November 30, 2011
Posted: 09:25 AM ET
A few weather features will affect the Lower 48 today. The first is the big storm in the E that has loosened up and pulled into Canada. It’s the one that dumped between 3-6” of rain in the Mid south, Mid Atlantic, MW and NE yesterday and last night. It also shot 3-8” of snow as far south as AR/TN. As this low pressure center moves N, the wind and cold air will be drawn around the West and South side of the circulation dropping temps by 10-20 degrees for folks in the East. I’ll show you the forecast. The wind may cause a few short delays at the NYC metro airports, but that’s about it.
The central part of the US looks quiet once again, but this won’t last long. There is a strong cold front draped over the northern Rockies this morning, and this will stir up the snow in MT, ID, WY and stretch down to UT/CO by tonight. Winter storm warnings and watches are up for those states. I’ll show you the latest thinking on snow totals. The wind will crank tonight and tomorrow for Southern CA and NV behind this front. Gusts to near 70 mph will be common for the Mountains.
This is my last day for a while, and no I’m not being disciplined. I jet to Las Vegas to run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. I also get to emcee the event for them the night before, something I fell honored about. It’s fun as heck too. I get to meet tons of people that are running to raise money for the Foundation and hang out with them all weekend. Unfortunately I have to run the 13.1 miles on Sunday night, essentially putting my money where my mouth is, but it’ll be fun. It’s a night race down the Las Vegas Strip. It’ll be cold an probably breezy, but the glitz will be awesome. I’ll tweet my results and send a few pix along the way.
See ya later.
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Posted: 05:52 AM ET
Man, cruddy sleep last night. All makeup hands on deck to fix this sheet-marked face. Ha!
Police encircled the Occupy camp in LA outside city hall, and tensions mounted as they got ready to boot the protestors.
Side note: Did you SEE the judge give his tongue lashing to Murray? He left little doubt what he thought about the doc. If you missed it, we’ll show ya here.
Along those lines: What's your opinion of the sentence?
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November 29, 2011
Bob Van Dillen's forecast: southern snow in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina
Posted: 07:38 AM ET
TN snow is falling faster than the crime rate in Seattle (thanks to Phoenix Jones. THE Phoenix Jones). I’ve seen reports from Denmark, TN of 5"+ and some scattered 3-4" reports around MS/TN. That storm is slowly rolling to the NE and dragging some cold air/rain/flurries with it to AL and GA. There are advisories in the NC mountains too, and I’ll have the fully updated warnings for you on the show. It’s all warm air ahead of this storm with temps in the mid 60s into New England. Heavy rain is slicing through the Carolinas and into VA/WV, and it’s on the way up to MD/DE/PA/NJ/NY. I’ll show you the radar on the program. The rain wraps back around through the OH Valley and turns into snow once you get to Central MI/IN. I’m looking for about 3-5" of snow in those spots.
The wind has already upset air travelers in Chicago with gusts to near 50 mph.
The heavy rain has caused flood warnings to be posted in the MW this morning, and I’m thinking about 2-3" of rain will fall from KY to IN and into Detroit. Another storm is rolling into the NW and will through snow into ID/MT tomorrow.
Good fog has set up in interior CA, but the rain should be offshore for most of the day.
Tuesday 'Morning Express with Robin Meade' preview: Herman Cain, Conrad Murray, Gucci and your ideal weight...
Posted: 05:21 AM ET
I sat on my arse all afternoon cyber-shopping, yet made a purchase from just one site: a cookie co. with half-off deals. Other than that, I was not induced to buy. How about you?
November 28, 2011
Posted: 08:38 AM ET
Is 'Cyber Monday' real? Robin says yes... there are great deals to be had. But Jen says 'Cyber Monday' numbers aren't 'all that' and that there are better deals to be had as we get closer to Christmas.
Posted: 07:42 AM ET
Back from NYC and the weather is going strong. My next trip is Friday to Las Vegas to emcee the Crohn’s and colitis Foundation’s pasta dinner party before the half Marathon on Sunday. I had to run 12 miles yesterday for training, and I feel like I stayed out all night w/ Charlie Sheen because of it. My ankle could use some WD-40 right now.
A nice shot of rain is marching from the South to the Midwest this morning propelled by a sharp cold front over the MS Valley. The rain has been very heavy so far from Alabama to Georgia and through Tennessee/Kentucky/Ohio, and will edge to the Carolinas today. I’m looking at around 3-4” rain for the southern Appalachians due to the oragraphic uplift (Wind forced up a mountain produces more rain), and snow will start to fall later this evening in the Memphis area. Winter weather advisories are posted for East Arkansas, West and Middle Tennessee, Parts of Central Alabama, and there is a watch for Mississippi. I’m betting on around 1-2” of snow overnight and tomorrow on the grassy areas, and I’ll show you the maps on the show.
The rain is spreading into the Northeast too, but the heavy stuff won’t reach the East until tomorrow.
Cold temps are being recorded in TX now with Freeze warnings in Austin, San Antonio and the Houston area.
A good stretch of clouds extends from the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies, but the only rain is around North California. I’ll have the details.
November 25, 2011
Posted: 06:10 AM ET
Hope you had a relaxing and restful Thanksgiving! Today you may be on the go – headed home after the holiday, or maybe to the stores for Black Friday. While the roads may be packed now with travelers and shoppers, today will not be the busiest one of the weekend. Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday after will be the most jammed on the roads and in the air. In fact this year, look for even more people out and about than last year:
“Thanksgiving travel in the U.S. is projected to increase 4 percent this year from 2010, with more than 42.5 million Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more away from home between Wednesday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 27. Auto travel remains the preferred method of travel this Thanksgiving with 38.2 million Americans traveling via automobile, also up 4 percent from last year. Auto travelers make up 90 percent of all holiday travelers”
Since triple A says most people will make their journey by car, it’s important to make sure you have an emergency kit ready in your vehicle. What should the kit contain? Here is a checklist from Ready.gov:
• Jumper cables
Enjoy the holiday weekend & have a safe trip!
Bonnie’s book EXTREME WEATHER (Palgrave Macmillan) will be in stores everywhere on 1/31/12!
November 24, 2011
Posted: 10:48 AM ET
In order to bring you some special Black Friday programming from HLN's Clark Howard and Jennifer Westhoven, we've moved some of your regularly scheduled Friday programming around... JUST FOR Today. Here's a look at what's on HLN and when (no matter what your on-screen guide says) for Black Friday, Nov. 25 (all times Eastern):
7 AM-12 PM
Posted: 08:10 AM ET
What time are my HLN shows on? No matter what your on-screen guide says... here is what time you can catch all the special Thanksgiving programming on HLN today (all times Eastern):
Posted: 06:36 AM ET
Another holiday tradition – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Bob’s out there to show us the sights firsthand. It's not his first time though... take a look at his parade memories on HLNtv.com.
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