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  • Super Bowl weather, Groundhog Day and more snow?

    Hi everyone

    It looks as though February is going to be a busy month in weather-land.  We’ve already got a few storms on the horizon that will bring snow/sleet/freezing rain and more cold temperatures to a large chunk of the U.S.

    So let’s start with the first system:

    One storm is pushing across the Midwest and Great Lakes bringing  3-6” of snow through the region.  Some sleet and light freezing rain will also mix in. 

    Another system will develop across the Southern Plains.  Winter Storm Watches and Advisories are posted as generally 2-5” of snow will fall from the TX/OK border toward the Mississippi River Valley.  Freezing rain will also fall across the Red River Valley, making travel dangerous overnight.    This fast-moving system will bring snow to the Ohio Valley and Tennessee Valley Sunday, then into the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Monday.  Some of these snow totals could be impressive for a messy commute in across some of the big cities!

    Weather for the Super Bowl is pretty good all things considered.  Milder temperatures, and the snow shouldn’t start until the early morning hours of Monday.

    And across the West, we’ll finally get some much needed moisture on areas that are suffering from extreme to exceptional drought.

    As for Groundhog Day tomorrow, I’m not very optimistic about an early spring, let’s just put it that way!

    I’ll have more details about the next few storms (including one on Tues/Wednesday) tomorrow and Monday!

    Be safe all!


Margie Gacki

Hey Joni! It's good to see you back on the blog! I hope you'll stick around for a while. Not counting the disappointing football game, I hope all is well with you. Take care of yourself and check back in with us from time to time! Margie

February 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm


Hello all... Been away for a while but had to check in and say hello. As a Colorado native & lonnnnnng time Bronco fan today is a bitter sweet day. But never give up on Denver, we are so proud of Our team we had a terrific season. My husband is from SEA but was cheering for Denver! We will be baaaaaack! Hi JD!!

February 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Margie Gacki

Sam, congratulations on a great Seahawks victory. I'm sure Seattle fans are still celebrating the victory. I would have been rooting for them had they not been playing against Peyton. I turned the game off after the 2nd half kickoff. I had enough by that point! Have fun celebrating! Hey to everyone else. It looks like we have about 5-6 inches of really wet snow out there and it's still coming down. At least I don't have to go to work today. Stay safe, everyone! Margie

February 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

JB in Texas

Sam, congratulations to your Seahawks on their dominating victory. I always wonder when the Super Bowl is a blowout how unhappy are companies that spend millions on a commercial that runs durimg the 4th quarter when the viewership may be half of what it was at the start? When an ad runs durimg the game is a random selection, I believe. Hope all had a great weekend. In the 70's yesterday and 30's today. I prefer the 70's. JB

February 3, 2014 at 1:21 am


Your humble fellow blogger offers his heartfelt sympathy to all the Bronco's fans. The Ponies tried hard though. I heard the cause of their loss was "too much oxygen in the air". They were used to playing in the rarified atmosphere of Denver which is lower in oxygen content than at sea level. Janice, you do a good job on spam control. I was just having a bad day or sumthin. All you fine people stay safe, stay happy, and stay you! Sam

February 3, 2014 at 12:40 am

Audrey from Indiana

Janice, you are so right with the predictions on weather. We're in the Midwest and we are getting lots of snow about 6 to 8 inches. Yikes. Where do we go with it? I must confess, it is beautiful...looking from the inside out! Have a great time everyone watching the Super Bowl on Sunday. Go Broncos and Peyton Manning! Be safe and warm. Audrey

February 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm

donna kenchel

Janice Dean you do such a beautiful job of giving the weather. keep up the good work. luv ya

February 1, 2014 at 5:36 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.