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  • Christmas Eve storm?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I see some of you keep having problems posting.  I’ve found a couple of your posts in the “pending” folder.  If you say anything deemed inappropriate (i.e. “idiots”) or with a link attached, it doesn’t post.  Sometime it just gets stuck.  We’re trying to get rid of spam, and that’s why after three days the posts expires.  And, incredibly sometimes the spam gets through the blog wall.  Yes, it’s tough for me to manage a lot of different things on my own (Twitter, Facebook, instagram and the blog) but I’m trying.  I do appreciate your time coming to visit and commenting, but if it’s too frustrating, I understand if you want to move on.  Believe it or not, I do all of this myself without any help!

    In weather news, there are a few things on the radar worth blogging about…

    The weather pattern across the Northwest remains active with heavy rain and mountain snow.  Some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain and 1-3 feet of snow in the mountains.  Take a look:

    And we’re watching a bigger storm develop this week (Christmas eve) that will likely cause major travel disruptions for the Midwest and Northeast:

    Stay tuned for more details.  And can you believe tomorrow the official first day of winter arrives?

    I’ll have another look at the Christmas eve storm tomorrow.  Thanks again to all of you for your patience and loyalty to the blog.

    JD

  • Much needed rain for the West, Coastal storm for the East

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    I’m working the early shift this week, and there’s a lot to cover in weather on both coasts!

    Millions of people will be watching the path of a coastal storm taking shape today through Thursday for the Midatlantic and the Northeast.

    Heavy rain, snow, ice and winds will make travel difficult starting this afternoon.  East of 1-95 will mainly be rain,  heavy at times, with the possibility for flooding.  The heaviest snow will fall over interior sections with 6-12”+ over the higher elevations.

    Meanwhile, a  series of storms will also move into the Pacific Northwest and northern California beginning today with heavy rain, winds and higher elevation snow.

    In other exciting news, we got our Christmas tree decorations up yesterday.  I’d say this was a very productive weekend.  :)

    Talk to you soon.  Have a great Monday!

    JD

  • Coastal Storm next week and powerful Typhoon hits the Philippines

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Hope you’re having a great weekend.  We’ve got a few things going on in the weather department today…

    There’s a front draped from New England down into the Mississippi valley  will bring a mix of rain and snow.  The system will exit the coast tonight making for a nice Sunday for most.

    The West will remain active as several systems are lining up to move in over the next week.

    And we’re watching the potential for a coastal storm for the Northeast on Tuesday.

    Stay tuned…

    Meanwhile, a strong typhoon has made landfall across the Philippines.

    At one point it was equivalent to a category 4 hurricane with winds of 150 mph.  The Typhoon has weakened since making landfall, but destructive storm surge, winds of over 100 miles per hour and rainfall of over a foot will bring extensive flooding for this vulnerable area.

    Have a great weekend everyone!  We’ll be putting up our Christmas tree tomorrow along with having brunch with Santa…the boys are excited about that. (Mom is too!)

    Talk to you Monday!

    JD

  • Much needed rain for California!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Hope you all made it home after Thanksgiving wherever you were celebrating!

    We have a quieter weather pattern for much of the country with exception parts of the Northeast and California.   We’re got a mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and snow from the eastern Ohio Valley to the Appalachians, and across the interior Northeast.

    Winter weather and freezing rain advisories are up for many cities:

    A system moving into California will bring rain as far south as L.A. and San Diego over the next few days.

    Flood Watches are posted across Southern California and heavy snow will also fall across the Sierra Nevada.

    Despite the risk for flooding and mudslides, this is excellent news for California since much of the state is into severe/exceptional drought.

    Hope you’re all doing well.  My kids are begging me to put up some Christmas decorations, so that’s what I will be doing the rest of the week!

    Have a great Tuesday,  see you again soon!

    JD

  • Quiet weather for the weekend...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  We shared it with friends here in New York, and had one of the best years ever.   I see the holiday Christmas lights are going up around the city, and we’re getting into such a magical season!

    I do have some good news to report in the weather department.  After that disruptive storm on Wednesday, we’re in for quieter travel weather for those heading home this weekend.   A brief warm up will be a nice change for most of the U.S:

    With exception to the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies, where an arctic cold front is pushing southward.  Very cold air along with some snow will plunge into the plains over the next few days.

    There will be spotty showers across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley ahead of the next cold front.

    The West Coast is in for some much needed rain and mountain snow.  Most of the wet weather will move into Northern and Central California.

    And here’s your travel forecast for Sunday:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

    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.