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  • Rain, snow, ice and severe storms for the first weekend of 2015

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Happy New Year everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful week ringing in the New Year.  I sound like a party pooper, but I was asleep by 10:30.  One of my resolutions is to get MORE REST, so I made good on that right away!

    We have a lot to cover in the weather department this first weekend of 2015.  If people are travelling across the eastern third of the country, things are pretty tricky with all sorts of different types of weather.   We have dozens of states under weather advisories right now:

    A storm through the lower Mississippi River Valley and Southeast will bring the threat for flash flooding and severe storms to the region including isolated tornadoes.

    A wintry mix of rain, snow, and some freezing rain will fall from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

    A separate system dropping through the Northern Plains and Midwest will spread generally light snowfall across the region, (higher totals across the Rockies) with enhanced snowfall near the Great Lakes.

    And this week several Arctic air masses will push through the Midwest, Ohio Valley, and the East. This will be the coldest air of the season so far for most.

    Looks like winter has finally arrived!

    Be safe everyone.  Another full update coming Monday morning.

    JD

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

  • New Year's eve brrrrrrrrrrr!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    This will probably be my last post in 2014.  I hope you all have a safe, wonderful New Year’s Eve.  Thanks to all the regular bloggers who keep coming back to the blog.  I probably would’ve given this up many years ago if it weren’t for all of you.

    So, in a word, New Year’s Eve will be COLD for much of the country.

    An Arctic air mass is spreading from the Northern Rockies through the Plains and Upper Midwest, with air temperatures in the single digits and wind chills as low as 35 below zero.

    These are dangerous windchills where people should not be outside for a long period of time.   High temperatures in portions of the Dakotas and northern Minnesota won’t even break zero degrees.

    Meanwhile, a system moving through Southern California and the Southwest will spread rain and snow across the region through tomorrow including Las Vegas, Nevada!  Wouldn’t that be interesting…and quite rare.

    Winter Storm Warnings are posted as snow levels drop to 2,000 feet, with heavier snow falling across Northern Arizona into Utah and southwestern Colorado.

    And for New Year’s Eve, here in NYC it will be chilly, but clear for the Big Times Square Ball drop.  I’ve told my friend Kimberly Guilfoyle she needs to dress warmly for our Fox News Special that starts at 9pm eastern time!

    Here are some of the other big city forecasts across the country:

    Happy New Year everyone!  Talk to you in 2015!

    JD

  • A return to winter as we head into 2015

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.   We had an amazing week.  I was happy and blessed to be home with my beautiful family.  Santa was good to the boys, and incredibly, we had very springlike temperatures all week long here in the Northeast.  We have been wearing spring jackets!   That’s all about the change, though…

    Temperatures are starting to feel a lot more like winter for the western half of the country as the first of several cold fronts moves in.  Snow along the front stretches from the Great Lakes through West Texas.

    Ahead of the front, warmer air will bring mainly rain along the Gulf Coast and southeast over the next few days.  Some spots could receive several inches of rain and the threat of flooding.

    Meanwhile, a new  winter storm will bring heavy snow to the Northwestern mountains:

    The snow will continue through the weekend across the Rockies then into the Plains.

    Later this week, the storm will spread into the southern plains and Midwest bringing a mix of rain and snow.  As we get closer to the New Year, temperatures will be cold, and a little more seasonal for January.

    Here in New York, for the New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball drop, it looks like temperatures will be in the mid 20s, but nowhere near the coldest, which was 1 degree!  Brrrrr!

    I’ll give you a little more detail on what we can expect for New Years Eve and New Years Day on Monday.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    JD

  • CHRISTMAS EVE OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Merry Christmas my Blogging Family!

  • Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I am going to be off next week, but I will post an OPEN BLOG on Tuesday.

    I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

    Here are my boys getting a hug from Santa.  #Priceless

  • Christmas Eve storm?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I see some of you keep having problems posting.  I’ve found a couple of your posts in the “pending” folder.  If you say anything deemed inappropriate (i.e. “idiots”) or with a link attached, it doesn’t post.  Sometime it just gets stuck.  We’re trying to get rid of spam, and that’s why after three days the posts expires.  And, incredibly sometimes the spam gets through the blog wall.  Yes, it’s tough for me to manage a lot of different things on my own (Twitter, Facebook, instagram and the blog) but I’m trying.  I do appreciate your time coming to visit and commenting, but if it’s too frustrating, I understand if you want to move on.  Believe it or not, I do all of this myself without any help!

    In weather news, there are a few things on the radar worth blogging about…

    The weather pattern across the Northwest remains active with heavy rain and mountain snow.  Some areas could see more than 4 inches of rain and 1-3 feet of snow in the mountains.  Take a look:

    And we’re watching a bigger storm develop this week (Christmas eve) that will likely cause major travel disruptions for the Midwest and Northeast:

    Stay tuned for more details.  And can you believe tomorrow the official first day of winter arrives?

    I’ll have another look at the Christmas eve storm tomorrow.  Thanks again to all of you for your patience and loyalty to the blog.

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG #throwbackthursday

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry for the delay.  My brother and his wife were in NYC, and we were doing a lot of fun things with the boys.  Here’s a picture of Craig and I several years ago!  HA!  Fancy red satin shirt and Dorothy Hamill haircut…

    My boys adore their Uncle Craig and Aunt Liz.  We had such a great time this week.

    I’m back to work this weekend, and will post a full weather report since we could have a HUGE Christmas eve storm that could delay travellers.

    Have a great rest of the week!

    JD

  • Firehouse Christmas Party!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi all!

    Having a great week off with the family.   Here’s a couple of pictures from one of our favorite Christmas parties at the Firehouse.

    I’ll check in mid-week with another Open Blog!

    Who needs a sleigh when you have the #FDNY!  ;)

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    I’m taking some time off since my family is in town from Canada!  I will post some OPEN BLOGS to keep things rolling if you want to chat, say Hi or trade Christmas recipes/gift ideas!  ;)

    I’ll check in to say hello as well…

    Have a great weekend! xo

    JD

    Here’s a picture of our tree…decorated by all of us.  ;)

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.