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Archive of the January 2016

  • Major snowstorm to move across the Plains/Midwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s the calm before the storm.  We have a major winter storm ready to crank up this week and bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to the Rockies, Plains and Upper Midwest.

    Ahead of this, the West coast will see heavy rain and mountain snow from the Pacific Northwest through Northern California sliding down the coast into Southern California Sunday:

    Snow will then overspread parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado.

    Monday that low-pressure system will crank up in the southern/central Plains. This will spread heavy snow from Colorado and southern Wyoming, into parts of Nebraska, western Kansas and New Mexico.

    For Monday evening’s Iowa caucuses,  at the very least light snow could sneak into southern and western Iowa, but should hold off in northern and eastern parts of the state. The heaviest snow will arrive Tuesday with possible blizzard conditions:

    And on the “warm” side of the storm, a severe weather outbreak could occur over parts of the South and Ohio Valley Tuesday.  This will include tornadoes.

    We’ll certainly keep an eye on things from here and keep you posted!


  • One for the record books!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    It is the day where the eastern half of the country is digging out, and hopefully everyone is safe and warm.  Thankfully,  the storm has finally packed its bags and left the East Coast!  This system dumped crazy amounts of snow with a few locations surpassing all-time 1-day and 2-day snow records.  Take a look:

    Look at some of these wind gust reports:

    Temperatures should be about average of slightly above average this week, and so far we don’t have anything else looming on the horizon in the next 3 days!

    As far as the rest of the country,  unsettled weather continues along the West coast bringing rain to the Northwest and Central California and snow to the mountains.

    High pressure will move into the East coast and bring clear but cold conditions.  Some snow will fall across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes.

    I hope you’re all doing well.  I’m finally going home to my family after 3 days of being snowed in!

    Talk to you Tuesday!


  • Major Blizzard could be top snowmaker for D.C.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    We are covering a big weather event this weekend that is affecting over 80 million people across the country.  Winter Storm Warnings stretch from the Mississippi River to the Mid-Atlantic.

    For the next 36 hours, the heaviest snow is still expected across the interior Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachians, where snow totals will likely approach 2 feet, including D.C. and Baltimore, and into southeastern Pennsylvania.

    Some areas, especially west of D.C. and across western Virginia will see more than 2 feet of snow. Totals should taper off to the north of New York City with lower totals north of the city, and higher totals just south and west of the city.  10-18″ is likely in the immediate NYC   The southern coast of New England will see smaller totals, generally in the 3-6″ range.

    Blizzard Warnings are  in effect from northeastern Virginia, through D.C., Baltimore, to New York and Long Island with 30 million within that blizzard warning.

    Wind gusts over 40mph will combine with snow to create whiteout conditions.  Strong onshore winds combined with high tides will cause coastal flooding.

    If we get snow totals of upwards of two feet, that will give Washington, D.C. the top 3 greatest snowfalls of all time.

    We will continue to keep you updated through weekend.  Stay safe everyone!


  • Northeast will have a winter storm this weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick update on what we’re working on here in the Fox News weather center (including our first big winter storm for the east coast this weekend).

    For now, we’ve got another chilly day for astern half of the country, with afternoon highs from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic 10 to 20 degrees below average.  Temperatures will begin to moderate later this week.

    A system moving across the Mid-Mississippi River and Tennessee River Valleys will spread a wintry mix of snow and rain across the region into tomorrow.

    Winter Weather Advisories and a small area of Winter Storm Watches are posted.  Most snowfall will be in the 3-6″ range, with isolated higher amounts.

    And so far there’s no major changes to the potential for a Friday night-Saturday night large snowstorm across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    Multiple models continue indicating heavy snowfall from a coastal low, but there is still plenty of room and time for forecast track, timing, and intensity changes.

    So stay tuned!


  • Potential big snowstorm for the Northeast Friday/Saturday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Just a heads up if you live in the Northeast,  Friday night through Saturday we’ll be monitoring the potential for a heavy snow event from the coastal Mid-Atlantic through New England.  It’s far to early to make a confident or precise forecast, but several computer models are indicating a significant storm over the east coast.  Stay tuned for more details here!

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.