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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


  • Severe weather outbreak expected this weekend and #KellyFile!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!  Hope you had a great week.  Plenty of weather news to get to.  Another weekend of severe weather is in store for the Plain States:

    Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes will be likely.   Here’s the official outlook from the Storm Prediction Center:

    Meanwhile, heavy rain will also be a concern especially for Oklahoma and Texas where feet of rain has fallen over the last few weeks!

    Tomorrow the strong to severe storms will move into the Upper MS Valley but storms will be weakening.  On the Northern edge of the system winds will howl across the Northern Plains with much cooler air moving in bringing several inches of snow!

    Everyone should be on alert if you live in these areas.

    Meanwhile, Megyn Kelly had me on her show The Kelly File last night to talk about what is happening to civility in our country.  Let me know what you think (and we also talk about the time we spent the night together!  LOL!)

    You can watch it HERE

    Have a great weekend everyone


  • So many hats, so little time…and did you know this about me?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry for the delay…I was in for Rick this morning on Fox and Friends Weekend, and will be again tomorrow if you’re up and at em early.

    Did you watch the Kentucky Derby?  I got to try on many different hats this morning, and loved every minute of it.  Check it out:

    We have excellent weather for much of the country this weekend, I am happy to report.  And many of us will get a needed warm up to almost summer-like temperatures.

    Some showers and thunderstorms will set up across the Midwest on Sunday, but we’re not looking for a severe weather outbreak which is welcome news.

    I will check in again Monday for a full update!

    Oh, and by the way,  the Foxnewsinsider did a profile on me last week!  5 things you may or not know about me.  I think you guys know me pretty well, right?  Take a look HERE

    Have a great weekend!


  • Severe storms this weekend...lip syncing and the #KellyFile

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    Sorry for the delay.  It was a busy week!   Not only do we have a lot going on in the weather, but this week I got to do a few other things outside of the Green Screen!  First, let’s get the important stuff covered:

    There were over 200 reports of severe storms yesterday including 11 tornadoes.  The weather story this weekend continues to be strong to severe storms on the move from the Eastern Gulf States into the Southern Atlantic Coast:

    The greatest risk of hail, damaging winds and tornadoes is across southern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee, but the rest of the region needs to be on alert.

    Tomorrow, a new system will bring another round of severe thunderstorms across the Southern Plains and Gulf Coast States with this storm pushing eastward over the same regions Monday and Tuesday.  It’s even cold enough for snow over the Western mountain ranges:

    We’ll keep you covered all weekend with the latest storm watches and warnings.

    Meanwhile, earlier this week I got to do some fun stuff!

    Gretchen Carlson invited me on her show on Thursday as part of her “My Friends at Fox” segment.  She asked me to reveal something people might find surprising about me, so I shared my AWARD WINNING (lol) talents as a lip syncer in High School!  Here’s a picture from way way way back then:

    I performed “I’m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters.  I wish I had video, but due to copyright laws, we can’t put it on the internet or on social media, so here’s a “screen grab” ;)

    And last night Megyn Kelly had me on her show the Kelly File to comment on trending news stories.  One of them was a story about how college students have no clue who Ronald Reagan is.  Don’t believe me?  Check it out. It’s jaw-dropping!

    So that’s the latest from here.  Be safe if you live in the storm warned regions, and I’ll post again on Monday.


  • Heavy rain across the South, #TBT and OpED!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.  Happy Sunday!

    A lot to blog about today.  Let’s start with weather:

    We had a rough week last week with severe weather.  Devastating tornadoes ripped through the heartland and left so much destruction and, tragically, we lost lives.  Today, we have a risk of strong to severe thunderstorms later this afternoon over parts of the Southern Plains up into the Midwest.  Stronger storms could fire up over south Texas – but we’re not expecting a severe outbreak.  Mainly large hail and damaging winds, so please be safe!

    Heavy rain will fall across the Southern Plains and Deep South. Widespread amounts of 1-3 inches is possible by Tuesday morning with locally heavy rain leading to flooding issues.

    Cooler weather is expected for the Rockies and Great Basin.  Rain and mountain snow showers are expected across the Pacific Northwest.

    And in the good news department, the Northeast is FINALLY feeling like spring this weekend!

    In other news, Yours truly was the focus of the Foxnews Insider’s posts with some of my #throwbackthursday pics.  Take a look HERE

    And, more personally, I wrote an OpEd on Friday focusing in on celebrity weight gain, and how I’ve dealt with my own struggle of being heavy.  It was a tough essay to write because of the shame I’ve felt over the years, but I’ve received so much incredible encouragement, I no longer feel alone in my struggle.  Let me know what you think.  You can go HERE to read it.

    Have a wonderful week.  I’m off to DC for a Women on the Move Luncheon on Wednesday which I will tell you all about.  You can check it out HERE

    Talk to you soon!


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.