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  • Spring has arrived, but some areas seeing more snow?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s our first “official” weekend of spring, but some areas aren’t feeling too much like celebrating.

    We got over 5 inches of snow in our area on Long Island, and temperatures are going to be 15-25 degrees below average tomorrow!

    The threat for snow will linger across New England and while it feel much warmer than usual over the West and into the Plains,

    The cooler air continues to pour in over parts of the Midwest, Great Lakes and Northeast:

    Meanwhile, springtime rain will spread from Texas to the lower Mississippi River Valley and bring the threat of flash flooding.

    Flood Warnings and Watches are posted where several inches of rain will soak the area.

    And the Northwest will see several disturbances move in over the next few days:

    Hope you all have a great weekend.  As always, Thanks for checking in!

    JD

  • #ThrowbackTuesday St. Patrick's Day: Extreme Cute ALERT!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi All!

    I found these pictures from the St Patrick’s Day parade here in NYC 6 years ago.  Matthew’s first with his proud Dad:

    JD

    Have a wonderful day!

  • One of the strongest Cyclones in the South Pacific hits Vanuatu

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It’s a gloomy Saturday in the Northeast.  I had a great time in Boston last week visiting a few schools and reading Freddy.  I also took in some of the local sights.  If you’d like to check out the pictures, you can head to my Facebook page HERE

    In weather, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the South Pacific, Tropical cyclone Pam, battered the capital of Vanuatu as the equivalent of a cat 5 hurricane with winds of 165 miles per hour.   There have been lives lost, and incredible destruction is certain.  Prayers are needed across this vulnerable region…

    The system has brought more than 9 inches of rain with wind gusts of over 190 mph.  The storm is forecast to weaken over the next few days but could threaten the Northeast coast of new Zealand bringing heavy rain and wind to the North Island including Auckland:

    Across the U.S, rain continues from the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys to the East Coast:

    Some snow will accumulate over Northern New England as cold air moves in behind the system.  It will be interesting to see if we get 2 inches of snow in Boston, they will officially have the snowiest season on record with over 107.6 inches of snow!

    Meanwhile,  a complete change over the Plains and the West with temperatures soaring 15-35 degrees  above average:

    In California records could also be set with temperatures 10-20 degrees above average which could be dangerous for runners of the LA Marathon tomorrow.

    Cooler temperatures move in midweek.

    Have a great, safe weekend everyone!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    I’m off to Boston for a couple of days to read Freddy to some wonderful schools in the area!  I will post pictures when I get back.  They are expecting some nice spring-like weather tomorrow and Thursday.  We’ll be watching a new storm on Friday/Saturday that might break their all time snow record…

    Have a great rest of the week.  Talk to you on the weekend.

    JD

  • Did You know That?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Incase you missed my trip down memory lane with Mr. O’Reilly, here it is!  I think it went great, and what a wonderful way to look back on my career.   He was very kind and generous in this retrospective.  Let me know what you think!

  • Guess who's on O'Reilly Factor TONIGHT!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    If you can tune in, Bill O’Reilly interviewed me earlier this week for a segment they call “Did you Know That?”  featuring some of the folks you see on TV everyday before they came to Fox News!  My mom is calling everyone she knows!

    Let me know what you think.  I was a little nervous, but Mr. O’Reilly was very kind and gracious.

    Talk to you soon!

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    Thought I’d post an Open Blog here.  We have ANOTHER winter storm that will bring every type of winter precipitation for much of the country.  Be safe!  I will check in a little later this week…

    JD

  • Here we go again...snow and ice...

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Sorry for the absence.  I had a really bad cold, and was home for a few days “under the weather”

    And would you believe we have another winter storm to talk about? Of course you would, because that has been the story now for many weeks.  Spring can’t come soon enough!

    Here’s the latest:

    Snow and freezing rain will make life difficult from the Midwest to the Northeast today into Monday.  Half a foot of snow or more has already fallen across parts of Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

    The worst of the snow/ice will move across the Northeast corridor (I-95) through tonight and overnight, but conditions will improve for the morning commute.

    Boston will see snow late tonight…possibly enough to break their record for snowiest year ever?  We’ll have to see if that happens.   They need just a little over 5 inches of snow to break the record of 107.6 inches!   If not tonight, another measurable snow event comes later this week.

    South of the snow, sleet/freezing rain is possible across the Ohio Valley and Mid Atlantic.  This includes Northeast Maryland, southeast Philly and Central Jersey.

    Meanwhile, our second winter storm has started in the Southwest bringing rain and snow for California.

    Rain could be locally heavy for parts of Arizona including Phoenix through Monday, while snow will fall across the Southern Rockies (including Colorado, New Mexico and Utah)

    The snow and ice from this storm will then spread east over the Plains, Midwest and Northeast this week.  Stay tuned….

    I hope you’re all keeping safe and warm.  It seems like this winter has been a tough one (I think I probably said that same thing this time last year!)

    JD

  • Wintery mess for the south, and record brrrrrr-reaking cold!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Wow.  We set some pretty impressive daily records this morning for many big cities:

    A  wintry mix, with snow, freezing rain, and rain will continue across the the South  while another arctic air mass has settled across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic:

    Temperatures are as much as 25 degrees below average.

    Next up, a system over the Southwest and Southern Rockies will spread rain and snow across the Four-Corners region today, and we can expect more wintry weather across the south tomorrow and Thursday.

    Looks like as we head into the month of March, the extremely cold air will retreat a bit giving us some “average” temperatures which I’m sure a lot of us will find to be extremely warm!

    Talk to you later this week

    JD

  • 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!

    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.