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  • Severe weather and tropical development for the 4th of July?

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Another busy week ahead in the weather department.   We’re watching the threat for strong to severe storms across the Plains and Midwest with a focus on parts of Iowa, Northern Missouri, Southern Wisconsin, Northern and Central Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  Large hail, damaging winds and strong isolated tornadoes are possible:

    And we’re also focusing on a developing tropical system that could dampen (or soak) some plans this 4th of July…

    Hurricane Hunters are flying in to investigate this disturbance this afternoon, and we’ll have a better handle on the exact track and strength this time tomorrow afternoon.

    One computer model is predicting a pretty nasty day for the Carolina/Midatlantic Coast.  This is just one model – so don’t take it as gospel.  We’ll keep an eye on it…

    Meanwhile, it’s feeling a lot like summer for much of the country!  I feel an ice cream break coming on….

    Stay tuned everyone!

    JD

  • Severe storms this weekend and the tropics!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you’re weekend is going well so far.  We’re watching the threat for strong to severe storms over the next several days.  This is the area of concern this afternoon/tonight:

    Tomorrow we’re looking at a higher risk of severe weather including tornadoes for parts of Nebraska and Iowa

    And Monday there’s a more widespread risk including many more big cities:

    We’re also watching the tropics for an area of concern off the Southeast Coast:

    Not expecting a hurricane to form, but a depression is possible, and since it is close the U.S, we’ll keep an eye on it.

    This is our 2014 list of names:

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and if you happen to be up early for Fox and Friends, I’ll be in for Rick, so come join us for breakfast!

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Hope you’re having a great week so far!

    Let me know what you’re up to…(I’m going for ice cream right now!)

    JD

  • HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hello everyone!

    Can you believe we made it?  The first OFFICIAL DAY OF SUMMER IS HERE!  And after the winter we all had, we deserve it!

    Even though I’m not celebrating on the beach today,  I thought I’d post a couple of my favorite summertime photos from a few years ago…

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Rare twin tornadoes tear through Nebraska

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    I was on-air last night when we saw live  video of rare twin tornadoes moving through  Northeastern Nebraska.  The town of Pilger was devastated with catastrophic damage, deaths and many injuries  from a super cell thunderstorm that spawned several tornadoes including these two powerful twisters:

    It is not unprecedented to see several tornadoes drop and rotate around a parent storm, but to have two mature, violent tornadoes like this so close together for such a long period of time is incredibly rare.

    There were close to three dozen tornado reports in yesterday’s outbreak in several states:

    Believe it or not, we’re still “below average” when it comes to tornado reports so far this year:

    As for today and tomorrow, here’s a look at today’s potential severe risk:

    If you live in any of these areas, please keep a close eye on the sky and we’ll watch for the latest warnings from the Fox News Extreme weather center!

    JD

  • Happy Father's Day!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Good morning everyone

    We were in Hershey PA over the last few days.  Had a great time with the family…

    I wanted to wish all of you Fathers out there a wonderful day today.  I feel so lucky to have married a “World’s Best Dad” , and to all the Dads who make this world a better, safer place for our children, Thank you.

    xo

    JD

  • OPEN BLOG

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone,

    Hope you’re all doing great!  I’m off for a few days with the family.  Have a wonderful weekend!

    JD

  • Fun at the Stakes!

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    It was so fun reporting from the Belmont Stakes this weekend, and even though we didn’t get a Triple Crown, the event was exciting.  I couldn’t have planned better weather – sunny, warm with a light breeze.  Here’s a few of the pictures my husband took yesterday.  By the way, it’s our wedding anniversary today.  One of our first dates was at Saratoga in 2003, so being at the race track yesterday was very fitting!

    Have a wonderful day…

    JD

  • Severe storms and Your Belmont Stakes forecast

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone!

    Happy Thursday.  I’ll be working mornings for the next few days, so if you’re up for Fox and Friends, I’ll be delivering your forecast.   Tomorrow I’m so excited to be live from the Belmont Stakes as they prepare for the possibility for a TRIPLE CROWN!  Go California Chrome!  The weather for Elmont New York looks excellent for racing with no rain in the forecast and a light wind…

    Today we’re expecting the threat for severe weather across parts of the Rockies, Plains, Mississippi and Tennessee River Valleys as a stationary front acts as a focus for heavy rain, strong winds, hail and isolated tornadoes.

    Several inches of rain will pile up over the next few days causing flooding concerns.

    The heat continues across parts of the southwest with temperatures soaring to close to 110 degrees in Phoenix:

    I hope you all have a wonderful weekend…talk to you soon!

    JD

  • Bret Baier's Special Heart

    Janice Dean | Meteorologist

    Hi everyone

    My friend and colleague Bret Baier has a book out this week called Special Heart:  A Journey of Faith, Hope Courage and Love.  It’s about his beautiful son Paul’s young life dealing with pediatric heart disease.  I was so lucky to be invited to the book party last night where so many of us came to support and toast Bret and his wife Amy.  Having two young boys myself, I get choked up every time I see pictures of young Paul in a hospital bed.   But Paul is doing great, and this book is a reminder how family and faith can get you through the toughest of times.  If you can, please buy the book.  ALL of the proceeds go to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.

    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.