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  • Severe weather outbreak Sunday!

    Hi everyone!

    A busy weekend in weather.  We’ve got a strong storm system pushing across the West bringing strong winds, rain and snow today.   Tomorrow – it’s the threat for tornadoes across the Central U.S that will have 70 million people on alert!

    Right now, this large winter storm across the West is spreading  spread heavy snow throughout Northwest and Rockies. 

    The highest elevations will see 1-2 feet of snow, with isolated storm totals over 2 feet:

    Strong winds will also be problematic across the West, especially in snowy areas where visibility will be greatly reduced.  Gusts up to 60-70mph are possible across the Rockies.

    Isolated strong storms could happen this afternoon and tonight over the Midwest, however Sunday afternoon and evening will be a much greater risk for damaging storms for the Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. 

    Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are likely, especially across eastern Illinois through Indiana, Ohio, southern Michigan, and northern Kentucky.

    Temperatures ahead of this system will be very mild, running 15-25 degrees above average.   Warmth will also include the East Coast through tomorrow before a cold front pushes through the coast early next week.

    I’ll be around to bring the latest updates this weekend from the Fox News Extreme weather center, so stay tuned, and be safe everyone!

    JD

Audrey from Indiana

Hi all: We stayed safe during the week-end storm. It was rather scary since the tornadoes were about 100 miles from us, and the sirens were going off here in our city like crazy. We went to the basement as we followed orders from the news. Had lots of rain and wind. We are blessed once again as many do not have a home today. Prayers and help go out to each one who was affected. Hope all of you are enjoying today. We have lots of sunshine and cool temps. Around 40. Have a nice day. Audrey

November 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Sam! I visited Mt. St. Helens back in 1999. Went to Mt. Rainier too. That was the summer after the winter with the highest snowfall total on record up till that time. Some of the roads were still blocked by snow in June. That's a beautiful part of the country and I'd love to get back there sometime. Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone is having a great Monday! Margie

November 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm

wasam

I posted a comment last night and it hasn't shown up. Just checking to see if this post nudges the other one out of hibernation. If not............................?

November 18, 2013 at 4:58 pm

PJ

hi ALL, My heart and prayers go out to all effected by the tornadoes. I hope everyone is safe and sound. May all the regular bloggers with health issues get well real soon. God bless to all. PM

November 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

PJ

hi ALL, My heart and prayers go out to all effected by the tornadoes. I hope everyone is safe and sound. May all the regular bloggers with health issues get well real soon. God bless to all. PM

November 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Kate in CA

It seems to me that there is some confusion about Washington Illinois. Maybe it's me but, I think that Washington County Illinois is in Southern Illinois, and the town of Washington Illinois is near Peoria. Both were affected and I think the news side thinks they are the same incident.

November 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm

byron preston wurst

Nice reporting,,, when do you think the first big snow storm will be? I've retired after 25 years of clearing snow for a city hall,,, now im gonna sit back and watch the flakes accumulate

November 17, 2013 at 6:49 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Sam, greetings from one weather nut to another! It sounds like your area is due for some nasty weather. I hope you can stay indoors! I just heard our local weather and we're in an area at risk for severe weather tomorrow into Monday. Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone is safe in your neck of the woods. Have a great weekend, everyone! Margie

November 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

wasam

Hello weather nuts! Nice day here but I heard it is supposed to go to pot this evening. I got an e-mail from my sister in Kettle Falls this morning and she says she can see snow on the hills around the area. She is just east of Sherman Pass, the highest pass in the state at 6000 feet at the road summit. It's a nice drive with some good scenery. Take care all, Janice is conjuring up some exciting weather events for us this weekend.

November 16, 2013 at 5:26 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.