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Archive of the October 2013

  • My youngest Freddy the Frogcaster Fan and guess who's on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson? (ME!)

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Happy Wednesday!

    A fun programming note today!  I’m going to be on Gretchen Carlson’s show “The Real Story” today as part of an all Girl Power Panel! :)   I hope you’ll tune in at 230 eastern time today.   She’s been a wonderful support and friend to me here at Fox, and I know we’re going to have a great time.

    AND, look at this ADORABLE picture of my youngest Freddy Fan!  He’s the son of Laura Ingle and her husband Kenny.   Meet 9 month old Jackson!   

    Doesn’t this look like it belongs in a magazine?   EXTREME CUTE ALERT!

    Have a great day, all! 

    JD

  • The forecast leading up to Superstorm Sandy...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    There’s a lot of coverage today of Superstorm Sandy from a year ago.  Obviously we remember the devastation and enormity of the storm damage, but what I also remember is the tremendous forecasting we had predicting this storm.   One of our most reliable tropical computer models pinpointed the track almost perfectly 5 days out.  It gave meteorologists a big lead on warning people, and hopefully in turn,  those in the path prepared for what could’ve been (and for some, turned out to be) a worst case scenario.

    I wanted to post what I wrote several days out…

    Hopefully we will learn from this storm, and help prepare us for the next one…

    October 26th, 2012

    Hi everyone.

    Unfortunately, the forecast remains unchanged for Hurricane Sandy,  and it looks more and more that the Midatlantic/Northeast will experience a ”souped up” version of Sandy as the storm interacts with an arctic cold front and turns into a major storm event.

    In the short term, the east coast of Florida will experience tropical storm force winds today and overnight along with heavy surf and beach erosion.  Sandy is expected to remain a hurricane and travel parallel to the Southeast coast through Sunday night when it will be off the North Carolina coastline. 

     Tropical Storm-force conditions are also possible along the coastal Carolinas.  Then a turn to the north and northwest is expected early Monday. 

    At this time, the best guidance indicates the system will move onshore overnight Monday-Tuesday afternoon between Virginia and southern New England.  Locations north of the center’s landfall will see higher storm surge/beach erosion and stronger winds, which will likely down trees and power lines.  

    This will be a large, broad system with effects experienced several hundred miles from the landfall location.  If you live anywhere along the Carolinas up into New England, you need to  be on alert this weekend for possible changes in forecast landfall and intensity.  

    Also, temperatures will be warm enough that this will be mainly a rain, wind and surge event- some snow will only be experienced far inland.

    We’ll keep you up to date through the weekend and into next week.

    Be safe everyone.

    JD

  • Halloween snow?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!

    The big story this week will be the winter storm ramping up over the Northern Rockies. 

    Some areas will see close to two feet of snow while an arctic cold front will blast extremely cold air. 

    As the storm moves east, the chance for strong to severe storms will increase across the central U.S.

     

    As for the rest of the country, lingering lake effect rain/snow will continue for the eastern Great Lakes, but nothing signficant.   Temperatures will begin to moderate through the week with the possibility for rain late in the week. 

    Showers and thunderstorms will pop up again this afternoon from Texas through the lower Mississippi Valley.  Some storms could reach severe limits with the possibility for heavy rain.  Temperatures are beginning to warm up over the south.

    That’s the latest in this week’s weather news.    It’s hard to believe it was a year ago  Hurricane Sandy made landfall and destroyed so many people’s homes and livelihoods.  The landscape of the Jersey Shore has changed forever.   The one thing I can say is the forecast was very accurate with Hurricane Sandy.   We knew several days in advance that the storm could be a worst case scenario.   We may not be able to control the weather, but we can certainly prepare for it.  My prayers to all those who are still recovering and rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy.   An anniversary many across the Northeast will remember for decades to come.  

    JD

  • The Factor Halloween Candy jar is BACK!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Chilly enough for ya?  Much of the country has been feeling cooler than average this weekend.  A sign of things to come, I’m afraid…unless you like cold and snow, in which case you’re shouting “hooray!”

    We’re also watching the potential for a snowstorm and strong thunderstorms midweek for the Rockies through the Central U.S…details on that still to come!

    For now, some good news.  The O’Reilly Factor Halloween Jar is back.  And the goodies are plentiful!

    Check it out.  I’m in chocolate heaven! :)

    Another update tomorrow.  For now, I am living large on Milky Way fun sized bars!   LOL!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG THURSDAY!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning all!

    Here’s a place for you to chat!  :)

    Have a great rest of the week.  Talk to you soon!

    JD

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.