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  • Icy start to the day for the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning!

    If you live across the Eastern third of the country, it was a nasty ride into work.

    A cold front will continue to bring a threat of freezing rain from the central Appalachians to southern New England.

    Snow will fall over the interior northeast and Northern New England, and mainly all rain for the Southeast and Midatlantic.   And then, colder air will move in after the system moves off shore.

    And across the West, a storm pushing into the Southwest will bring moderate to heavy snow over the four corners:

    This weather is making me sleepy…I can see why everyone wants to fly to somewhere warm right around now!

    Be safe everyone

    JD

  • Brrrrrr.....

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Sorry for the delay!  I hope you all had a great week, and were able to keep warm from the cold that seems to be spreading to almost every city across the U.S.

    I had a great time at the AMS conference in Phoenix (the Southwest was able to escape the big chill) and met a lot of great people there.  I  am so impressed by the work the American Meteorological Society does as well as NOAA and NWS.  We have the best in the business that keep us safe and informed when it comes to severe weather.   I was honored to be a part of it.

    I got back yesterday, and had a bit of a shock to the system as I went from 75 degrees to temperatures in the teens!

    Cold air remains in place  for much of the U.S.  with  Another blast of Arctic air coming  moving in Sunday.    Moisture moving up from the Gulf of Mexico and the cold air ahead of it will bring the threat for freezing rain/ice from Texas through the Mississippi Valley and Ohio Valley.

    Several weak systems will push across the West including southern California this weekend bringing the chance of some rain and snow.

    And…if you’re watching any football games this weekend, be thankful that you’re observing them on TV and not in these cold temperatures! (Unless of course, you have tickets to the game, in which case, you should bundle up!!)

    Have a great weekend everyone!

    JD

  • Coldest air of the season arrives

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Winter has officially arrived across much of the country.  We have dangerous cold settling in and a quick moving storm that will bring several inches of snow for the central U.S.

    That clipper system moving through the Midwest and Great Lakes will spread 3-6″ of snow across the region later today into tonight, with a few locations seeing locally over 6″.

    This fast-moving system will spread snow into the Northeast tomorrow, but accumulations will be generally light.

    The big headline this week is the first of 2 arctic air masses pushing southward from Canada.

    A second surge of even colder air will move into the region midweek, and will also spread across much of the East by Thursday.  Subzero air temperatures in the Midwest and wind chills of 30 to 40 below will be dangerous for any long-term exposure.

    I’m off the rest of the week – headed to Phoenix for the annual AMS conference!  I’ve been invited to moderate a panel run by NOAA’s Weather Ready Nation on Wednesday.  I’m so excited to help bring awareness to weather preparedness with Fox and my Freddy the Frogcasting books.   I’ll let you know how it goes.   Meanwhile,   I must confess, not only am I excited to take part in a very important session with NOAA and AMS, but the weather in Phoenix will be SPECTACULAR compared to what New York will be experiencing this week!  WHOOHOO!

    Be safe everyone, and stay warm!

    JD

  • Rain, snow, ice and severe storms for the first weekend of 2015

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful week ringing in the New Year.  I sound like a party pooper, but I was asleep by 10:30.  One of my resolutions is to get MORE REST, so I made good on that right away!

    We have a lot to cover in the weather department this first weekend of 2015.  If people are travelling across the eastern third of the country, things are pretty tricky with all sorts of different types of weather.   We have dozens of states under weather advisories right now:

    A storm through the lower Mississippi River Valley and Southeast will bring the threat for flash flooding and severe storms to the region including isolated tornadoes.

    A wintry mix of rain, snow, and some freezing rain will fall from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    A separate system dropping through the Northern Plains and Midwest will spread generally light snowfall across the region, (higher totals across the Rockies) with enhanced snowfall near the Great Lakes.

    And this week several Arctic air masses will push through the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the East. This will be the coldest air of the season so far for most.

    Looks like winter has finally arrived!

    Be safe everyone.  Another full update coming Monday morning.

    JD

  • New Year's eve brrrrrrrrrrr!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    This will probably be my last post in 2014.  I hope you all have a safe, wonderful New Year’s Eve.  Thanks to all the regular bloggers who keep coming back to the blog.  I probably would’ve given this up many years ago if it weren’t for all of you.

    So, in a word, New Year’s Eve will be COLD for much of the country.

    An Arctic air mass is spreading from the Northern Rockies through the Plains and Upper Midwest, with air temperatures in the single digits and wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

    These are dangerous windchills where people should not be outside for a long period of time.   High temperatures in portions of the Dakotas and northern Minnesota won’t even break zero degrees.

    Meanwhile, a system moving through Southern California and the Southwest will spread rain and snow across the region through tomorrow including Las Vegas, Nevada!  Wouldn’t that be interesting…and quite rare.

    Winter Storm Warnings are posted as snow levels drop to 2,000 feet, with heavier snow falling across Northern Arizona into Utah and southwestern Colorado.

    And for New Year’s Eve, here in NYC it will be chilly, but clear for the Big Times Square Ball drop.  I’ve told my friend Kimberly Guilfoyle she needs to dress warmly for our Fox News Special that starts at 9pm eastern time!

    Here are some of the other big city forecasts across the country:

    Happy New Year everyone!  Talk to you in 2015!

    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.