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    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

Wenchie

Sending thoughts of a Blessed Christmas to all and their families. And Don, extra prayers for you and Rolex. I know what it's like, the hospital thing around Christmas (and during). It takes away the "merry" but that doesnt mean it robs us of the "blessed". God Bless Don. Get stronger and feeling better.

December 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

PJ

Merry Christmas JD and family. It is 32 in Dallas right now. I feel like I am back in NJ for Christmas. Ha ha Hope all are well, warm and safe. PJ

December 21, 2012 at 10:44 am

A.J. De Young

Morning all, just had a email from Don and they are trying to keep him comfy with pain meds and Dr. told him this morning he needs to go to John Hopkins again to have surgery to remove a blockage, not sure when that will happen and I told him, this is no way to celebrate a up coming birthday in a few days...JD you and Sean and the boys have a wonderful and safe holiday, I can just imagine Christmas morning in your cozy home and Merry Christmas to all,blessed to know you all. xoAJ

December 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Janice, I hope you have a wonderful time off with your family. A merry and blessed Christmas to you and that beautiful family of yours. I hope everyone has a great Christmas. I'm glad they figured out what's wrong with Don & hopefully he'll get some relief soon. Take care, everyone. Margie

December 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Joni

Merry Christmas all from the snowy, blowing Blue Ridge NC Mtns! Very pretty! So happy Don is doing better. AJ thanks for your sweet words! Yes, first Christmas without my sweet mom is not as joyous. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! JD.. you are the best!

December 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Gwen

Merry Christmas, JD, to you and your beautiful family. Hope y'all have a great/safe holiday! Glad to hear that Don has improved. Will continue prayers for him. Cold in MySouth...but an ever so glorious day. Two of our electricians (husband & wife) brought us two 2-lb. Whitman Samplers. I think I'm in chocolate heaven! Remember those who serve our nation that are away from home & loved ones during the holidays. There'll be an empty spot at our table (and in our hearts) this year!

December 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm

wasam

Good evening folks. It was a decent day here on the WA coast. Stayed about 37 degrees most of the time. The big dock that washed in on the beach just North of us can't be reached yet. Nearest road is 5 miles away and we have had so much rain the creeks are impassable. If the crew can't get to it soon, the next good set of tides is in Jan. The crew did get within 200 yards but has a cliff to go down. Invasive plants & animals is a real concern since this drifted in from Japan.

December 22, 2012 at 1:57 am

George Spink

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Janice, and to all my Weather Machine Buddies! I also hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful New Year. I know that some of you, like Don, aren't feeling well, but I hope you will soon feel better in the New Year. Janice, I think it is time that you husband and you buy your two boys some electric trains for Christmas! You will enjoy them as much as your sons! Your buddy, George Spink Los Angeles

December 22, 2012 at 6:54 am

Margie Gacki

Hi folks. I wanted to post something so the stupid spam isn't the first thing you see on the blog. It's really windy here in Western MD. It was blowing so hard during the night that it woke me up. The high wind gust so far today is 41 mph. I hope everyone has a great weekend and Christmas! Margie

December 22, 2012 at 10:41 am

A.J. De Young

Margie, hope you and your folks are doing better and that you enjoy your time off..a new update from Don says he will be moving to John Hopkins on the 26th and it will be major surgery to remove a blockage, so please continue your prayers for him and remember him on his birthday on the 24th..George is right JD, trains would be enjoyed by the whole family for many years and hope you all enjoy time with your families and friends.I went to a Living Nativity last night and they made it snow.AJ

December 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

BGinTX.

Merry Christmas to Janice and your lovely family. Also to all our regular bloggers. Wish I could name each one by name, but I might forget somebody. Don, wishing you a Happy Birthday and praying for a safe and quick recovery. May each of you have a safe Christmas full of fun,joy and great food. Here in Texas, we love Tamales. Have a great weekend everone. BG.

December 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

DoloresFromOK

Merry Christmas to everyone,and prayers for Don.Getting ready to drive North to Ponca City and have Christmas with Daughter and families.Filling bags for 4 Great-grandchildren.Had Christmas last Sunday with Son and his families,5 G-granddaughters.Little Bentley was sooo cute and happy.She is such a good baby,and we are truley blessed this year.I will be away for a few days,so Merry and Blessed Christmas to all,stay safe and be happy,and pray God has a good plan for Country's path Dolores.

December 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

PJ

Hello all!! didn't want you to see the spam first. hope all had a good weekend. My team lost what else is new. Ha ha hope all are safe and well oh and warm. Merry Christmas to all on the blog. Oh Happy Birthday Don and many more!! PJ

December 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

JB in Texas

An early Christmas wish to JD and family and all the regulars here. I hope Don and all others experiencing some health issues are on their way to recovery in the near future. PJ, sorry about your Jets. Maybe 2013 will be a better year for them. I am cooking a huge pot of chili for our Christmas Eve dinner. Tradition turkey and stuff on Christmas Day. Again, Merry Christmas to all(except the spammers, may they find camel dung in their stockings!). JB

December 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey JB! Camel dung?? I like that idea. It sounds like the perfect gift for spammers! Hey to everyone else out there. I figured I'd get my 2 cents in before this thread expires tomorrow morning. My family had our Christmas celebration today. We all met at my parents' place & I did the cooking--a great Rachael Ray chicken parm recipe. Even my brother raved about it, which is saying something. Tomorrow I'll be hanging out with Stacy from Ruby Tuesday. We’ve developed a nice friendship so I’m going to pamper her a little. She’s a single mom with 4 kids so she needs some pampering! Have a great Christmas, all my blogging friends! Margie

December 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm

PJ

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas all!!! Not sure if JD will get another blog up and running since she is off and enjoying the family. Made chili and will have turkey, ham and all that good stuff on Christmas. I have never had a tamales I guess I will have to find a good place to get one. And Merry Christmas to all and be well and safe. PJ

December 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm

sridar

Hi! Janice Dean same to you Christmas and your blog post is very nice it is important for me because we are comes to travel Midwest oh! God you are safe me or my team thanks. Cold and Headache

December 24, 2012 at 5:34 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.