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  • Prayers for Don

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I just found out that our dear friend Don is in the hospital.   Please include him, his family and faithful dog Rolex in your prayers tonight.   

    JD

  • Prayers to Newtown today

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    There are no words to express my sadness this afternoon.  A living nightmare.   God help those families.  God help those children.  God help us all today.

  • Peek a Boo!

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    Hi everyone!  Thought it was time for a “Cute Break!”  Here’s my little Teddy (with big brother Matthew in the background) giggling with Dada!

    Have a great day!

    JD

  • Welcome to the World, Theodore Patrick!

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    Let’s all congratulate Janice on her new bundle of joy, Theodore Patrick!  Weighing a hefty 7 lbs, 10 oz, he is sure to add sunshine to this cold winter!

  • Back to blogging

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone.

    Thanks for keeping the blog chugging along without me.  Don, it was so nice to see you back with us – and it sounds like Rolex was very very excited to see papa again!  Take it easy on yourself.  We’re all routing for a speedy recovery! :)

    I just checked some of the comments, and we are getting SPAMMED big-time!  I’ll try to weed out as many of the spammy comments as I can and let the blog masters know about it.   We’re still trying to work out the kinks…but it seems as though your comments are going through ok?  (Besides the time-stamp issues)…

    How bout that crazy volcano in Iceland causing such a mess for air travel across the UK?  Does anyone know how to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull???  The first time I saw the name on a map I thought it was a HUGE typo – and that someone was going to get in huge trouble for just letting their keyboard go crazy without spellchecking!   I couldn’t believe it when I saw it was the actual name!  As for the almost impossible task of forecasting where the ash will end up, I feel bad for the European forecasters, because it is incredibly hard to know where and when the ash plume will end up next and how high the ash will push up into the upper levels of the atmosphere and affect air travel.   If I was someone travelling to Europe over the next few days, I would be very leery about getting on a plane at all.  Better safe than sorry. 

    Here’s a picture of the eruption courtesy of Nasa:

    http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/?2010107-0417/Iceland.A2010107.1320.1km.jpg

    Back to the U.S, the weather picture is quiet for now.  We have a frontal boundary draped across the Gulf Coast states that will bring scattered showers throughout the day.  The Space Shuttle landing has been postponed until tomorrow morning due to the weather, and hopefully things will clear up for tomorrow for the crew to arrive safely at Kennedy Space Center.

    In the meanwhile, I know a lot of you have been following Jen Griffin’s blog, and the Washington Post is also profiling her today if you want to check it out: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/reliable-source/2010/04/fox_news_correspondent_jennife.html

    She is such an inspiration.  I am in awe of her strength, her continued positive outlook, and her incredible compassion for others.  I just adore her.  She is my hero!  Jennifer has  mentioned to me on a few occasions how she’s heard from many of you on this blog, and she is touched by your kind words of encouragement.  

    Have a wonderful day everyone!  Hug the ones you love today!

    Janice

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.