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  • 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!

    JD

  • 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!

    JD

  • 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!

    JD

  • 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…

    JD

  • 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!)

    JD

  • 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.

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    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!

    JD

  • 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!

    JD

  • 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!

    JD

  • 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

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.