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  • Same weather, different day, and a peek at the possible Superbowl weather

    Hi everyone!

    We had a great day with Matthew on his 5th birthday.  Thank you all for your wonderful messages and wishes.  It means so much to me and my family.

    Looking at the weather forecast this weekend, it’s pretty much the same speech I’ve had for the last few weeks! (Groundhog day, anyone?)

    We’ve got a “stuck” weather pattern with a dip in the jetstream across the East, and a strong ridge of High pressure in the West.

    So,  we’ll see more rounds of clipper systems dropping across the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast over the next several days.    Snowfall will be light, relatively speaking with  2-5”  across the Ohio Valley and interior Northeast, and higher accumulations east of Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario. 

    Blizzard Watches are posted across the Northern Plains Midwest as windy conditions will create blowing snow and whiteout conditions tomorrow into Monday.

    The next big round of frigid, arctic air will move into the Northern Plains/Midwest by the end of the weekend and spread south and east across the country Monday into Tuesday. 

    Temperatures will in most cases not be quite as cold as the arctic outbreak in early January, but still quite dangerous with regard to wind chill and skin exposure.  Current forecast trends have temperatures moderating by next weekend. 

    And across the West, warm, dry breezy conditions persist with a record setting drought.  Fire danger remains high this weekend.

    And, even though I believe forecasting anything outside of 5 days is a “coin toss”, here’s a look at two major computer models on what we might see next Sunday for the Superbowl in New Jersey. 

    Not too bad…so far!  I, for one, am hoping for a storm-free Superbowl…Stay tuned!


Margie Gacki

Hey Dan, I'm jealous of your 68 degree weather! That sounds so nice. I hope you get some rain for those flowers of yours. Hey to everyone else out there. I don't know what's going on this morning but I got up at 6:30 and the fire sirens have been going off like crazy. I hope everyone has a great day! Margie

January 27, 2014 at 7:44 am

sonoma dan

Hi to all the regular bloggers! Hope that those of you living in the Midwest and East Coast are safe and staying warm! It was a high of 68 degrees here (I didn't combine two days of temperatures to come up with that number, Margie!) in beautiful Sonoma today and I finally managed to plant my winter flowers on the front deck - cyclamen, primroses, pansies and violas. Of course, after planting I learned that because of the drought, we're supposed to decrease our H2O use by 20% - oh well... Dan

January 26, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Sam, we had 58 degrees, too. However, it was the combined high temperatures for the last 2 days! The 34 we had yesterday was the 1st time in 5 days we made it above freezing. More cold weather this week. Yuck! Take care, all. Margie

January 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm


Hello, another nice weekend on the WA coast. It was 58 yesterday, low 50's today and sun. Had 2 small earthquakes, not enough to hardly notice. This is the anniversary of the big 9.0 quake that hit this area 314 years ago. It dropped the level of the coast and off the mouth of the Copalis River they are still uncovering trees from a buried/sunken forest. The quake affected the coast from Vancouver Island, BC south almost to California. See ya later, Sam

January 26, 2014 at 8:37 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey to all the regular bloggers. I see we have a spammer and a whiner so I thought I'd send a friendly message to all the regulars out there. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I had to work today. There was a 50% chance of snow showers today. Well, the "shower" lasted a couple hours and produced about 3-4 inches of snow. I'm not looking forward to my drive home in a little while. It's also cold out there. Yuck! Stay safe, everyone! Margie

January 26, 2014 at 7:08 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.