Fox News - Fair & Balanced

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

Search Site

FOX News Weather Blog

Janice Dean

Janice Dean

Posts by Janice Dean

  • Severe storms for another day and here comes Gonzalo and Ana

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    A busy week in weather with a few stories we’re watching.

    We had dozens of reports of severe weather yesterday including tornadoes for parts of the South and across the Mississippi Valley.

    The threat for strong storms has shifted over the southeast, the southern Appalachians, and southern Mid-Atlantic.  Damaging wind gusts are the primary threat, however a few tornadoes are also possible, especially across the Carolinas:

    An intensifying Hurricane Gonzalo is pulling away from the Virgin Islands this morning and will move into the open Atlantic later today.  Gonzalo will not impact the U.S. or the Bahamas, but Bermuda will need to monitor the system by Friday-Saturday:

    We are also monitoring Tropical Storm Ana in the Pacific which could impact Hawaii over the weekend:

    Hope you’re all doing well!  It feels like summertime across the Northeast today, so I’m going to get out and do some “weather research” in the next few minutes!  If you’re in an area impacted by severe storms, please be safe this afternoon…

    JD

  • Typhoons, Cyclones and Severe weather alert!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    We’ve got a lot to cover in the weather department this week.  The big headline heading into  Columbus Day will be the severe weather outbreak that will begin overnight and last through Tuesday as a powerful storm emerges from the Rockies and makes its way across the Plains and Mississippi Valley.

    Today’s threat of severe is across the Central and Southern Plains with  heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds.

    Overnight tonight and into Monday and Tuesday from Texas through the Mississippi Valley, the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and the Gulf Coast States strong to severe storms could threaten millions of people.  Along with hail, damaging winds and flooding rain we could have several tornadoes.

    In the tropics, Tropical storm Faye pounded Bermuda as a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds, heavy rain and battering surf overnight.  The storm is quickly moving Northeast away from land.

    Typhoon Vongfong continues to weaken and is now a tropical storm moving over Japan.  Flash flooding and mudslides are possible with winds of 45 mph for Tokyo this week:

    In India, Cyclone Hud Hud is down to an equivalent of a Cat 3 Hurricane and was up to 120 mph when the storm hit land.  The system is weakening, but potentially life threatening flooding and winds will continue to batter the area.

    Another full update tomorrow…

    JD

  • The Factor Halloween Pumpkin is BACK!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    For those of you who have been coming to the Blog for years, you know that every October Bill O’Reilly’s gang puts out the Factor Pumpkin with the finest mini chocolate bars/candy in the land…

    I was on scene for the momentous occasion, and have the pictures to prove it! :)

    Caught with my hand in the Candy Jar!  :)

    JD

  • Freddy enters the "no spin zone!"

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    Hope your weekend is going great!  Weather is quieter today.  That cold front that brought the severe weather on Thursday for parts of the South has cleared the coast and behind it we have MUCH cooler air for the eastern half of the country.  Our heat went on in the house this morning for the first time this fall.  This will be a quick shot of cold air as warmer air is on the way starting Monday.

    The West is quiet, and Southern California remains warmer than average and dry.  This is obviously not helping the drought or the wildfire danger, so this area remains on alert.

    In other news, this week Mr. O’Reilly posed with Freddy in the “No Spin Zone” and I just had to share it with you.  I think I will get this framed and put it on my wall!  ;)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    JD

  • First measurable snow of the season?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    A quick post, here.   I was here dark and early doing Fox and Friends, and am high tailing it home for a long Friday nap!

    We’ve got a pretty decent cold front moving across the Eastern third of the country that will bring some showers and thunderstorms, but not any widespread severe weather.

    Temperatures will drop quite a bit as the front pushes through bringing the chance of wet snow(!!)  for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight.  Thankfully we’re not talking about a lot of snow…just a light dusting to an inch at the most.  The cold air will settle in as far south as the Tennessee Valley and Northern Georgia through Sunday, but the temperatures will rebound quickly into next week.

    Across the West, it will be another dry day.  Temperatures will be hot over California, and even though winds will subside a bit, the fire danger will remain be high.

    Tropical storm Simon will become a hurricane in the next 12-24 hours and potentially bring more rain and wind to Baja. The storm is forecast to weaken before it gets close to land.

    Back on the air tomorrow afternoon.  Wave if you see me on TV!  ;)

    Have a great weekend all!

    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.