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Archive of the May 2014

  • OPEN BLOG THURSDAY!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Here’s your Open Blog to chat :)  See you on the weekend…

    JD

  • Texas Floods

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Well, it seemed as though I touched a nerve wishing people a “Happy” Memorial Day, so I took the “Happy” off the post.  Everyone made great comments, and I’ll be more mindful of that going forward, but I certainly don’t appreciate the mean posts on the blog and/or name calling, so I went ahead and deleted those remarks.  This blog has always meant to be an encouraging place – never hurtful or mean.  But I don’t mind constructive criticism, so I will always appreciate those with a point of view and or suggestions.

    There’s a lot going on across the South this week with storms and floods over parts of Texas and Louisiana:

    Here’s a look at where we could see strong to severe storms (including tornadoes)

    Here in the Northeast, a cold front will drop temperatures significantly, bring heavy rain as well as the threat for severe storms later today:

    And our first Pacific Hurricane of the season has been christened.  Here’s Amanda:

    The good news is this storm is expected to weaken, and not affect any land.

    Keep in mind, the Atlantic hurricane begins this weekend…

    And it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer over much of the country…

    That’s all for now.  Hope you’re all having a great week.

    JD

  • Memorial Day

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Sorry for the delay.  I was in Canada with the family visiting Grandma.  Matthew lost his second tooth while we were there, and the Canadian Tooth Fairy left a strange looking five dollar bill under the pillow!  HA!

    Thought you would all find the picture a little funny!  :)

    Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.   A special Thanks to all our men and women who serve and honor our country, protect our freedom, and to their families who love and support them.

    JD

  • Summer outlook/El Nino returns?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I’m going to be taking some time off over the next few days for the long holiday weekend, but I’ll make sure I post a couple of open blogs for you to chat.

    Taking a look at our forecast heading into the next few months unfortunately doesn’t look good for the areas suffering from extreme drought…

    Here’s a peak at NOAA’s temperature outlook:

    With the drought being so dire over parts of the west and southern plains, we’re not going to see much moisture until the fall/winter season which is October/November, so it’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer for these regions.

    As far as hurricanes go (the season begins June 1st), we’re forecasting lower than average storms this year due to the return of El Nino (a warming of ocean waters in the equatorial pacific) which typically leads to a weather pattern change over an area that sees hurricane development.

    Upper level winds increase during an El Nino season which means systems sometimes don’t have time to strengthen or intensify.  However, it only takes one hurricane to make landfall and cause extreme destruction, so we can’t let our guard down.

    Here’s another piece of good news during an El Nino event:

    Wetter conditions across California and the Southern U.S. (where we have the drought).  So lets cross our fingers that this might happen as we get into the late fall winter months.

    That’s all for now!  I’ll talk to you guys next week.  Have a GREAT long weekend.

    JD

  • Weather will help firefighters in Southern California

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  I hope you’re having a great weekend.  We had some pretty big gully-washers hit the Northeast yesterday and last night, but things have cleared out beautifully, and we’re expecting some amazing weather over the next few days.  There’s some much needed good news in southern California  as temperatures  will be dramatically cooler and closer to average today and tomorrow.

    Increasing humidity levels near the coast will also help decrease the threat for new wildfires and help firefighters with the current fires.


    However, fire weather watches remain in effect today for the interior Southwest, across Arizona and New Mexico and hot temperatures and low humidity keep the fire danger elevated.

    A generally weak system moving across the Northern Plains Sunday and Monday will bring a few thunderstorms to the region, but most storms will remain below severe limits.


    Early next week we’ll see temperatures across the Plains on the rise, and this warmth will spread into the Midwest and toward the Ohio Valley by midweek.

    Summer is almost here…I can’t believe Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner!

    If your up early, I’m filling in for Rick on Fox and Friends, so drop by and say Hi!

    JD

about this blog

  • 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.