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Archive of the May 2013

  • Severe storms again...and the tropics this weekend?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you’re having a great Memorial Day.  There’s a few weather stories I want to get to first before I show off some great pictures I took at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale, New York yesterday…

    We’re expecting more strong to severe storms to hit the Heartland this week – from the Dakotas through Texas.   The highest threat for tornadoes will be into SE Nebraska into NE Kansas and SW Iowa (the SPC has put a “MODERATE” risk on this area)

    Tomorrow the risk doesn’t move much:

    And unfortunately Moore, Oklahoma will be in the cross-hairs for more strong storms mid-week as they recover from that deadly EF 5 tornado:

    The flooding over the weekend was incredible over Texas and the Midwest.  Close to 10 inches in just hours for both of these regions:

    The threat for more rain continues this week.

    We also saw record-breaking snow over the mountains of New York and Vermont.  3 feet (!) for Whiteface mountain on the “unofficial start of summer” weekend.

    Unsettled weather also continues for the West Coast from Central California to Washington.  

    Meanwhile, Hurricane Season starts June 1st.  NOAA has released their annual forecast, and it calls for another active year.

    Some of the computer models are hinting at something “tropical” the first week of June in the Gulf of Mexico – possibly threatening Florida around the Big Bend region.  

    Here’s where we typically see activity in May:

    And this year’s storm names:

    And finally, yesterday I got the chance to travel out to Farmingdale New York to visit the fine folks at the American Airpower Museum for the 10th annual Bethpage Airshow.  It was amazing.  I highly recommend a visit to anyone visiting the area.  Here’s a couple of pictures I took:

    Have a great day everyone.  Talk to you later this week…


  • Fox News Radio Special: The Next Disaster

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m hosting a Fox News Radio Special called “The Next Disaster” this Memorial Day weekend.  You can hear it here first:

    In light of the recent EF5 tornado in Moore Oklahoma, it’s certainly a timely and informative collection of reports.  Not only does it focus on how accurate forecasts are in predicting severe weather…but we also look at other kinds of disasters, such as earthquakes, terror attacks, and flu epidemics.

    Give it a listen, and let me know what you think.  I’m very proud of it!


  • Prayers to Moore, Oklahoma

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    This picture tells the story tonight…


    Picture from AP Photographer Sue Ogrocki

  • Severe weather outbreak through Monday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Want to get right to the severe weather that is expected over the weekend and into Monday.

    We’ve got a very powerful storm moving out of the Rockies that will bring large hail, damaging winds and perhaps many destructive tornadoes from North Texas to Western Minnesota.  Tonight  through the overnight Western Oklahoma into Southwest Nebraska needs to be particularly alert for dangerous storms.

    Tomorrow the risk moves east with cities like Oklahoma City Wichita and Kansas City in the bullseye for tornadoes. 

    Monday the system pushes into the Great Lakes and Ohio valley. 

    Also keep in mind a lot of these storms will fire up in the overnight hours when it’s dark and people are sleeping, so if you live in any of these areas, please keep alert, and have your NOAA weather radios on.

    This could be a very dangerous and life threatening weather event, so cities across the Plains and Midwest need to pay close attention to the watches and warnings over the next 72 hours.

    We’ll keep you up to date with the latest watches and warnings through the storms, but also be listening to your local weather stations and the National Weather Service.

    Be safe all!



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Taking a few days off…an extended Mother’s Day if you will…:)


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.