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  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all!

    Here’s your Wednesday night Open Blog…I’m doing a reading of Freddy the Frogcaster at a school in Long Island tomorrow!  Very excited.  I will tell you all about it, and post some pics later this week!

    Have a GREAT evening all!

    JD

  • A visit from Santa!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas.  We’re having a wonderful day filled with family, friends and lots of love.

    The boys were so excited that Santa and his reindeer came for a visit last night.  They ate all their carrots, oats and home made chocolate chip cookies!

    After:

    Much love from my family to yours!

    JD

  • Happy Thanksgiving to my Blog Family!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Sorry this is a day late!  We’re on a family vacation up in the Poconos!  It’s cold but so beautiful.  This has been a wonderful year full of many blessings.  Thanks to all of you for sticking around and being so supportive over the years.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I’ll check in again over the weekend to post an Open Blog!

    JD

  • Dangerous winter storm moves up the East Coast affecting millions!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m sure you’ve already heard we’ve got a major winter storm that is going to affect millions of people over the next few days.  And it will affect travel plans from now until Thursday.

    The system is now pushing across the Mississippi River Valley, bringing a mix of rain/sleet/freezing rain and snow.   Thunderstorms and heavy rain will spread across the Gulf Coast the southeast and Florida through tomorrow. 

    Severe storms are possible with hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.  1-4 inches of rain will lead to possible flooding.

    The system will affect the Midatlantic /Northeast/Ohio Valley Tues and Wednesday.  There will be rain, snow ice and wind making travel dangerous if not impossible for many.  

    The exact track of the storm and how much cold air will wrap around the system are still uncertain, but this will most definitely disrupt/halt holiday travel. 

    And just because you may not have a flight to or from the Northeast, the fact that planes will be delayed/grounded for a long period of time will cause a huge ripple effect across the country.

    This will be my last post for the next few days.  We had to re-arrange our travel plans to head out tomorrow instead of Wednesday!  I hope you all have a wonderful and SAFE Thanksgiving.  I’ll try to schedule a few open blogs if you want to chat with each other!

    And finally, I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures Matthew drew for us.  So sweet.  I’m a proud mama, and I am Thankful for so many things this year…

    Much love,

    JD

  • Another blast of cold air, SELFIE and fun with Weather Brains!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone

    The pictures are just heartbreaking out of the Midwest where at least 14 tornadoes tore through Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday. 

    The strongest of the tornadoes to hit Illinois was in the town of Washington where hundreds of homes were damaged.  The tornado was rated an EF-4,  with winds of 190 mph.   

    There were also EF 3 rated tornadoes in the town of Gifford and Brookport with winds of around 145 mph

    And for people trying to clean up, or for those without power, we have a big blast of cold air arriving this week that is going to make things very difficult as we head into the weekend.  There’s also the chance of rain in the next couple of days:

    If you’d like to help those affected by these devastating tornadoes, you can calle 1-800-RED CROSS.

    On a lighter note, you may have heard that the Oxford Dictionary  announced the word “selfie” is its international Word of the Year…so in honor of that, I snapped a few in the weather studio earlier today:

     

    AND if you have some time on your hands and want to check out my appearance on last night’s podcast of “WEATHERBRAINS”  I invite you to head to this website: http://weatherbrains.com/weatherbrains/  

    I had a blast chatting about all sorts of different topics.  We discussed Sunday’s tornado outbreak,  Hurricane Sandy, the differences between local and national weather forecasting, Freddy the Frogcaster and a trip down memory lane with some of my past jobs!   I hope they’ll invite me back!

    Have a great rest of the week, everyone.  Stay warm!

    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.