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  • The West is next for Winter Weather!

    Hello everyone!

    Hope you’re all having a splendid weekend.

    There’s finally another place on the weather map that is getting some (much needed!) winter weather…

    Rain and Snow will be pounding the Northwest down into Northern and Central California into the Intermountain West.  

    Several feet of snow will fall across the Sierra and Cascades. 

    This storm has brought Portland some very impressive snow totals.  Typically, Portland doesn’t see big storms like this.  It’s been several years since the last big snow event for them.  Freezing rain and ice will also be an issue through the evening.

    Even though this presents some hazards (trecherous driving/flooding), this is ultimately a good news story due to the epic drought this area has suffered through.

    Meanwhile, light snow is in the forecast for the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, but certainly nothing to call  a “blockbuster” event. 

    And the return of cold air will push as far south as the Deep South again setting up the potential for some winter weather/ice later this week.  We’ll watch this region over the next few days…

    And, I had a career highlight last weekend forecasting weather for the Super Bowl on the Big Fox Broadcast right before the game. 

    Good thing you couldn’t see my knees shaking!  It was a once-in a lifetime experience.  Although I will say, I kind of wish we had some snow during the game.  It might’ve made for a more…ummm..interesting game?  (No offence to Seattle fans of course!)

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    JD

wasam

37, warming up and rain, heading for a tropical 48 degrees. Rain daily until April. Hey, if anyone likes reading try "They Tried to Cut It All" by Edwin Van Syckle. It is the story of logging in Grays Harbor from back in 1800's to present. My house is built on the hearth of the blacksmith shop of an early shipyard up the Wishkah River. Ed was a local who worked for our newspaper. Lots of pictures. Printed by Pacific Search Press. This is not spam! I love this area & have walked most of it

February 9, 2014 at 9:53 pm

A.J. De Young

JD, I was lucky enough to see your post that day and you looked cool as a cucumber and charming and beautiful as ever..and a Happy belated birthday to Teddy..well sure happy Northern Ca is getting rain and snow, but it sure usually stops short of us down here, but it all helps the water shortage and I agree Dan a nice slow and steady rain so it can soak in is the wish when it happens..have a nice weekend y'all.

February 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

Sonoma Dan

Hi to all my blogger friends! Hope that you're staying warm, high and dry. Beautiful Sonoma County has received more than 3 inches of rain the past 3 days and more on the way. We desperately need the moisture, but maybe not all at the same time! Careful what you wish for! George, I feel your pain about Time Warner Cable. When I lived in Columbus, OH two years ago TWC was the only option for Internet in the area that I lived, so it only made sense to bundle with their cable. Horrible service...

February 8, 2014 at 9:24 pm

wasam

And herein lies the reason I am not a weatherman............. It's snowing. Hopefully it won't last long. Sam

February 8, 2014 at 9:14 pm

wasam

38 & cloudy. The weather Janice mentioned is hanging south of us toward Portland. We may get a few rain showers mixed with slushy snow tonight. George, you missed a good game (for Hawks fans) although the results are not being applauded by some of the Bronco fans who have checked in. Anyway, I hope OR, CA and NV get a really good dose of rain for about a month to build up supplies of water. Years ago there was talk of a pipeline from the Columbia to CA. It got shot down, too expensive. Sam

February 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm

George Spink

My Internet and cable TV provided is Time Warner Cable. It is usually terrific, but during the middle of the Super Bowl, TWC lost the transmission. Missed a good part of the game and half-time activities. I really wish I could have seen Janice!

February 8, 2014 at 4:21 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.