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  • Severe storms, wildfires and a SUPERMOON

    Hi all!

    First off, thank you for the kind words about my upcoming Children’s Book ”Freddy the Frogcaster” (and THANK YOU to those of you who have already ordered a copy!)  I am so excited for the upcoming release this August.  Once it’s out, I’d love to hear what you think about it – with your own reviews!

    Meanwhile, we’ve got lots of weather happening.  Can you believe yesterday was the first day of summer? Seem like we were just talking about snow and winter storms (although in some cases across the country, it literally was only a few weeks ago we WERE talking about late spring snow!)

    We’re expecting more strong to severe storms across the Plains,  Midwest and the Great Lakes. Not only large hail, strong winds and a tornado or two, but heavy rain is also expected.  Some areas have gotten over 6 inches of rain with much more in the forecast today and tomorrow. 

    A frontal boundary will bring the threat for scattered storms along the Southeast Coast back into the Gulf Coast states through the weekend, while a warm up is in store for the Northeast with temperatures pushing near 90 tomorrow for many.

    And it’s still dry and hot across the West.  Gusty winds will mean the potential for more wildfire danger in the Southwest where red flag warnings are up, and we currently have over two dozens fires burning!

    Meanwhile,   Get ready to HOWL at the MOON tonight!  A “supermoon” will be in full view overnight.   Tonight is a little different than your normal run of the mill “Full Moons” because it will be slightly closer to Earth than it typically is – therefore it will look BIGGER and BRIGHTER than normal. 

    The moon will pass within about 221,000 miles from the Earth on Saturday night, compared with its “typical” distance of about 238,000 miles.  

    All this talk about the Moon has me thinking about my favorite songs with the word “Moon” in it…

    Moon River, Harvest Moon, Dark Side of the Moon, Blue Moon, Man on the Moon…

    Can you think of any others?

    Have a great weekend everyone!


Margie Gacki

Hey Sam, the spam filter sucks up posts with links. Of course, most of the time the spammer's posts get through and ours get sucked up! Janice must have rescued your posts since I see 2 of them. When I want to post a thread, I spell out dot com, or whatever, and that seems to work. You can't cut & paste links like that but at least they get posted. I checked out your link. What a beautiful spot! I bet I could get all kinds of great photos there! Hey to everyone else. Hope all are well. Margie

June 23, 2013 at 3:56 pm


By The Light of the Silvery Moon,Moonlight Serenade ,Glen Miller's theme song.Hope everyone is doing well.Weather here in OKLA ishot and humid.No rain insight for a few days.Not much going on,very quite at my house,although there were two home invasions near me,which is scarey,because this area in Edmond is very safe.All suspects were apprehended and are in jail.Boy you just do not know how safe you are sometimes.Take care all and be safe,Dolores

June 23, 2013 at 2:22 pm


Tried posting this once, it never showed up. Hiking clip about 35 miles from my home. I've hiked the area years ago.

June 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm

A.J. De Young

HiJD you look pretty today as always, Allegheny Moon, Moon over Miami,The Cow Jumped over the Moon..had some excitement awhile ago, something caught my eye while I was reading in my chair and there was a coyote in my backyard, they are getting bold to be out and about near folks in the middle of the day, note to self when babysitting Sam my granddog, take flashlight and big stick..last week a egret flew into the backyard, it's getting to be like Wild Kingdom here..AJ

June 22, 2013 at 6:32 pm


Too warm today but I'm out pulling weeds. If it will attach, I'll post a hiking item for you all to look at. Taken in May this year and it is about 35 miles from my house. I've hiked part of it years ago. Enjoy!

June 22, 2013 at 5:17 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.