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  • Dear Ladies of the View...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone.

    I promise a second post later today about what’s going on in the weather, but first I wanted to write something a little more personal.

    Earlier this week, the women on TV show “The View” thought they’d make some jokes about nurses after Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson (who is a nurse) talked about an Alzheimer’s patient she cared for during the Miss America pageant.

    There was a huge backlash, and sponsors of the View even pulled out in response.

    This wonderful woman was my nurse 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed with MS.  She held my hand during some very dark moments and gave me hope when I needed it the most.

    We must honor and respect these wonderful people.  Jennifer is my angel, and I am so blessed to call her my friend.


  • Never Forget...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Another anniversary is upon us.  I wanted to post a few photos in honor of some of the men we lost 14 years ago.  The first picture was taken for a Vanity Fair article written by the late David Halberstam called “Of Fire and Men”.  This was my husband Sean’s firehouse 40/35 on the Upper West Side.  Sean is in the far right hand corner.

    The article was then turned into a book called Firehouse which is a beautiful testament to the 12 brave, good men who gave up their lives saving others that day.

    We will never forget.  God Bless the families of those who we lost September 11th, 2001.


  • Tuesday weather, and here comes Freddy!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July.   We had a great trip back to Canada last week, and a wonderful holiday weekend.

    A quick peak at the Nation’s weather picture, there’s a few strong storms are possible today across the Ohio River Valley along a cold front.  Hail and damaging wind gusts are the primary concerns.

    Unfortunately, there’s more rain from Texas through Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and into Illinois where flash flooding is possible.

    If only we could get some of that moisture into the Southwest and California!

    Temperatures from the Central Plains to the Midwest will be unseasonable cool today.

    Afternoon highs will be 10 to 25 degrees below average, and will slowly moderate to near average by Friday.

    And, I’m excited to announce that next week my new Freddy the Frogcaster book comes out!  In this book, Freddy helps his town prepare in advance of a hurricane.    Did you know Freddy is also now a Weather Ready Nation Ambassador for NOAA?     I’m proud to say he is helping “make the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme weather”   I’m very excited to share this new adventure with kids, parents and teachers.  Thank YOU for all your support on the blog!


  • Happy 4th of July everyone!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    We’re going to be driving back to New York tomorrow, but wanted to wish you all a Happy 4th!

    One of my favorite family summer vacations was to the Kennedy Space Center.  I knew back then that I could be anything that I dreamed of living here.  #ProudAmerican

    Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.


  • Severe storms, First Day of Summer and Father's Day!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We’ve got quite a bit of weather to talk about, so let’s get to that first.

    Strong to severe storms are possible across the Northern plains and Mid Mississippi valley as well as parts of the Ohio Valley through the central Appalachians

    Tomorrow we’ll watch the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes:

    And on Tuesday, the threat moves east across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic back into the Ohio Valley:

    The first day of Summer arrived this afternoon, and the temperatures sure do agree!

    The southeast continues to bake this week:

    And Excessive heat warnings continues across the Southwest with highs 109-114, heat indices soaring to 120 degrees!

    Today is Father’s Day, and I feel so lucky to be married to Sean who takes such good care of my boys.  I must’ve done something right to have such an amazing family!

    And I’m also thinking of my own dad who gave me incredible career advice when I was very young.  He said “Janice Anne, find something you most love to do when it comes to work. It will bring you great happiness in life.”

    I know he was proud of all my accomplishments, but thankfully, he was also able to see that the most fulfilling part of my life is being a mother to his grandsons.

    I miss you, Dad. Happy Father’s Day.

    Thanks to all you wonderful Dads out there.  Hope you have a special Day.


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.