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Janice Dean

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  • Here comes Fall, and Freddy!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Did you have to put the heat on last night?  Well, if you live across two thirds of the nation, you’re in for some cooler than average temperatures over the next few days.   Temperatures have been 10-30 degrees below average for many states stretching from the Plains/Midwest/Great Lakes, but will begin to moderate Sunday into Monday.

    Across the West, temperatures have been much warmer than average including California where heat advisories are up:

    Over the next few days, heavy rain associated with tropical moisture from Hurricane Odile in the eastern Pacific will move into the Southwest and Great Basin…the same areas that were hit with record rainfall last week!

    Watching a couple of areas of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico that will bring some enhanced moisture over the Bahamas, Florida and along the Gulf Coast, however, conditions are not favorable for any major development…yet.

    In other exciting news, I’ll be in doing weather on Fox and Friends tomorrow, and my new Freddy the Frogcaster book comes out on Monday!   Stay tuned for details/pictures and more in the next few days!

    JD

  • Ambassadors Ball in D.C.

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m in our Nation’s Capital for the 36th Annual Ambassadors Ball to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  It was a wonderful event that I co-emceed with my friend Nancy Cordes from CBS.  I’ll post more pics later on, but for now here’s a photo of my wonderful husband Sean and I:

    (We cleaned up pretty good didn’t we?)

    Have a great rest of the week everyone!

    JD

  • Record breaking rain for Phoenix

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Phoenix Arizona set a daily record of 3.29 inches of rain courtesy of what was Tropical Storm Norbert.  The average rainfall for the whole SEASON is 2.71 inches, and since this is the desert, the rain came fast and furious causing massive flooding and damage to the area.

    We’re still going to have the risk for flooding over the Southwest over the next few days, but Phoenix should have a chance to dry out as the rain moves Northward.

    We’re also expecting heavy rain and storms for the eastern Carolinas and coastal Georgia courtesy of a low offshore. Some isolated spots could get 3-5 inches through Tuesday.

    Since we’re into peak season in the tropics, the Atlantic is starting to perk up, and we’re watching this wave off the coast of Africa:

    And a strong cold front will bring much cooler temperatures this week starting with the Northern Plains, Midwest and sinking down south through the week.

    Are you looking forward to fall?  It’s been a pretty cool summer for a lot of us, so I think a lot of folks are worried winter is going to start a little earlier than usual…

    Meanwhile,  I’m headed to Washington D.C this Wednesday for a special event which I will all tell you about this week!  Stay tuned.

    JD

  • Northeast severe threat, Norbert, and here comes fall!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s a busy weekend with extreme weather in all “four corners” of the U.S!  Let’s get to it…

    Strong to severe storms are firing up across the Northeast and New England as a cold front slices through a very warm, sticky airmass.  A severe thunderstorm watch is up until 9pm local time with the threat for downpours, strong winds, hail and even isolated tornadoes:

    Look at the “feel like” temperatures ahead of the front:

    Once the front moves through, very comfortable temperatures will settle in overnight, taking out some of that awful humidity!

    Showers and thunderstorms will also pop up from the Tennessee Valley down to Texas.  Heavy  rain could impact coastal areas of Florida and Georgia as a disturbance brings moisture in off the Atlantic.

    Hurricane Norbert will weaken off the west coast of Baja, however tropical moisture will bring the threat for flash flooding and storms across the southwest.

    Flash flood warnings  are up over portions of the four corners.  Dangerous swell will be a problem for southern California with high surf and rip currents.

    And looks like we’re getting into some much cooler weather next week for the Midwest.   Take a look at some of these daytime ‘highs”:

    Meanwhile, wildfire danger is still high across the Northwest where they desperately need more rain:

    Temperatures have been warm with not much moisture to help out firefighters.

    So, there you have it.  All types of weather over much of the country this weekend.  I’ll keep you posted with the latest, so tune in when you can!

    JD

  • Matthew's First Day of School!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Well, I did it.  I dropped my boy off to kindergarten.  Matthew did great.  Mom is still in shock.

    It feels like just yesterday I was holding him in my arms…

    I’m so proud of him.  Every minute is precious.

    Have a great weekend everyone.

    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.