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  • Throwback Thursday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    A quick post here– thought I’d share some photos from a snowstorm that did come as predicted 9 years ago!  It was the biggest snow we’ve ever had on record in Central Park (for a 2 day event) back in 2006.  February 11-12.  I still remember it like yesterday…

    Have a great Friday!


  • New York was spared, but New England got slammed....

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Well, I’m sure you’ve all heard that the forecasters were WRONG about New York city, Philly and parts of eastern Jersey.  The forecast was off by 35-50 miles.  I’m starting to get a much thicker skin after today…

    Here’s my interview with Gretchen Carlson earlier today about what happened…

    Let me know what you think.  Hope you’re all doing well…


  • Epic Snowstorm for the Northeast Monday-Wednesday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    There is big weather news this week for the Northeast.  We have a clipper system moving across the Ohio valley will turn into a very strong coastal storm Monday-Wednesday for the 1-95 corridor.

    2-6 inches of snow will fall over the Ohio Valley today, and then once the system reaches the Atlantic coast, the moisture will increase, the storm will strengthen and give us the potential for a substantial snowstorm/blizzard for the  Northeast.

    Right now,  it’s a safe bet we’ll see  4-8 inches over Maryland into Southern PA while a swath of 6-12 + will accumulate from New Jersey to eastern Massachusetts.   Some computer models are suggesting up to 18+  for parts of NJ – New York, CT, Massachusetts including New York City.  Blizzard watches are in place for Long Island up into eastern CT, RI and MA.

    The snow will start Monday morning and continue into Tuesday and Wednesday for New England.   Some areas could see 30 inches of snow with winds of over 50 mph.

    Stay tuned!

    Meanwhile, it’s also worth reporting that the Central U.S will be enjoying warmer than average temperatures (20-30 degrees above average!)


  • A one-two punch for the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    We’ve got an interesting winter storm set up for the Northeast coast over the next couple of days. Our first storm is still bringing a mix of wintry weather including freezing rain and snow.

    Some areas could get close to a foot before the system exits on Sunday.

    We’ll then be watching another quick moving storm across the Midwest and Midatlantic through Monday.

    This storm could be much more intense , and bears watching for major travel disruptions.

    Meanwhile, the The central U.S. continues to enjoy warmer than average temperatures.  In some cases, highs will be 20-30 degrees above average:

    I’ll have another update tomorrow for the latest on the Sunday/Monday winter storm!  Be safe everyone.



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All

    We’re watching a couple of storms this weekend.  One that will impact the Northeast on Friday/Saturday and then another early next week.  Stay tuned…

    For now, you can chime in on whatever is on your mind!


  • Snow deficit across the Northeast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    We had a terrible day on the roads yesterday across the Northeast with hundreds of accidents due to freezing rain and wintry weather.  I suppose it could’ve been a lot worse if people were trying to travel on a workday!

    Thankfully, we have a quiet next few days across the U.S.   The Northeast will have improving weather as the Coastal storm exits with more seasonal highs, however, we’re watching a new system move in on Wednesday which could give us a quick shot of snow:

    We haven’t had a lot of snow this year, and many big cities are experiencing a snow “deficit”

    There’s a lot more winter to get through, so stay tuned!

    Meanwhile, folks across the Central U.S and Deep south are enjoying warmer than average temperatures today!

    Elsewhere across the country, a  cold front will bring showers and some mountain snow to the Northwest and Rockies with clearing skies and average temperatures coming Tuesday.

    Hope you all had a great weekend!


  • Warm up for the Central U.S, coastal storm Sunday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy weekend everyone!

    I’m here early for Fox and Friends weekend tomorrow and the following weekend as well, so tune in and say Hello!  I met a lot of new friends this morning on the Plaza despite the CH-CH-CH-illy temperatures!

    In the good news department, much of the country is going to enjoy a nice warm up!

    We’ve got a series of storms moving onshore across the Pacific Northwest bringing rain and mountain snow, and then spreading east over the Northern Rockies.

    A developing storm will bring mainly rain for the Northeast Sunday into Monday with some interior snow.  Windy and cooler temps move in behind it.

    Meanwhile, weather across the Philippines will be windy and wet as the weakening typhoon moves across land.   Rain and winds over 40 mph is possible for Pope’s mass at Manila park Sunday.

    Those are your weather headlines for now.  I’ll check in again tomorrow!


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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!


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.