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  • Severe storm moves out...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Hope you’re all safe after a very nasty few days across the over half the country!

    The storm system that brought over 600 reports of severe weather including close to 2 dozen tornadoes is now moving out of the Northeast.  

    Wind gusts of up to  50 mph are possible from the Midatlantic to the Northeast. 

    Behind this storm system, temperatures will drop in some cases 30 degrees in less than 12 hours. 

    Windchill advisories are up for parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest where it will feel 20-50 degrees below zero at times. 

    And snow behind the storm will pile up across the Great Lakes with over a foot possible through Saturday.

    Much of the west will be quiet with cooler temperatures for many with exception to parts of the southwest.  Some snow and rain showers for the Northern Rockies as well and the Northwest Coast.

    So that’s what’s happening for now.  My youngest son Theodore has the flu, so we’ve been juggling work with taking care of him.  Hard to be away from your kids when they are not feeling well.  Thankfully, he seems to be on the mend this morning.  

    I’ll post an open blog tomorrow for the weekend.

    Take care everyone.


  • Severe weather outbreak likely today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  It’s going to be a busy next few days as a very powerful spring-like storm system brings the potential for  dangerous, destructive weather.

    With temperatures running 20-30 degrees above average and plenty of Gulf moisture available, the ingredients are all there for strong to severe storms across the Southern Plains, Mid-and-Lower Mississippi Valleys.   

    Large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes are expected from eastern Texas to Mississippi and northward to Illinois and Indiana.  The Storm Prediction center has issued a fairly rare (for this time of year) Moderate Risk area for a huge portion of the south, up into the Ohio Valley, where the highest risk of larger, powerful tornadoes exists this evening into the overnight hours.  

    The threat will shift eastward on Wednesday with strong to severe storms possible from Virginia through the Southeast to the Florida Panhandle and Gulf Coast:

    Meanwhile, across the north, temperatures across the Great Lakes are 25-35 degrees above average, but will be dropping significantly as the cold front pushes through the region.   Look at these temperature differences:

    Freezing Rain in the northern Great Lakes and Upper Midwest will transition to snow as the front approaches.   

    And finally, a system dropping through the Intermountain West and Rockies will bring mountain snow and valley rain to the region.  Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are widespread.

    I’ll be working through Fox Report tonight to bring you the very latest in watches and warnings.   Please be safe if you live in any of the above mentioned regions!


  • Freezing rain and ice across the South

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Happy Friday everyone! 

    We’ve got a busy weather day across the country with a  dangerous, icy situation for the south.  With sub-freezing air in place at the surface, freezing rain is expected from Arkansas through the Tennessee Valley and into northern Alabama, North Georgia and the Carolinas.  Accumulations of up to 1/4″ are possible and roads, especially bridges will become particularly hazardous.  

    As the system pushes eastward, light snow will bring a few inches of snow to the Mid-Atlantic with even lighter accumulations into the Northeast.  Higher snowfall amounts are expected in the Appalachians.

    Meanwhile, a fast-moving system that brought snow to the Midwest overnight is diving through the Great Lakes and spreading snow into the Ohio Valley.  Lake-effect prone regions in Michigan will see enhanced snowfall on the backside of the system.

    As far as the cold temperatures, the arctic air that has gripped the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast will moderate a bit over the weekend, bringing above average tempertures for a brief time.  Don’t get used to it, because another frigid airmass is expected to move back into the region next week!

    At least the winter hasn’t been boring! 

    Hope you all have a great weekend!


  • My twin Wookie...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All…

    A quick post this morning. 

    First off, it’s Matthew’s 4th birthday today!  Can you believe how time flew?  Feels like yesterday I was telling everyone I was pregnant for the first time!

    Secondly, it’s still cold out — and if you live across the South, be aware that we could have a pretty nasty ice storm tomorrow morning.   Stay tuned to your local fox news affiliates, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date from here!  I’ll have full details tomorrow morning on Fox and Friends First.

    And I thought this would give you a good chuckle!  See any similarities?  Gotta keep warm out here!  HAHA!

    Have a great day!



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all.  Sorry for the delay.  This week has gotten away from me.  A lot going on.

    First off, prayers to our friend Don who I hope is doing a little better.    It’s been a tough last few months for him.  We’re thinking of you buddy.

    The big weather story is the extreme cold.    A big arctic blast has settled in across the Midwest, the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. 

    Temperatures will warm up a bit this weekend, but by the end of next week, we will be back into the freezer.  Don’t put those winter gloves/hats scarves away yet.  We still have  lot of winter go go. 

    Wind Chill Warnings and Advisories remain in effect from the Great Lakes to Pennsylvania and into New England as prolonged exposure to wind and temperatures remains dangerous, especially during overnight hours.

    Lake-effect snow continues downwind of the Great Lakes.  Totals off Lakes Erie and Ontario are already over 2 feet in some locations.

    We’re watching another system that will bring snow to the Midwest and Ohio Valley Thursday-Friday before moving toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Friday afternoon and early Saturday.  It’s still unclear how organized this system will be once it reaches the East Coast, but for now it appears that at least several inches of snow will be possible so stay tuned!

    Meanwhile, across the West and the South it has been quite nice.  So we’re all jealous!  LOL!  This was me earlier today reporting outside.  As you can see, fashion goes out the window when it comes to reporting in single digit windchills!  Thanks to Meredith White and Bailey Melton for taking the picture!  They came all the way from Mississippi to see us!

    Be warm everyone!  Talk to you tomorrow!


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.