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Janice Dean

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  • Wildfires, TD4 and the #PDC button?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Once again, sorry about the Blog silence last week.  We had some technical issues that couldn’t get resolved right away, but we’re back online.

    In weather news, a front moving through the central U.S. will bring strong to severe storms to the Central Plains and Midwest today.

    Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes are possible.  Tomorrow the threat shifts to the Ohio River Valley and Great Lakes.

    Fire conditions remain elevated across much of the West today.

    Low humidity, gusty winds, and hot temperatures continue through midweek.  We do have a trough that will push in on Friday which will lower temperatures, but the area remains moisture starved for the foreseeable future.

    And it remains incredibly hot across the Southwest with excessive Heat Warnings remaining in effect.

    Meanwhile, our 4th tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic and will approach the Lesser Antilles in 7 days or so.  Something we’ll have to watch as we are heading into peak hurricane season.

    And incase you missed it yesterday, my friend Gretchen Carlson and I found out there’s a “Profanity Delayed Control Button” in our control room.  Check it out HERE


  • Blog issues

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    I had some issues with the Blog over the last few day.  It’s up and running now, and I promise to have a new post up shortly.  Sorry for the inconvenience!


  • Wildfire danger, heat and Hilda

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy Monday All,

    And just for the record, reading all of your comments, you are all GORGEOUS, certainly beautiful inside and out.   You guys made me laugh.

    Ok let’s get this week off and running.  Unfortunately we have big time heat and wildfire danger once again to start things off…Heat and humidity will again send heat indices across the Southern Plains and southern Mississippi River Valley into the 105 to 115 degree range.

    Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories remain posted.

    Temperatures across the region will return closer to average by midweek.   A system moving through the Ohio Valley and Southeast will bring a few isolated strong storms to the region.  Hail and damaging winds are the primary threats.

    Storms across the central and southern Rockies may bring locally heavy downpours and flash flooding, however the areas that really need rain will remain dry and hot.

    Dozens of wildfires are still burning across the West with red flag warnings and fire weather watches in effect:

    And Hurricane Hilda is still going strong in the Pacific.  The storm will weaken later this week and bring the potential for heavy rain to Hawaii.

    Hope you’re week is going great, and you guys continue to look and feel beautiful!  ;)



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Thought I’d post an open blog for chatting.  Did you watch the GOP Debates last night?  What did you think?

    Talk to you this weekend!


  • Severe storms, wildfires and flooding

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    How’s your week so far?   We have a few weather stories we are watching today across the country.  Strong storms are possible along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts, as well as from the Mid-Mississippi River Valley back into the Plains.  Damaging winds and hail are the primary concerns, but an isolated tornado is possible.

    Flooding has been an ongoing issue across Florida with a frontal boundary and a well defined area of low pressure.  Some of the rainfall they’ve received is comparable to a tropical storm!

    Wildfires across the West have been a major concern and with the warm temperatures and dry conditions, the situation hasn’t gotten much better.

    In the Central Pacific, the forecast for Tropical Storm Guillermo will take it just north of the Hawaiian Islands Wednesday and Thursday as a weakening storm.

    Rainfall of up to 7″ may cause mudslides and flash flooding.  Heavy surf will also be a beach threat.  Tropical Storm Watches are up from the Big Island to Maui.

    I will check in again later this week.  Will you all be watching the debates Thursday night?  Must-see TV!


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.