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Janice Dean

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  • 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!


  • 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!


  • And now, a check on the weather...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Ok so my Freddy marketing blitz is coming to an end.  Thank you all for allowing me to post all things Freddy for the last few weeks.   The book has done so well, and I’m so excited that teachers are bringing Freddy into classrooms to help students prepare for upcoming weather events!

    So, things have been relatively quiet over the last few weeks, but we’re starting to see the potential for severe weather over the next few days…there’s a system moving across the Plains bringing scattered strong storms to the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest.  Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible.

    Here’s a look at Thursday’s threat:

    The heat is on still from the South into the Mississippi River Valley with afternoon highs 5-15 warmer than average.

    And incredibly, the tropics are quiet.  It’s unbelievable that we’ve made it through the peak season with hardly anything to report in the Atlantic basin!  I like it.

    I’m in on Friday for Fox and Friends, so tune in and say Hi if you’re up and at em early!


  • Freddy goes Primetime on the #KellyFile

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hey everyone!

    Incase you missed it, Freddy was in Primetime Friday night with my friend Megyn Kelly!  It was a frog-tastic interview!


    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for letting the blog go over the last few days.  Freddy has taken up a lot of my time.  But things are settling down now.  I promise to be back at it this weekend…

    By the way, Freddy will be making his Prime Time debut on the Kelly File Friday night, so hope you’ll tune in!


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.