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  • Mainly a miss for this incredibly strong Nor'Easter

    Happy Monday everyone!

    First off, prayers to all those involved in that massive and tragic mudslide in Washington State.    More than 100 people are still listed as missing.

    Rainfall in this region has been relentless, although this area has been known for mudslides with one that happened  8 years ago.  The stories are heartbreaking, and it looks like more unsettled weather continues for this region over the next few days for the search and rescue efforts.

    For yet another week, cold air is invading much of the country.  We broke records around the New York and Connecticut airports:

    And we could have a hard freeze for parts of the Deep South Tuesday night:

    A clipper from the Midwest will spread snow into parts of the Northern Mississippi Valley, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Midatlantic tonight.  Generally 1-3 inches will fall with colder air being pulled southward.

    This clipper combined with a low from the Gulf of Mexico will bring a significant Nor’Easter to the region on Tuesday. 

    Right now it appears the worst of the storm will be off-shore which is good news because this is by far the strongest system of the season, and with a pressure drop of 46 millibars in just 24 hours, this could be one of the strongest winter storms ever recorded.  It could come close enough to bring blizzard conditions to eastern Massachusetts, and Atlantic Canada need to be on high alert.  Winds could be over 100 mph at the height of this beast.

    Meanwhile, rain will be on and off for the Gulf Coast.  Tonight an area of low pressure comes out of the Gulf of Mexico and moves across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  Some snow could mix in across the Carolinas as this Low moves offshore and combines with another system from the North to bring us our Nor’Easter.

    If details change, we’ll be sure to let you know!

    Be safe everyone


Margie Gacki

Hey everyone! I just got an e-mail from Dan. He's back home after his surgery and stay at his sister's house. He said he'll post a comment once there's a new thread on the blog since this one will be expiring soon. Just wanted to mention that I heard from him and it sounds like he is doing well. We'll be hearing more from him soon. Margie

March 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm


The rains returned last night at 11pm PDT. Definitely not what the rescue crews up at the Oso slide needed. Supposed to rain the rest of the week. The area up there gets about 50% as much rain as we do out here on the coast. The moisture drops out on the west side of the Olympic Mtns. Stay safe.....Sam

March 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey everyone. I hope everyone is safe and warm wherever you are. My area is on the fringe of the snow. We've gotten a little dusting so far so we'll see where things go from here. I do have crocuses blooming in my garden so I know that there is such a thing as spring but I sure wish this snow would stop! I want more flowers and less snow/ice! Take care, everyone. Margie

March 25, 2014 at 9:05 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.