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  • Northeast braces...

    Hi everyone…

    Well the big weather story is the dangerous Nor’easter that could bring historic snowfall across new England.  Not only snow, but rain, and relentless wind will pound the region over the next 24 hours. 

    Yes, I realize the Northeast does deal with Nor’easters from time to time, but the big problem with this storm is it’s going to be affecting areas that were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  People are scared right now.  Line ups are long at the gas lines and grocery stores.  There will be power outages, and the temperatures are dropping well below freezing for the next few days.  This is a dangerous storm.  I get that people in other areas of the country think that we’re spending too much time on the big cites across the Northeast, but when you have blizzard warnings up for 23 million people, it’s hard to ignore.

    The worst of the storm will pound the region this evening and overnight.  Blizzard warnings extend from New York through Long Island all the way up to the Canadian border of Maine. 

    Winds will gust over 60 mph creating white out conditions and drifting snow that will continue through Saturday night.  Coastal flood warnings extend all along the coast where surge will cause flooding especially at high tide.  A lot of these natural barriers along the coast were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, so flooding is imminent.

    10-14 inches of snow  is expected around New York city with locally higher amounts north and west of the city:

    Some areas of new England will see up to 2 feet while west of Boston could get closer to 3 feet when all is said and done.  If that happens, it will be a record for the city of Boston:

    We do have a storm system from the West that is going to push into the Central U.S. this weekend and bring the threat for severe weather across the Southern Plains, so we’ll watch that as it develops.

    Have a great weekend everyone.  Be safe, and hug the ones you love!


Margie Gacki

Gwen, I've been praying for you & your family since I heard about the possibility of wicked weather. I'm glad you're safe & I pray the rest of your family is safe. Dawn, I'm sorry to hear about the damage up your way. I hope things aren't a total loss. You will be in my prayers. AJ, I had to work today but I actually felt better as the day went on. I had a bad cold & missed a couple days of work during the week. I'm on the mend. I do have some other health issues tho & that's not fun. Take care, all. Margie

February 10, 2013 at 11:15 pm


Evening all. Thunderstorms here all day, but the worst has been to the south. Thanks, AJ, for your concern. Hattiesburg is about an hour south. Looks to have been a good deal of damage, but I haven't heard of any deaths yet. However, there are injuries from reports I'm hearing. Have friends/family down that way, so I'm anxious to hear from them. Will let you know if I hear more. Dawn, sorry to hear of your damage. Y'all stay safe! Gwen

February 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

A.J. De Young

Just heard Hattiesburg Ms had a tornado and I think that may be close to Gwen, hope all is safe and well with her and her family..sorry Dawn about the destruction to the farm and "34" and Margie hope you get to feeling better real fast, Dolores that vertigo is a miserable illness to deal with and be careful of no fall, hope it's a better weather week and a good week for Don. AJ

February 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm


We had 34" in my town. Farm lost most of our greenhouses. Bit hit to our livelihood. :(

February 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm


Hi to all bloggers.WOW the spam is really bad.For what purpose do they invade like that.I just do not get it.Hope everyone in the Northeast is doing ok.I know thousands are out of power and are really suffering badly.I pray GOD is at their side and helping them to cope as best they can.OK has had a thimble full of rain,maybe a little will fall again in the next few days,we NEED it so bad.Lakes are very low.Stay safe out there.Don hope tests go well,Dolores

February 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Margie Gacki

Don, I see one had to prove that you're right about spammers. I could think of something else to call them but I'll be nice. It really is sad that so many people live a worthless existence. What a waste of time. I hope you're feeling ok. Hopefully you won't have any weather issues when you go to Hopkins. Take care. Margie

February 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm


Spammer is a polite word for immature morons

February 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm


Hi all blogger family!! Hope all are safe and well after all that snow. I guess the spammers have nothing better to do then invade a family blog. JD hope all are well and Matthew had a great snow filled birthday. Be safe all. PJ

February 10, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Margie Gacki

I see the asinine spammers have returned. What a bunch of morons. I hope all the regular bloggers have a great day. Margie

February 10, 2013 at 1:34 pm

Margie Gacki

Good grief, the spammers are back! I just wanted to cover the stupid spam so you don't see that first thing on the blog. I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I have to work in the library today. I'm not feeling the greatest and I wish I didn't have to work, but since only 2 people work on Sunday, it's hard if one person can't come in. Those snowfall totals for New England are crazy. We just got some flurries and a little sleet but that's it. Take care, everyone. Margie

February 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

Margie Gacki

Hey folks. Just checking in to say hello so you don't see the complainer the first thing on the blog. I hope everyone is having a good weekend so far. Dawn, I hope things aren't too bad in your area. It sounds like CT got really dumped on. Janice, I hope you got your power back on and happy birthday to Teddy! Take care, everyone. Margie

February 9, 2013 at 10:18 pm


Here we go again. I can not believe how biased Fox News Weather is! When we have 70 mph winds and 2 feet of snow in the Nothwest we are lucky to get 10 seconds of time on the weather report. If a similar storm in the east is called a "Blockbuster Storm" and 6 or 7 people have died due to the storm. How many people die in the Northeast during the first really nice day in the spring? Those hiking, on RV's ect... It is all hype! My prayer go out to those affected!

February 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm

A.J. De Young

Hope all our Eastern folks are safe and warm and those of us getting over flu, hope you are feeling better, prayers to Don in the coming week and JD those tweeter pictures were treasures of Dad pulling them in the snow, what a beautiful family you 4 are and we are blessed to have the best weather gal on TV.AJ

February 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi J.D. and all bloggers: J.D. you are the best when it comes to giving the weather. Keep up the good work, and we will see that you get "the weather lady of the month" award. You deserve it. Stay safe and warm this week-end. Thinking and praying for all who are in the "winter storm path." Audrey

February 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm


Many of our greenhouses on our farm have sustained damage. Not sure if they are a total loss ye

February 9, 2013 at 11:01 am


Hi all hope all stay safe and warm during the bad storm. Hope all that have been ill are better now. I don't know what I will do this weekend there is no football. HA HA JD hope the boys are all better and can enjoy the snow. Have a great weekend all . PJ

February 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm


When comparing this storm to 1978, remember, 1978 was caused because we were entering another ice age. This one is caused by global warming. Same bad guy though. Burning fossil fuel.

February 8, 2013 at 5:24 pm

JB in Texas

I hope and pray that all can stay safe and warm when the blizzard hits. Hard to believe that some places may not have electricity still after Sandy. Ridiculous. Maybe if your power isn't back within a month after a disaster, you should be able to live in the Governor's mansion until it is restored. That may get a little quicker action! Margie, hope you and the others feeling poorly are on the mend. May all have a great weekend. 60's here today(cool front!) JB

February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm


According to Fox radio our power company here in Va, Dominion Power, has crews pre-positioned in Morristown, NJ ready to roll for power failures.

February 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm


Mornin' guys! JD, I think you do a great job too. (And you rock that Wookie parka!) Some people can get all the warning in the world and not take appropriate precautions. Best to be weather alert. Hope y'all stay warm up there...we're going to be in the upper 60s again today. I would like a little more cold weather, but you can keep that "blizzard" stuff. Don, take care. You are very much in our thoughts & prayers with these medical battles you're facing. Hope all goes well. TTFN! :)

February 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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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.