is now moving over the Great Lakes with additional snow and wind gusts making holiday travel difficult. 

    Cold air behind the system has wind chill values in the single digits!   The associated cold front will bring heavy rain and winds over the Northeast Corridor.  The storm will move quickly, but there will be lingering snow over the great lakes through Saturday. 

    Meantime, a new storm will bring heavy rain and mountain snow over Northern California.

    I’m off next week for Christmas, but I will make sure to post a few open blogs so you can chat through the holiday.  AJ has been keeping us up to date on Don’s condition, and so far he’s doing well all things considered!   We’re so grateful.  Get better, Don.  We miss you buddy!

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays everyone!

    JD

  • Major Storm hitting the Plains/Midwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Busy day in the weather center as we get closer to Christmas, and with millions planning to travel over the next week, we’re in for a doozy of a winter storm across The Central and Eastern U.S!

    High Wind Warnings are posted for portions of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, while Blizzard Warnings are in effect for northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, and southeastern Nebraska:

    Winter Storm Warnings also extend from Colorado to Wisconsin, where 5-10″ of snow is possible, with locally heavier amounts over 12″. 

    The system will move into the Midwest on Thursday, spreading rain and snow across the region.

    The potential for strong to severe storms will exist across the mid-to-lower Mississippi Valley today, then shift farther into the Southeast on Thursday.  Hail and damaging winds are the primary concerns, however isolated tornadoes are possible.  

    And look at how cold it gets tonight as the storm pushes east pulling down arctic air from Canada:

    And finally, yet another system moves into the Pacific Northwest today, spreading valley rain and mountain snow into the region.  

    I guess the good part of this is many people will see a white Christmas this year, and I’m sure the skiers are excited for a little fresh powder!

    In the meantime, please keep prayers coming for our buddy Don who is still in the hospital.   We miss his comments with his wonderful sense of humor.

    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.