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Not too bad a morning weather wise. My daughter called and her furnace died last night so my wife took 3 space heaters out to her. A serviceman should be out to her house after noon. Then I read the paper and discovered our heating oil company went bankrupt and left town yesterday. No notice given. I've had them since 1970! Maybe the other oil company will pick up the dropped customers. I hope this is not an omen of how things are going to go in 2014!

January 18, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Margie Gacki

Good morning to all the regular bloggers out there! It's a cold, sunny morning here in my neck of the woods. Got down to 20 & only supposed to get up to 29-brrrr! I'm just hoping we don't get any nasty wintry weather this coming week. I'll be driving a rental car when my Camry is in the shop getting repaired from my encounter with that deer. I'm getting a new fender. I don't want to have to drive a rental car in bad weather so hopefully things will work out. Take care, all. Margie

January 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

Margie Gacki

Hi Dolores, it's good to see you back on the blog. Sounds like you have plenty of great grands to spoil and 2 more on the way. Have fun! George, it sounds like you had some scary close calls with fires. I can't imagine how traumatic it would be to lose your home in a fire. Have a great weekend, everyone! Margie

January 17, 2014 at 10:17 pm


Hello,everyone,Been of the grid for several reasons,but decided to log on and see what is going on.Seems quite except for the fires and Ok is having it's share with our dry conditions.Weather normal for a few days,Family all are well and growing with 2 g-great grandbabies due this yr.Will make 17 for me.Hope all are well and stay safe,Dolores

January 17, 2014 at 4:01 pm

George Spink

Good morning, Janice, and my fellow Weather Machine Bloggers! I feel so sorry for my fellow Southern Californians who are affected by the current forest fires. They can be very scary. I've been very close to two of them over the years. I had to flee my home in one of them, but fortunately the fire leap-frogged around us. I hope I am never that close again!

January 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

Margie Gacki

Good morning to all the regular bloggers. I was hoping we could have at least one thread with no spam but some moron had to mess up that dream. I know Janice will de-spam us when she checks in. I hope all my blogging friends are having a good week. I'm glad it's Friday. I've had a rough week. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Margie

January 17, 2014 at 10:05 am


Nice evening and 44 here on the coast. There was no cloud cover today so it will cool off pretty fast now. (The clouds keep the warmer air from dissipating into the atmosphere.) Don, I have a neighbor up the road who has a palm tree about 8' tall in his yard. It's been there for a few years but doesn't seem to grow very fast. I must be hardy, sometimes it gets down in the teens here. (rarely). Take care. Sam

January 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Audrey from Indiana

Hi all: J.D. What a wonderful opportunity to share your book and its contents with school children today. I am sure they really enjoy hearing the story as well as meeting the author behind such a special book. Good luck to you in this endeavor in your life, and we're looking forward to your next published book soon!!!!! Weather today is rather cool..35 degrees with some light snow flurries. Still winter! We must make the best of it. Enjoy your evening everyone. Audrey

January 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm


Why is the two jet streams hardly ever mentioned in today's weather forecast?Back in the day,probably the time you were being born,tv meteorologists,would start there weather forecasts for the day with the jets stream movement.Always mention the upper and lower jet stream to predict the weeks weather,today the wording is a pattern is coming thru which will set up,etc.I belong to a hardy palm forum,which we watch the weather exclusively,to know when to protect our plants from colder weather .

January 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

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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.