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Hurricane Iselle's outer bands bring rain to Hawaii as shown by LIVESTORMSMEDIA.COM

Iselle lashing Hawaii as tropical storm

Overnight, Hurricane Iselle was downgraded to a tropical storm, just as people in Hawaii began to feel it start to lash the Big Island.

There are still concerns about storm surges, flooding and mudslides.

Do you look like Bob Van Dillen, Robin Meade or Jennifer Westhoven?

Are you a Robin Meade look-alike?

National look-alike day (unofficial) is this Sunday, April 20, and in honor of this very unusual observance, we want to know if you think Morning Express anchor Robin Meade, meteorologist Bob Van Dillen and business anchor Jennifer Westhoven have some mini-me's out there!

If you have a daughter, son, sister, brother, best friend -- ANYONE -- you believe has a strong resemblance to Robin, Bob or Jen, tweet a pic to prove it with the hashtag #MXPLookAlike or you can post them as a message on our Facebook page.  We’ll air the best look-alike photos on Monday.

Rachel Nichols calls the great CNN tobaggan race on 'Super Bowl Boulevard' in Times Square

HLN vs. CNN: The great Times Square Toboggan race

It's no Broncos vs. Seahawks... but this battle for slide supremacy could go down in 'Super Bowl Boulevard' history.

Representing CNN: Christine Romans, Nischelle Turner and Andy Scholes.

A man rides a bicycle in Manhattan during a snowstorm that is moving through the Northeast on January 21, 2014 in New York City. Along with dropping arctic tempertures the storm is expected to bring three to five inches by nightfall, with another four to six inches falling overnight.

Bundle up: Cold temps could linger for days

To put it in meteorological terms, the weather in the Northeastern U.S. is a mess!

The heaviest snow in the Northeast will fall on Boston and the Cape. The white stuff is coming down pretty well down to Long Island. There is a blizzard warning for Cape Cod and a Winter Storm Warning for Boston in place right now and those will stay in place until 1 p.m. ET.

NWS radar mosaic 11/26/2013

Holiday travel day from hell ahead?

What a mess.

Our parent storm is over the Louisiana coast now and moving northeast. Tonight it will merge with a system that formed over the Great Lakes.

Bob Van Dillen makes time for a workout even though he's been zombified

'Zombie Workout,' or 'The Walking Gymrat'

Not having a pulse is no excuse to skip your workout. And as HLN's Bob Van Dillen finds out, having a face full of rotting flesh is a good way to make sure you never have to wait for a machine at the gym!

MORE: Zero to zombie in 90 seconds

Makeup artist Toby Sells turns HLN meteorologist Bob Van Dillen into one of the undead

Watch: Zero to zombie in 90 seconds

Halloween morning, Morning Express with Robin Meade meteorologist Bob Van Dillen delivered your forecast from a makeup chair while he was being "zombified."

Makeup artist Toby Sells applied the same techniques he's used for more than 30 years in TV and movies ("Zombieland," "The Vampire Diaries," "The Walking Dead") to turn Bob from a (mostly) mild-mannered Jersey boy to a menacing flesh-eater.

Who makes the best Zombie? HLN News Now anchor Mike Galanos (L) or Morning Express with Robin Meade meteorologist Bob Van Dillen (R)

Zombie face off! Van Dillen vs. Galanos

It took 90 minutes for makeup artist Toby Sells to turn HLN Meteorologist Bob Van Dillen into one of the undead (though many of us who work with him don't see much of a difference). 

Don't miss: Can you handle the 'Zombie Workout'?

VOTE: Who is the best zombie?

updated 6:31 AM EDT, Thu October 31, 2013
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12% Mike Galanos
88% Bob Van Dillen
Big Red Meat Wagon

Meat coma? Tailgate trucks to the 'rescue'

The HLN Rivalry Express bus is a pretty sweet ride, but in Lincoln, Nebraska, it's far from the ultimate tailgate vehicle. It's got competition from not one, but two converted ambulances: "The Husker Rescue Rig" and the "Big Red Meat Wagon."

This year, they'll be joined by the "Big Chief" bus representing the University of Illinois as the Fighting Illini start a new Big 10 rivalry against the Cornhuskers.

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