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  • Here we go again...snow and ice...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry for the absence.  I had a really bad cold, and was home for a few days “under the weather”

    And would you believe we have another winter storm to talk about? Of course you would, because that has been the story now for many weeks.  Spring can’t come soon enough!

    Here’s the latest:

    Snow and freezing rain will make life difficult from the Midwest to the Northeast today into Monday.  Half a foot of snow or more has already fallen across parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

    The worst of the snow/ice will move across the Northeast corridor (I-95) through tonight and overnight, but conditions will improve for the morning commute.

    Boston will see snow late tonight…possibly enough to break their record for snowiest year ever?  We’ll have to see if that happens.   They need just a little over 5 inches of snow to break the record of 107.6 inches!   If not tonight, another measurable snow event comes later this week.

    South of the snow, sleet/freezing rain is possible across the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic.  This includes Northeast Maryland, southeast Philly and Central Jersey.

    Meanwhile, our second winter storm has started in the Southwest bringing rain and snow for California.

    Rain could be locally heavy for parts of Arizona including Phoenix through Monday, while snow will fall across the Southern Rockies (including Colorado, New Mexico and Utah)

    The snow and ice from this storm will then spread east over the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week.  Stay tuned….

    I hope you’re all keeping safe and warm.  It seems like this winter has been a tough one (I think I probably said that same thing this time last year!)

    JD

  • Wintery mess for the south, and record brrrrrr-reaking cold!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Wow.  We set some pretty impressive daily records this morning for many big cities:

    A  wintry mix, with snow, freezing rain, and rain will continue across the the South  while another arctic air mass has settled across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic:

    Temperatures are as much as 25 degrees below average.

    Next up, a system over the Southwest and Southern Rockies will spread rain and snow across the Four-Corners region today, and we can expect more wintry weather across the south tomorrow and Thursday.

    Looks like as we head into the month of March, the extremely cold air will retreat a bit giving us some “average” temperatures which I’m sure a lot of us will find to be extremely warm!

    Talk to you later this week

    JD

  • More wintery weather on the way...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Here we go again.  Another weekend, another winter storm…hope you’re all doing well.

    We’ve got a  wintry mix across the Tennessee and Ohio Valley,  spreading across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    Rainfall across the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and western KY/TN will be heavy at times, causing localized flooding.  Overnight, temperatures will rise with precipitation  changing to all-rain and exiting the coast Sunday.

    Meanwhile, another frigid air mass will push into the  Midwest and Great Lakes.

    Upslope snow will develop across the Central Rockies and Front Range later today through Sunday.

    Winter Storm Warnings are posted as 1-2 feet of snow is possible, especially in the Foothills west and southwest of Denver.

    Here’s what the pattern looks like over the next 7 days:

    Spring is less than a month away…let’s keep our fingers crossed!

    JD

  • More snow...and record cold as far south as FLORIDA!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It has been a busy last few days, and it looks like the cold and snow is here to stay across the Eastern U.S. while the dry warm weather will continue for the West:

    The system that brought heavy snow and ice to the South, Tennessee Valley, and Mid-Atlantic yesterday and overnight will move offshore today.  Look at some of these totals:

    But that’s not the end to the wintery weather, and behind this, we will set record temperatures as another huge plunge of arctic air moves in:

    Weather across the Midwest and East will remain unsettled another weak system moves through the region into tomorrow, along with reinforcing shots of Arctic air by the end of the week.

    I think Boston will move into the second snowiest season on record with the next round of snow this week:

    Yeash!  The countdown to spring is on my friends!

    JD

  • Another blizzard for the Northeast, and the South needs to be on alert

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Valentines Day.  I wish I had better weather news to report for our weekend of LOVE, but we’ve got another winter storm on the way from the Midwest/Great Lakes into the Northeast.  We also need to watch the South for a dangerous system that will bring the coldest air of the season and a potential ice storm Sunday into Monday.

    Here are the details:

    Snow will increase in intensity across the Northeast, especially later this evening for eastern New England:

    While much of the Northeast will generally see 3-6″ of snow, higher amounts will fall downwind of the Great Lakes, and from eastern Long Island through eastern New England.  Snow totals over 12″ are likely from eastern Massachusetts to Down East Maine.

    Winds will also dramatically increase tonight through Sunday morning from eastern Long Island to eastern New England, where Blizzard Warnings are posted along the coast and wind gusts between 50 and 70mph are expected.

    Elsewhere from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, wind gusts of 30-50mph are likely, all of which may cause power outages and reduced visibility where snow is blowing.

    The coldest air so far this season for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will settle into the region tomorrow into Monday morning.

    These frigid temperatures and wind will combine for dangerous wind chills across the region.

    Now, with cold air in place across the South, Sunday night from eastern Oklahoma and Texas into Arkansas a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop.

    This mix and freezing rain will continue across the Lower Mississippi River Valley and Tennessee Valley on Monday, then spread into the Southeast by late Monday.

    Later Tuesday into Wednesday we’ll be monitoring the system as it moves up the East Coast, bringing the potential for more significant snow and wind to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  And this winter pattern is going to stick with us for at least the next 7 days:

    Stay tuned, everyone.  We’ll keep you posted.

    Hope you’re all keeping warm and safe.

    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.