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  • More wintery weather on the way...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Here we go again.  Another weekend, another winter storm…hope you’re all doing well.

    We’ve got a  wintry mix across the Tennessee and Ohio Valley,  spreading across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    Rainfall across the Mid-Mississippi River Valley and western KY/TN will be heavy at times, causing localized flooding.  Overnight, temperatures will rise with precipitation  changing to all-rain and exiting the coast Sunday.

    Meanwhile, another frigid air mass will push into the  Midwest and Great Lakes.

    Upslope snow will develop across the Central Rockies and Front Range later today through Sunday.

    Winter Storm Warnings are posted as 1-2 feet of snow is possible, especially in the Foothills west and southwest of Denver.

    Here’s what the pattern looks like over the next 7 days:

    Spring is less than a month away…let’s keep our fingers crossed!


  • More snow...and record cold as far south as FLORIDA!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It has been a busy last few days, and it looks like the cold and snow is here to stay across the Eastern U.S. while the dry warm weather will continue for the West:

    The system that brought heavy snow and ice to the South, Tennessee Valley, and Mid-Atlantic yesterday and overnight will move offshore today.  Look at some of these totals:

    But that’s not the end to the wintery weather, and behind this, we will set record temperatures as another huge plunge of arctic air moves in:

    Weather across the Midwest and East will remain unsettled another weak system moves through the region into tomorrow, along with reinforcing shots of Arctic air by the end of the week.

    I think Boston will move into the second snowiest season on record with the next round of snow this week:

    Yeash!  The countdown to spring is on my friends!


  • Another blizzard for the Northeast, and the South needs to be on alert

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!  Happy Valentines Day.  I wish I had better weather news to report for our weekend of LOVE, but we’ve got another winter storm on the way from the Midwest/Great Lakes into the Northeast.  We also need to watch the South for a dangerous system that will bring the coldest air of the season and a potential ice storm Sunday into Monday.

    Here are the details:

    Snow will increase in intensity across the Northeast, especially later this evening for eastern New England:

    While much of the Northeast will generally see 3-6″ of snow, higher amounts will fall downwind of the Great Lakes, and from eastern Long Island through eastern New England.  Snow totals over 12″ are likely from eastern Massachusetts to Down East Maine.

    Winds will also dramatically increase tonight through Sunday morning from eastern Long Island to eastern New England, where Blizzard Warnings are posted along the coast and wind gusts between 50 and 70mph are expected.

    Elsewhere from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, wind gusts of 30-50mph are likely, all of which may cause power outages and reduced visibility where snow is blowing.

    The coldest air so far this season for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic will settle into the region tomorrow into Monday morning.

    These frigid temperatures and wind will combine for dangerous wind chills across the region.

    Now, with cold air in place across the South, Sunday night from eastern Oklahoma and Texas into Arkansas a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain will develop.

    This mix and freezing rain will continue across the Lower Mississippi River Valley and Tennessee Valley on Monday, then spread into the Southeast by late Monday.

    Later Tuesday into Wednesday we’ll be monitoring the system as it moves up the East Coast, bringing the potential for more significant snow and wind to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  And this winter pattern is going to stick with us for at least the next 7 days:

    Stay tuned, everyone.  We’ll keep you posted.

    Hope you’re all keeping warm and safe.



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all!

    Just thought I would post an open mid-week blog.  Another big storm could hit the Northeast this weekend.  Stay tuned!

    Have a great rest of the week!


  • Record snow for Boston and more on the way...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Snow continues to pile up over New England.  Some areas have already seen a foot and a half of new snow:

    And Boston is setting all kinds of records:

    Later this week through the weekend, the coldest air of the season arrives with many cities possibly breaking cold air records and struggling to get out of single digit temperatures:

    After a weekend of soaking (but beneficial) rain for Northern California and the Northwest, conditions will start improve.  Meanwhile,  much of the Plains are still enjoying above average temperatures!

    And in the not so great news, we’re watching the threat for another storm to bring more snow to the Northeast Thursday into Friday and possibly Sunday into Monday:

    Stay tuned…

    And P.S. today is the 4th birthday of my Theodore.  I can’t believe it’s been 4 years.  I never knew my heart could hold any more love until he came into our lives.

    Have a great day, all!


  • Stormy weather for both coasts, and a heat wave for the Plains!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    We have a lot of weather affecting both coasts this weekend.   Let’s get started:

    Ongoing  snow showers will be on the increase across the Northeast.  While mainly light snow will fall through tomorrow, more moderate snow will develop Sunday night through early Tuesday.

    The heaviest snow totals for this multi-day event will be across Upstate New York and New England, where more than 12″ is likely by Tuesday.

    Coastal Southern New England, NYC, Central New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be spared of the heavy snow, but will have to deal with a slippery wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain overnight Sunday and into the commute on Monday:

    For places like Boston, this is incredible considering in just a week they’ve doubled their seasonal average.  It’s going to be hard to get rid of all this snow!

    Across the West Coast, we’ve also got a train of storms moving onshore:

    The heaviest rain and snow will fall from Northern California to the Northwest.

    And for the rest of the country, a nice taste of spring is in store for you with highs  20-30 degrees above average across the Plains today and tomorrow.

    The Mild air will build through the Ohio Valley and even the Mid-Atlantic this weekend.

    Wow.  That’s a  busy  forecast.  How’s the weather by you?



    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’ll have  a complete update tomorrow — but looks like we’ve got another active winter storm pattern this week in the Northeast.  A nice chunk of the country will feel very springlike this weekend – and the West coast will see plenty of rain and mountain snow.    More details to come…stay tuned!


  • A quiet day today, but maybe more snow on the way?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    The good news is Spring is 44 days away…

    And the bad news is…Spring is 44 days away!  HA!

    It’s very cold across the Northeast, and we’ve seen some big snow for New England – namely Boston.  Take a look at some of the statistics:

    Yesterday’s snow and wintry mix across the Northeast, followed by much colder overnight temperatures has roadways and surfaces across the region very slippery.  Temperatures will remain below freezing today.

    Meanwhile, the Pacific Northwest remains active as systems move onshore this week.  Heavy snow will also develop across the Rockies.  Part of the energy from these Pacific storms could fuel the next couple of rounds of possible snow over the Northeast later this week and this weekend.

    Here’s a look at the computer models we are looking at to forecast the next snow event:

    The latest round of computer models show much of the next storm system off-shore, but obviously something we’ll need to keep an eye on.

    I hope you’re all keeping warm!  For all our friends in the south, I am envious of your weather!  The first few snow storms are fun, and then it gets a little like…well…groundhog day!


  • Big snowstorm for the Midwest, then the Northeast...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    I see you’re getting set for a big Superbowl game tonight.  Woohoo!  Bring on the snacks!  I do hope everyone is safe and not traveling if you live in the Midwest, because heavy snow is falling from Des Moines thru Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland.

    Chicago is under a blizzard warning until midnight where in addition to over a foot of snow, winds of 40 mph will cause white-out conditions.

    Then the storm makes a bee-line to the Northeast.  New England will once again get a jackpot of snow.  Boston could get over a foot and a half of new snow on top of the close to two feet they received a week ago.  New York will see snow overnight and likely 2-5″ by morning.

    South of New York, it will be just a cold rain for those in Philly and D.C.   New York/New Jersey and Long Island is a trick forecast because we’re right on the rain/snow line.

    There are concerns that ICE will be a big concern for the rush hour commute, so if you live in these areas please pay attention to your local forecasts, and be on alert.

    I’ll keep you posted from here.  Until then, have a wonderful Sunday!


  • 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!


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.