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  • A new storm hits the Northwest...and Freddy hits the Upper West Side!

    Hi everyone!

    I hope your Thanksgiving was amazing.  We went to a little family resort up in the Poconos and had a wonderful time.  We got back just in time to put up the Christmas Tree:

    Take a look at some of the pictures I snapped before the snow…and after:


    Before the trip, I did a signing and reading of Freddy the Frogcaster at Barnes and Noble on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.  We had a great turnout.  And did I tell you I’m working on a sequel to Freddy due out next year?   Special thanks to my friend and photographer Jill Dobson who took this picture:

    In weather news, we have ANOTHER winter storm hitting the Northwest with heavy snow, wind, rain and ice. 

    Up to 18 inches of snow is possible over Sierra range and the Rockies.  Temperatures will fall 10-40 degrees below average with highs in the single digits and wind-chill values below zero!

    This system will impact the Northern Plains through the Great Lakes with heavy snow and ice over the next few days.  Over a foot is possible through Wednesday and temperatures will also drop bigtime. 

    As colder air plunges southward, there will be the possibility for a ”wintery mix” in parts of Texas and Tennessee.  We’ll keep you updated on the latest!

    Have a wonderful Monday!  Stay safe!



10am, 26 degrees and leaden skies. My truck looks like a big white ice cube with all the frost on it. I doubt if it will warm up above freezing today and I better rig some heat for the enclosed patio. I don't want my orchid, philodendrons and Christmas cactus to freeze. The split leaf is huge and is off a start from my Mom's from 1979 just before she died. Take care all, may the Weather Spirits be kind to you!! Sam

December 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Margie Gacki

Good morning to all my blogging family! It was quiet around here yesterday. I checked in but didn't post anything since it was so quiet. I hope all are doing well. We had 2 days in a row with a high temperature of 55. Today it's supposed to be in the upper 60s. But then tomorrow it will be 20 degrees colder. Wish the weather would make up its mind! Have a great day, everyone! Margie

December 5, 2013 at 10:03 am

Sonoma Dan

Hi to all the regular bloggers. Hope that you're doing well. Ardith, so glad to hear that your son-in-law is out of ICU. He'll have a long recovery, but he's already proven he's a fighter! Will keep him and your family in my prayers. Margie, your "Enforcer" job is turning into fulltime employment on JD's site! Is it a full moon causing all the spam and whining?!?!? Beautiful Sonoma feels like the frozen tundra today and we'll be down to 23 degrees by Saturday. Fearing for my chardonnay grapes!

December 3, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi Margie and all the other regular bloggers: My, oh my, it appears that the Grinch of Christmas is already on the scene. Please let us know longer complain, but find something good to say about what is happening in our world. Try to look for the "best in something" instead of the "worst." OK? Hope all of you stay safe and warm in the weather coming upon us. Audrey

December 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Margie Gacki

OK, the whiners are coming out of the woodwork, unless it's the same person being a really big jerk. Hey Janice, you do a fine job with covering the weather. Don't listen to the whiner(s) out there! Your loyal bloggers love you! Margie

December 3, 2013 at 4:59 pm


Hey Janice, how come we never see anything about the west coast?? We are having the same storm and cold weather as the Midwest and east coast but you always stand in front of the west coast and never report our weather!There's a big Fox following out here and would like our weather report,too. THANKS!

December 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm

Stephen Coombs

Can someone explain to me why the weather forecasters always stand in front of the Western states, CA, NV, Az? I do not understand why they put ant graphics over those states since you can never see them because the forecasters are always standing in front of them.

December 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm


you guyz make me crazy lol

December 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey to all the regular bloggers. I'm just posting another comment to bury the whiner further down the blog. It just amazes me the petty stuff that people get so upset about. I hope all the regular bloggers are having a great day. We have nice mild temperatures in the mid 50s today. It's nice and sunny too so it's an all around lovely day. Have a great afternoon my blogging friends. Margie "The Enforcer" :)

December 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Margie Gacki

Jeffrey, get a life. Just becuase you don't care about the weather in Denver, doesn't mean other people don't care. Not only is the weather important for those who live around there, but there are thousands of people who travel there who care about the weather so get a life. Good grief, if it's not spammers, it's ignorant whiners.

December 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm


Jeff go fly a site or something. I have a granddaughter that lives in Denver and I want to know what the weather is like out there. Some people like to hear the weather about the states their love ones live in. Just keep up the GOOD work JD

December 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Jeffrey Northam

There are quite a few of us who don't live near Denver nor care about its weather. Can you knock off the useless banter about it and provide some more useful information on other locations?

December 3, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Margie Gacki

Ardith, so glad to hear that your son-in-law is out of the ICU. I will keep praying for his continued recovery. Hey to everyone else out there. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! Margie

December 3, 2013 at 10:02 am


Our weather here in Florida has turned a little cool but I love it. Just to let you know my son in law got out of ICU last night so he is doing a lot better. Thanks to all the prayers. It will be long recovery after 24 days in ICU.

December 3, 2013 at 9:55 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Sam! I've been enjoying watching the Seahawks abuse the Saints! I was thinking how you must be enjoying it! Hey JB, glad you stopped by to say hello! I hope everyone has a great week. Margie

December 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

JB in Texas

Great pictures, JD. Thank you for sharing. Glad to hear there will be a sequel to Freddy the Frogcaster. Maybe it is time to consider making a screenplay for a movie. With the Muppet Show off the air, Kermit could be starring as Freddy. Just a thought(sorry,very little sleep last night!) Warm here, but supposed to be cold and wet starting Friday. Wasam, your Seahawks are looking tough tonight. Ahead 34-7 right now with 8 minutes left. Definitely a blowout. Hope all are well. JB

December 3, 2013 at 12:36 am


Don't worry about the big storm in Seattle; that was just the Seahawks blowing the Saints out of the stadium!

December 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm


Monday arrived overcast, 36 degrees, a slight skiff of snow (now gone) then turned to bright sun, then back to overcast and drizzle. Spring is just around the corner! We're working on our tree. Lights are a problem but most of them came on, sort of. Good enuff for gov't work though. Have a good week! Stay happy. Sam

December 2, 2013 at 4:52 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.