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  • Severe storms and more flooding for the Plains

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I had a great time this week in Raleigh for the AMS Annual Broadcast Meteorologists meeting.  If you want to see a bunch of pictures, you can check out my Facebook and twitter page.  I made lots of great new friends.

    Back at the weather wall today, and we have a risk for strong to severe storms over parts of the Plains and Midwest. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threats.

    Heavy rainfall could also lead to flash flood potential, especially from western Oklahoma into southeast Kansas.

    Tomorrow a stronger risk of severe storms will spread across the Midwest and into the Midatlantic/Northeast.

    Above average temperatures are making it feel like summer across the Eastern Third of the US.  (No complaints though after the cold and snowy winter we had!)

    And, Hurricane Carlos will hug the west coast of mexico moving up towards Baja later this week.

    Hope you’re all enjoying the weekend, and we’ll see you Monday!

    JD

  • Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later live panel with AMS

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m off to Raleigh for the 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology for the American Meteorological Society.  I’ll be moderating a panel of experts about what we’ve learned 10 years later after Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the Gulf Coast.  Here’s a sample of what we’ll be talking about:

    I’d love to have you join us Wednesday June 10th at 4:30 pm ET.  For details, you can click HERE

    Talk to you later this week,

    Janice

  • Flooding concerns for the Northeast, Hurricane season begins

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s a rainy, cool day here in NYC.  Temperatures feel more like April instead of the first few days of June!

    Across the country, severe storms with large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes will develop later today and tonight across the Northern Plains and Northern Rockies.

    Tomorrow there will be more severe weather and a better chance for tornadoes across Wyoming, northeastern Colorado, southwestern Nebraska, and northwestern Kansas.

    Rain will continue across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and coastal Northeast through tonight.

    More localized flash flooding is possible with heavier downpours.

    We are officially into the Atlantic Hurricane Season.  All is quiet so far, however in the Eastern Pacific,  Tropical Storm Blanca will intensify into a hurricane later this week.

    Blanca will likely be near the southern Baja of Mexico by late this weekend.

    I hope you all have a great rest of the week!  I’ll check in later this week to say Hello!

    JD

  • Another round of rain...and what's in store for Hurricane Season?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy weekend everyone!

    Hope you’re enjoying your last few days of May.   If you live across the South, I’m sure you’re about done with these “May showers” which has turned into May record floods!

    Thankfully we’re going to see a drier forecast as we get into the month of June, but there is the possibility of more rain and flooding from Texas to Indiana as a slow moving cold front pushes east.

    Showers and strong to severe thunderstorms will pop up along the front over the Midwest and Ohio Valley.

    The good news in all of this is we’re wiping out a multi-year drought in this region!  Take a look:

    In other news, June 1st is the first official day of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, and Opportunist Magazine did an interview with me last week about what we can expect this year along with how my career path brought me to Fox News.  Here’s the LINK…tell me what you think!

    As always, I appreciate you visiting the blog.

    JD

  • Historic Floods across the Southern Plains

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I hope you all had a safe wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Unfortunately, we have some areas across the Southern Plains that are into a flooding emergency.

    Historic, record breaking rain has fallen over Oklahoma and Texas.  We had dozens of tornadoes this weekend as well with lives lost and people still unaccounted for.  Prayers are needed for the families that have lost loved ones, and the first responders that risk their lives to try and save those in danger.

    Unfortunately, more strong storms will develop today and tonight from north-central Texas into Oklahoma on top of the epic rain they’ve received this month

    Additional rainfall of 1-2″ is possible with heavier downpours, which will add to the high river and saturated ground across the region.

    Severe storms will also develop from Tennessee, northward through the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes.

    Large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible.

    This weather pattern is not going to change in the next few weeks, unfortunately, so to all those in the area, please be aware and be 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.