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  • Hurricane Iselle moves towards Hawaii and Drew Barrymore?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone

    The big weather story today will be Hurricane Iselle making landfall over the Big Island as a minimal hurricane.  Hurricane warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings are up with rainfall of 5-8 inches possible.  Some isolated areas could see over a foot of rain with wind gusts possible of over 75 mph.

    Right behind Iselle is Hurricane Julio.  This storm is expected to pass near or just north of the Islands Saturday night as a weakening system.

    And in fun news, look at the picture my brother found of me for #ThrowbackThursday!  I like to think I knew at an early age I was going to be a broadcaster (and would need serious help with my hair!)  Someone mentioned I look like Drew Barrymore in E.T!  ;)

    Have a great weekend everyone!  I’ll talk to you Saturday.

    JD

  • Watching Hurricane Bertha and Iselle...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Another busy week in weather.   We’ve got widespread scattered showers across many areas of the country.  A cold front moving in on Tuesday will bring showers and  thunderstorms over the Northeast.   Stormy conditions will persist over the Southeast and Gulf Coast with some gusty winds and isolated heavy downpours.

    We had major flooding over Southern California this weekend with more storms bringing the risk for heavy rain and lightning.

    Flash flood watches are posted for several states, and dry thunderstorms could spark more wildfire danger over the Northwest and Northern California.

    Hurricane Bertha our second named hurricane of the Atlantic  is going remain well offshore passing between the East Coast and Bermuda tomorrow morning.  It will then get caught up in a trough and move very quickly North and East out to sea:

    Meanwhile, a powerful Hurricane Iselle is currently a Cat 4 in the Pacific moving towards Hawaii in the next few days.

    The system is expected to weaken, but flooding and strong winds will batter the Island chain starting Thursday.

    Meanwhile, a tropical storm behind it will also be something to watch this week!

    Meanwhile, can you guys believe we’re into the month of August?  Where did the summer go?

    JD

  • Soaking wet weekend for the East and Bertha!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope your weekend is going well so far.  I’m outside doing weather for Fox and Friends and it’s been raining since I got here at 4am!  That’s the story for much of the East coast as a stalled front, plenty of moisture, and an approaching cool front will keep the East Coast unsettled today and tomorrow:

    Additional rainfall of 2-4″+ is possible along the immediate coast, especially the Carolinas:

    The threat for dry thunderstorms will be an issue over the interior Northwest because that means a higher risk for new wildfires.

    Meanwhile, flood watches also up across the Southwest as monsoonal moisture in the region keeps flooding a threat.

    And finally, we have our second tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season this week.

    Wind gusts over 40mph and rainfall of 3-6″, with some isolated areas of close to 8″ of rain are possible across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

    Less than favorable environmental conditions will keep the system from gaining much strength over the next several days, with some strengthening likely next week.

    Bertha will move over the southeastern Bahamas Sunday, then curve back into the Atlantic, away from land early next week.

    Ok, back outside in the rain!  Have a great weekend everyone.

    JD

  • Save The Children helping to prepare our kids!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone!

    I was out in Far Rockaway,  Queens yesterday helping spread the word about Hurricane Preparedness with Save the Children.  Here’s one of the reports I did with Gretchen:

    If you’d like to find out more about Save the Children, and how to get prepared for the next possible storm, you can head here:  www.savethechildren.org/getready

    Lassie, their official embassadog was there, and all the kids were thrilled!

    And thanks to Regnery for donating 200 Freddy the Frogcasters to the kids at the Action Center.

    Have a great day everyone!

    JD

  • Another summer cool down!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy Monday.  We had a busy weekend of weather, and although things are going to calm down a bit in terms of severe weather, a lot of us are going to feel another summer cool off this week!

    For today, there’s the risk of strong to severe storms across northern New England with possible damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.  Heavy rain could cause some flooding issues:

    This strong July cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms along and ahead of the boundary. Heat advisories are in place for areas along the Gulf and Southeat Coast.

    And this next cool, dry airmass has moved into the Midwest with overnight lows in the 50s and 60s!  Some record lows are possible over the Ohio Valley.

    The “monsoon” season is bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Southwest and Rockies.   We had injuries and one death due to lightning off the coast of Southern California yesterday with more dangerous lightning possible today.

    Tomorrow I’m going to be out in Far Rockaway, Queens doing reports about how to get prepared for hurricane season.  150 kids are going to come out for a “PREP RALLY” to “Get Ready Get Safe” for the next possible storm.  You can visit their website here:

    www.savethechildren.org/getready

    I’ll see you all then!

    JD

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  • Saturday and Sunday severe weather outlook

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all

    Thanks for being patient with me this week.  I know there’s been a few days without any new blog entries.  Yesterday our  family went to Atlantic Beach to visit our friends who have a home out there.  It’s only 30 minutes from where we live, but it is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever been to.  Here’s a couple of pictures from our outing:

    It really was like therapy being out there so close to the Ocean.  I could listen to the waves all day long…

    In weather news, there’s a lot going on this weekend.  Severe storms will develop across the Midwest, then move into the Ohio Valley.  Damaging winds and hail are the primary concerns, however tornadoes will also be possible.  Here’s the area of concern:

    The threat will continue overnight, then redevelop Sunday from the eastern Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    It’s another  hot, humid afternoon across the Plains, with heat indices in the 100-110 degree range.

    Some relief is on the way this week as a cooler air mass will begin moves in starting Sunday.  Look at these temperatures!

    The hot, dry conditions will persist over the West with dozens of wildfires burning.  Unfortunately, this is the weather pattern over the next week with ongoing fire danger…

    Hope you’re all doing well.  I recorded the sound of the waves yesterday, so I think I might have to put it on a loop to listen to it here at work!  :)

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG TUESDAY

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all

    Sorry the blog has been quiet.  I’ve been a little “under the weather”  Going to take a few days off.  Back on the weekend…for now hope you’re all doing well!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG WEEKEND!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone

    I’m doing Fox and Friends weekend today and tomorrow.  Hope you’ll join me.  We had so much fun today.  Check out my adventures on Facebook and Twitter.  We also went to see Gretchen Carlson’s movie Persecuted last night!  Maureen Walsh is one of our amazing makeup artists here at Fox – and she did Gretchen’s makeup for the movie!

    Will check in again tomorrow when I have a little more time!

    Enjoy this glorious weekend!

    JD

  • Open Blog Friday!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Having a wonderful time with the family here in the Poconos.  The weather is incredible here in PA.  Couldn’t have planned it better myself.  Talk to you on Monday!  Enjoy your weekend.

    JD

  • Severe threat rolls into the Northeast this afternoon

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    After a marathon week of weather coverage, I’m going to be taking some time off starting tomorrow!  I will try to check in and make sure you’ve got a couple of OPEN BLOGS so you can all chat with one another.   I’m going to be spending some quality time with the family in the Poconos!

    In the meantime, there’s a few things going on today including the risk of severe weather moving into the eastern third of the country.   Damaging winds and hail are the primary threats, however a few isolated tornadoes are possible.  The storm prediction center has put out a moderate risk for strong winds, hail and possible tornadoes over the interior Northeast:

    It will be warm and humid for much of the country:

    Over the Pacific Northwest, afternoon highs that are 5-15 degrees above average will combine with isolated dry thunderstorms to keep the fire danger elevated.

    And Typhoon Neoguri is slowly weakening, but will continue impacting Japan over the next few days.

    In addition to wind damage, heavy rain will also cause localized flooding as it moves toward the mainland tomorrow.

    Have a great rest of the weekend everyone.  If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook I’ll be posting pictures of my family adventures.  Talk to you next week!

    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.