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Janice Dean

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  • I'm back!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone

    Well, unfortunately my scheduled posts while I was on vacation did not go through!  UGH! I must get a refresher course on how to get them on line while I’m away.  Very sorry about that.  I did have a wonderful trip back home to Canada, and am well rested and thankful I was able to see family and friends for several days.  The weather turned out great which was wonderful.

    In the meantime, we do have some weather to discuss.  So let’s get to it.

    A combination of hot and dry conditions with gusty winds will bring dangerous fire weather conditions to a large portion of the western U.S.

    Numerous Red Flag Warnings are in effect across the region.  The Sage Fire across Santa Clarita will be a concern this week as firefighters continue to battle hot, dry conditions:

    Meanwhile, the risk for strong to severe storms will persist for parts of the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest with large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.   Here’s the threat today:

    And the risk tomorrow:

    Heavy rain is also possible from the Upper Mississippi Valley back into the Northern Rockies with this system.

    I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend.  I will check back in this week.

    JD

  • Fox Fan Weekend fun!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m going to be off on vacation for the rest of the week and part of next week.  I’m going to try and schedule some OPEN BLOGS (remember those?) so you guys can chat with one another if you like, and maybe update me on your forecast since I am going to take a break from the weather maps for a little while.   I’m excited to have some family fun this 4th of July weekend.  I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

    Incase you missed some of the pictures from #Foxfanweekend at the Yankees game,you can check them out at this LINK We had so much fun with our Number One Fans!  You guys are the BEST.

    Here’s one of the pics:

    Take care everyone.  Happy 4th of July.   Let me know what you’re up to!

    JD

  • The heat is on, severe weather for the Midwest

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy Weekend.  Thanks for the comments about my broken toe.  I’m astonished that it still hurts and it’s taking so long to heal.  I am very sympathetic to all those who have hurt their toes. HA!

    We’ve got a busy weekend of weather.  And the flooding story coming out of West Virginia is heartbreaking.  This has been the deadliest flood event in many years.

    Parts of the state received close to 10 inches of rain.  We have a break from the wet weather this weekend, but more rain is possible early this week.

    Meanwhile, strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible over the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes and portions of the Plains this weekend.

    Large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rain as well as an isolated tornadoes is possible.

    Dry hot conditions persist across the West.

    Temperatures will be above average, and will rise through the weekend.

    This story is compounded by the fact it is so dry with very little moisture in the forecast.

    I hope you all have a great weekend.  Tomorrow is Fox Fan day at Yankee Stadium, and I will be there, so I will post some pictures on social media – plus I’m in for Rick tomorrow on Fox and Friends, so tune in if you’re up early with us.

    JD

  • Heat moves east, severe threat for the Midwest through the Mid Atlantic

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Another busy afternoon in the weather center.

    We’ve got scattered strong storms developing along a cold front stretching from the Mid-Atlantic back through the Midwest and Northern Plains.  Storms may contain damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.

    The risk is even higher tomorrow:

    And Thursday:

    Flash flooding is also a threat over the next few days:

    And while the heat across the Southwest won’t be as intense as the last few days, temperatures above 110 are expected across the Desert Southwest through the end of the week

    Excessive Heat Warnings remain in effect across the Southwest:

    Be safe everyone!

    JD

  • Extreme heat, Tropical Storm Danielle and severe storms today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you had a great weekend.  We had a wonderful Father’s Day yesterday.  Unfortunately, I have been off because I broke my toe last week!  And if you’ve ever had a broken toe,  you can sympathize how much something like that can hurt.  OUCH!   It’s still painful to walk on, and I hear it takes 6-8 weeks to recover completely.  UGH.

    Meanwhile, we have so much weather going on.  The heat across the Southwest and California is record breaking through much of the week.  The Southern and Central U.S. is also steamy:

    Excessive Heat Warnings remain posted as temperatures in excess of 110 degrees.  We broke a daily record in Phoenix yesterday of 118.  And that is the 5th hottest day ever recorded.

    Meanwhile, a  front will bring scattered strong storms from the Ohio River Valley to the interior Northeast this afternoon and evening.

    Damaging winds and some hail are the primary threats.  Isolated flash flooding is also possible along the end of this same front across the Midwest through tomorrow.

    Wednesday we’ll watch the risk for strong to severe storms over the Midwest including Chicago:

    And we now have our fourth tropical storm of the season in the Bay of Campeche.  Tropical Storm Danielle will move inland along the eastern Mexican coast later today.

    Rainfall/mudslides are the primary concern with this system.

    Oh, and by the way today is the first day of Summer!  It certainly feels like that a good chunk of the country already.

    Be safe everyone!  Talk to you later this week.

    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.