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  • Big storm set to rock the plains!

    Hi All!

    We’re busy this week.  Another winter storm is getting its act together across the U.S., and this time much of the country will feel the effects of snow, wind, ice and the potential for severe weather including tornadoes.

    Here are the states under winter weather advisories:

    Parts of the Plains will see 18-24 inches of snow.  There is also the risk of ice across portion of northern Arkansas into Missouri and Oklahoma.  Ice storm warnings are posted here, but they could extend north and east though the day today.

    And here’s the risk for severe weather.  The highest potential for tornadoes will be tomorrow afternoon.

    And if that weren’t enough, we’re also tracking the possibility for another big Nor’easter this weekend hitting the SAME areas that got socked with 2-3 feet of snow a few weeks ago.  Winter ain’t over by a long shot.

    We’ll keep you posted!   Stay tuned!

Margie Gacki

Hey Gwen, I got a bunch of messages this morning from a # of service members who got a cup of coffee. I'd been getting a message every once in a while but this morning, I got a bunch in 1 e-mail. A number of them even included name/rank. I had a few lt. colonels respond. I got some great messages that brightened up my day, especially since I'm off sick today. It's amazing what such a little thing can do to brighten up someone's day. I highly recommend this to all our bloggers. Just go to greenbeanscoffee dot com to check it out. They tell you where the service member is located so you can see where they are. It’s a great way to show your appreciation. Margie

February 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm


Happy Friday everybody! Overnight storms, but nothing too serious. Got another 3" of rain...brings us to almost 20 inches for the year. I'll be wishing for rain when our dry Summer gets here, I'm sure. Hope all is well with our buddy, Don. He's in my prayers. Been getting email "Thank Yous" from my donation to Cup of Joe. Must say, I teared up while reading them. A little home goes a long way to our guys/gals in harms way. Check it out: Green Beans Coffee Company. TTFN! Gwen :)

February 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, you're in our thoughts and prayers. I hope the weather isn't bad. God bless you. Margie

February 22, 2013 at 7:40 am


Leaving at 9:00 am for Baltimore. Based on the weather map you showed Janice, I should be OK getting there. With what they have planned at John Hopkins, I should be back on the road coming home late tonight, hopefully.

February 22, 2013 at 6:48 am

Audrey from Indiana

Hi all: Sorry for my negligence in writing. I have had a nasty cold and flu symptoms for over a month. Just beginning to feel like myself again. Husband John has recovered nicely from his January surgery. We are so blessed. Hope all of you are staying healthy these winter months. No snow on the ground now, but expect several inches of snow tonight if the Chicago weatherman is accurate. If not, we can live without it! :) Stay safe and warm this week-end. Audrey

February 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Karen Hartley

This huge storm has been in the news much this week. However, for some reason, you would think it skipped right over Arizona from the news coverage! It is mentioned that it started in California, then all the talk is about the Plains and Midwest. Does anyone apart from us here in the Valley of the Sun know that it actually snowed in Pheonix/Scottsdale yesterday? Or that the PGA Tournament north of Tucson was halted due to snow? Amazing, unusual weather here!!

February 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Gwen, I saw that you are in that yellow area on the map. I pray that the weather isn't too bad. Severe weather is scary at any time of day, but I bet it's really scary when it happens at night and you can't see what's going on. I hope you don't have any problems. Dolores, I hope your MRI goes well & that they can figure out what's causing your vertigo. Blessings to all my blogging friends! Margie

February 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm


Hi guys! Cloudy, gray day in MySouth. Of course, I'm in that yellow area on JD's map. Local forecasters tell us that our threat will be from 6 PM to midnight tonight. I hate bad weather at night! Hope all our "sick folks" are feeling better and on the mend. Prayers for Don as he has another procedure tomorrow. Y'all take care! Gwen :)

February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm


Hi all. Hope all are well with this crazy weather. We had a 10 min rain and wind. Now sunny and getting warmer in Dallas. Dolores Good luck. May they find a little problem and nothing else. Stay safe and well all. PJ

February 21, 2013 at 11:56 am


Wasam,I had an MRI about 6 yrs ago for the same reason,and you are right,I had it the next day.Of course Obamacare was not the health-care back then,and it is a different Dr,whom I like.I think it has something to do with access,and age.It will probably get worse as time goes on.Thanks for your thoughts,I appreciate it.Lawton is the only one I am familar with,south of Edmond.Almost to Texas.Take care,and thanks again,Dolores.

February 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm


Hey to all Bloggers.An inch of snow here in Edmond,USA.Temp is 34 and rain later.We are sooo happy for the moisture.Finally got The MRI scheduled for tomorrow.Took them more then a week for them to get it done.I have not had any Vertigo,and hope I can get back in my car. Glad to hear that Don is doing better.Hope all are doing fine and stay safe.Hope the MRI will show "nothing" going on in my head.Talk about being empty-headed.Take care all,Dolores

February 20, 2013 at 2:31 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.